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PATIENT FACING SERVICES: CORONA UPDATE:


Cropredy Surgery (like all other surgeries) will remain open on Good Friday and Easter Monday.  PLEASE NOTE that this is for EMERGENCIES only and that all appointments are triaged by telephone. We will not be issuing prescriptions


As an interim measure and in order to assess patients accurately we are stopping on-line appointment booking access.  Therefore please be patient when phone the surgery to book appointments.  Please also note that whilst this pandemic continues patients will be telephoned by a clinician to discuss their symptoms before being given an appointment


If you have any reason to suspect that you may be suffering from Coronavirus (COVID-19) , DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY. Stay at home and read 111online 111 Online




The latest goverment information is available here: Government information & NHS C19 advice



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Following the ban on fax machines by the Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock , our fax machine has now been turned off. We will gradually be updating all our headed notepaper and compliment slips but please take this as notification that we can no longer receive or send faxes.

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel


If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to visit a travel clinic such as Boots, Frosts Pharmacy or Superdrug for immunisations and advice. We do not provide private travel services. We do offer those vaccinations that are provided free to NHS patients but will no longer be providing comprehensive advice and recommendations.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below: 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

Whether you plan a last minute holiday or have one planned two years ahead, it is worth considering vaccinations and/or malaria tablets that may be recommended for your destination.

Most vaccines take 3 - 4 weeks to become effective so we ask you to book in for travel advice and vaccinations 6 - 8 weeks before departure.

Which vaccines can we provide?

The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS:

These vaccines are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.

TEN Tips for Healthy Travel

  • Seek consultation with a travel medicine specialist at least four weeks before travel
  • Ask about special vaccines that are recommended for specific destinations
  • First aid and medical kit containing regular and special medication for the trip - carry in hand luggage
  • Evacuation and travel insurance to cover health emergencies while abroad

During the Trip

  • Take precautions against malaria when you visit areas at risk. Prevent mosquito bites and take malaria pills as advised
  • Road safety is important - wear safety belts in cars and helmets on bikes and avoid night time driving
  • Abstain from casual sex or practise safe sex with condoms to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases
  • Verify and consume safe water and food. Have a supply of medicine for self treatment of diarrhoea
  • Excessive sun exposure should be minimised by the use of sunscreen. Sun can be more intensive over water, snow and at altitude
  • Leave animals alone. Animal bites or scratches can transmit rabies. Seek help if bitten

If fever develops during or after a trip, seek competent medical help immediately.

More information

If you would like to read more about travel health, try the following websites:

www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
www.nathnac.org
www.masta.org
www.travelhealth.co.uk 
www.istm.org
 
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