Practice News

14th Oct

ADVANCE NOTICE: PRACTICE CLOSURE FOR STAFF TRAINING - 3RD NOVEMBER

From 12:30 to 18:30 on Wednesday 3rd November, this practice will be closed for important clinical education and training purposes: 

Emergency cover will be provided, please telephone 111 to access these services:

  • Telephone triage
  • Face-to-face appointments at Drovers House in Bury St Edmunds or Unity Healthcare (Greenfields Way), Haverhill

Repeat prescription requests will not be dealt with during these times so please ensure sufficient notice is given to enable your practice to provide these for you prior to practice closure dates.

5th Oct

Influenza Vaccinations 2021/22

During the 2021 to 2022 season the flu jab will be available to:

• all children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2021
• all children in primary school and all children in school years 7 to 11 in secondary school
• those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
• pregnant women
• those aged 50 years and over
• unpaid carers
• close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
• frontline health and adult social care staff

The Rookery will be offering vaccinations to all of the above apart from children in years 7-11 who should receive the vaccination at their school.

We will be resuming vaccination clinics from mid October

5th Oct

Stay Well this winter

Winter weather can be seriously bad for our health. Being cold can aggravate existing conditions and raise the risk of increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. However, there are lots of things you can do to stay well this winter.

  • Get expert advice – If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s a cough or a cold, don’t wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice on the best treatment from your local pharmacist.
  • Make sure you get your free flu jab- Flu is a highly contagious and can cause serious complications for at risk groups. Adults over 65; those with long term health conditions; children aged 2 – 9; carers and pregnant women may all be eligible for a free flu vaccination – ask your GP today.
  • Stock up your medicine cabinet – A well-stocked medicine cabinet can help you treat common winter ailments such as coughs, colds, sore throats and sickness bugs at home.
  • Keep warm – Keeping warm, both inside and outdoors, over the winter months can help to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression.
  • Get the right help – Make sure you’re receiving all the help you are entitled to. Learn how to make your home more energy efficient and take advantage of financial schemes to keep up with energy bills. Visit Keep Warm, Keep Well for details.

For further information on staying well this winter visit www.nhs.uk/staywell