Birchwood Medical practice
The practice history dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when one of the former senior partners followed a family tradition of doctoring in Horley. As the growth of Horley led to an increased list of patients, so too did the number of doctors.
We transferred into the Kings Road surgery in 1976 and in May 2005, after many years of planning, moved into the current premises known as Birchwood Medical practice.
Since 2009, Dr Elango Vijaykumar is the senior partner of the practice.
Birchwood Medical practice is one of the 18 practices in the East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). http://www.eastsurreyccg.nhs.uk/
Flu vaccination clinics will be held at the Birchwood Medical practice on 4th , 11 th and 25 th of October 2014. About 4900 patients are expected to be vaccinated then as part of the national immunisation programme. Reminder letters are to be sent from September.
Flu is spread from person to person through the droplets produced during coughing or sneezing. The risk of serious illness or death from ‘flu is highest amongst children under six months, older people and those with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, respiratory diseases like asthma, and cardiac disease as well as patients with suppressed or compromised immune systems and pregnant women.
In the autumn/winter of 2014/2015 the annual nasal spray flu vaccine will be available for all children aged two, three and four years old as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme.
Do you qualify for a flu jab?
The list includes the following:
All patients aged 65 and over
Asthma which requires the use of steroid (brown) inhalers
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis; cysticfibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and broncho-pulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
Chronic heart disease
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic liver disease
Chronic neurological disease including stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
Diabetes – All type 1 and type 2 patients
Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including chemotherapy and HIV infection.
All pregnant women at any stage of their pregnancy
People in long-stay residential care homes
Registered carers of an elderly or disabled person
If you are in any of these groups and would like to receive the vaccine, do contact the reception Staff on 08448151990 after 11:00am.
To be recognised as a Centre of Excellence that provides the highest quality of NHS care, which is equitable, family orientated and evidence based.
We will consistently strive to provide comprehensive health care that fully reflects and addresses the needs of the community we serve. Key to this will be evidence based patient centred care. Respect and courtesy towards our patients and their carers will be a hallmark of our efforts. We will at all times respond adequately and appropriately to the needs of our patients, within the scope of The NHS. We will continue to provide the highest standards in teaching and training to future generations of health care professionals.
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(Site updated 30/09/2014)