Welcome to Batheaston Medical Centre
People who are eligible for the flu vaccine this year include:
Adults aged 65 and over
Adults aged 18-64 with a chronic health condition
Children aged 2-3 via their GP practice
School children in years reception, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Health and social care workers
Morbidly obese people
School-aged children in reception and years 1–5 will be offered the vaccination at school by school nursing teams.
Adults with chronic conditions need the flu vaccine because people with respiratory diseases like COPD, emphysema or asthma are seven times more likely to die if they catch flu, and people with cardiovascular problems like chronic heart disease or angina, or have had a stroke, are 11 times more likely to die. The risk is far worse for those with chronic liver disease, who are 48 times more likely to die if they get flu.
Flu is a viral infection that is spread through coughs and sneezes. Most people recover with rest in a week, but people with chronic conditions or who are over 65 should call NHS 111. Doctors may prescribe antivirals in some cases which can help speed up recovery but is not a cure.
There is no cure for flu. Getting the vaccine if you are eligible and practising good hand hygiene is the best way to prevent yourself from getting it.
The flu vaccine typically becomes available in early October. If you think you are eligible for a flu vaccination please contact our reception team on 01225 858128.
We hope our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. We have designed our website for the benefit of all of our patients. If you would like to feedback any comments on this website or any aspect of our surgery please use the following link: what you think of us.
Looking After Your Health
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. Our new website also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Access & Parking
A ramp and automatic door have been installed at the entrance for wheelchair users and there is also a specially adapted toilet. There is a loop system at reception. If you wear a hearing aid, turn it to the T-position and tell reception staff. A portable mini-loop system can also accompany hard-of hearing patients in the doctor’s consulting room should you need one.
There is patient parking behind the practice. In addition there is a dedicated disabled parking space directly in front of the surgery.