Blandford Fly Season
Blandford Fly Season has come around again! This common nuisance can cause painful bites with swelling and blistering. They are usually found near water and prevention is the key to avoiding this nasty blackfly.
Blandford Fly advice sheet
Spring Booster Campaign
Please be aware the NHS is now offering a Spring COVID-19 vaccine booster jab to people aged 75 and over and to people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed.
The current advice is that if you are in these groups, you should have a Spring booster six months after your third jab to offer best protection against becoming seriously ill from COVID. If you are in these groups and a registered patient at this practice, you will be contacted by us and invited to make an appointment for your jab when it is your turn. We expect to be offering booster jabs from April.
You may also receive a letter from the NHS inviting you to book your Spring booster through the National Booking System or by calling 119 who will offer you appointments at the mass vaccination centre at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford or at several Oxfordshire community pharmacies.
Please do not call the practice but wait to be contacted.
But change is moving forward. Our wonderful Dr Sandra Hallett has made the decision to step down from Partnership and concentrate on life outside of work. She will still be available to continue dispensing her great care and sharing her expertise but in a reduced capacity with fewer sessions. We will redistribute her patients amongst the current GPs including our new partner Dr Gerry Clancy who is coming on board after being our long term locum. Congratulations to both!