AUSTRALIAN (Aussie) FLU CONCERNS
Following an article in the national media claiming that 'flu jab is targeting the wrong strain' we have had many queries from patients asking for a second flu vaccine.
To date Cornwall has had 119 cases of Aussie flu.
However we can reassure all our patients that were vaccinated through Trescobeas Surgery that the Quadravalent vaccine used by us, both in the Child and Adult vaccinations fully covers against the B strain virus of Aussie flu.
Some other flu vaccination providers may have used the trivalent vaccine, which is not effective against the B strain. Unfortunately we have been advised not to give a 2nd vaccination to those patients, unless the GP specifically considers the patient to be at high risk.
IMPORTANT NEW CHANGES TO ORDERING YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS
In order to make our prescription service safer, from the 2nd May 2017 the staff at Trescobeas Surgery WILL NOT be taking any requests for prescriptions over the telephone.
All future requests for prescriptions will need to be either by using your repeat medication slip, ordered on-line or in writing.
For more information please see the prescriptions tab at the top of the page.
SELF HELP ADVICE
GETTING YOU THE BEST HEALTHCARE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO US.
HENCE DIRECTING YOU TO THE RIGHT PERSON IS CRUCIAL
MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS DO NOT NEED A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT
WHY NOT CHECK OUT YOUR PROBLEM FIRST BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW:
A MINOR INJURY SUCH AS A FRACTURE, SPRAIN, BURN, INSECT OR ANIMAL BITE SHOULD BE ASSESSED AT THE MINOR INJURIES UNIT
A UTI, CONJUNCTIVITIS, NAPPY RASH, COUGH, COLD OR SORE THROAT THEN CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY
CHEST PAINS OR AN EMERGENCY RING 999 OR GO TO EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
IF YOU ARE UNSURE RING 111 AT ANY TIME FOR MEDICAL ADVICE
Trescobeas Surgery offers its patients the opportunity to have a pre-booked telephone call back with a Doctor outside of surgery opening hours. These appointments are for those patients who can not receive a call back during normal opening hours. From Monday to Thursday appointments are available from 1830-1930. To book call reception.
(Site updated 20/03/2018)