15 School Lane, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, HU14 3DB
Telephone: 01482 634004
The NHS strongly advises that all people of 65 and over, and anyone else with chronic health problems such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney & Liver problems, should be vaccinated against the ‘flu every year in the autumn. There is a common misconception that people may be given the ‘flu by having a ‘flu vaccination, this is simply not possible and adverse reactions of any sort are rare.
We would strongly advise anybody who falls into one of the following groups to contact our Reception from August each year to arrange your autumn appropriate vaccination.
those aged 65 years and over
those aged 2 to under 65 years in clinical risk groups eg Diabetes, Heart failure, COPD, Asthma
all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 6) – This will be given in school
those in long-stay residential care homes
carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
frontline workers in a social care setting without an employer led occupational health scheme including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers and those that are employed by those who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants
Pneumococcal vaccination is also recommended for all age 65 years+.
One vaccination for most people is sufficient. Exceptional circumstances for specific chronic disease suffers (eg.splenectomy patients) might need a boost pneumococcal every 5 years. Your doctor or nurse will advise at the time of injection.
The latest childhood immunisation schedule can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/
This also includes the latest information on the New Meningitis B vaccination
The Health Authority will send these appointments to you automatically. It is vital for the health of your child and the community, that all children are properly immunised.
The universal programme does get updated with regimes and addition, but covers, amongst others :- Diptheria. Tetanus. Whooping Cough (Pertussis). Polio. Hepatitis B. HIB. Meningitis. MMR. Pneumococcal.
Please discuss any drug or alcohol problems with the Doctor.
Feeling stressed, anxious or down? Don’t worry – help is available and you don’t even need to see your GP. East Riding Talking Therapies are available 0800 to 1800 Monday to Friday and can be contacted on 01482 335451
0800 9177752, text QUIT to 60163 or visit www.nhs-health-trainers.co.uk for further information. The Stop Smoking Service is run by the NHS Health trainers.
Dr R Mitchell is an MCA certified doctor able to perform the ENG1 Seafarer’s Medical examination and issue a certificate confirming that you are in a fit condition to work on board.
Dr R Mitchell is also an UKOOA (UK Offshore Operators Association) registered doctor to perform UK Oil & Gas Medicals and issue a certificate to allow an employee to work worldwide.
Medical examinations for special purposes such as:-
PSV, Taxi, HGV and Elderly Driving Medicals
Many of these do not require an appointment with the Doctor. Please ask at reception for further information.