Welcome to Mile Oak Medical Centre
We are a GP doctor's surgery providing both NHS and private services and clinics to the residents of Mile Oak, Portslade, Hangleton, Fishersgate and parts of Shoreham-by-Sea in Sussex. Unlike many GP Practices we have a range of other specialist clinicians and clinics working together in our purpose-built building. We have physiotherapists, midwives, audiologists, podiatrists, dermatologists and various other services all under one roof. This benefits our patients and improves communication between clinicians leading to improved patient care.
Due to high demand and the initial flu clinics already being fully booked, Mile Oak Medical Centre have added some additional clinics on the following dates:
Other Eligible Patients - various dates are available in October & November
Please call our Team to book you vaccination 01273 426200
In the current pandemic, getting your flu jab is more important than ever. We want to reduce the amount of people getting the seasonal flu and suffering any complications and we try and reduce the use of NHS services at a time of high demand.
The first phase of the flu campaign is only for the following groups of patients who are entitled to the flu vaccines:
- those with Chronic Asthma
- those with Heart Disease
- those with Kidney Disease
- those with Liver Disease
- those with Chronic Nuerological Disease
- those with Chronic Respiratory Disease
- those with Diabetes
- All patients over the age of 65
- All patients with a Learning Disability
- All patients taking medication that affects their Immune System including certain types of cancer treatment
- All patients with a BMI of over 40
- All patients who are Carers
- We will also be offering the flu vaccine to family members and cohabitants of any patients who were shielding due to a higher risk of contracting Covid-19
Flu Vaccination for 50 - 64 year olds
The government announced on 20 November that people aged between 50 and 64 years old (who are not in a clinical at-risk group) will be offered a free flu vaccination in clinics operating across Sussex this December.
GP practices are now working with the NHS and partners to finalise plans to deliver flu a fresh round of clinics to this cohort safely during the pandemic.
GPs have a list of everyone who is registered with them aged 50 to 64 and will invite them to a clinic directly, at from their GP or pharmacy.
People in Sussex that are aged 50 to 64 year’s old do not need to take any action and are asked wait for contact from their GP, and not call their practice about the flu vaccine at this stage, while they finalise plans for further vaccination clinics.
This will help ensure GPs and their staff are free to help those in immediate need – you will be contacted directly and do not need to take any further action.
With COVID-19 circulating, GPs have been working hard to ensure everyone eligible can get their free flu vaccine, including implementing big changes this year to the way the NHS is providing the free flu jab due to the pandemic.
The local NHS wants to reassure everyone that getting the flu vaccine is safe during the lockdown, and there is plenty of time for everyone eligible to book and get their flu jab. Providers of vaccination will take all necessary measures to keep you safe, including wearing protective equipment and staggering clinic appointment times.
Some people aged 50 to 64 years old are entitled to a flu jab sooner:
- If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical at risk group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk
- Anyone of any age, including those between 50-64, who is a household member or a carer of a shielded patient
Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation.
From 1st December 2020 you will no longer be able to request your repeat medication via a paper request. You can request your medication electronically or contact POD on 08081 647678, Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 16:00. If you are unsure how to use either of these services, please call and speak with one of our receptionists.
More information about POD can be found here
The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for the latest COVID-19 information before attending the practice.
For more information on supporting your recovery after COVID-19 click here. The website has information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support. A significant proportion of post COVID-19 patients are likely to have ongoing health problems. How quickly somebody recovers and the problems they have is likely to vary, and this website can help to answer some questions for patients.
If you have signs or symptoms of coronavirus please call 111 for advice, do not contact the surgery. The surgery is open the usual hours but please be mindful we are trying to reduce the need for patients to enter the building in order to protect our staff and most vulnerable patients who need regular treatment. Most problems can and will be dealt with over the phone. As you can imagine our phone lines are busy with the increased need so your patience is greatly appreciated at this time.
If you need to order repeat medication you can do this via the Prescription Direct Ordering (POD) Freephone Telephone 0808 1647678 or put your request in the Grey Mailbox on the outside of the Practice building near the main doors. Medical certificates can be posted or emailed to patients if needed.
If you would like to request some help for yourself or someone else click here
For more information on supporting your recovery after COVID-19 click here
COVID-19 at-risk patients Data Provision Notices
The Department of Health and Social Care has directed NHS Digital to collect this data for the purpose of direct care in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus (also known as coronavirus).
The objective of this collection is, on an ongoing basis, to identify who may be clinically extremely vulnerable if they contract COVID-19.
More information can be found here
Help the fight against COVID-19. Click here for more details
Help us find a vaccine for COVID-19
The NHS COVID-19 vaccine registry allows members of the public to register their interest and be contacted to participate in vaccine studies. You can sign up if you are 18 or over, and live in the UK.
You are not signing up to take part in a specific health study when you use this service. You are letting researchers know you're happy for them to contact you if they think you might be suitable to take part in their studies.
The new system will enable researchers to quickly identify and match suitable and willing volunteers to appropriate vaccine trials. This will help us to carry out studies and find a vaccine faster.
Signing up is an individual choice and you can change your mind about participating at any time.
More information about taking part in research and other opportunities to take part in COVID-19 research can be found at www.bepartofresearch.uk
COVID-19 Face Masks Exemption Certificates
The surgery is unable to provide exemption certificates for wearing face masks. For more information on Face Masks: including how to make them, where and when to wear them and a downloadable exemption card please go here
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