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In addition to GP consultations the Practice offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services and specialist clinics:
The following links to key local and national support for the mental health and wellbeing of our young people have been provided by Mind in Brighton & Hove:
e-wellbeing is a digital wellbeing service for young people run by YMCA DownsLink Group. Our aim is for all young people to be able to access the right support and information around their emotional health and wellbeing, in the right place at a time that is right for them.
Doc Ready helps you plan for your first visit to the GP to talk about your mental health. It provides online advice and an online checklist to help you prepare for the appointment.
Where To Go For:
Where To Go For provides an online directory of services for young people aged 12-25, within Brighton & Hove.
HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for:
The UK’s leading charity for supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing.
24 hours a day, every day Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least two months before your planned travel to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make the appointment as early as possible - at least 2 months before you travel to allow time to plan and complete a course of any necessary injections.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the Nurse.
Travel Questionnaire - Complete Online
Travel Questionnaire - Download and bring to the practice
Visit the Fit For Travel website for all travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales. Some of the fees charged can be found here. Prices are subject to change. Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
FLU IMMUNISATION CLINICS 2020/21
This year delivering the flu immunisation programme will be more challenging because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have therefore changed the format of our flu clinics to take into account social distancing to protect patients and staff from COVID-19. Please support your Surgery by ensuring you attend your booked appointment on time and follow any guidance that will be in place on the day.
Booking your flu jab
Flu vaccination will be on an appointment only basis. We will be inviting groups in order of priority and availability of vaccines. Please bear with us.
Ring Reception today on 01273 606214 to book your 2020/21 flu vaccine.
*Please note children aged 2 and 3, ie born between 1/9/2016 and 31/8/2018 will be vaccinated at The Avenue Surgery and all primary school aged children and children in Year 7 (1st year of secondary school) will be vaccinated by the school immunisation service.
At Risk Group Categories 2020 21:
You should also have a flu jab if you are:
Expansion of the flu vaccination programme to include 50 – 64 year olds
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that from 1 December 2020, all 50 – 64 year olds will be eligible for a free flu vaccination under the NHS. Our flu vaccine for the 50-64 year olds has now been delivered. If you are aged between 50 and 64 ie born between 1 April 1956 and 31 March 1971, please ring The Avenue Surgery to book an appointment or contact a pharmacy who may have vaccine available.
If you do not wish to have a flu jab this year, please let Reception know so they can record this on your electronic record.
What to expect when you arrive
We will be holding the flu clinic outside in the surgery car park. Please follow directions from staff and signage on arrival.
Please do not arrive before your scheduled appointment as we have limited space in the car park in order to facilitate 2 metre social distancing.
There will be no seating.
You must wear suitable clothing so that the upper arm can be easily exposed.
Please wear a face covering.
If it is not appropriate for you to have your vaccination outside eg mobility issues, privacy or cultural reasons, please let the Surgery know on booking as these will be booked into our limited clinic slots.
If you want to know more about the 2020/21 Flu Vaccination Programme you download the leaflet here.
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