The Orchard Surgery
Horseshoes Lane, Langley, Maidstone, ME17 3JY
Tel: 01622-863030
Fax:
Email: gp.g82691@nhs.net
If you have an appointment at the practice please remember to bring a covering for your mouth and nose.

FLU VACCINATIONS
The flu vaccination is the best protection for you and those around you which is why it is offered for free for those most at risk.
Vaccinations started in September and continue over the winter months, with appointments available throughout the season (so there is still plenty of time to book). Priority is given to those who are most at risk of flu. GP practices and pharmacies receive phased deliveries of the vaccine and flu clinics are scheduled to coincide with these deliveries. 
By staggering appointments over the winter months, we can help protect as many people as possible from flu.
Please note that if you are aged between 50 and 64 and are not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. Thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and cooperation. 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 from the flu, you will be invited earlier. Please contact your GP practice for more information or visit your local community pharmacy.
If you are a household member or a carer of a shielded patient, you are eligible for the flu vaccination. Please contact your GP practice for more information or visit your local community pharmacy.
For parents/carers of two and three year olds, you should receive an invitation for your child to have the vaccination at their GP practice before the winter. If you haven’t heard by early November, contact the practice directly to make an appointment. 
For primary school-aged children and those in Year 7 at secondary school, a vaccination session will be held at school during the autumn term. Your local healthcare team will contact you via the school.
If you have an appointment at one of our flu clinics please be aware
1. You will need to queue outside, so bring a brolly!
2. Don't arrive early for your appointment
3. Wear something easy to expose your arm
4. Dont forget your mask
5. Please remember social distancing guidelines.

 please call and book your appointment

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/facts-about-flu-and-the-flu-vaccine/

Midwife
We are pleased to let you know the midwife will be resuming clinics in the surgery, contact us if you require a midwife appointment. 
 
Travel Vaccinations 


We offer most vaccinations for foreign travel but NOT yellow fever. Please allow 4-6 weeks before you travel so there is time to complete these vaccinations. Please phone the surgery to book these appointments.

Please Note: Not all travel vaccinations are free.

Further details of which vaccinations may be needed are available by following this link to the NHS website.
www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-immunisation

NHS Health Checks 
This service has been suspended until further notice

The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk. Patients will get a letter when this is due to be booked with the surgery. 

 


 

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