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Please note we will be closed on Wednesday 14th September from 1:00pm for staff training. We will reopen as normal on Thursday 15th September at 8:00am  

      


     

We will be offering the flu and Covid-19 vaccinations to patients in the autumn

We are working hard putting plans together for our autumn vaccine season. We are aiming to start the dual delivery of both COVID and flu vaccines at the same time working, together with other local surgeries helping to create a more efficient service and help patients by avoiding multiple appointments.

Save the date

  • We will be co-administering the Covid-19 and flu vaccination for eligible patients at the Alfred Barrow Health Centre in September and October starting from Saturday 17th September
  • Once we have confirmed delivery dates, we will make appointments available on the National booking system, book in for your COVID vaccination and you will be offered an influenza vaccine at the same appointment

Flu and Covid Vaccine FAQs

  •         I'm not a registered patient can I have my flu vaccine with you?

If you are not registered with one of the local surgeries as a patient, we regret that we are not in a position to offer you the flu alongside your Covid vaccination (this includes students who may be visiting home). We would advise you to contact your own registered GP.

 

  •          I am due both the flu and Covid-19 booster vaccine, I don’t like the idea of having two vaccines at the same time, doesn’t this increase risks of side effects?

It is safe to have both vaccines at the same time. We always inform our patients of any likely side effects. Research shows that administering both vaccines at the same time produces no safety concerns and preserves the immune response to both vaccines. It is also the most efficient and cost-effective way for us to provide you with your vaccinations. We need to protect clinic capacity and therefore, we will not be able to offer two separate appointments where one is sufficient. However, where exceptional circumstances require it, we will do our best to accommodate patients.

          


Emergency Dentist

FCMS 

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Dental Helpline

0300 1234 010

(You must be with the caller at the time of the call)

 

The dental helpline is open

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 21:00

Weekends and Bank Holiday 10:00 – 17:00

 

If you registered with a Dental Practice then please contact them first, however you are welcome to contact us on the number above when your pratice is closed

 

For those patients that are not registered we are available at the time above

 

The helpline will assess for dental needs and if urgent, we will signpost you to the relevant service

 

The main conditions seen by the Emergency Dental Service are

 

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Trauma
  • Bleeding

 

 Go to Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital if you

 

  •       Are in severe pain that is not helped by painkillers.
  •       Severe swelling closing the eye or affecting the patients breathing
  •       Are bleeding a lot and it won’t stop
  •       Trauma of the face, mouth or teeth after a recent accident or injury

 

If you pay for your treatment, it will be a Band 1 Emergency Treatment NHS Charge


    

Exercise in Barrow!

hikingyoga

A variety of free and very low cost options for all ages from walking, yoga, chair exercises to rugby and more and all local.

Click here

    


     

Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer access to Doctorlink service, sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 


 

Breast screening

   

  •      Why attend for your breast screening?

  •     1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK

  •     The current evidence suggests that breast screening reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer by about 1,300 a year in the UK.

  •     If you have received an invitation and would like to book an appointment, you can:

  •     Returning your enclosed ‘Reply slip’ (Freepost)

  •     Via our website: www.uhmb.nhs.uk/hospitals/royal-lancaster-infirmary/breast-screening/

  •     Alternatively, you can email us on RLI@mbht.nhs.uk we aim to respond within 5 working days, however during busy periods this could be longer. Or call us on the telephone number on your invitation. Please note that our telephone lines are extremely busy and we ask you for your patience when calling.

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Over 50's Alcohol Helpline

Home - With You (wearewithyou.org.uk)     

Get help and advice online

Call the over 50s helpline on 0808 801 0750

Online info if you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking or drug use, or your mental health.

 


  

05/05/2020 - New service for patients with learning disabilities and autism

People First

 

  • Immediate safety assessments; 
  • Support, connection;
  • Advice and information in accessible formats;
  • Signposting to specialist service;

Telephone: 0300 303 2789

keepconnected@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

   


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