Shingles Immunisation – 2018-19 Programme
The doctors strongly recommend that you take up Shingles immunisation if you are eligible. This immunisation is available to patients who fulfil specific age criteria please see poster below
Shingles eligibility by Age poster
- From 1 April 2018, people who are or will be 70, 71, 72, 73, 78 or 79 years of age on that date are eligible for the shingles vaccination. If you under 70 or between 74 to 77 or 80 and over on 1st April 2019 then you are not eligible for the 2018-19 programme.
Patients who attain the age of 70 or 78 can however be opportunistically immunised at any point in the year. Patients remain eligible for the shingles vaccine up until their 80th birthday. Those with existing eligibility for the vaccine but who missed it, can be offered immunisation on an opportunistic basis.
Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.
Information Technology (IT)/Electronic Patient Records – Statement of Intent
New contractual arrangements came into force on 1st April 2014 requiring GP practices to make available a statement of intent about the following IT developments.