Welcome to Yew Tree Medical Centre
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. This year, more than ever, its extremely important to be vaccinated. virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains across your body. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
You will be invited for a flu jab if you are:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
- being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
- eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2019 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017
- Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
- Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.
Contact the practice to book your flu jab.
Our Flu Clinics are being held on:
Tuesday 6th October 2020
Tuesday 20th October 2020
Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Tuesday 17th November 2020
Due to the difficulties of maintaining social distancing, drop in sessions will not arranged. All flu clinics slots are appointment only. Face mask/ covering is compulsory. Social distancing is to be followed at all times. Please wear suitable clothing as you may have a short waiting time outside. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we strongly recommend you attend.
IF YOU HAVE COUGH OR HIGH TEMPERATURE PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY - CALL NHS 111 OR GO TO ONLINE NHS 111
Prescriptions: Please use patient online access or myGP app for ordering your prescriptions.
Please do not come to the surgery for a query - Please allow our NHS staff to be able to be in work by practicing social distancing and keeping everyone safe.
We understand that getting through on the phones can be difficult. Hence we have released a number of telephone appointments with GP's/ ANP's and Practice Nurse online - you can book these via downloading the myGP app/ patient access or the NHS app (there is no linkage key required with NHS app).
REMINDER TO ALL PATIENTS
The practice doors are only open for patients who have been asked to attend for an appointment by one of our clinicians.
If you have been asked to attend for an appointment can you please enter the practice alone where ever possible. Please DO NOT bring family members along. We are also asking those patients who do need to attend the surgery to wear a face mask or face covering to help to ensure the safety of both themselves and of all of our staff and patients. Please be aware that we are unable to provide masks, if you attend without a face covering you will be asked to re-arrange your appointment. **
Please DO NOT attend the practice for any other reason.
We would like to thank you for you understanding at this time.
**Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 11 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions**
Yew Tree Medical Centre is committed to providing high quality medical care in a friendly environment to the local population in Liverpool.
We have been practising from the same building for years, and the practice is undergoing changes to deliver Modern family practice in a traditional setting.
We believe that patients receive the best possible care when it's provided by a healthcare professional who genuinely knows their patient. This personal approach is vital for primary care. That's why we make it a priority to get to know our patients, understand their circumstances and healthcare requirements.
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