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Flu Vaccinations 2018


We will be holding our annual flu clinic on:


Saturday 13th October 2018 at Much Hadham Health Centre between 8.30am and 11.30am


Patients who are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination include:


  • All patients aged 65 years and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Carers

  • Diabetics
  • Persons in long-term care homes
  • Persons aged over 6 months with the following chronic conditions: respiratory disease, heart disease, kidney disease, liver or neurological disease
  • Children aged 2 or 3 on 31st August 2018 (reception and school years 1,2,3,4 & 5 are being offered flu vaccination at school)Please make an appointment by ringing 01279 842242 and speaking to one of the reception team.If you are eligible for a free flu vaccination on the NHS but do not wish to have one please let us know so we can update your medical record.For the purposes of flu vaccination, a carer means a person who is in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or a person who is the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. If you are unsure whether you qualify for a free flu jab please contact the surgery and ask. 

THURSDAY 11th October

The surgery is closed from12:0 0 onwards for staff training. For any emergencies during this period

Please call 0333 333 9683

Medicines you can buy without a Prescription - Over the Counter Medicines (OTC)

Following a public consultation across Hertfordshire we are no longer able to routinely write prescriptions for medicines that you can buy yourself; it is estimated that this costs £6 million a year just for Hertfordshire. These items include antifungal creams for athletes foot and thrush, antihistamines and other hay fever remedies (such as nasal sprays and eye drops), treatment for head lice, Indigestion remedies such as Gaviscon, Cold sore treatments, painkillers including Paracetamol, Ibuprofen and Co-Codamol.   For more information, there are leaflets at the surgery plus information on our website. Some of you may already have received a leaflet with your repeat medications if they include one or more of these items.

OTC Medication Post

OTC Medication Leaflet



Latest News




I hope you all had a good summer, especially the long hot spell we had, and trust that you all drank a plenty (of the non-alcoholic variety, of course!) Now it’s back to school, college, university, work or the golf course!


At the end of August we said goodbye to one of our nurses, Alison Walker. Alison had only been with us for just over 18 months but received an offer she couldn’t refuse, even if it meant leaving the happy band of folk at Much Hadham Health Centre. We wish her well and will no doubt keep in touch as she is a near neighbour of our Practice Manager!


Fortunately, we have the opportunity of re-signing Carmel Naughton following her prolonged loan spell to Singapore. Most of you will remember Carmel and we welcome her back with open arms, if not chequebook!


The beginning of that long 4 month slog to Christmas means that, yes; the Flujabs will be in soon….usually by the end of September. However, this year it’s going to be more complicated as there are different ones for various age groups, over and above that for previous years. I suspect there will be a supply issue but we will do our best to provide information on the website, waiting room screen, posters/leaflets etc. and, of course, the good-old parish mags! Watch this space.



Dr Paul Haimes





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