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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



Nutritional Advice

Nutritional Recommendations

Confused by the myriads of dietary recommendations?

Look no further! We believe that we have found the most concise formula,
which takes in the available evidence and condenses it into digestible

The Government’s recommendations:

5 portions of fruit and veg a day for a healthy lifestyle now revised to 10
portions a day.

An analysis of over 60 scientific reports has shown that a significant
amount of illness could be prevented or ameliorated by dietary means.

Part of the problem is long-standing myths:

  • Many people genuinely believe that they are already having a
    “balanced diet” i.e. meat and 2 veg which includes potatoes.
  • That there are specific foods (and “superfoods”) for specific
  • That “superfoods” and supplements can counteract the damage caused
    by unhealthy eating.
  • Failure to recognise the benefits of the so-called Mediterranean diet

We are therefore offering guidance on what you should eat more of, and
less of. This advice is based on nutritional books, relevant articles and personal
experience. We are hoping to show you to the best ways to make the transition as pleasant as possible, including recipes and cookery demonstrations. We believe that all this can be achieved without supplements and “super-foods”, so cost is not an issue.

We believe that the best source of vitamins is food, and that additional
vitamins are only indicated in special circumstances e.g. Vit C with zinc at
the start of a cold or a flu.

We believe that once the toxic elements are eliminated the body will
be in a better position to marshal its own defences against chronic,
degenerative and other diseases.

October 2017

Note: Please be aware that this document and attached presentation are the opinions and experiences of one of the Patient Group  - Dr Mihaly Saary. Whilst he has done his own research his views are not critically appraised or endorsed by any professional body such as The British Dietetic Association or Association for Nutrition.

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