Over 50's influenza vaccine.
Patients over 50 can now book an influenza vaccine whilst stocks last - please telephone your usual surgery to book into a clinic.
Important notice about prescription changes
Please follow the link here to the prescriptions page to see this notice.
Dr Billings will be retiring at the end of December 2020. All who have worked with and for her will miss her greatly.
Influenza Campaign 2020/21
We are due to receive our influenza vaccinations in late September and will be starting to book patients into appointments as soon as we have dates set up - dates will be from delivery of vaccines up until the end of October currently.
We will be inviting patients on the "shielding list" first (family members of those patients registered at Greengates can also have one too at the same time), closely followed by those patients aged 65 and over along with patients in the designated "at risk" groups.
Those patients aged 50-64 will be invited from November as per the Government guidelines.
From public Health England:
"Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier."
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to operate clinics during normal working hours this year, so the clinics will be on an evening and on Saturday mornings.
UPDATED - PHARMACIES ORDERING PRESCIPTIONS
Now extended - From 1st September 2020, Pharmacies will no longer be able to order prescriptions on behalf of patients. Please contact your local pharmacy for more information. Please visit the "Prescriptions" page for further information.
Smoking & Covid-19
Information shows that individuals who smoke who get the COVID-19 infection are 14 times more likely to have a severe infection. If you or someone you know smokes and wants to stop, the specialist stop smoking service is the best way of doing this and you can refer yourself by calling 0800 9177752, text quit to 60163 or visiting
If you have concerns about the safety of an adult or child, the links on this page might help in the first instance.
PLEASE READ - BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ONLINE
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Government has advised that all online bookable appointments be removed and made unavailable for the foreseeable future. This is because we do not triage online appointment bookings. Once we have received updates from the Government, we will review the online booking system.
Bank Holidays 2020
All sites across Greengates Medical Group will be closed on the following dates for bank holidays:
Friday 10th April 2020
Monday 13th April 20202
Friday 8th May 2020
Monday 25th May 2020
Monday 31st August 2020
Friday 25th December 2020
Monday 28th December 2020
Engage Consult has now taken over from WebGP. This feature allows you to submit a query online to your Surgery, whether it is for advice about a condition or illness or an administrative query to one of the reception staff. At the moment, all queries will be sent to Cottingham Medical Centre and then distributed to your usual surgery until further notice. You can navigate to Engage Consult via the home page of this website by clicking the "Use our online consultation" banner or by clicking the following link; Engage Consult Link