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Suffolk Active

The Active Wellbeing service is here at Bildeston Health Centre to help you become more physically active. Please take a look at the link above. 

Flu Clinic information for those patients aged Younger than 65 years.

The Government recommends that this group of patients have the Quadrivalent Vaccine.  This is the same vaccine that we used last year.  This year the manufacturer has made us aware of a delay with getting the vaccine to Practices, please see below:

“The World Health Organization (WHO) took a decision to delay the selection of the A/H3N2 strain of flu notification by one month. This has had an effect on the manufacturing timelines and will impact the vaccine time to market. Distribution will therefore commence a few weeks later than last season”

We will receive staggered deliveries of the vaccine during October and November.  We think we will have sufficient vaccines in order to run a clinic at the end of October.

Nurse Practitioners

Matt Brewer (m)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Nurses

Bex Wilding (f)

Prescribing Nurse

Bex is a Practice Nurse Prescriber with special interest in Diabetes and Respiratory care. She qualified in 1992 at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. With a background working in Coronary and Intensive care in England and the USA before becoming a Practice Nurse. 

Philippa Oval (f)

Prescribing Nurse- Philippa trained at Kings College Hospital London in 1986. She has been a practice nurse since 2000. Philppa is competent and confident to deal with Asthma/COPD, diabetes and contraceptive advise. Nurse Prescriber since 2015. 

Their role:

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Bev Mayhew (f)
Mrs Beverley Lord (f)

Their role:

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

 
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