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Job Vacancy: We currently have a vacancy for a Receptionist, 18 hours per week. Please look under 'News' at the top of our homepage for further information. Closing date 31 January 2022!
Active Suffolk Update!
Chris Lawson, Project Officer of Active Suffolk (Health and Wellbeing) will be back in surgery seeing patients on 20 January 2022!
Please go to the 'Your Wellbeing' button for current updates regarding services that are connected to Bildeston Health Centre, including referral figures for May to December 2021.
Mental Health Support For Veterans
Please visit Mental health support for veterans, service leavers and reservists - NHS (www.nhs.uk) for more information and resources.
Children and Families
We have now added a new 'Children and Families' section to our website. Please click on the 'Services' button at the top of our homepage and scroll down to the bottom right where you will find this new section! It contains useful telephone numbers and websites and general information including School Nursing Services and Mental Health Support information.
Dementia Cafe Event - held at Waitrose Cafe in John Lewis, 2nd Tuesday of each month - 10am to 12 noon
Phone 01473 272301 to book your place. A chance to give those caring for someone who lives with dementia, a chance to get their shopping whilst their loved one is enjoying a cup of tea or coffee (on us) in our cafe.
Welcome to Bildeston Health Centre
Covid-19 booster vaccination for the 40+ age group:
Please go to the 'Covid-19 vaccinations' button at the top of our homepage for more information regarding how to get your booster, or click on the link below
Covid-19 Booster vaccinations Autumn 2021 - Update
12-15 year olds Vaccination - please click on the link for information regarding walk-in clinics:
If you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination you can go to a walk-in clinic, with no need for an appointment. See list of walk-in clinics HERE
Or you can make a booking by calling 0344 257 3961 - this is also the number to call if you have any questions and there is no need to call this surgery.
You do not need to wait to be invited by the NHS – you can check your eligibility for a booster HERE
It is very important to have the booster to protect your own health and health of your loved ones. Rates of infection continue to increase and having the booster will give you an extra layer of protection over the winter months.
Please take action now.
Please note that the practice is currently unable to administer Covid booster vaccinations. Please do not contact the practice regarding the booster as our reception team are unable to provide any additional information.
Patients will be contacted by the NHS by text, letter or email when they are due their booster vaccination. You'll only be able to book an appointment for a booster dose at a vaccination centre if it's been at least 6 months (180 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine, so please wait to be contacted. You can visit the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/covid-booster for more information.
Patients will be invited for booster vaccinations by the practice if the situation changes and we are able to administer them.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health and Social Care of the United Kingdom. It was established in 2009 to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England.
The CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what it finds, including performance ratings to help people choose care.