Annual flu jabs are important protection for those patients more at risk of complications and premature death from influenza – and for the carers who look after them day in and day out. Reminder letters, phone calls and flu clinics take time and money to organize. In recent years other providers have been allowed to give flu jabs to our patients. They don’t have access to your GP medical record. We haven’t always been told when patients received a vaccine. The surgery’s flu expenses increase whilst the reimbursement we receive decreases, putting further pressure on GP services funded at an average just £151 per patient per year from our basic NHS contract. If you are eligible for a NHS flu jab, please protect yourself and your GP surgery by booking your flu vaccination with us. Phone 01790 728211 to book for the next available clinic on Saturday 25 November, 9.00am to 12.00pm at the Franklin Hall, or in surgery if you can’t make that date. We look forward to seeing you there.