Lowfield Medical Centre

Senior Health

Flu Clinics

Please phone the surgery to make your flu vaccination appointment.

The flu vaccination is offered to all those patients over the age of 65 and those in the "at risk" categories. Information about the "at risk" categories are available on our flu leaflet or by phoning the surgery. Please ring 01322 224550 and ask for an appointment.

When to Immunise

When to immunizeDiseases protected againstVaccine given
65 years oldPneumococcal diseasePPV Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax II)
65 years of age and olderInfluenzaFlu injection (annual)
70 years oldShingles (from September 2013)Shingles (Zostavax)

Routine Medical Reviews for Patients on Medication

Patients who are on regular medication are expected to attend the surgery for a review usually annually, sometimes sooner depending on the medication.

If you are having regular Blood Tests, e.g. patients on blood pressure tablets, it is sensible to have these tests a week before seeing the Doctor, so that the results are available for discussion when you arrive, particularly important if there are any abnormalities.

Blood tests can be done at the surgery as well as at the hospital. We book routine appointments with the GP one week in advance, the receptionist can arrange the blood test one week before you are due to see the GP and it is best to make the appointment when you have your blood taken.

Adult Abuse

What is it?

What can you do if you suspect that a vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected?

If you have concerns that a vulnerable adult is being abused you
may contact your local Social Service’s office and ask to speak
to the duty officer. They will answer your questions and explain
the referral process.

Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse e.g. harm and
exploitation is the aim of Kent and Medway’s Adult Protection
Policy and Protocols. It is the right of every adult to live in a safe
environment free from abuse.

To find out more download the Kent and Medway’s Adult Abuse Information Leaflet.

Useful Contacts

Alzheimer's Society 0207 423 3500
Dementia Helpline 0808 808 3000 (24 hours)
Admiral Nurses 0207 874 7210