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FLU CLINICS 

It's that time of year again FLU Vaccinations there are 2 types of vaccines available this year under 65's and over 65's so please make sure you book into the correct clinic. The vaccines will be delivered at different times and our first delivery will be for patients under 65 years of age will be on 26th September

The following patient's qualify to have a free vaccination 

  • All patients over the age of 64 (65 years plus)
  • All patients who have a chronic condition for example diabetes, Respiratory problems, heart disease and immune suppressed conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged 2 - 3 years old

Our first clinic will be for all patients who are UNDER 65 Years of age on SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER and we are able to take bookings now.

Our patients who are 65 years and over will not be able to have the vaccine until our first clinic on SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER

Patient Transport

Getting to Healthcare appointments in Southampton:

What can I do to get to my appointment?

Most people make their own arrangements for getting to NHS appointments. Not everyone has a car, or can walk long distances, and so many people ask a relative or friend for a lift, use public transport or taxis, or use other options such as Community Transport or voluntary groups.

What if I can’t afford to get to my appointment?

The Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme can help those on low incomes. The scheme covers travel costs if you or your partner receives income-related benefits such as:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or you are awarded Universal Credit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • You are named on, or entitled to (use your award notice as evidence), a NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You have a low income and are named on certificate HC2 (full help) or HC3 (limited help). To apply for this certificate, you should complete form HC1 available from your local hospital or Jobcentre Plus offices.There are national rules governing who can receive NHS (non-emergency) patient transport to get to or from appointments. The patient transport service is for patients with a health condition that stops them travelling to or from a medical appointment by any other means, e.g. stretcher-bound or vulnerable because of specific intense medical treatment. PTS is a vital resource for those that need it and cannot be operated as an alternative to avoid inconvenience or the cost of parking.Can I appeal against a ‘not eligible’ decision? 
  • Useful sources of support:
  • The eligibility criteria applied is quite clear, but if you feel you have special or exceptional circumstances that are not covered in the eligibility process you may make an appeal via e-mail SOUTHCSU.PTS@nhs.net or by phone 023 80627615.    
  • Note: NHS staff must regularly review access to patient transport. If you have had transport in the past, this does not mean you will always receive it – you may have been given transport in error, or your health needs may have changed over time.
  • Can I have NHS patient transport?


 
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