Welcome to Ringwood Medical Centre
We hope that you find this website helpful and informative. This website is designed to inform you of the service we currently offer and the Staff and Clinicians who are here to help you with your medical needs.
Ringwood Medical Centre is dedicated to providing a high quality of service in a caring environment. Our building offers easy access for disabled patients and we are Dementia and Learning Disability Friendly.
We form part of the of the West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group which covers a wide area of the New Forest.
FLU CLINICS 2020
We will be holding our Flu Clinics over the next few months. These will operate in a slightly different way from previous years.
There is a much larger group of eligible patients this year, NHS England have given us clear guidance on how we need to prioritise the order of each group. Your understanding and patience is greatly appreciated during this time.
Guidance about what to do on the day of our clinics can be found further down.
Starting on the 26th, 28th, 29th and 30th September we will be holding clinics for our patients who have had to Shield during the last 6 months. This is so we can prioritise the members of our community who are the most vulnerable, including their household members.
These clinics will by invitation only. If you are on our shielding list you will receive a letter from us instructing you what to do.
Following that, from the 5th October we will be holding Flu Clinics every afternoon, Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings, for all our patients aged 65 and over and all our patients with an ‘at risk condition’ (see below) aged under 65. This includes children who would usually receive the Fluenz nasal spray.
We will be sending reminders to patients over the coming weeks, but please do not hesitate to book in to any of these clinics if you wish to have your vaccination.
*An ‘At-Risk Condition’ includes:
- A diagnosis of:
- Cancer, currently undergoing chemotherapy
- Coeliac Disease
- Chronic Heart Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Chronic Neurological
- Chronic Respiratory Disease (Asthma or COPD)
- If you are Pregnant
- If you have a Learning Disability
- If you have suffered a Stroke.
When you attend for you flu vaccination is important that all patients follow our guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.
- Please attend at you appointment time, no earlier or later.
- Wear a face mask.
- Wear loose clothing or short sleeves. Please remove any extra layers you may be wearing while you queue.
- Remain 2 metres apart while queuing.
Clinics for the new cohort of patients aged 50-64, who do not have an ‘at risk condition’ (see above), will follow soon.
We have received the following guidelines from Public Health England: "Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, and you will be invited earlier."