Meningitis vaccinations available to more patients!
Teenagers born between 01/09/1998-31/08/1999 (2017 school leaver cohort) are now eligible for urgent catch-up with Meningitis (ACWY) vaccination.
There has been high media interest following the very sad death of Lauren Sandell. Lauren was in the vaccine eligible cohort that left school last year and was at university for less than two weeks before falling ill with Meningitis (W) disease. She had not been immunised before leaving for university and sadly her case highlights the need to vaccinate against Meningitis (W) before young people begin higher education. This will save lives.
Meningitis (W) disease continues to increase overall. Around a third of Meningitis (W) cases in unvaccinated 15-19 year olds have been fatal. There have, however, been no cases in teenagers vaccinated under the current programme. Please click on this link to find out more information: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx
In addition, previous Year 13 cohorts (DOB (01/09/1996-31/08/1998) remain eligible until they reach the age of 25. Please note this vaccination will ensure immunity against different strains of Meningitis (ACWY) than the immunisations received as a baby (currently B and C).
If you would like to book in for a vaccination, please contact our Reception team on 01844 261066 and they will be able to book an appointment.
Improving Access for Our Patients
As part of the Government's pledge to provide 7 day care, we are now offering additional appointments on some weekday evenings and some weekends.
South east Oxfordshire practices are working in partnership to open until 8pm on weekdays and for three hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings offering, routine pre-bookable appointments to all patients.
You can read more about these new appointments and when The Rycote Practice will be open by clicking here.
Excellent Care by Working Together
At The Rycote Practice we believe in providing modern healthcare based on traditional values. We feel that we can deliver the best possible care by working together with patients, relatives and other healthcare professionals. With this in mind, every patient is under the care of a usual doctor here at Thame Health Centre so that you can see someone who knows you each time you come in. We will discuss the latest treatments and ensure that you receive the care that is best for you.
The Rycote Practice is a member of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
(Site updated 24/07/2017)