Essex House Surgery

Station Road, Barnes , London, SW13 0LW

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NHS

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Severe Asthma

There had previously been an understanding that Group 6 would widely fit the criteria that has always been used for the flu vaccine eligibility and that this would include asthmatics requiring long-term inhaled steroids.

The JCVI have now announced that this is not the case. We apologize for this miscommunication, we acted upon the information that was available to us at the time of invitation texts being sent.

Asthmatics will only be in Group 6 if:

  • They have ever had an emergency asthma admission or;
  • Have had 3 prescriptions for oral steroids over a 3-month period (each prescription must fall within separate individual month windows), as an indication of repeated or continuous oral steroids (tablets not inhalers)

If you are asthmatic and do not fit the above criteria then you will now be called for vaccination according to your age cohort.

If you think you might fit this criteria and have had your appointment cancelled, please contact your registered practice by email, who will review your records.

Group 4 Clinically extremely vulnerable

Severe asthma is defined as :

  • Two preventer medications (1 inhaler (ICS or ICS/LABA) and a montelukast or 2 regular inhalers (ICS, ICS/LABA AND a LAMA)– (this does not include salbutamol)

AND

  • asthma that required continuous oral steroids (prednisolone)

or

  • More than 4 courses of prednisone in the previous 6 months

or

  • Those taking a Biologic drug for their asthma

or

  • Asthma that has required admission to Intensive care

These patients are usually managed by Hospital consultants and not GP’s and would have received a shielding letter.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 12:00
    13:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 12:00
    13:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 12:00
    13:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 12:00
    13:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 12:00
    13:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
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