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Update on postnatal support from the Health Visiting Team

 The Health Visiting Team has increased the support for families, especially for early postnatal issues including feeding.   They are offering lots of different ways to contact them with 'virtual pop-in services'...please see below:

New ways to contact the Health Visiting Team                          New Pop-In Services from the Health Visiting Team

Want to have a say on how you think your NHS Health Data should be shared?

Caddington Surgery is helping the University of Cambridge to gain peoples' views on consent and information sharing between NHS services, via Take part in a national NHS surveyan anonymous survey.

Read on for more details...

Researchers from the CLIMB Project team (Clinical Informatics for Mind and Brain Health) based at the University of Cambridge would like to know your views on health data sharing. You can find more information on the CLIMB Project team and their aims at 

Health data is information collected in the course of health care provided by the NHS (or HSC in Northern Ireland). It is used to provide care, and sometimes also for research to improve care for others. However, there are ways of controlling how health data is used.

The team are looking for men and women aged 16 or over (or under 16 with parental permission), who currently live in the UK, to visit our website and take part in an anonymous online survey about health data sharing. The team have found that the survey takes on average between 15 and 20 minutes to complete but you can take a break in the middle if you prefer, and all questions have a 'prefer not to say' option. There is the optional opportunity to leave an email address at the end should you wish, to receive the results of the survey when it has finished. The survey will close at the end of September 2020.


Further details, including an online version of the information leaflet is available on the front page of the teams website where one ‘click’ will take you to the actual survey. We are hoping to gather over 20,000 responses from across the UK.


It is important for our research that you tell us where you heard about the survey, but only if you are happy to do so. When asked ‘we would like to know where you heard about this survey..’ please tick the ‘GP (via a POSTER, LEAFLET, from a STAFF MEMBER, TEXT, GP SOCIAL MEDIA, EMAIL, NEWSLETTER etc.)’ box and when prompted click 'CADDINGTON SURGERY, BEDFORDSHIRE'.


Should you have any further questions about the study then please contact Linda Jones ( who is co-ordinating the survey, and would be pleased to help.


Thank you very much for taking the time to read this invitation.


19 February 2021:  COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

Please note that the location for all Covid-19 vaccinations booked through Caddington Surgery is Dunstable Health Centre, Priory Gardens, Dunstable LU6 3SU.

Please also be aware that text confirmations for Covid-19 vaccination appointments say it at Chiltern Hills PCN --- this is simply the name of the Primary Care Network that covers all GP surgeries within Central Bedfordshire, and all Covid-19 vaccination appointments are booked through a central system. Your appointment will be at Dunstable Health Centre, Priory Gardens

Flu vaccination information


NHS poster - flu jabsThe vaccine is free to all in the categories below:

  • adults 65 and over
  • adults aged 50 - 64 (available after November 2020 and when government vaccine delivered)
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • pregnant women
  • children aged 2 and 3
  • children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

There are 3 types of flu vaccine:

  • a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray – this is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
  • a quadrivalent injected vaccine – this is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
  • an adjuvanted trivalent injected vaccine (FLUAD) – this is for people aged 65 and over as it has been shown to be more effective in this age group

If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine  as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.

The ‘Protecting your child from flu’ leaflet is now available to download in audio from:Protecting Your Child From Flu

And also in braille – on demand from the Health Publications website.

And the same leaflet is available on GOV.UK in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Romani, Romanian, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish and Urdu Leaflets and Posters in Other Languages

NHSE Briefing for patients on Flu Eligibility  Please read if you are aged 50 - 64 years old

Flu Myth Buster

Flu Vaccination - who needs it and why

Coronavirus: latest information and advice


View the results of our 2019 Patient Survey here.  We are delighted to share the news that Caddington Surgery has scored higher than the CCG average in every question! 

Some "What if?" questions are less scary when we talk about them... watch video on home page

 We Want You!  We are seeking additional volunteers for our Patient Participation Group.... read about it here.

Self-care programme for GP surgeries.. for more information see - self-care programme.

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