Kings Cross Surgery, one of the latest additions to the AT Medics portfolio of primary care sites, achieved a very significant increase in flu prevention for “at risk” patients in particular during their first 12 months of managing the surgery, as part of their focus on high standards of patient care.
Flu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the “flu jab” is available every year on the NHS to protect adults (and some children) at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as anyone aged 65 and over, pregnant women and both children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease).
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.
The team at Kings Cross Surgery worked hard to raise awareness to their patients; administering flu vaccinations to 74% of patients aged 65 and over compared with just 49% the year prior under the previous management, reducing the risk of flu for this vulnerable age group by 25%. This achievement is well above the national average.
Pat Elliott, Practice Manager Rep at Camden CCG commented on the achievement: “I just wanted to…pass on my thanks to you (Pal Bhambra – Senior Manager) and the reception team at Kings Cross. Camden did well this year improving above the national and London averages. Great work, can you please let the team know the difference they have made.”
AT Medics added Kings Cross Surgery to its portfolio of practices in May 2015, having successfully delivered an outstanding caretaker management contract for the prior 12 months.