COVID-19 vaccination update
Please do not contact the practice to ask for a COVID-19 vaccination. You will be contacted when you are eligible.
We have been asked by NHS England to start delivering the COVID-19 mass vaccination programme from 15 December. This will be done by working together with other local GP Practices (called a Primary Care Network) at a centralised location to provide the vaccines, rather doing vaccinations here at the practice.
To enable everyone to get the vaccine in a safe and controlled way, a prioritisation list has been established so the vaccine can be delivered to groups who need it first.
We will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date, so please don’t contact the practice to ask for a vaccine before then.
We are working hard to plan the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations, while continuing to deliver the largest ever flu vaccine campaign and supporting our patients with routine and urgent health requests. On that basis, we are unable to answer additional questions about the COVID vaccine.
However, to help answer your likely questions, we have tried to summarise the key information you need to know about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination
Spring boosters - eligible criteria - all patients aged 75 years and over
All patients immunocompromised
You will be invited to attend for the vaccination once eligible, it can only be given 6 months after your previous vaccination.
CHANGES DUE TO COVID 19
We have now moved to a mixed model for appointments with a GP - a mix of telephone and face to face appointments if it can be dealt with over the telephone for example asking regarding results, a query with a medication or you are currently covid positive then please book one of these slots enabling the face to face slots for issues that cannot be dealt with over the telephone.
All the on the day urgent appointments with the nurse practitioner will be face to face unless you are covid positive or have symptoms of covid
Practice Nurse appointments while we have started to re introduce services there are some that we have not started such as:
Health Care Assistant appointments - are now fully available except ear syringing
Anyone attending the surgery for any reason MUST wear a face covering
Please DO NOT attend the surgery to order your repeat prescriptions, if you are registered for on-line services then please use this method to order your medication
If you are not registered for on-line services we would urge you to register but in the interim or if you do not have internet access then we will take the repeat over the telephone you will need to tell us what it is you need so have your repeat slip or your boxes to hand when you call
We still require at least 48 hours notice for processing repeats
We will do prescriptions no more than 1 week in advance (this may depend on the type of medication requested)
Your repeats will be for the same amounts as normal
All repeats will go to your nominated pharmacy if you have one, if you do not have one please discuss with your preferred pharmacy or a member of reception if ordering your prescription over the telephone, having a nominated pharmacy will support the practice in reducing the footfall to the practice and minimising the risks to yourself, Dr's and staff