The #COVID19 vaccination programme following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). 40-49 year-olds will be offered a booster dose 16-17 year-olds will be offered a second dose
**Please do not call the surgery regarding COVID-19 booster. You will receive a letter or text from NHS England.**
Most people who are eligible for the #COVID19
booster will be offered a dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccines you had for your first and second doses.
Please can we ask if you have an appointment at the surgery you come on your own, unless you are Under 16 or need a carer/assistance. The waiting area needs to maintain social distancing and with extra people in the surgery this is making it difficult. Thank you for your understanding.
Flu appointments now available to book.
***Please can we ask you call the surgery between 10am-12.30 and 3pm - 6.30 Monday - Friday.***
Tuesday 23rd November 2pm - 5pm (any age)
Thursday 25th November 1.30pm - 4pm (any age)
Tuesday 30th November 8.30am - 9.30am (any age)
Wednesday 1st December 5pm - 7pm (any age)
Those eligible for NHS influenza vaccination at the surgery are:
• all children aged 2 to 3 - they have to be that age on 31/8/2021
• those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
• pregnant women
• those aged 50 years and over
• close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
• Frontline health and social care staff employed by:
• a registered residential care or nursing home
• registered domiciliary care provider
• A voluntary managed hospice provider
These are for:
• all children aged 2 to 3 – they have to be that age on 31/08/2021
• Children aged 2 to 17 years with long-term health conditions.
Please book on-line or call reception, but please avoid our busy times 8am-10am and 1.30pm - 3.00pm.
Please bear with us! Unfortunately, due to a combination of doctors, nurses, receptionists and other members of our team off sick or self-isolating at the moment, we are working under even more pressure than usual. We are doing our best to keep everything running normally and we apologise if there are waits or delays, we will be doing our best to try to help you.
Patient update: Face masks to continue:
We would like to ask all visitors to the Health Centre to support us in continuing to wear masks and socially distance whilst in the building. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, we have a lot of vulnerable people who visit us for various treatments and despite immunisation they remain at risk from Covid infections. Secondly, we need you to help keep all our staff safe from infection as the requirement to self-isolate could put our staying open in jeopardy if enough staff are affected at one time. All our frontline staff are double-immunised and we will continue to wear masks and take precautions not to get infected and become infectious. We hope you will help us to continue to keep everyone safe by wearing a mask and social-distancing in the building.
Here are some useful helpline phone numbers for those in need.
If you initially declined the COVID-19 vaccine but you have now changed your mind, you can still book an appointment to get your vaccine.
The GP extraction has been delayed to 01/09/2021 to give patients time to consider if they want their data shared this way.
If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this. You can send the form by post or email to your GP practice or call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.
Useful links for support during Coronavirus:
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’.
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.
Icon Babies cry: You can cope.
SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID.
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(Site updated 16/11/2021)