CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

If you think you have any symptoms of Coronavirus – DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY. You must self-isolate:

i. You will need to stay at home for 7 days

ii. If you live with someone who has symptoms, you need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms.

Please also follow the advice below;

As you are probably aware, the public information is regularly changing for Coronavirus and therefore we are recommending patients to check the following links below for further information.

Coronavirus (COVID- 19)- Help protect yourself & others from coronavirus” on the following website: http://nhs.uk/coronavirus

If you think you may have been exposed to the virus when travelling or if you think you have symptoms, the new 111 online coronavirus service can quickly tell you what to do next , please visit 111.nhs.uk

For further information please click on the link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Coronavirus Testing Information

It is useful for practices to be aware that patients should not be directed to NHS 111 to co-ordinate testing for COVID-19. Information about testing can be found here https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test 

Appointment Information

In accordance with latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice – Online appointments will be turned off for the practice with immediate effect. Patients will be able to access our services through the following methods:

  • E-Consult – Please visit our practice website to submit an e-consult (this may provide simple medical advice to patients without the need to leave your home) Due to the current Covid-19 situation, there is a 2 working days waiting response time for e-consults. Please do not use this system if your query cannot wait for this time period. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you
  • Telephone appointments (Please contact the surgery to book a telephone consultation)
  • Routine & Urgent appointments can be made by contacting the surgery phone lines

Please ensure that you are following the current advice:

i. History of foreign travel in to affected areas in the past 14 days, or

ii. Contact with anyone with Coronavirus, and

iii. Fever, cough (Usually dry but may be productive with sputum), fatique, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and pains and loss/change of taste and smell.

iiii. If your symptoms are severe and/or you have any of the following symptoms:

Shortness of breath, Chest pain, cold, clammy or mottled skin, confusion, drowsiness, blue lips or face, not passed urine in greater than 18 hours please dial 999.

Please follow the link below for further guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Covid-19 Booster Vaccine

We are pleased as from 20th September 2021 we are able to offer you the covid-19 booster.
You will be offered a booster dose at least 6 months (160 days) after you had your 2nd dose.
The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have a booster dose. It’s important not to contact the NHS for one before then.
Most people will be invited to book an appointment at a larger vaccination centre, pharmacy, or local NHS service such as through your GP surgery.
Frontline health and social care workers will be invited to book an appointment through their employer.
Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.
This includes:
  • people aged 50 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • carers aged 16 and over
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

Book online if you’ve been contacted

You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you have been contacted by the NHS and you are either:
  • aged 50 and over
  • aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
If you have been contacted by the NHS you can follow the link below to book your booster vaccine.

Latest update: Face Coverings

Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in all healthcare settings.

 

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.

However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.

That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.

The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.

“It is vital that in healthcare settings, we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.  We urge all our patients to wear some sort of a face covering when attending the surgery.”

 

                      We thank you for your support.

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE – Booster Vaccine

As of Monday 2oth September 2021 our practice is pleased to be able to start offering the 

Covid-19 Vaccination Booster to our patients.

How and when to get your COVID-19 booster vaccine

You’ll be offered a booster dose at least 6 months (160 days) after your 2nd dose.

The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have a booster dose. It’s important not to contact the NHS for one before then.

Most people will be invited to book an appointment at a larger vaccination centre, pharmacy, or local NHS service such a GP surgery if allocated (this may not be your own GP surgery).

Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.

This includes:

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

Which COVID-19 vaccine will I get?

Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Moderna vaccine.

This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccines you had for your 1st and 2nd doses.

Some people may be offered a booster dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine if they cannot have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.

Book online if you’ve been contacted

You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you have been contacted by the NHS and you are either:

  • aged 50 and over
  • aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19

Please wait to be contacted by the NHS before booking your booster dose.

Once you have been contacted please click the link below.

Frontline health and social care workers will be invited to book an appointment through their employer or alternatively if it has been 6 months to your 2nd dose you can book via the link below for your appointment but will need to provide proof of employment when attending for the appointment.