COVID 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-10 mass vaccination programme. This will be done by working together with other local GP Practices (called a Primary Care Network) to provide the vaccines, rather than 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 is 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. 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 campaign, along with sharing details of the way patient groups will be prioritised.
- The vaccine will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first.
- We will be in contact with you with information about where and when you will need to receive the vaccine.
- Please act on your invitation when it comes and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
- Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
What are the priority groups?
- Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (excluding pregnant women and those under 16)
- All those 65 years of age and over
- All individuals aged 16-64 years wth underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- All those 60 years of age and over
- All those 55 years of age and over
- All those 50 years of age and over
- Rest of the population (priority to be determined)
We have been overwhelmed with all the offers to help, so Thank You. At present no more help is needed but should that change we will update you here.
Flu vaccination update
If you are aged 50-64 years, you are now eligible for a flu vaccination, regardless of whether you are in an at risk group or not. To book, please download the NHS app, or visit patientaccess.com. Alternatively, please contact the Practice by phone (avoiding Mondays where possible).
We are also still vaccinating patients aged over 65, however this is in a different clinic and vaccination, so please be careful when booking online.
We are providing a pre-booked service (no walk-ins) to ensure we maintain a safe environment for all.
Make sure we have your correct contact details. You can update them here
We have changed the way we offer appointments for our GPs. We have been working this way throughout the COVID pandemic, and it is working well for patients and the Practice.
Our GPs now view all GP appointment requests to ensure you get the most appropriate appointment with the correct clinician. This means we can ensure you see the right person at the right time.
We ask all patients to complete an eConsult (online consultation) to gather the required information to ensure you get the care you need. The GP will review your request and will contact you. This may be through a telephone call, face to face through a video consultation, or electronic communication such as text. We will always make arrangements for any patients who need to be seen physically in the surgery.
We respond to requests before the end of the next working day. To submit an eConsult download the NHS app or click here
The new system has been introduced with the aim of:
- Helping you see the right person at the right time
- Reducing wait times to obtain advice from a GP
- Avoiding any unnecessary trips to the surgery
- Reduce call waiting times
Patients who do not have access to the internet or are unable to complete an eConsult can still contact us by phone. A trained member of our team will ask questions to provide the GP with the same information gathered by eConsult. Please give them as much information as possible.
If you have any information or communication needs please let us know so we can make any necessary arrangements for you.
(Site updated 18/01/2021)