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Demonstrating Your Covid 19 Vaccination Status When Travelling Abroad

From 17 May, you may be able to show your COVID-19 vaccination status as proof of your status when travelling abroad. Please see the Covid 19 Information under Clinics and Services for more details.

Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Further information can be found here

Accessing GP Services

Patients requiring GP services should contact the Surgery by telephoning 01773 304700. 

The receptionist will ask the patient to provide a few basic details regarding the nature of the call and, if appropriate, put the patient on a GP’s triage list. This information is to help the GP prioritise the patients’ needs. 

The GP will telephone the patient (usually the same day, depending on the urgency and timing of the request). Up to 2 telephone attempts will made. Patients should have their telephone close by so as to avoid missing the call. The caller ID will be from a private/unknown caller.

The GP will ask the patient questions and determine the course of treatment. This may be the GP booking a face-to-face appointment with a GP, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, a Practice Pharmacist, a Nurse or another clinician. It could also be providing advice over the phone, issuing a prescription, or making a referral to another service for tests and/or investigations.

The Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Gateway is a single point of access for all none-clinical needs a person with cancer may be experiencing. They work with anyone OVER 18 and can also support friends and family of people who have a cancer diagnosis. More details can be found at Opening Times/Help and Support 

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.

 Covid 19 Survivors Group organised by Self Help UK  and moulded by its members

NEW SELF-REFERRAL SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY, PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS FOR MORE INFORMATION 

 

Flu Vaccination

Flu vaccine Information

In order to follow social distancing guidelines we are holding a range of clinics early mornings, evenings and weekends. This is by APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you are eligible  please contact us on 01773 304773 (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm) and leave a message. A member of staff will call you back within 48 hours.  

If you fall into one of the categories below, you will be eligible for a flu vaccine

Please wear a face covering when attending the Surgery and arrive at your appointment time. 

You should have a FREE NHS flu vaccine if you are:

  • Age 65 or over
  • Pregnant
  • Living in a residential or Nursing Home
  • the main carer of an older or disabled person
  • a household contact of an immunocompromised person
  • a frontline health or social care worker
  • 50-64 years old

    We hope to further extend the flu vaccine programme in November and December to include the 50-64 year old age group subject to vaccine supply and advice from NHS England. A number of providers such as Boots, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Lloyds pharmacies offer the vaccination privately and you can approach them, however, they too may be prioritising vaccinations for at risk groups.

     

Or have a long term condition such as:

  • a heart problem
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or asthma
  • a kidney disease
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • liver disease
  • had a stroke or a transient attach (TIA)
  • diabetes
  • a neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
  • a problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease or you have had your spleen removed
  • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)

This list of conditions isn't definitive.  It is always an issue of clinical judgement.  Your GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.

CHILDREN

If you have a child over 6 months of age who has one of the conditions listed above they should have a flu vaccination. 

The children being offered the vaccine this year, are:

  • all 2 and 3 years of age
  • all children in reception class and school years 1,2,3,4,& 5

Children aged two and three years will be given the vaccination at their general practice usually by the practice nurse. Nearly all eligible children in reception year and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 throughout England will be offered the flu vaccine in school. For most children, the vaccine will be given as a spray in each nostril. This is a very quick and painless procedure.

For more information on children and flu vaccination see the NHS Choices information at nhs.uk/child-flu

 



 
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