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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 

 

Contraception & Family Planning

The contraceptive injection-Your contraception guide

The contraceptive injection (Depo-Provera & Sayana Press) releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy

Depo-Provera lasts for 13 weeks.  Sayana Press also lasts for 13 weeks and is a newer type of injection.  Eastwood Primary Care Centre will be prescribing the Sayana Press injection for patients and the practice nurse team will give instructions and training to patients at the surgery in clinic by appointment, so that patients will be able to self-administer this injection in the future at home.

The Sayana Press link below will give you access to videos online to demonstrate how to use the injection.  There are frequently asked questions and tips but, if you have any questions or concerns that you need medical guidance for, please contact Eastwood Primary Care Centre and request a telephone call back from the Practice Nurse.  Tel: 01773 304700.

www.sayanaanswers.co.uk

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/contraceptive-injection/



 
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