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Covid Vaccination Update 03.03.21

The A1 Network continue to deliver the vaccination programme as vaccine supplies are made available to us. We will continue to work through the Government identified cohorts to vaccinate patients in line with national guidance.

As of 2nd March we have vaccinated 15285 patients from our 2 PCN community hubs which is 43% of our patients over the age of 16.

This includes:

97.5% of patients aged 80+

96.5% of patents aged 75-79

96% of patients aged 70-74 and

89% of patients considered extremely vulnerable (including more recently added patients).

We do not have any further information yet about second doses. We anticipate that we will be asked to deliver them at around 12 weeks which means we may potentially have a very busy Easter break!

Please do NOT contact the surgeries regarding second doses. If you are eligible then when we have vaccine allocated for this you will receive an invite.

Thank you

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Everyone who has not yet been vaccinated can also help the programme by making sure that your GP practice has correct contact details (ideally a mobile phone number), as you will be contacted by text to book your appointment via an automated system.

The text comes from accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk and takes you to a survey link to book your appointment. This should help you to tell it is not a scam. If you do not have a mobile phone, someone will contact you on your landline to book your appointment.

 

Information for those isolating with Covid at home.  Please see further information section on the right hand side .

 

Your plasma might save lives! The NHS Blood and Transplant are asking 18-65 y/o males who have had COVID-19 to donate their plasma (antibodies) as part of research into new treatments.

For more details, visit :https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/how-you-can-help/convalescent-plasma-clinical-trial/. Thank you.

 

We Are Open

As we are all aware, the current Coronavirus pandemic has presented huge challenges over the last few months.  Nobody has been immune from the disruption and uncertainty. 

How you contact us will be different at the moment.  This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.  Clinicians are currently triaging all patients over the telephone or by video consult to ensure the ongoing protection of patients and staff. 

If we ask you to attend the surgery please ensure you wear a face covering.  Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.   

 

Please notify us upon your arrival for your appointment by telephone and either wait outside or in your vehicle until you are advised that it is appropriate to enter the building. 

 

If you are collecting a prescription, please only enter the first section of the building, wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing rules.  If you wish to speak with reception then please telephone them instead of popping into the reception area.

 

The situation is fluid and every day brings new challenges.  We are hugely grateful for the support, understanding and patience that you have shown. 

 

Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.

 

We have an open list and are welcoming new patients to register and be part of the practice.

Here is a link to the villages we accept patients from: Area list

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We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one-off problems to longer term illnesses. Feel free to explore the site and find out how you and your family can benefit from our personal and professional approach to healthcare provision.

Updated information regarding contractual requirements for 2015/16 can be accessed by clicking on the misc news tab.

Convenience

As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse we’ve made it easier for you to do a number of things. Check out how to order a repeat prescription or cancel your appointment online.

Join Us

Registering is easy with online forms also available and appointment slots to suit most patients’ timetables. You’ll enjoy a confidential service in comfortable surroundings from a helpful and dedicated team.

 

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