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Dr Rosie Atterton 

On Thursday 26.11.2020 we said goodbye to a much loved GP Partner.  It was a day mixed with both sadness and excitement.  Rosie is emigrating with her family to start a new adventure in sunnier climes.   

We will all miss her very much, but wish her and her family many new and exciting adventures in the sunshine.  

Ra

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update

If you have not yet been vaccinated, or know someone locally who has not yet been vaccinated and are aged over 70 or are a health or social care worker, please let your local practice know.

We are currently vaccinating cohorts according to the government guidelines.  Today we have invited patients in the "underlying health conditions" cohort and will be vaccinating at both Little Paxton and Alconbury week commencing 22nd February 2021. 

Everyone who has not yet been vaccinated (at any age) 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. 

 

If you have not yet been approached about having the Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information: why you are being asked to wait. You can also find further information on the Covid-19 vaccine here.

 

Please continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

Extended Access

We are now able to offer weekend and weekday evening appointments at our federation hub practice at Buckden

This new service is provided by our Federation and funded by Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical commissioning group. Pre bookable appointments are available for non urgent consultations.

Please call us for more information or to book an appointment

Where to get medical help at the weekend

NHS 111 

Open 24/7, 365 days a year, NHS 111 connects patients to a team of fully trained call advisers who are supported by experienced nurses, paramedics, and GPs.
They will ask questions to assess the symptoms, and give healthcare advice or direct the caller to a local NHS service. If necessary, they can also call an ambulance or direct people straight to A&E. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone.

Pharmacies  

Pharmacies will be open across the bank holiday weekends with many open on the bank holiday Mondays too. 

Mental health – 111 option 2 

The First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides those in mental health crisis the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2.
The service allows patients or carers to speak to specially-trained mental health staff who can provide advice, support, and signposting to other services. The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Minor Illness and Injury Units (MIU)

Minor Illness and Injury Units can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings.
Opening hours are as follows:

Peterborough MIIU
City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB
Tel: 01733 847090
Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm
Open seven days a week, including weekends and bank holidays.

Due to new data protection laws, from May 2018, we will need your explicit consent to text and email you. Please let staff know you are happy for us to do so on your next call or visit to the surgery.

 

Health News from the BBC and the NHS

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