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PATIENT NOTICES - September 2021
FLU VACCINE DELAYS
Following announcement two weeks ago that there was a national issue with flu stock deliveries due to shortage of HGV drivers we continue to wait for a delivery date for our Flu Vaccine
As soon as we know when the stock will be arriving we will contact our eligible patients.
This is outside of our control and thank you for your patience during this time.
Last week the government announced that COVID vaccination boosters would be available to anyone aged 50 and above and to the clinically vulnerable.
If it is over 6 months since you had your 2nd vaccination we will shortly be contacting you to invite you to have your booster.
Dear Patients, mask wearing will become optional from 19th July 2021 as per government guidelines. We must stress however that the same guidance suggests caution and recommends ongoing wearing of masks in closed spaces, small areas and where vulnerable people will be present.
Sadly COVID 19 remains in the population.
Public Health Safeguards dictate that the safety of patients and those delivering their care is paramount. As you will be in close proximity to our clinicians when you come to us we will continue wearing masks and respectfully request that you continue to do so.
Hand Sanitiser will be available throughout the surgery and for the present we will continue to encourage distancing and operate our one way system through the premises.
SPACE - HANDS - FACE
COVID 19 VACCINE
National Covid-19 Vaccinations Programme
NHS England are now inviting anyone over 18 to book COVID-19 vaccination at designated mass vaccination sites. If you would like to arrange an appointment then please book via the NHS website or call 119 free of charge.
It was recently announced that patients aged between 16 and 18 will be offered COVID vaccine. We have little information at the moment, once we have further information we will post it here
FLU Vaccination Programme 2021/22
There is a national shortage of HGV drivers which is causing a delay in delivery of stock. We do no know when our stock will arrive, as soon as we have had confirmation we will start contacting eligible patients
As autumn approaches in the coming months, now is the time to start thinking about getting the annual flu jab. This year, the free jab will be offered to more people amidst concerns around the still-present coronavirus.
The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine to those over the age of 65, pregnant women and those with existing health conditions or weakened immune systems.
In a typical winter, flu is one of the biggest health concerns for many older and vulnerable people. With the additional threat of coronavirus this year, the public are being advised to take extra care to avoid both of these diseases. The government hopes for as many people as possible to receive the flu jab to reduce the risk of caregivers and healthcare workers coming under immense pressure.
We will be holding our Flu Clinics over the next few months. Due to the current COVID-19 situation they will operate in a slightly different way to previous years to protect our patients and staff
We will contact you to invite you for your vaccination either by text, letter or over the phone. Please do not call the surgery to ask about your vaccination at this time.
This year the flu vaccine is being offer on the NHS to
- Adults 65 and over
- People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months)
- Pregnant women
- People living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- Children in Primary School – to be done at school
- Children in Year 7 (secondary school) – to be done at school
- Frontline health or social care workers
Flu Jabs for patients aged 50 -60
Clinics for the new 2021 cohort of eligible patients aged 50-64, who do not have an ‘at risk condition’ (see NHS UK) will follow soon if the vaccine can be centrally supplied by NHS England. This cohort are schedule to be vaccinated as soon as supplies are available
You may have read in the press about "General Practice Data for Planning and Research" (GPDPR). This is a new way that NHS Digital will collect data from the GP record to help plan for future NHS healthcare. The new way of collecting reduces the amount of work we in the practice have to do to share the information.
Any data collected will be pseudonymised (meaning it can't be identified with an individual).
There are two types of opt out to consider.
TYPE 1 - this stops any data going from the practice to NHS Digital.
NATIONAL DATA - this will allow the data to do to NHS Digital, but stops any data going further than that.
Remember in both instances, the data isn't identifiable to you.
To opt out of Type 1: complete the form here https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/…/type-1-opt-out-for… before 23rd June and return it to us (by email or in hard copy). We will then add the information to your medical record.
To opt out of National Data, visit https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/ or use the NHS App.
For more information on GPDPR see https://digital.nhs.uk/…/general-practice-data-for-planning…
Please find the link below regarding an update to our privacy notice.
Wheelchair users can gain access to the surgery, there are no steps to the consulting rooms.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT AT PRESENT ONLINE BOOKING FOR APPOINTMENTS IS NOT AVAILABLE. THIS FACILITY HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DURING COVID PANDEMIC.
We hope to use this site as a way of presenting to our patients and up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff & the services we provide, we hope you will use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health issue we will also add this to the website.
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