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Latest information on - COVID-19 Vaccination programme

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups as soon as supplies arrive.

When will a vaccine be available?

The first deliveries of the vaccine should be during w/c 14 December 2020 and the NHS is ready to start offering them as soon as they arrive to those who need them most.

Who will get a vaccine?

The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from Covid19 first, starting with people living in care homes, people over 80 years old and frontline health and social care workers. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here. As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn so they do not need to contact their practice or the NHS.

Where can I get a vaccine?

To start with, vaccines will only be available at hospital ‘hubs’ where the Pfizer vaccine can be stored safely. However, arrangements are also being put in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies and different vaccines become available. These include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.

Further information

We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:

  • Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours
  • Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;

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

Please view the patient information leaflet available at the following address:


We currently offer a number of ways to see a doctor:

Advanced Booking

Most of our appointments may be booked in advance. We must point out that demand for these pre-bookable appointments are high and often go quickly. These appointments can be booked either online, over the phone or at reception

Emergency Book on Day Appointments

These are for patients who feel their condition cannot wait and who need to see a GP the same day. We advise that you ring as soon as possible after 08:30 in the morning as we have limited appointments available.

Emergency Drop-in Clinics

There will be an Emergency drop-in clinic at Milnsbridge on a Monday morning between 08:30 and 10:30. These will be held on a Tuesday if there is a bank holiday. These appointments are 5 minutes long for one acute problem only and can be booked on the day by either telephone or at reception.

Please note these appointments are not for pre-existing conditions which will need a longer appointment

Telephone Consultations

It may be that you only wish to discuss something with the doctor and this may be dealt with in a telephone consultation. Please make this clear when you ring the surgery so that the doctor can call you back. Please be ready to give the receptionist a little information for the doctor and to have an up-to-date telephone number for him/her to phone you back on.

Extended Hours

Saturday morning and Monday evening clinics are available each month at New Street Surgery. These appointments are pre-bookable.


If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us at least 30 minutes before you are due to attend in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

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