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UPDATE ON SUCCESSFUL VACCINATION PROGRAMME AT CATHEDRAL HOUSE

Last week at Cathedral House, the Viaduct, Greenwood and Tolson Primary Care Networks administered 7,200 vaccines which is a staggering effort. This brought our total doses administered since December to a significant milestone of over 22,000 doses delivered which is a truly remarkable number. 

 

In reaching the Government’s target, we have invited everyone in the top four at risk categories and have started working into the next ‘at risk’ groups. We have also completed first doses at all 55 of the Care Homes we look after and the vast majority of housebound patients.

 

This has been a tremendous effort by all 26 GP Practices we cover and we would like to pay tribute to all members of staff who have gone above and beyond their duties in achieving this feat. From the retired GP’s  and Nurses to the medical students, from the Practice Managers, admin assistants and patients representatives, all have played their part. It is a credit to them that they are taking part in delivering the biggest vaccination delivery programme this country has ever seen, whilst continuing to run services at their own surgeries.

 

On behalf of the Project Management Team, we would like to thank GHCCG, Kirklees Council and the Voluntary Sector Organisations who each have played their part in supporting the roll out.

 

We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure each of our eligible patients will be invited when they are due a first or second dose.

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 NETHERTON SURGERY FROM 8TH FEBRUARY 2021

ALL PATIENTS WILL ENTER VIA THE FRONT DOOR AS PRE COVID - YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE PRACTICE INTERCOM SYSTEM TO SPEAK TO ADMIN TO CONFIRM YOUR PRE-BOOKED APPT.

YOU WILL BE GRANTED ACCESS ONCE YOUR TEMPRERTURE HAS BEEN CHECKED.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO GEL YOUR HANDS ON ENTRY, WEAR A FACEMASK AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING INSIDE THE BUILING. 

COVID INFORMATION

For the latest information regarding COVID please follow the below link:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Latest information on - COVID-19 Vaccination programme

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.

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:

Repeat Prescriptions 

Requests can be made in one of the following ways:

  • Put it in writing and hand it in or post it to us at the surgery. If you would like the prescription sent back to you by post please provide a stamped addressed envelope.
  • From the 1st December 2017 telephone requests will only be taken between the hours of 10-12.
  • Request your repeat prescription online via the link at the top of this page. This is easy to do, just provide the reception staff with some form of photo ID and you will be issued with a password.

Please note, under 16 year olds are NOT allowed to collect prescriptions.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Generic Drugs

All medicines have more than one name; the name of the active drug (the generic name) and a name given to it by the company that makes the particular brand (the trade name). In terms of medical effectiveness there is no difference between drugs with different trade names. At the surgery we usually issue prescriptions using the generic name. That way if a pharmacy has trouble getting hold of a particular brand (say because the company stops making it) they can supply a different manufacturer's version of the same drug. If you have doubt whether you have been given the right medication, then please ask your pharmacist or GP to confirm it is correct.

 
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