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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 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:

Practice Management

Mrs Anne Tinsdeall (f)

Practice Manager

Anne is responsible for the overall smooth running and organisation of the practice, and to manage the financial side of the practice. She will be happy to hear your comments - both good and bad.

 

Reception

Our 12 receptionists, led by the practice manager, are fully trained and, at times, have a difficult job to do. They are there to help you get the best service from us, to organise the doctors' schedules and to help them with administration. At all times, they are carrying out the doctors' instructions and their advice follows strict practice guidelines. Anything that is discussed with the receptionist or any other member of the team is treated in strict confidence. You have a right to be treated courteously and our receptionists also have the right to be treated courteously by you.

If you wish to discuss something in private, we can offer a degree of privacy in a separate office. Please ask to use this office if your enquiry is of a sensitive nature.

 
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