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COVID-19 Vaccine Update 28.01.21 

Derbyshire LMC Link : https://bit.ly/3iX7AJN

 

We understand that many patients have received letters from NHS England inviting them to book an appointment for their Covid-19 vaccination via the national NHS booking system at Mass Vaccination Hubs or community Pharmacies.

 

Local surgeries are not directly involved with the national NHS booking system; and cannot influence this process, change appointments or check where your appointment is booked.

 

If you are an eligible patient who would prefer to be vaccinated at your local vaccination service run by the practices in your local area, please wait for an appointment and WE WILL CONTACT YOU. We know who eligible patients are and the order in which they are able to receive the vaccine. The only thing limiting us is vaccine delivery.

 

If you have booked an appointment through the national NHS Booking system at an alternative venue, unfortunately general practice staff will be unable to help you with any queries. If you do use the NHS booking system please ensure you make a note of the venue your vaccination will take place.

 

If you already have an appointment booked at a local surgery and have since received an NHS England letter, please do not worry your appointment is still booked and will go ahead as planned.

 

Finally, ALL Primary Care Networks are doing an amazing job in delivering vaccines. We would like to extend our thanks to all involved.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update 25.01.21

Please do not contact the practice to query if you are eligible or if we have any clinics available. We are working through the government defined cohort of patients. If you have not heard anything this may be because there are no clinics available. This is out of the practices control.

As soon as clinics become available we will text a new link for patients to book.  

We are also making our way through the list of patients without a mobile phone. Please update your contact details to include your mobile phone where possible.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update 20.01.21

As many of you are aware as a practice we have started to book in the first target cohorts for the Covid vaccinations, this is the over 80s, over 70s and clinically vulnerable. We are sending out text message links for patients to book themselves if you cannot manage this yourself then contact the practice when you have received a link and we will book in for you. If you do not have a mobile we are contacting patients by landline. Please update us if you do have a mobile phone.

We are extremely busy at the moment and everyone is working hard to ensure patients are booked in. We ask patients do not contact the practice and we will contact you when we have appointment availability.

Please be assured we are starting housebound patients as soon as we can.

Thank you for your patience at this busy time when our phone lines are very busy.

Closure Dates

One Wednesday afternoon per month both surgeries will be closed from 12:30 for 'Quality Educational Study Time' (QUEST). This protected time is authorised and arranged by the local clinical commissioning group and provides practices with a small amount of protected time to concentrate on essential training and quality issues.

During the time the practice is closed, urgent problems are dealt with by Derbyshire Health United (DHU), our local out of hour’s service provider. Patients should telephone ‘111’ (this is a free call from both landlines and mobile phones) and DHU will assess your symptoms/conditions and direct you to the most appropriate point of care for your particular needs.

Closure Dates for 20 / 21

Forthcoming Quest dates:

2020

Wednesday 12th August

Wednesday 09th September

Wednesday 14th October

Wednesday 11th November

Wednesday 09th December

Bank Holiday Closing:

Monday 31st August 2020

Friday 25th December 2020

Monday 28th December 2020

Friday 01st January 2021

 
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