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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.

Initial access to the practice is now by telephone, please do not attend the surgery with any queries or appointments unless authorised by the practice. Please be patient with our admin staff at this busy time, we appreciate the phone lines can be busy but we are trying our best to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible.

From Monday 15th of June in line with recent government guidelines all patients attending the practice will be required to wear a face mask or face covering. Thank you for your continued support.

We are constantly reviewing appointments being conducted by the practice alongside guidance from NHS England.

Online book has temporarily been suspended until further notice to allow all patients to be triaged over the phone. Our early morning surgeries have been suspended and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

GP Appointments

All GP appointments will initially be done by telephone. The GP can then either conduct a video consultation or bring you into surgery at an agreed time if necessary. We cannot specify a time for the doctor to contact you.

During this time to help us care for you the GPs may ask you to send a photo or discuss your appointment in a video consultation. To try and make this as easy as possible for all patients the doctor will text you a link, you can click on this secure link and it will allow you to text back and send a photo directly to the doctor. This photo can then be saved into your clinical records. Video consultations work in a similar way the doctor will send you a link when ready, by clicking on this it will take both you and the GP to a secure page to continue your consultation.

Nurse Appointments

During this time there will be a change to our nursing services to allow us to prioritise urgent work and minimise patient contact.

Nursing appointments still conducted face to face:

- Baby immunisations

- Prostap Injections

- Nebido

- Smears (clinicians to review if needed or postponed)

- INR

- Whooping Cough

- Pneumococcal Injections (in the at risk group)

- Dressings/Suture removals

- Urgent blood tests (clinicians to be reviewed)

Nursing appointments which will be done by telephone:

- Asthma

- COPD

- Diabetic Reviews

- HRT

- Learning Disability Reviews

Postponed Nurse appointments:

- Travel Immunisations

- CVD bloods & follow up

- BP reviews

- Annual checks (hypertension)

- Spirometry

 
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