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Flu Vaccine Update 20/11/2020

You will no doubt have heard in the media this morning, that those age 50-64 will be able to receive a flu vaccine from 1/12/20. General practices are learning this information at the same time as you. Practices are doing all they can to prepare and source vaccines and we will be in contact with patients as soon as we are able. In the meantime please do not contact your surgery about flu vaccines if you are in this group until you are asked to do so.

COVID- 19 Update November

We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings. The current government advice about high risk groups is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november?fbclid=IwAR3yYduI5wOSppU1Tlw-YOkuKpJKnaHtPF3_fqTbIpG9Hxi0ETAvwAG1Vss#protecting-people-more-at-risk-from-coronavirus. Further publication is due on Monday, and the Government will be writing to affected patients. GPs at the surgery have no additional information  to the above  and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.

For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a practice we are very sorry, but decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide on the best course of action.

The surgery is still open for telephone appointments and face to face where necessary. We ask that you are patient with our staff at this busy time and thank you for your continued support.

Flu Update October

Please find attached information regarding this years flu vaccines. At the moment we are not vaccinating 50-64 year olds unless you are in an at risk group. We will contact you when we have had further information regarding this vaccine as soon as we here from NHSE.

Flu Vaccine Information

 

Please do not phone the practice to request your medication or to check if your prescription is ready. At the moment we are asking patients to either ring the medicines order line or order their medication online. If you cannot do either of these please post your prescription request in writing in the post box outside either surgery.

The Medicines Order Line

The medicines order line take prescription requests over the phone and can send your medication electronically to any chemist. They are open Monday - Friday 09.00am until 04.00pm on 01246 588860. We appreciate the telephone line is extremely busy at the moment but please be patient and not ring the practice to query this.

They now have an new email service, this has recently been set up so you can request a call back regarding your prescription request. You will need to email ddcg.northMOLonlinerequests@nhs.net providing them with the following information:

  • Your GP Practice Name
  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your contact number

This is to request a call back only and they aim to respond with 48 hours.

Online Ordering

You can order medication online through system online https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com/2/Login?Date=20200420161006. You can also download the NHS App or Airmid App on your smart phone.

Dispensing Patients

If you collect your medication from the practice Donna the Dispenasary Manager is still offering a normal dispensing service during this time. If you can safely collect, or get a trusted friend or neighbour to collect please press the buzzer.

If you are struggling to get to surgery as you are shielding, unwell or do not have a trusted nominated person to collect your medication please ring the practice and ask to speak to Donna. Donna will be arranging a home delivery service for those who require this.

 
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