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Important information when visiting our practice

The NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including GP practices, despite the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted on Monday 19 July 2021, to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.

For more information on this, please click here.


COVID-19 Vaccine and Travel Update

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

Take a look at our latest Patient Participation Group Newsletter:

PPG Jan 2021 - page 1

PPG Jan 2021 - page 2

PPG Jan 2021 - page 3


Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You are aged 65 and above

OR

  • You are 18-64 and experiencing
    • Shortness of breat as part of COVID-19 illness
    • With symptoms within the last 14 days

OR

  • You are 18-64
    • With underlying health conditions
    • With symptoms within the last 14 days

 Please visit www.principletrial.org to find out how to take part in an Urgent Public Health clinical trial for COVID-19 treatments


Novel Coronavirus Information and Update

Take a look at the link below for information on the Novel Coronavirus.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP

YOUR VIEWS ARE IMPORTANT TO US!

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Are you interested in helping to improve patient experience in our surgery? Are you a registered patient in our practice? Would you like to give your views on the service you receive when visiting us? Have your say and join our Patient Participation Group.

We are looking for individuals to join our Patient Participation Group to help us plan any changes and improvements to our services.

Membership will not take up a lot of your time.

Our PPG meet Bi-monthly face-to-face. If you cannot attend the meetings but would still like to be involved in the group then our Chairman would be happy to hear from you.

Please either call 01262 673362 or email lianne.Jerome@nhs.net

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