People at greatest risk of serious illness from Covid, including care home residents, over 65s and frontline health and social care workers, are eligible for an autumn vaccine booster.
Here’s everything you need to know. If you are eligible contact the surgery to arrange your Flu. If you are eligible for a Covid booster please click on the link to arrange an appointment to a vaccinator near you Book, cancel or change a COVID-19 vaccination appointment – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
The following people are eligible for an autumn Covid booster:
This is because the risk of severe Covid continues to be strongly associated with increasing age and underlying health conditions.
PATCHS provides lots of benefits including being able to make requests in your own time, avoid telephone queues and waiting rooms, and getting quick responses. PATCHS also helps patients who struggle to contact their GP practice using the telephone or in-person. This includes patients who have hearing or speaking impairments, anxiety, and who speak English as a second language.
Please note we do not accept prescription requests via PATCHS
Please post your request in the letter box at the surgery or by clicking on the link on the home page ‘Order Your Prescription’ to submit via systmonline patient services – please contact reception to obtain your username & password
Why can’t I see my GP?
There has been lots of bad press about GPs working in the NHS. One of our GP’s has taken the time to to explain why it’s become increasingly challenging to see a GP.
Our next Patient Participation Group meeting will be held as a virtual meeting on TBA
If you wish to attend please contact the surgery or click on the purple box above to register ‘ Join our Patient Participation Group’
Click on the link to Download the NHS App
Referrals into hospital
Referrals to hospital specialists for non-urgent conditions have now reopened. However due to the temporary suspension of routine referrals during the pandemic, there is now a backlog and you may have to wait longer for treatment. You will receive advice about how to self-manage your condition in the meantime, but if your condition significantly worsens you should contact your GP.
Urgent referrals are still operating as usual. However, these referrals will be triaged before being accepted. This restriction does not impact cancer referrals (often referred to as ‘Two Week Waits’) and HOT clinic referrals as these are being processed as usual.
This practice is delighted to be signed up to the Green Impact for Health Toolkit and is actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint.
The climate emergency is also a health emergency, and health care in the UK contributes 5.4% of the UK’s carbon emissions. We need to enhance the health of our current population without compromising the health of future generations, and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet. Fortunately most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better – for example eating a mainly plant-based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking, reducing pollution etc all enhance our health and reduce our need for medications