Padgate Medical Centre
Padgate Medical Centre, 12 Station Road South, Padgate, Warrington | Tel: 01925 815333 | WARCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Your second coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
Due to new advice from the UK Chief Medical Officers, the new medical advice is that the second dose of the vaccine remains effective when given up to 12 weeks after the first dose, and should be given towards the end of this 12 week period.
While you will need two doses of the vaccine to get the best long-term protection from the virus, you will still have a significant level of protection at 22 days after you received the first dose. The new guidance will also help ensure that as many people as possible benefit from the first dose of the vaccine as soon as possible. Please be reassured that there are no safety concerns in the new guidance, and it will not impact on how effective the vaccination is in protecting you from Covid-19 once the course is complete.
You do not need to call us. We will call you to regarding your second vaccine appointment.
It is important to note that even when you have received your vaccine, you must continue to follow government guidance on social distancing and wearing a mask, as well as the additional measures in place in your area.
We look forward to seeing you for your second vaccine dose at the right time.
For more information on the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
Great news yesterday that the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved
We await communications from the government and NHS England on the plans for delivering this vaccine. General Practice has been very vocal in our desire to support this programme as we are experts at delivering vaccinations.
Please refrain from contacting us about the vaccine, like with the Pfizer vaccine there will be eligibility criteria that we have to follow in order to vaccinate the most vulnerable first.
When patients become eligible they will be contacted either by the NHS centrally or us directly to arrange their vaccination appointment.
Our phones lines are currently very busy with the usual queries so we need to keep them free to allow us to continue to support our patients.
As more information is released on the vaccination programme, we will communicate to patients via this page, our website and in some cases via text message.
We look forward to a brighter New Year.
What is eConsult, and how does it work?
For non COVID related health concerns, please complete an eConsult
Submit a medical or administrative eConsult to us BEFORE 12:30pm and we will respond to you by the end of that SAME DAY.
If you submit your request after 12:30pm we will contact you by the end of the next working day. (excluding weekends and bank holidays)
eConsult is available for routine requests between 6.30pm Sunday and 6.30pm Friday. For Urgent request please contact NHS111
When you are submitting an E-consult it is imperative that you are available to receive the call from the GP. If the GP is unable to contact you due to the call not being answered you will need to resubmit an eConsult
Please note we do not accept prescription requests via eConsult
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 our surgery doors remain closed
During the current pandemic our surgery doors remain closed this is to protect patients and staff with the risk of infection. Padgate Medical Centre will continue to provide the best possible care to our patients which is our priority and by implementing a number of measures to ensure all our patients receive help and support during these unprecedented times.
Telephone and online triage
GP Practices are having to work differently during the outbreak and have moved to a total triage model using telephone and video triage to help mitigate any risk to patients and staff. If you need to be seen by a GP and your condition cannot be managed remotely you will be advised. This service will ensure anyone who needs to see a GP can, while prioritising patients with the greatest need.
Face to Face Appointments
Every effort is being made to provide support away from practices, with face-to-face appointments only being made when absolutely necessary. Consultations will be carried out by alternative methods, such a telephone calls, video or consultations.
However, we recognise there may be cases where a face-to-face appointments is needed.
Services may be temporarily paused
During the pandemic some routine assessments and services normally provided through your GP may be temporarily unavailable. We are working hard to make sure patients still receive their routine reviews by using Medlink to help provide online clinical reviews.
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.
Padgate Medical Centre
would like to thank our patients for their patience and understanding.
FLU CLINIC 2020
Click on the link ‘Guide for Patient Flu clinic 2020‘ to see the plans we have implemented for the smooth and safe running of our flu clinics.
Book your Flu Clinic appointment
Padgate Medical Centre will be implementing enhanced infection control measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff through out the COVID pandemic.
Patients will be asked to abide by the Social distancing markings which will be placed along the foot path adjacent to the surgery. When you approach the main entrance you will need to remove outer garments. You will then be guided to one of the work stations where the clinician who will be in full PPE will discuss about what vaccination(s) are to be given, potential side effects, symptoms to look out for post vaccination & consent. The vaccination will then be administered.
The patient will then follow the floor markings and exit the building using our fire exit at the other end the corridor.
PLEASE WEAR A SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT/TSHIRT UNDERNEATH YOUR JACKETS
THIS WILL ALLOW THE FLU CLINICS TO RUN SMOOTHLY