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COVID-19 vaccinations given abroad

(09/12/2021)

Following a successful pilot period, the NHS has now launched a service for patients who have been vaccinated abroad with one of the four MHRA-approved COVID-19 vaccines [Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) or Moderna (Spikevax)].

Please click here to visit the NHS website and read more or to use service.

Flu vaccinations

(Update 17/11/2021)
We continue to book flu vaccination appointments for eligible patients. Please contact reception to book your appointment.

We have sufficient supplies of vaccines for all eligible patients (including eligible children). More information about eligibility for a vaccine can be found at the links below.

This link provides information about where your child can have a flu vaccination (i.e. at the surgery or at school).
This link provides general information about the flu vaccine for adults and children including who is eligible for vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters and general information for patients

For all information about COVID-19, including the vaccination programme and demonstrating your vaccination status, please CLICK HERE to visit our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Patients will become eligible for COVID-19 boosters once they reach 6 months since receiving their 2nd COVID-19 vaccination.
If you are already due a booster dose and have not heard from us, or you are soon to reach 6 months since your 2nd vaccination, please contact reception to be booked into one of our vaccination clinics. More information can be found here.

* Booster vaccinations were added to the NHS COVID Pass. You’ll be able to demonstrate that you’ve received a booster vaccination using the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App and the NHS.UK website.
[Source and further information: GOV.UK]

Face coverings and distancing will continue in healthcare settings

COVID-19 restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19th July, however, wearing face coverings and following social distancing rules will still apply in healthcare settings.
The current measures in place at the surgery will be continuing. If you are attending the surgery for any reason, including for a scheduled appointment or to collect medication, please ensure you continue to wear a face covering and respect distancing measures. Thank you.
A statement from NHS England can be read HERE.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status allows you to show others that you’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. A full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination status is available to people who live in England.

You can get your vaccination status in digital (via the NHS app) or paper format (by contacting 119). We at the surgery will not be able to provide letters as proof of COVID-19 vaccination status. Anyone requiring such proof will need to download the NHS app or call 119 for a letter.

The service will go live from Monday 17th May. For more information, visit the GOV.uk website.

Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests

From 9th April, everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid COVID-19 testing. Alongside the roll-out of the vaccine, regular testing is an essential part of the easing of restrictions, helping identify variants and stopping individual cases from becoming outbreaks. Anyone can now access free, rapid lateral flow tests for themselves and their families to use twice a week, in line with clinical guidance.

The following link will help you find where you can get rapid lateral flow tests locally - please click here.

COVID-19 vaccinations - information for patients

For all information about COVID-19, including the vaccination programme, please CLICK HERE to visit our dedicated COVID-19 page.

NHS App now available to use for Online Services

The new NHS App for smartphones and tablets is now available for use in our area. For more information about the NHS App and patient Online Services, please click here.

Self help information for common ailments

View some self help information from the NHS for a list of common ailments which can be safely self managed. Click here.

Remember to book your cervical screening appointment!

Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year and around 690 women die from the disease.  It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented; however, attendance is at a 20-year low, with one in four women in the UK not attending their cervical screening. If you receive an invitation letter or if you have missed previous invites, please contact us to book your cervical screening appointment with one of our nurses.
 
What is cervical screening? - further information

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