Update on face masks/coverings (21/07/2022)
Following new advice from our local Public Health team, due to recent surges of COVID-19 cases among all age groups, unfortunately we are again advising all staff, patients, and visitors to wear face masks/coverings when inside the surgery.
Reintroducing face masks/coverings in the surgery helps to protect those most at risk of harm from COVID-19 and ensures that our team can continue to operate and look after our patients.
If you are attending for an appointment and are unable to wear a face mask, or if you have respiratory symptoms, you will kindly be asked to wait outside, or in a separate room if one is available.
We thank you for your understanding of this.
Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather
Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Extended Access appointments - brief patient survey
Our Primary Care Network (PCN), which includes Jubilee Field Surgery and Northlands Surgery in Calne, will be re-introducing appointments outside of our core opening hours later on this year.
In order to help shape this service, with regards to when appointments may be and what type of appointment may be available, please could you spare a minute or two to complete a very brief survey (8 questions) by clicking here. Thank you.
COVID Pass for travel (adults & children)
We cannot provide COVID Passes for travelling abroad but you can find all the information you need on the NHS website by clicking here.
Please also check the requirements of the country you are visiting.
Ukrainian Refugee Support Information
Are you in need of help after fleeing the conflict in Ukraine? Please click here for contact information of support available to you.
Spring COVID boosters
Spring boosters are available for patients aged 75 and over, or those aged 12 and over with a weakened immune system. The spring boosters should be given at around 6 months since your last dose. NHS information on booster doses
We have now finished offering clinics here at the surgery but appointments, for any doses of COVID-19 vaccine which are due, can be booked at local vaccination centres by visiting the NHS Website or by telephoning 119.
Carer Support Wiltshire - research survey
Carer Support Wiltshire are pleased to have been awarded funding by NHS England & Improvement via NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG, to carry out research into the effect of the pandemic on people who care for someone.
The research will look specifically at the changes in how primary care services were delivered during the pandemic and how this affected unpaid carers, both positively or negatively.
If you look after someone, Carer Support Wiltshire would love your input into the research. You can complete the survey by following this link.
More information from Carer Support Wiltshire can be found here.
Government announcement of COVID vaccinations for 5-11 year olds
17/02/2022 - information from the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group
"The UK government has announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available to all children aged between 5 and 11 years old.
Previously, only children in this age group who were deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable had been invited to come forward for the jab.
As it stands, no firm decision has yet been made by the government as to when the vaccine will be offered to children other than those already eligible.
Vaccination teams across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire continue to plan for when the green light is given, and will share details of when and where the vaccine for children can be accessed as soon as details have been confirmed.
Parents whose children are not considered clinically extremely vulnerable should wait for further instruction, which will hopefully arrive in the next few weeks, before visiting a vaccine centre in person, contacting a GP practice or attempting to book a vaccination appointment.
Further information about the government's decision to offer the vaccine to all children can be found on the gov.uk website."
COVID Pass for 12-15 year olds
From 3rd February, children aged 12 and over can get a digital NHS COVID Pass for international travel.
A digital NHS COVID Pass will provide a record of COVID-19 vaccinations received and show evidence of recovery for 180 days following a positive NHS PCR test.
You can order a digital NHS COVID Pass:
- via the NHS website for those aged 12 and over (as a PDF document you can download or print)
- via the NHS App for those aged 13 and over (age restrictions apply for use of the App)
COVID Pass letters can also be requested for children aged 12 to 15 years. This is only available for children who have received a full course of vaccinations. Letters can be requested online via the NHS website or by telephoning 119.
The practice cannot provide COVID Pass letters.
COVID Pass letters are not available for under 12s.
For more information on all of the above, please visit this link to the GOV.UK website.
Face coverings still required when attending the practice
From 27th January, the government have said that face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places. As part of infection control guidance and to continue to protect our patient population, particularly those who are extremely vulnerable and still needing to attend the practice, the wearing of a face covering remains a requirement of visiting the practice. This also helps to protect our staff, who will continue to wear face coverings.
We thank you for your understanding of this.
Goodbye to Emmie
(Thursday 6th January 2022)
Today we said a fond farewell, after 16 years of wonderful service to the patients of Jubilee Field Surgery, to our amazing Practice Nurse Emmie.
She will be dearly missed by her colleagues at the practice and all of the patients that she has known and treated over the years.
We wish Emmie a very happy and well deserved retirement.
Thank you Emmie.
Instagram photo and farewell to Emmie
COVID-19 vaccinations given abroad
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.
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.
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.
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
Opening Hours - find out when we are open and how to see a GP
Find out when our practice is open, what the consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Repeat Prescriptions - order your medication online
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page for more information. Next time in the surgery, why not register for patient Online Services to order your prescriptions and book selected appointments online? Find out more
Like To Register? We welcome new patients to our practice area
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more