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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) VACCINE

The NHS will get in touch when it’s your turn to be vaccinated – please do not contact the Surgery before then

The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun. However, initially the vaccination will be prioritised for those over 80, care home workers and residents, and frontline health and care staff. These vaccinations will be delivered through a limited number of hospital and GP hubs. See this leaflet explaining who was chosen for the first group and why.

If you are in a priority group, when it is the right time, you will receive an invitation to come forward for your vaccination.  This will either be by letter, phone, or text message. The message will include all the information you will need to book your appointment.

This is going to be a long-term programme and it will likely take until at least spring before all high-risk groups have been offered a COVID-19 vaccine.

Please help us and do not contact the practice or other NHS services to get an appointment for a COVID vaccination until you are contacted.   Please also continue to follow the national guidance to control the virus and save lives.

Information on the vaccine is available on www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/what-we-do/covid-19/

You can virtually attend a talk on the COVID -19 Vaccine , provided by the British Islamic Medical Association on Friday 18/12/20, click here for more information.

FLU VACCINE CLINIC-BOOK NOW!

Due to Covid 19 it is particularly important this year that, if you are eligible, you have your flu vaccine. We are now taking bookings. The quickest way to book your appointment is through patient access- https://www.patientaccess.com/  DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU OR ANY MEMBERS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD have any flu like symptoms or if you have been contacted by NHS test & trace.

Click here for more information.

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 

You must stay at home (self-isolate) if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or you test positive. Anyone you live with must also self-isolate.

To get a test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19), go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. Call 119 to get a test if you do not have internet access.

While you’re staying at home with coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ease mild symptoms by resting, drinking plenty of fluids and taking painkillers

 

CONTACTING THE SURGERY

You can do this by:

1) asking reception a question by clicking this link

2) Email at Lewccg.g85085-general@nhs.net

3) Using the the ASK NHS app.

The Reception team may direct you to another way of contacting the Surgery or another service, please support them at this difficult time. Aggressive behaviour towards any member of our staff will not be tolerated.

If an appointment is necessary, it will be via a telephone/video appointment.

Given the national emergency due to Covid -19 and Lewisham CCG policy requests for prescriptions for over the counter medication will be declined.

You can only book a telephone appointment with a clinician by:

  • On Line via the Ask NHS app
  • Telephoning the surgery

FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN BY ALL ADULTS (GREATER THAN 12 YEARS OLD) IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ATTEND THE GP SURGERY

Latest scientific advice says that face coverings can help reduce the chance of infecting others. We want to do our best to protect both patients and our staff. Face coverings can be a simple cloth that covers the nose and mouth, that can be made at home. We regret we are unable to provide Face coverings for patients. Children less than 12 years old do not have to wear Face covering.

For coronovirus (COVID-19)  information in another language please click here

If you need a telephone  interpreter please advise reception.

For information on the COVID-19 outbreak please go to our webpage, the NHS.UK page on coronavirus or the information on GOV.UK.

 

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS ONLINE

We are still supporting our local community-you can register online by clicking here.