COVID VACCINE INFORMATION
20th January 2021.
Clarification of COVID Vaccinations : We are aware some of our patients aged 80 and over have received an invitation letter from NHS England to book an appointment for their COVID vaccination in Central hubs. Please note that :
1 - We have completed 2 doses of COVID -19 vaccinations to over 95 % of our patients aged 80 and over. Please ignore the NHSE letter if you have received both doses from us already.
2 - Patients aged 80 and over who have so far just received their 1st dose of the vaccine - please ignore the national letter, as you MUST have both doses from the same source. We will contact you for your 2nd dose when it is due.
3 Only a handful of our patients aged 80 and over have not received any COVID vaccinations yet. If you are 1 of these patients - please call us ASAP. You can book with national sites BUT it will mean you having to return back there for your 2nd vaccine. Having this completed at Sheepcot Medical Centre we're sure would be more convenient for you.
We are proud of our team and the North Watford PCN in getting to this stage and are extremely thankful to our team of volunteers who have kindly supported these clinics
Please read the attachments below
SMC Covid Vaccine Letter
Public Health England Vaccine Leaflet
Click here to read a Question and Answer document about the vaccination programme
Question and Answer Document
The practice has been approached by our Local Research Network to ask if our patients could be part of a Covid-19 research project.
We will be sending text message to all our patients aged 16 and above, in the next few days.
The text message will read :
Your GP practice is supporting a national research study of households to assess how we can stop Covid-19 spreading in our communities. To find out more and sign up visit: https://www.ucl-virus-watch.net
It would be greatly appreciated if you would consider signing up to be part of this project
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An unexplained pain that lasts three weeks or more, an unexplained lump or blood in your poo or pee could be a sign of cancer. It’s probably nothing serious, but finding it early makes it more treatable. Your NHS is here to see you, safely.
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NHS 111 First Service
The NHS 111 first service is a new approach for accessing urgent treatment. It is live as of the 1st December and it is to help ensure that urgent NHS services are safe and available for everyone that needs them this winter. Unless you are seriously ill or injured and need 999 emergency service, they are encouraging people to call or go online to NHS 111 for advice before leaving home, instead of arriving unannounced at an emergency department. minor injury unit or urgent care centre.
To read more about it please select this link https://www.england.nhs.uk/urgent-emergency-care/nhs-111/next-steps-for-nhs-111/
Please click here to read the details of our Flu Programme for 2020
Meals on Wheels Week 2020 - HILS Virtual Showcase
Information for Parents and Carers
Please click the link to see a poster providing the most up to date information about sending your child to school during COVID 19
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To register for the service please select the link below
Once registered, you will be able to:
-Order your repeat medication (please allow 48hrs)
-View your results (if analysed locally)
-View medical records including immunisations (if added electronically)
Within “Health Advice” in Patient Access you can now
-Do an online consultation with GP
-Request sick/ fit notes
-Check your Symptoms and have an online consultation with a GP
Fill out a simple online form and you will get a response within 48 hrs.
All of the above means, that you will have instant access to your medical
records wherever you are, this will minimise your need to contact the Surgery.
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Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Consulting and treatment rooms are available on the ground floor for ease of access and appropriate toilet facilities are also available.
Patients with Disabilities
If you are registered blind or deaf, visually impaired or have difficulty hearing - please ensure you make any member of staff or GP aware, so this can be noted on your medical records.
We are proud to share with you our recent CQC inspection report - click CQC Inspection report 2016 Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
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