**Friday 7th May the surgery doors will be closed from 5pm. Our telephone lines will remain open until 6.30pm as usual **
May Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times
COVID VACCINE INFORMATION
Covid-19 vaccination programme
We are delighted to have been able to deliver the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine to so many of our patients in recent weeks. The vaccination centre at Sheepcot Medical Centre has worked really well and we are continuing to bring patients in for their vaccine – particularly focussing on those who are clinically at risk, and also our unpaid carers. We have also started to invite our more elderly patients in for their second dose.
There are some weeks when we are not receiving as much supply of the vaccine as we would like, and we know this has led to some frustration and concern. We do liaise with our colleagues in the NHS locally to try to get more vaccine stock into our centre, but the supplies are controlled nationally and this means we can’t always offer as many vaccine appointments as we want to. If you or someone you care for is eligible for a vaccination and is very concerned about waiting to be vaccinated, you can alternatively try to book online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus- vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or dial 119 to see if an alternative nearby vaccination centre has any appointments.
We are expecting the supply to increase considerably from the middle of March so we hope to be able to call in many more people after that – for their first and their second doses, and in line with national guidance about priority groups. Please be assured that nobody who is due a second dose will have to wait longer than 12 weeks for it.
For more information on the vaccine programme in this area, you can use this link https://www.healthierfuture.org.uk/covid
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
COVID 19 VACCINATION AND BLOOD CLOTTING
Covid 19 Vaccination Information
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
Worried about a symptom that could be Cancer? Just speak to your GP
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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Partners in Care
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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