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BOOK YOUR FLU VACCINATION

We are now able to offer a flu vaccination for all patients aged between 50-64. We will be holding a clinic on Saturday 12/12/20 8:00-12:00 at Fairford Leys Surgery.

 

Have you tried booking online? Log into your online access and find an appointment slot that works best for you

 

If you would like to sign up to patient access then please go to our website: https://www.whitehillsurgery.nhs.uk/register-for-online-services

 

Covid-19 Vaccinations

The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available.

 

A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date. We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.

 

 

Key messages for patients / the public

  • The vaccine will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first. 
  • We will be in contact with you with information about where and when you will need to receive the vaccine.
  • Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
  • Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

 

 

IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE – COVID-19 PLANNING

We are continuing to provide primary care services while doing what we can to protect both staff and patients, therefore we are having to adapt out working environment and plans.

Fairford Leys Surgery has limited appointments and is NOT open to patients.

The doors at Whitehill Surgery are being kept closed to all except patients that have been called in after being triaged and those patients who have essential appointments; all patients need to be screened for symptoms.  If you need to book an essential appointment please call 01296 424488.

We do not have all the answers regarding Coronavirus so would suggest that you check out the Public Health England website for up to date guidance.

We appreciate your patience and hope you will do all that is advised to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.                                  

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
 
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR LATEST INFORMATION:
 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Face Mask Exemption Letter

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks/coverings in various public settings.
GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering. The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
In respect of public transport, the responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but who considers themselves to have another reason to be exempted.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own#exemptions-to-wearing-a-face-covering-where-they-are-mandated
Remember: face coverings are mainly intended to protect others, not the wearer, from coronavirus (COVID-19) they are not a replacement for social distancing and regular hand washing. It is important to follow all the other government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have recent onset of any of the most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):
  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)
you and your household must isolate at home: wearing a face covering does not change this. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19.

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