Important update regarding your COVID Vaccination

Please see below an important update regarding your COVID Vaccination:

COVID Vaccinations

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Help with prescription charges

Please see below a link for help and guidance for NHS prescription costs:

https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/help-nhs-prescription-costs

 

 

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Roadmap from 12/04/21

Please click onto the link below for more information on COVID restrictions.

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COVID-19 Vaccination and Blood Clotting

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Womens safety and domestic abuse during COVID-19

In the last few weeks, many women are rightly coming forward to speak about the experiences they face of harassment, intimidation, assault and abuse.

Our message to women at this time is simple – the NHS is here for you.

Here are some contact details below:

  • Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline number – 0808 200 0247 and associated online support at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
  • https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help
  • https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Rape-and-sexual-assault-referral-centres/LocationSearch/364
  • Rape crisis England and Wales Helpline – 0808 802 9999
  • Mens adviceline – 0808 801 0327

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Alzheimers Society

Please see below some useful information regarding services and support for Alzheimer’s:

Alzheimers Society

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Help us help you

Despite lung cancer being the third most common cancer in England, suspected lung cancer referrals remain lower than normal.

  • If you’ve had a cough for three weeks or more, and it isn’t COVID-19, it could still be a warning sign, please contact your GP practice.
  • It’s probably nothing serious, but finding cancer early makes it more treatable.
  • Your NHS is here to see you, safely.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

We have contacted and vaccinated all our patients within government guidance for their 1st COVID vaccination.

The cohorts that have been vaccinated to date are:

  • Care home residents/workers
  • Patients aged 50 years and over.
  • Health and social care workers.
  • Clinically vulnerable patients as directed by the department of health.
  • Patients with learning disabilities.
  • Housebound patients.

If you are in any of the above cohorts and have not received your vaccine, please contact the practice.

Please see below for more information:

Cohorts for Covid Vaccine


Vaccine latest – 17 March 2021

More than 64,000 local people in South Tyneside (around half the adult population) have now had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, with many in the most vulnerable groups now receiving invitations for their second dose. We are on track to reach everyone in the first nine priority groups with first doses by mid-April.

If you’re in one of the first 8 vaccine priority groups and you have not had yours yet, please contact your GP and they can book you into a local vaccine centre.

Local people aged 50-54 will receive invitations from local vaccine centres over the next two weeks – if they receive an invitation to a large vaccine centre like the Nightingale or Centre for Life in the meantime, it is OK to wait to get a vaccine locally if that is more practical for you. We’re asking people in the age 50-54 group not to call your practice to ask about your jab – you’ll be invited in the next two weeks.

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E-Consult and E-Consult Lite

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all GP surgeries have to now screen patients before they come into the practice.

We are now offering a new service called E-Consult Lite. This is where a receptionist will fill in a form for you over the phone if you cannot access E-Consult yourself or are unable to fill in the online form. This form will then be passed to a clinician who will contact you either by email, telephone or text.

If you are calling about a medical problem, you no longer need to request an appointment with the GP or Nurse, you can simply fill in our online E-Consult form which can be found on this website.

Test results, sick notes and prescriptions can also all be requested via E-Consult.

If you are calling about a life threatening emergency please call 999.


What is an e consult

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Social Prescribing

Please see below information on Social Prescribing and how it could benefit you!

Social Prescriber

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