Although there is not an approved vaccine for COVID-19 yet, a lot of work is taking place to make sure the NHS is ready to offer these to people as soon as a vaccine passes all the strict safety checks and is approved.
When will a vaccine be available?
At the moment, we do not have any information about when a vaccine will be ready. The NHS will not offer COVID-19 vaccinations until it is safe to do so and a vaccine is proved to be both safe and effective.
Where can I get a vaccine?
Vaccines will be offered from a number of different locations to make sure everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one. These locations are still being decided and we will share these details with patients as soon as we know.
Who will get a vaccine?
The vaccine will be offered to those most at risk from COVID-19 first, starting with older people living in care homes and those over 80 years old. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here. Currently, it advises that it should then be offered to people with high or medium risk clinical conditions and those aged between 50 and 80, and then to the rest of the population over the age of 18. This will be done in a phased approach and full details of when and where will be shared once a vaccine is confirmed.
We will contact patients to invite them to book their vaccination when the vaccine becomes available and they become eligible. In the meantime, please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine as it may stop someone who needs urgent medical help getting through to us.
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Rescue pack requests - Covid-19
We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
We are not currently changing our usual advice about emergency supplies of antibiotics and steroids. The main reason for this is that we understand neither would help in the early stages of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection and people might delay seeking advice if they became increasingly short of breath.
Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack.
You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else. We are getting increased demand for inhalers from people who have not had inhalers for several years.
This is not recommended and inhalers should only be restarted if your symptoms have returned.
Please only request inhalers if you are currently using them and please visit Asthma UK https://www.asthma.org.uk/ or British Lung Foundation https://www.blf.org.uk/ for further information.
We would also like to reassure you that the large majority of people, even with underlying risk factors, will have a mild to moderate illness and recover well.
Information on COVID-19 can be found online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Try the new NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use our 'patient online service' you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'
The practice endeavours to provide the best possible health care to our patients in a professional environment that is easily accessible to all.
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The building is fully accessible for disabled people and includes suitable toilet facilities, disabled parking, and ramps for wheelchair access.
Click here to read our Patient Access Policy
(Site updated 26/08/2020)