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Covid-19 Guide For Adults Leaflet


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Covid-19 Vaccination  - 04.05.2021


2nd Dose Update


All patients who had their first Pfizer vaccine on the 27th February 21, the staff are contacting patients to book in their 2nd vaccine. We are all working extremely hard and we understand the phone lines may be busy.  Please contact the Surgery to confirm the date and time of your appointment if we have not been able to contact you. Those patients who have still not received their first vaccine and are aged 50-64 yrs, please click on the link below to book at the Chester Racecourse, if you are unable to attend the Chester Racecourse then contact the Surgery.


Please click on the link below regarding recent Covid-19 AZ Vaccine Concerns


https://www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk/news/news-stories/reports-of-very-rare-blood-clots/


Despite recent media coverage outlining a national supply issue, everyone in Cheshire West who has already had their first dose COVID vaccine will be offered their second dose within 12 weeks. Available vaccine supply is being prioritised for this purpose.


Most vaccination services in Cheshire West started vaccinating patients in early January and it has been determined nationally that second doses should be offered as close to week eleven as possible, following first dose.


Clinics are carefully planned around confirmed vaccination delivery dates in order to minimise disruption to patients. When confirmation of the delivery date for second dose vaccines has been received your GP practice will contact you to arrange your second dose appointment.


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



Once we have a delivery we will contact the patients, please avoid coming to the surgery to book your appointment as we have Covid-19 measures in place. The notification of delivery can be at very short notice and the Surgery Staff are working extremely hard to ensure all clinics are fully booked.


Depending on which vaccine we receive will determine which site it will be delivered from and we will informed you at the time of booking.


We would like to thank you for your continued support during this time.


We know that many people are eager to be vaccinated as soon as possible. We also understand that some patients will be concerned that they are not in the first groups for vaccination but may feel their circumstances or condition means they should be.

The decision about which order people are vaccinated in is set nationally by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Your local GP practice or individual GP is not allowed to vary from that priority order and is unable to make exceptions in individual cases. Your medical consultant or local counsellors are also unable to agree a variation from the national rules.

GP practices are working together to ensure they can vaccinate patients as quickly as possible and they appreciate your support in this regard and your understanding as they progress through the groups for vaccinations as quickly as possible.

Practice Management

Mrs Heather L Elkin (f)

I took over the role of Practice Manager in June 2014 after working at the Surgery for the previous 8 years, my role was previously the Surgery Business Manager. One of my main roles as the Practice Manager is to ensure the Surgery runs efficiently to provide the best possible experience and outcome for all patients. There are times when things do not run smoothly or there are problems that cannot be sorted out at Reception. Please do contact me, I will do my best to resolve any problems you have. I am committed to supporting the patients and staff at the Surgery.

A little about myself. I was a Registered Nurse for over 25years working on a surgical ward, in occupational health, elderly care and in private health care managerment. I have two grown up children, I have a passion for Giraffes and enjoy going on trips with my husband in our vintage motorbike and sidecar, please wave if you see us!

Reception

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. they have a very busy and difficult job to do, dealing with telephone and over the desk enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, filing notes and scanning hospital letters, giving out test reults, updating patient records and registering new patients.

Secretaries

The secretaries deal with the doctors’ letters and referrals to hospitals and clerical tasks. The secretaries also record a great deal of information on the computer system. As you will see, a great deal of work goes on behind the scenes to give you, the patient, a pleasant friendly practice.

 
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