DR DAWOUDS SURGERY WILL TELEPHONE PATIENTS TO ARRANGE COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS.
The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started.
When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward.
For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS.
This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number.
Dr Dawouds Surgery will initially telephone to invite patients to book two appointments once the clinics are ready to start the vaccination programme.
Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter.
Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Dawoud will be joining our practice as a GP Partner
• Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus
• Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients, but you may be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you
• In addition to face-to-face consultations, many GP practices are offering consultations online or over the phone. This can be a convenient and flexible way to receive healthcare but if you would prefer to see a GP or healthcare professional in person then this will be arranged for you
Patients and staff can be reassured that their safety is the top priority!
Public Health England is prioritising contacting people who might have had close and sustained contact with the individual to provide them with health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details in case they become unwell. If you have not been contacted you do not need to take any action.
The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
• you think you might have coronavirus;
• you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Vulnerable Adults can access help through these links: www.gov.uk/conronavirus-extremely-vulnerable www.goodamapp.org/nhs
Mental Health Needs can access help through these links: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
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