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RICHMOND SURGERY - COVID-19 PRACTICE SYSTEMS FROM 19 JULY 2021
From the 19th July 2021 you are still required to wear a face mask and maintain a social distance from others if you are coming to the surgery for a pre-booked appointment. NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected. The pandemic continues and as a surgery vulnerable patients with health issues, sick and those undergoing treatment are attending. Please continue to protect the NHS, yourself and others. Thank you.
- Reception is open for pre-booked appt check in. There is no self check in screen.
- We continue to operate a one way system for entry and exit.
- Our waiting area is open with limited seating & 1 patient toilet in the waiting area open.
- Please avoid reception for general enquiries. Please email or call us.
- Please continue to use the hand sanitisers at the surgery.
- For new Registrations, attend 1300-1800 ONLY
For Medical Advice/Appointments:
You cannot request a face to face GP appointment despite media coverage. It is not law that we must offer one. Please do not be abusive to our reception team. GP Contracts allow for us to provide services in a way that is safe and secure for us during the ongoing pandemic. Following a GP telephone triage consultation you may be asked by the GP to attend surgery.
Please use eConsult for non urgent medical queries only. Scroll down for the eConsult link. Book ahead telephone appointments are available with your doctor .
- Our nursing team have now resumed the majority of face to face nursing duties.
The volume of calls and emails has increased hugely due to COVID-19. We are grateful for your understanding and patience. We continue to adapt in line with guidance from Public Health England and our CCG regarding how we provide care. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support.
Donna Brennan, Managing Partner
Drs King, Sinclair, Hatley, Gossage & Lingham
UPDATE 26 July 2021: THE HARLINGTON, FLEET COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE
Vaccination Appointments: The Harlington vaccine site continues to offer vaccine clinics which include midweek, evenings and weekends. All our clinics now cater for walk in vaccinations. Pre-booked appointments at The Harlington are not currently available to book via the National Booking System. We will maintain contact with all patients regarding their vaccines however if you have not updated us recently with any changed contact details, if you have not heard from us and believe you are due your vaccine, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Please avoid calling the surgery with your COVID queries as our telephone lines are extremely busy during the pandemic. Your email will be passed to our dedicated COVID vaccine team who will respond as soon as possible.
Booster vaccines from 6th September 2021 will be available at The Harlington. We are currently preparing the clinics for September and October and will let all patients know when the clinics are open for booking which we anticipate being open from the start of August for booking. We are also preparing our flu vaccine clinics. Please DO NOT CALL or email the surgery regarding the booster or flu vaccine as we cannot offer you an appointment until all the clinics have been created. Thank you.
- Government guidelines now advise that you should receive your 2nd vaccine dose 8 to 12 weeks after your 1st dose.
- If you have had a positive COVID-19 test you should wait 4 weeks from the date you had the test before you book an appointment.
- For more Government guidance click here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccinati...
COVID-19 vaccine for people aged under 40
The chances of a younger person becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 get smaller as infection rates increasingly come under control in the UK. Considering this alongside the portfolio of vaccines available in the UK in the coming months and taking a precautionary approach in relation to the extremely small risk of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia following the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, the JCVI has advised a preference for adults aged 30 to 39 without underlying health conditions to receive an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine where available and only if this does not cause substantial delays in being vaccinated.
For more information https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-worried-...
Astra Zeneca Vaccine and Travel
Following reports in the media that some EU countries would not accept AZ vaccine manufactured in India known as Covishield, the Government has confirmed that no Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK and that all AZ vaccines given in the UK appear on the NHS COVID Pass as Vaxzevria. The NHS COVID Pass is the digital proof of COVID-19 vaccine status, which has been available for international travel since May. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident that travel will not be affected. The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate is currently for EU citizens only, or third country nationals legally staying or resident in the EU. Information for patients regarding how to obtain an online or paper version of the NHS COVID Pass is on the NHS website.
Online information Resources:
COVID-19 & Indian Variant - Hants CC Website
Information on local testing including the Surge Variant Testing.
and click on the box with "Local Testing - COVID-19 Variant"
Fleet Town Council Vaccine Communication: please click here
Vaccinating Health and Social Care staff Guidance: please click here
Proof of Vaccination Status: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-stat...
Concerned you may have COVID-19: You can go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 in the first instance for advice. If you call the surgery, you may be directed there first.
Employer Note for Self Isolation: You do not ask your GP for this. If you have to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate if they develop any of the above symptoms. Government guidance https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-tr...
Patient Data Extraction - NHS Digital
Visit www.nhsdatasharing.info to find out about the very many ways by which information from your electronic GP record is, or can be, made available to others
To Opt Out complete and return the Type 1 Opt Out Form to us Opt Out Form
Find out more about the deferral of the GP Data for Planning and Research data collection.
More information at:
- Local Pharmacies List - Click Here
- NHS England Friends & Family Test - to access the short survey please click here
- Our Mission Statement & Practice Charter - click here
- GDPR - Richmond Surgery Privacy Notice click here
- GDPR - Richmond Surgery Privacy Notice for children click here
- For GP eConsult - online triage for non urgent/complicated new enquiries: click the button below