COVID VACCINE NEWS - 12-05-2021
Your General Practice is unable to offer you a certificate of covid vaccination, a vaccination passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The NHS app is the best place to find details of your vaccinations and can be easily downloaded to a smartphone (link below). If you do not have access to a smartphone then please call 119 after 17-5-21 and they will get a letter posted to you.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available in the NHS app from 17th May 2021.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone/iOS
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for Android.
If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or more if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.
We are still offering second vaccinations to those we gave first ones to at Chesham Town Hall.
All patients administered a Pfizer vaccine have been text or we continue to try to contact you. We are no longer receiving Pfizer vaccines therefore if you were administered a Pfizer and haven't been contacted please call the surgery after 11am so we can try to find a local centre to get you your second Pfizer vaccination.
Astrazeneca second vaccinations are ongoing too and we will be in touch by text or phone if no mobile available. These clinics are usually on a Friday. The next ones are scheduled for 20 & 21 May (no clinic on 14 May). Anyone who had their AstraZeneca vaccine before 19 March can book into these clinics. If you have had a text please use the link to book or call the surgery after 11am and the team will help.
We can offer first vaccinations of AstraZeneca at the town hall to those over 40 that have not had their vaccinations. We will not be offering second vaccination appointments to book. You will need to book your second vaccination elsewhere. You can also book via 119 or online to a mass vaccination centre if you want the peace of mind of having both appointments booked.
We are aware there are still some people calling saying they are from the NHS and asking for money for services. As always, the NHS will NEVER:
- ask people for their bank account or card details
- ask people for their pin or banking password
- ask people to prove their identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips
If anyone believes they are a victim of fraud or identify theft they should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Surgery will be closed for staff training from 1300 on Wednesday 19 May
We will re-open on Thursday as usual. If you require medical advice please call 111 or for urgent medical help please call 999.
We will also be closed on Monday 31st May (bank holiday) - local pharmacies that are open are detailed below.
Pharmacy Opening times - May 2021 bank holidays
We have removed the ability to book online face to face appointments through Patient Access. We are also offering telephone appointments only with Doctors. If a GP thinks a face to face appointment is required they will book you in during the telephone consultation. Please wear a mask if you are invited into surgery.
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money. Read more about EPS on the NHS website
Please view this short video to find out more about eh Social Prescriber link workers we are proud to work with as a surgery
Please click on the link below to find out more about how the NHS may use the information held about you
Please use the link below to access more information on how to support you and your family in their Covid recovery
Virtual Memory Information Sessions which will be taking place via Zoom on the 4th May and the 8th June.
These sessions are free of charge and aim to help people who are concerned about their memory. The sessions will help individuals concerned about their memory understand how their memory works and what may be happening when things go wrong. We will share memory tips and coping strategies and give information about keeping their brain and memory as healthy as it can be. We will signpost to other organisations and help where needed. Please see the poster with more information on how to join in the link below:
Memory session - online booking information
Buckinghamshire Mind and Friends Webinar
Bucks Mind Webinar information sheet
Live Life Well - Free online education for patients
Click on the link above to register for free online seminars to improve your health and wellbeing
It's a free service which offers advice and support for those wishing to lose weight, quit smoking, get more active, feel happier or manage their diabetes- even throughout lockdown! All services currently offered are safely delivered through remote interventions (either on the phone or online). The service is available to patients living in Buckinghamshire or registered with a Bucks GP.
Self refer on livewellstaywellbucks.co.uk
Call 01628 857311
Text 'QUIT' to 85222 to Stop Smoking
Get help with symptoms and what to do next!
Download the Ask NHS app for free
Want some guidance on you symptoms - visit 111 online
Your health - more help
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