COVID VACCINE NEWS - 06-April-2021
Your General Practice is unable to offer you a certification of covid vaccination, a vaccination passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against covid-19. These proof of vaccination documents have not yet been developed and as such cannot be provided by your GP. As soon as we have further information we will share it with you. Thank you
We continue to work on vaccinating the over 50s in clinics at Chesham Town Hall. Every over 50 has been invited - if you have a mobile number we have text a link to book in - if not the reception team at the surgery can book you in but please call after 11am to avoid overloading the phone lines at peak times.
If you have booked elsewhere please decline the invite or let surgery know and we can cancel you off the system.
On 23 and 24 March we started delivering our second vaccinations to the over 80s who had their first at Chesham Town Hall. We called them all, rather than invite by text, and will continue to call those vaccinated in January as we receive the vaccine to administer to you. Please do not call or email us to book you into a clinic unless a message has been left to ask you to get in touch.
The over 50s are able to book in via 119 for your first vaccination to one of the mass vaccination centre clinics if you prefer to use this service.
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.
The Surgery will be closed over Easter however local pharmacies are open if you need advice or medication. The local pharmacies opening times are available in the document belowPharmacy opening - Easter
Surgery will be closed for staff training from 1300 on Tuesday 20 April.
We will re-open on Wednesday as usual. If you require medical advice please call 111 or for urgent medical help please call 999.
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
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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
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(Site updated 06/04/2021)