Seasonal Flu Vaccines
As you may have heard in the news, the manufacturer of the flu vaccines has delayed deliveries across the country.
Our scheduled delivery was week commencing 20th September. However, we have been informed that we should expect at least a two week delay. We have been advised not to book any clinics until the vaccines arrive.
As soon as the vaccines arrive, clinics will be arranged, dates advertised and initial invitations sent out by text message. Patients will be able to book via telephone or face to face at reception.
We apologise for this delay.
Blood bottle update - 03/09/2021
Due to the ongoing blood bottle supply issues. As we are unable to monitor blood results for routine long term condition monitoring such as diabetes, we are under guidance to postpone booked / planned appointments.
If you receive a call cancelling your upcoming appointments, please accept our apologies and understand that this issue is beyond our control.
We thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Important blood test notice - 27/08/2021
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
Submit your appointment request or admin query online, click below**.
** This service will not be available over the weekend.
COVID vaccination record, when given abroad
Message from the CCG 27-July-2021
Currently there is not a central mechanism for capturing details of overseas Covid vaccines, and only vaccines delivered in the UK can be accepted as evidence for UK Covid certification/ the NHS Covid Pass.
A technical solution to support the recording of vaccinations overseas in the NHS immunisation management service (NIMS) is in development, and we will provide an update as soon as possible.
COVID vaccination certification
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
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 on the NHSapp
The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
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 take up to 5 days to reach you.
We have a VERY LIMITED capacity for blood tests to be performed at the practice.
To be seen quicker, we are asking all patients to use the online SwiftQueue system to book appointments for blood tests at alternative locations such as Royal Derby Hospital in the first instance.
Click Here to Book Your Blood Test
What are the benefits of self care?
Self-care is good for you and for the NHS. There are lots of benefits to self-care. We believe it’s:
Quicker - no need to wait for a GP appointment. You can buy the medicines you need over the counter at your local pharmacy or supermarket and have them ready to use at home.
Easier - many treatments can be bought without the need for a prescription at your local pharmacy or supermarket, often for much less than a prescription charge.
Simple - advice and information about self-care is widely available online. You can also call into any pharmacy for advice on the best treatment for your minor illness.
Considerate - self-care helps relieve pressures on GP practices, A&E
Click here to visit the Self Care Portal
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