CORONAVIRUS – VACCINATION UPDATE (19/01/21)
We delighted that a Covid vaccine is now available in the UK. We are contacting our patients to invite them to our Covid vaccine clinics, which are being run at STEAM MUSEUM in Swindon.
We will contact you individually either by phone or text message (if by text you will be given a unique booking link) if & when you are invited to have a vaccine at our clinics in the Swindon Steam Museum. If you have been offered an appointment please read this important leaflet, which includes directions
You may also be contacted by the NHS & offered the opportunity to book into one of the national vaccination centres (not the Steam Museum).
In line with JVCI guidelines are currently vaccinating patients aged 70 or over, care home patients & staff, adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable (officially shielding) & housebound patients.
We will offer as many vaccine clinics as we can, based on the amount of vaccine available to us, while prioritising access to day-to-day services at the practice for those most in need. We are running regular vaccine clinics at the Steam Museum in Swindon.
We are doing our absolute best to look after our patients and our team during this difficult time, so please be kind & bear with us if things take longer than usual. We know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England. You can find more information on the vaccine on the Government website here.
Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
Coronavirus update (17/03/20)
We understand this is a worrying time for you all & we want to do our best to support you. Please continue to follow government guidelines as they are updated on https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.
We are trying to minimise risk to all our patients & staff by making changes at the practice as follows:
- Telephone triage for on the day concerns remains in place – please do not walk into the surgery without being asked to. If you have requested a same day call back, please bear with us while we deal with increased demand.
- Routine GP appts have changed over to telephone calls – the GP will decide if you need a face to face appointment so only attend if you are told to.
- Nurse & blood test appointments are being reviewed to decide what is essential & you will be contacted if necessary. If you would rather delay your routine appointment please let reception know by telephone.
- All prescriptions & sick notes will be issued electronically so please do not come into the surgery to collect these.
Thank you again for your understanding
Face to face appointments
In managing the coronavirus pandemic all GP routine face to face appointments will be converted to telephone appointments. During your telephone consultation the clinician will assess whether you need to be seen and will make the necessary appointment.
For your safety and wellbeing, please DO NOT ATTEND the surgery. A clinician will contact you.