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COVID 19 VACCINE

THERE IS A LOT OF NEWS OUT THERE ABOUT COVID VACCINATIONS. THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY CONTINUES TO DELIVER VACCINATIONS DEPENDING ON THE SUPPLY OF VACCINE. WE STARTED IN MID DECEMBER WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY TO VACCINATING ALL OVER 65s & THOSE 16-64 WITH AN APPOPRAITE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION.

WORKING WITH OUR PRIMARY CARE NETWORK PARTNER ABINGDON SURGERY WE HAVE DELIVERED OVER 7000 VACCINES. AS WE RECEIVE FURTHER DOSES PATIENTS WILL BE INVITED IN PRIORITY ORDER.

ALL MALTHOUSE SURGERY AND ABINGDON SURGERY PATIENTS WILL HAVE THEIR VACCINE ADMINISTERED AT THE CHARTER, WHERE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL WE HAVE  EXPANDED THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY SITE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

MASS VACCINATION SITES ARE OPENING UP AND THESE ARE BEING MANAGED NATIONALLY. LETTERS ARE BEING SENT DIRECTLY TO PATIENTS. IF YOU RECEIVE ONE OF THESE LETTERS IT WILL PROVIDE THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO BOOK YOUR VACCINATION AT ONE OF THESE SITES. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO THIS BY PHONE OR ONLINE. THIS MAY MEAN YOU NEED TO TRAVEL FURTHER.

 IF YOU WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY US AND HAVE YOUR VACCINATION AT YOUR LOCAL SITE WE ARE MAKING REALLY GOOD PROGRESS.

WHICHEVER OPTION YOU CHOOSE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR SECOND DOSE AT THE SAME PLACE WHERE YOU HAD YOUR FIRST DOSE AND THIS CANNOT BE CHANGED

THE VACCINE PROGRAMME IS EXTENSIVE AND THE MAJORITY OF ELIGIBLE PATIENTS WILL GET THEIR VACCINE IN 2021. A PRIORITISATION LIST HAS BEEN PRODUCED BY THE NHS DETAILING THE GROUPS OF PATIENTS TO BE VACCINATED FIRST. PRIORITY IS GENERALLY BY AGE AS THIS IS THE BIGGEST RISK FACTOR. 

THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY WILL CONTACT YOU WITH A DATE AND TIME WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE.  PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US TO SEEK THE VACCINE BEFORE IT IS YOUR TURN, EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE WILL GET A VACCINE  

THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY HAS REMAINED OPEN AND CONTINUED TO SEE PATIENTS FACE TO FACE WHERE REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC, WITH ALL STAFF WORKING OUT OF THE SURGERY NOT HOME BASED. DUE TO COVID 19 AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING WE ARE LIMITED TO HOW MANY PATIENTS CAN ENTER THE SURGERY.  ONLY CALL THE SURGERY FOR URGENT ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS WHICH INITIALLY WILL BE A TELEPHONE OR VIDEO CONSULTATION.  FOR ALL ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS PLEASE USE E CONSULT WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THIS WEBSITE. ANY PATIENT WHO AFTER TRIAGE NEEDS A FACE TO FACE CONSULTATION WILL BE SEEN IN THE SURGERY. MANY PATIENTS ARE BEING SEEN FACE TO FACE WEEKLY WITHIN THE COVID LIMITATIONS PLACED ON US, INCLUDING FOR REGULAR BLOOD TESTS, CHRONIC DISEASE REVIWS ETC.  

Choose Well

Choose Well this Winter

Choose Well for Expert Advice and Help

There are lots of different ways people can access the right NHS service and make sure they get the right treatment at the right time that is convenient for them. This includes:

  • Self-care means being prepared and protecting yourself from winter infections and viruses which is important. Make sure you are prepared and your medicine cabinet is well stocked. If your symptoms get worse, contact your GP practice or call NHS 111 for advice
  • GP surgeries provide a range of services by appointment including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. They can give urgent advice between 8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Pharmacists can offer a range of healthcare services such as advice about minor illnesses for example coughs, colds, diarrhoea, vomiting and stop smoking advice
  • NHS 111. If your condition or illness is not a 999 emergency and you do not know who to call for medical help, perhaps because your GP surgery is closed, then you can call NHS 111 for advice. Calls from landlines and mobiles are free
  • Minor Injuries Units are for injuries such as deep cuts, eye injuries, broken bones, severe sprains, minor head injury, minor burns and scalds. Many people go to A&E when they could be treated just as well and probably quicker at a minor injuries unit  (There is a MIU at Abingdon Hospital, 7 days a week, 10am-10.30pm)
  • Urgent dental services when your dentist is closed. For emergency advice or treatment please call: 0845 345 8995 at the following times:
    - 6.30pm to 9.30pm Monday to Thursday
    - 6.30pm to 10pm on Fridays
    - 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm at weekends
    - 9am to 5pm and 6pm to 9pm on bank holiday weekends and bank holidays 
  • GP out of hours. If you think that you may need help from a doctor when your GP is closed then call NHS 111. The out-of-hours service provides urgent medical care from 6.30pm to 8am on weekdays and round the clock at weekends and bank holidays.  Patients do not need to register for out-of-hours services
  • A&E/999. A&E departments should only be used in a critical or life threatening situation. A&E departments provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or who are badly injured. Dialing 999 and stating that there is a medical emergency will result in an emergency response vehicle being sent to your location

By choosing well:

  • You get the right care, first time

To find health services near you visit the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk

 




 
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