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Flu Vaccinations 2021

You will shortly receive an invitation to have your flu vaccine.

Clinics will be starting from week commencing 20th September 2021.

This year all vaccine clinics are being held at Worcester Racecourse...

Worcester Racecourse

Grand Stand Road

Worcester

WR1 3EJ

**Free Parking is available**

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE regarding booking your flu vaccine appointment, this service is being run solely by Worcester City Primary care Network and more details will follow shortly.

You might have seen reports in the media regarding issues with flu vaccine deliveries this year, but please rest assured we’ll have vaccinations available for all eligible patients, and will be in touch to arrange your appointment at a local flu vaccination clinic very soon. Please don’t book your appointment elsewhere - stock sent to us is based on our eligible patients, so we’re keen to avoid wasting any vaccine this winter. To find out if you’re eligible for a free vaccine on the NHS, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Blood Specimen Tube Supply Shortage

Due to a National shortage of blood sample collection tubes, all NON-URGENT blood tests have been suspended. Only blood tests deemed URGENT by the clinican will be processed.

If you have a blood test booked you may be contacted by the practice to cancel your appointment and advised to contact us after September 17th for an update on the current situation.

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IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The NHS across Worcestershire and Herefordshire will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.

 

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.

 

The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

 

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 14 days if you have either:

• a high temperature or

• a new continuous cough

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

 

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

• your condition gets worse

• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

 

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

 

Stay At Home advice can be found here.

 

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

 

Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here

 

Online appointments

The practice has disabled all online booking facilities and will be screening all appointments before they are being booked at the surgery. 

Electronic Prescriptions

If you have signed up with a pharmacy for this service your prescription will be electronically sent there. If you haven't signed up with a pharmacy and would like to be included in this service, please contact the pharmacy of your choice to arrange this.

Appointments Online, Repeat Prescriptions & Text Reminders

If you want to sign up for Appointments Online Repeat Prescriptions or Appointment Text Reminders - you will need to bring in some ID to obtain a registration document from Reception. If you have previously signed up for Appointments since 3rd Sept, you can now also order Prescriptions.

Summary Care Records

In an emergency, or if your doctors surgery is closed, you might need care from a doctor or nurse who doesn't know you.

We introduced Summary Care Records on the 18th November 2014 to improve the safety and quality of patient care. For further information please read more under "Summary Care Records" at the bottom of the screen.

Heatwave Plan for England

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