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17th Sep

Covid Booster Programme

The Covid booster programme is starting next week (20/09/21). We will work through the priority groups as we did before starting at group 1 and finishing with group 9. Information about the priority groupings can be found here https://bit.ly/3hFBi6C

 There are 3 different ways your covid vaccine booster will be booked in North Hampshire

            By a direct text from our service inviting you to book

            By booking through our dedicated advice line, Please call 0333 332 0855 between 10am-4pm on weekdays to book.

            By calling 119, our service is now registered on the National Booking service

All vaccinations will take place at Jameson House, RG24 8AG. There are smaller clinics happening twice monthly in Alton to support those who are unable to get to Basingstoke, separate information will be sent out about these. Most importantly you have to be 6 months after your 2nd dose to be eligible for a booster, we will be unable to book you in before this and our invites are specifically for those who are eligible. Please note if you have your flu jab you cannot have a covid booster for 7 days after this. If you haven’t had a covid vaccine so far, we can always get this done at our site – please call the dedicated call centre and we will organise this for you

Note vaccination of 12-15 year olds is happening through the school nursing service and is separate to the booster programme.

Vaccines remain our best protection against COVID19 and will keep both you and those close to you safe.

Flu
15th Sep

Flu Vaccinations 2021_22

We are now taking bookings for our two drive through flu clinics this year on 18th and 25th September at the Church of the Good Shepherd's car park, Lymington Bottom, Four Marks, GU34 5AA.  To book your appointment please call reception on 01420 562 153.

When attending your drive through appointment you should arrive as close to your appointment time as possible, wear a face mask and ideally wear a short sleeved/loose sleeved top to allow easy administration of the flu vaccine through a vehicle window.  To ensure minimal risk to both patients and staff flu vaccinations will be administered to the arm nearest the window (drivers - right arm, passengers left arm).  If you are experiencing any Covid symptoms or have been told to isolate you should not attend.

We are aware that there has been much discussion in the media about the possibility of having both a flu and a covid booster vaccination together but, to date, we have not yet received any details about the Covid Booster vacine programme, so we are continuing our flu planning.  Depending on how the Covid Booster situation develops we may have to change our provision at short notice but will contact patients as soon as we possibly can.

Patient information about the Flu vaccinations can be found at these links:

65 or Over

Between 18 to 65

 

26th May

Do not enter the surgery unless

To ensure patient and staff safety we respectifully request patients do not just enter the surgery without an appointment or to collect from the Dispensary.  If you require other assistance please phone reception on 01420 562 153 in the first instance.  Form Monday 19 July we are requesting all patients who are entering the buidling wear a face mask and maintain social distancing whilst in the surgery.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

19th May

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

Please go to the Gov.uk website for details on how to demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status to show that you have had a full course (two doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine and access this status when travelling abroad.

 

 

30th Nov 2020

Phio

Phio

You can refer yourself to the musculoskeletal (MSK) service without having to see a GP, using Phio, a state-of-the-art digital assessment tool which is accessible, online, 24/7 (you must have access to a mobile phone to proceed with this).  Phio will take you through a series of questions, and will generate a referral to the MSK service where appropriate*.  After this is reviewed, you will be offered an appointment with the most appropriate service, such as telephone or face-to-face physiotherapy, or you may be invited for further assessment of your problem.

To get started with your assessment click the Phio link above.

*The majority of MSK problems can be self-referred, but some may require further assessment before a referral is appropriate, so you may be directed to see another healthcare professional first.

17th Nov 2020

Antibiotic Guardian

Why it is relevant to you: without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy and animal health all rely on access to antibiotics that work.

What we want you to do: To slow resistance we need to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics. We invite the public, students and educators, farmers, the veterinary and medical communities and professional organisations, to become Antibiotic Guardians.

Call to action: Choose one simple pledge about how you’ll make better use of antibiotics and help save these vital medicines from becoming obsolete.

 

Find out more or to make a pledge go to:  https://antibioticguardian.com/