Covid Vaccinations Received Overseas
If a patient receives one or two vaccinations in a country other than in England we can do the following:
Add the vaccination details to the surgery’s clinical system which will only appear within immunisations in an online portal (e.g. NHS App).
Book a second vaccination for those who have only received a single dose in accordance with current NHS guidance.
Unfortunately we are unable to update the vaccination record of the national database and therefore vaccinations will not appear in the NHS Covid Pass or provide certificates to patients regarding their vaccination status.
Information for patients regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus Infection - Changes to the appointment system
Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to minimise face to face appointments in favour of using eConsult, phone and video (through a secure link on your smart phone). We are encouraging everyone who has internet access to make initial contact from the eConsult link on the website. We will be able to reply to some queries by email or text so please ensure we have up to date contact details for you. We will speak to anyone who might need to be seen face to face before deciding whether it is appropriate for them to come in.
For those needing to attend the surgery you will find that access is restricted to those patients with a pre-booked appointment, collecting medication from our dispensary or receiving deliveries. We don't want this to seem distant and impersonal, but are committed to maintaining the safety of our patients and practice team by minimising close contact where it is not completely necessary. Patients should wear their mask before entering the surgery, and will wear basic personal protective equipment ourselves (mask, eye protection, apron and gloves) during all patient assessments.
We would encourage all our patients to keep up with the latest guidance through the NHS website which is constantly being updated and has links for questions about travel, contacts, symptoms, self-isolation, social distancing and shielding. We do not have the capacity to give general advice to all our patients so would encourage everyone to view this information before making contact with any questions.
Boundaries Surgery Dispensary remains open to those who usually get medications from us.
Symptoms of COVID-19 infection can vary between people and age groups but most commonly include:
- a high temperature (37.8C or higher) – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Stay at home for the current government recommended isolation period if you develop symptoms which could be due to coronavirus or someone in your household has symptoms. If you become unwell during this period of isolation you should then continue to self-isolate. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home. Read the summary for advice about staying at home. For comprehensive advice about self-isolating visit COVID-19: stay at home guidance. If your symptoms worsen during your period of self-isolation or if you still have a fever then please go to NHS 111 online or call 111 if you do not have internet access. You can also obtain an isolation note for your employer from the 111 online service if you or someone in your household have symptoms. Testing is now available for people with symptoms aged over 5 years and information on how to obtain a test is available here. You should apply for a test within the first three days of symptoms so it can be done within the first five days of symptoms. We have suspended the facility to book appointments online. Please make use of eConsult to make contact about clinical and administrative issues which can be dealt with appropriately within 48 hours.
For questions relating to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and travel, visit Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19).