🔹Patient Participation Group Survey🔹
Under normal circumstances the PPG conduct face to face surveys at the Practice to establish levels of satisfaction with the service provided. This has not been possible this year for obvious reasons. However, the PPG wish to continue with surveys.
Your views are important to us and we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey - all responses are anonymous.
Please click on the link to access the survey: https://www.mysurgeryoffice.co.uk/psurvey.aspx?p=352071&a=C81067
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. At this time, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals to:
- some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks
- people who work in care homes
- healthcare workers at high risk
The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number.
Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter.
To find out more about the vaccine, visit the Covid Vaccine public information page of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website at:
Or follow on social media:
FLU VACCINATIONS - Aged 50-64 years
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Department of Health & Social Care has announced its intention to run the largest ever flu programme in 2020/21. We have now secured delivery of the flu vaccine suitable for those aged 50-64 which is free to this cohort of patients under the NHS.
We really need your support to ensure the clinics run smoothly and efficiently therefore we are operating an APPOINTMENT ONLY system. Patients in this age group will receive a letter in the next few days and we ask that you book an appointment online where possible to avoid congestion on the surgeries already busy phone lines. If you do not already have access to online booking, please contact the surgery to request this.
Thank you for your co-operation during this busy time.
FREE VITAMIN D
You may have read the news about FREE VITAMIN D supplements for those who are deemed clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
Please note this is available centrally through the NHS and NOT via your GP. You can find out if you or a relative is eligible and how to apply here:
You need to apply by 4th Jan 2021.
Electronic Prescription Service - Phase 4
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from Tuesday 1st September 2020.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
Please follow our new Facebook page for updates.
Please go directly to our COVID-19 section for more updates regarding Coronavirus.
FACE-COVERINGS COMPULSORY WHEN ATTENDING SURGERY
If you have been advised by a member of the team that you need to attend surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, please note the following to keep you safe:
▪️Please try to arrive at your allotted time - if you are more than 5 minutes early, please wait in your car to avoid lingering in the waiting room.
▪️Please wear a face covering whilst inside our buildings - this should cover your mouth and nose and must be worn until you leave the building. This does not apply to infants under 3 but does apply to their accompanying parent/guardian. We encourage you to buy your own face covering as we only have a limited supply and are unable to keep handing these out.
▪️You will be screened for COVID symptoms and directed to sanitise your hands on arrival.
▪️Please maintain social distancing.
▪️The clinician will be wearing PPE – face mask, visor, gloves and apron during your consultation.
▪️The room and any equipment used will be thoroughly wiped between patients.
▪️We prefer to see you alone without other family members unless this is necessary for communication purposes.
If you are unwell with symptoms of temperature, cough or change in smell and/or taste or any household member is unwell and you have been told to self-isolate – please do not attend your appointment, we will happily rearrange.
Thank you for your continued co-operation and support.
We understand that it is particularly difficult for the deaf community to navigate services during the pandemic, we are trying our best to make our service accessible. Please let us know if you have particular needs with regards to how we communicate with you.