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COVID 19 VACCINE

ALL ELIGIBLE PATIENTS HAVE BEEN OFFERED A 2nd DOSE VACCINE, WHILE 16/17 YEAR OLDS HAVE BEEN OFFERED THEIR ONE DOSE.  12-15 YEAR OLDS WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH NEEDS HAVE ALSO BEEN OFFERED THEIR 1st VACCINE. 90% OF OUR OVER 50s HAVE HAD 2 JABS WITH UNDER 50s NOT FAR BEHIND

ALL ELIGIBLE MALTHOUSE SURGERY AND ABINGDON SURGERY PATIENTS OVER 16 OR 12-15 YEAR OLDS WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH NEEDS, HAVE HAD AN OFFER TO HAVE THEIR VACCINE ADMINISTERED AT THE CHARTER, WHERE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL WE HAVE EXPANDED THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY SITE.

BOOSTERS

WE ARE NOW EMBARKING ON PHASE 3 BOOSTERS, HOWEVER, THESE CANNOT BE ADMINSTERED UNTIL AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER A 2nd DOSE VACCINATION. 

ELIGIBLE LEAFIELD CARE HOME PATIENTS RECEIVED THEIR BOOSTER ON 15TH SEPTEMBER, WHILE WE WILL START VACCINATING ELIGIBLE AGE 70 & OVER PATIENTS IN OCTOBER. WE WILL BE IN CONTACT WHEN PATIENTS MEET THE ELIGIBILITY STATUS FOR A BOOSTER VACCINE I.E. AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER A 2ND DOSE 

IF THIS IS MORE CONVENIENT, WHEN YOU BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR A BOOSTER YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN INVITE FROM THE NHS TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A MASS VACINATION SITE SUCH AS THE KASSAM.

Patient Participation Group

Patient Participation Group 

1. Rationale

The Minister of Health & Social Care has indicated that it is in the patient's best interest to involve them in decision-making within the health service and to this end it was thought that this would best be achieved by setting up Patient Participation Groups in primary care. We were delighted with this concept and therefore enthusiastically went about setting up a Malthouse surgery Patient Participation Group.

2. Forming the group

From the outset we were keen to invite a cross-section of our patients to provide us with a sound base for obtaining a general consensus of the best operating methods for our patients. To achieve this we took the following actions:

Our first selection process was to send an e-mail to all patients that we had an e-mail address for inviting them to join our Patient Participation Group; we hoped that this would be an even spread of patients to provide us with the wide cross-section.

Our next step was to make contact with the local Armed Forces, churches, schools and care homes

We placed adverts within the surgery on all noticeboards and added it to our information TV

Finally we added information to our website promoting the potential Patient Participation Group and provided an application form for patients to join the group

We had an excellent response and were fortunate to set up a group consisting of 73 members. 

This group does change as people leave and new members join.  If you are interested in being an active member of our PPG next time you visit us please ask about joining.



 
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