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COVID 19 VACCINE

This practice is continuing to invite patients to have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at our local Malthouse Surgery site. We are currently inviting patients in priority group 10, and those in the priority groups 1 – 9 who are still to have their first or second dose. Please do not contact us about vaccination appointments. We will send out invitations to book appointments when the vaccine becomes available. Patients outside these groups are asked to wait until their priority group is released nationally.

MASS VACCINATION SITES ARE OPENING UP AND THESE ARE BEING MANAGED NATIONALLY. LETTERS ARE BEING SENT DIRECTLY TO PATIENTS. IF YOU RECEIVE ONE OF THESE LETTERS IT WILL PROVIDE THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO BOOK YOUR VACCINATION AT ONE OF THESE SITES. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO THIS BY PHONE OR ONLINE. THIS MAY MEAN YOU NEED TO TRAVEL FURTHER.

 IF YOU WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY US AND HAVE YOUR VACCINATION AT YOUR LOCAL SITE WE ARE MAKING REALLY GOOD PROGRESS.

WHICHEVER OPTION YOU CHOOSE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR SECOND DOSE AT THE SAME PLACE WHERE YOU HAD YOUR FIRST DOSE AND THIS CANNOT BE CHANGED

THE VACCINE PROGRAMME IS EXTENSIVE AND THE MAJORITY OF ELIGIBLE PATIENTS WILL GET THEIR VACCINE IN 2021. A PRIORITISATION LIST HAS BEEN PRODUCED BY THE NHS DETAILING THE GROUPS OF PATIENTS TO BE VACCINATED FIRST. PRIORITY IS GENERALLY BY AGE AS THIS IS THE BIGGEST RISK FACTOR. 

THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY WILL CONTACT YOU WITH A DATE AND TIME WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE.  PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US TO SEEK THE VACCINE BEFORE IT IS YOUR TURN, EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE WILL GET A VACCINE  

THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY HAS REMAINED OPEN AND CONTINUED TO SEE PATIENTS FACE TO FACE WHERE REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC, WITH ALL STAFF WORKING OUT OF THE SURGERY NOT HOME BASED. DUE TO COVID 19 AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING WE ARE LIMITED TO HOW MANY PATIENTS CAN ENTER THE SURGERY.  ONLY CALL THE SURGERY FOR URGENT ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS WHICH INITIALLY WILL BE A TELEPHONE OR VIDEO CONSULTATION.  FOR ALL ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS PLEASE USE E CONSULT WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THIS WEBSITE. ANY PATIENT WHO AFTER TRIAGE NEEDS A FACE TO FACE CONSULTATION WILL BE SEEN IN THE SURGERY. MANY PATIENTS ARE BEING SEEN FACE TO FACE WEEKLY WITHIN THE COVID LIMITATIONS PLACED ON US, INCLUDING FOR REGULAR BLOOD TESTS, CHRONIC DISEASE REVIWS ETC.  

Repeat Prescriptionspharmacist

Please allow 2 full working days. Plan ahead if you going on holiday or when there is a Bank Holiday.

To request a repeat prescription , if you have access to the internet, please register for online services at https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/  where you can order repeat prescriptions and see a list of your medications.  It is very important to use the prescription slip to identify the medication and indicate the chemist to be used. The prescription will be sent to the chemist of your choice.

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS WILL NOT BE TAKEN OVER THE TELEPHONE, with the exception of those registered Housebound

If you are unable to use the internet, please leave your written request in the wall-mounted box provided in the reception waiting area.

Or post your prescription request (ensuring you allow for additional delivery time in addition to the 2 working days!)

Please only Telephone 01235 468860  for requesting Prescriptions if you are registered as housebound or have mobility problems. This line is also staffed to help with any prescription queries that you may have. This dedicated line is open from 9am - 12 midday and between 2pm & 4pm.

We respectfully request that when using the prescription line, please be mindful that if you are holding in excess of 10 minutes it is advisable to call back later.

Prescription Delivering

If you are housebound or have transport difficulties some local chemists will deliver your prescriptions. Please state if you wish to use this service. Please check your medication when you receive it, as there can be no redress once accepted.

 
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