The Greater Wealden Primary Care Network are currently in discussions regarding phase two (vaccination of the under 50s) of the Covid vaccination programme.

We are currently focused on providing second dose appointments for all of our patients in the first nine priority groups to make sure they have their maximum protection and don’t presently have vaccines at the surgery which have been assigned for first doses for anyone in the new 45-49 year old group.

We hope to be able to provide some clarity on this towards the end of next week.

In the meantime, if you are aged 45-49, or aged 50 and over, in a clinically vulnerable group or are an unpaid carer, and wish to get your vaccine over the coming days, you are able to book your vaccine at the one of the larger vaccination centres using the following link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.

If you are in one of the initial priority groups and have not yet had your first dose, please do contact your GP practice so we can arrange as soon as possible.

If you are waiting for your second dose, please be reassured you will be contacted at approximately 11 weeks to arrange your appointment. Please do not contact us before this point.

Thank you for your support.

Covid-19 Vaccination Update

We are pleased to advise that we will be completing vaccination of patients in Group 9 (aged 50-54) by Friday 16th April.  If you are in Groups 1-9 and have not yet had your vaccination please contact the practice to book.

Vaccination of Household Contacts of Immunosuppressed

Adult (over 16) household contacts of adults (aged over 16) with severe immunosuppression should be offered vaccination alongside the priority groups.  If you are in this group please contact the practice to book an appointment.

Update and Guidance on AstraZeneca vaccine in under 30's

For further guidance please click on the links below

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus - covid - 19/coronavirus - vaccination/coronavirus - vaccine/

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/ attachment_data/file/976880/PHE_COVID - 19 _AZ_vaccination_guide.pdf

Second Doses

The practice will be in contact with patients as and when their second dose becomes due.  We are unable to plan these clinics too far ahead as we are not given an exact delivery date of vaccine until the week before delivery.  This applies to both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine.

Covid-19 Vaccination

We are working in collaboration with The Meads Medical Centre, who have been approved as the distribution centre to deliver the first phase of the covid-19 vaccine to eligible patients.  

We are pleased to say that we have started vaccinating our first cohort of patients, those aged over 80 years old, with approximately 500 having received their 1st dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in recent weeks.  We will be in touch with the remaining patients in this cohort to be vaccinated once we receive further vaccine.

We would respectfully ask that patients wait to be invited for vaccination and do not contact the surgery.

Please find the priority list as advised by NHS England, as follows:

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over

The Pfizer BioNtech vaccine is not stable enough to be transported to enable vaccination for our nursing home and housebound patients, as soon as receive further guidance on the vaccination programme for these two cohorts of patients we will be in contact.

Information about the current vaccine being used, Pfizer BioNTech, can be found here  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948640/PHE_11920_Covid-19_older_adults_v2.pdf

Nurse Clinics

home_examOur nurses are available by appointment, Monday to Friday, for dressings, vaccinations, blood-tests, ear syringing and other nursing advice. They also help to run Asthma, Well Woman, Diabetic and other Clinics.

Travel Immunisation 

A Travel Clinic is held by the practice nurse and you should book an appointment well in advance of travel abroad to allow time for a full course of treatment. There is a charge for travel vaccines, so please ensure that you have enough money or your cheque book with you. We cannot take credit cards.  Please note, we are not a Yellow Fever vaccination centre and do not offer this vaccine.

Flu Vaccinations

available from the practice nurse at special clinics in September, October, November and December. If you are over 65 or living with a chronic condition or pregnant, please telephone us on 01825 722272 to book an appointment.  We have clinics running from Monday 14th September.

Ante-natal & Post-natal Clinics

Mothers-to-be may see their doctor Newick Surgery

The community midwife holds her own clinic each Wednesday at Newick Surgery.  In addition, the midwife may be contacted on 01273 474153 from 09:00 - 10:00 daily.

Post Natal appointments will automatically be issued by the surgery after the birth of your baby.

Well Woman Clinic

Please make appointments with the practice nurse.

Well Man Check

Please make appointments with the practice nurse.

Cervical Smear Clinic

Please make appointments with the practice nurse.  Smears are recommended at three yearly intervals up to the age of 50 then 5 yearly up to the age of 65.

Asthma Clinic

You will be invited to see a doctor or the practice nurse.

Diabetic Clinic

diabetic_taking_readingYou will be invited to see Dr Rajan, Dr Sheppard or a practice nurse.

Child Vaccinations And Immunisations

Appointments are with the practice nurse.

Cryotherapy Clinic

Cryotherapy Clinic appointments for verrucae and warts are available every month. Patients must have seen GP to diagnose the problem before treatment.

Patient Reviews

Patients that have not been seen by the doctors or nurses in the past three years could contact the surgery on 01825 722272 for a review appointment with the practice nurse.

 

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