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Healthy Patients under 50 or Patients with 2nd vaccination less than 6 months - Covid Booster Update - 30.11.21

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE IN ANY WAY TO ENQUIRE ABOUT BOOKING YOUR COVID BOOSTER VACCINE OR ASK WHEN YOU ARE DUE.

We must ensure our patients requiring medical attention are able to get through and access the surgery for their healthcare needs. We will invite you as soon as we are able to and when it’s your turn, please wait to hear from us.

You may have heard in the media that the JCVI have announced that they now recommend all adults are to be offered a booster vaccine and that the booster can now be given as early as 3 months following your 2nd dose, as opposed to the current 6-month gap.

Please note this new guidance is NOT yet operational and will take several weeks to put into place. In addition, the offer of a booster jab will continue to be prioritised according to age and for at risk groups. We therefore ask that you please continue to WAIT FOR US TO INVITE YOU for you booster jab.

In line with NHS England instruction to vaccinate the most vulnerable patients first, we will continue to invite those aged 50+ and 16-49 ‘at risk’ the week they are due under current guidance: 6 months after your 2nd dose. Moving forward, we will work hard to bring our offer in line with the changing guidance but please appreciate that, for many reasons, we simply cannot do this with immediate effect. Please be assured we continue to run clinics week-in, week-out and we are doing all we can to offer the vaccine to our patients as quickly as we can.

The JCVI also announced that 12 – 15-year-olds should be offered a 2nd dose, 3 months after their first. Again, plans need to be put in to place for this and we do not yet know how this will be rolled out, though it is likely that the school immunisation team will provide this service. We have not been commissioned to offer these 2nd doses at this time, so please do not contact us to enquire.

For up-to-date information on the vaccine programme (eligibility, dosing schedules etc.) please check the NHS covid vaccine webpage, below, regularly. You can also use this site to book your covid vaccine at one of the national booking sites.

Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Thank you for your understanding.

School Age Vaccine Clinic in West Berkshire

Please see the letter on the link below for information about a clinic Saturday 20th November.

School Age Vaccine Clinic

FLU CLINICS

Please note:

A Flu Clinic is now available for the over 65s on tbc.

A Flu Clinic is now available for the under 65s on tbc.

Please contact Reception on  0118 933 2436 to make an appointment, if you have not already been contacted.

PLEASE NOTE: 

Further Flu Clinics will be announced in due course.  We apologise for the inconvenience and worry this may be causing our patients but unfortunately we can not offer Flu Clinics until we have confirmation from our Suppliers confirming the delivery dates of the vaccinations.

The delay and unpredictability in delivery is due to a supply issue BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE SURGERY.  We will arrange appointments as soon as we have a delivery confirmed.  Dates of future clinics will be posted on our website and through Facebook AS SOON AS WE CAN ARRANGE THEM.

Please note that flu vaccinations are not available to be given at the Boathouse Surgery if you are attending for the Covid booster.

Likewise Covid boosters are not available to be given at the Willink School if you attend for your flu vaccination.

However they are perfectly safe for both to be given on the same day and/or the same weekend.

COVID BOOSTER CLINICS

Please be aware of the following

  •      Patients over 50 years of age and those under 50 with qualifying medical conditions who previously have had 2 vaccinations will shortly be invited for a booster jab
  •      They will not be invited until at least 6 months from their second vaccination date
  •      They may receive this invitation from NHS England and if they accept this invitation they can arrange their jab at a local centrally organised vaccination centre ( NOT including Pangbourne)
  •      If they choose not to accept the NHS England invite, patients will, in due course be contacted by Pangbourne to arrange their jab at The Boathouse Surgery
  •      These invites will be issued irrespective of where the primary immunisation course was carried out
  •      The Pangbourne clinics will all be at The Boathouse Surgery and NOT the Working Mens Club that was used previously
  •      The 15 minute observation time following the injection is still advised
  •      You must wait 4 weeks after having COVID symptoms or a positive test before having a booster
  •      You can now have a flu jab/COVID booster vaccine within 7 days of each other
  •      Care Home and housebound patients will be contacted directly by Mortimer Surgery to arrange their booster jab
  •      Please DO NOT CONTACT either Pangbourne or Mortimer surgery until you receive your invite
  •      All booster jabs will be the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine irrespective of the vaccine used for the primary course
  •      Any patient who has not has a primary course of vaccines and now wishes to have this must telephone 119 to arrange this. It cannot be offered at Pangbourne

All covid booster vaccinations are Pfizer as agreed by NHS England

Dispensary Information

With immediate effect the Dispensary opening hours will be 9am to 12noon and 2pm to 6pm due to staff shortage. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday 15th December 2021 - Dispensary will be open as normal BUT  we will only be able to dispense between the hours of 9.45am to 2.45pm due to staff shortage.

Collection of medication already ordered before this date will be available for collection.

Friday 24th December 2021 - Dispensary will be open as normal BUT we will only be able to dispense between the hours of 9.00am to 12.00noon due to staff shortage.

Collection of medication already ordered before this date will be available for collection.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

GPDRP Data Sharing Information - For the attention of all Patients

 

If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital at all, even for just the purpose of NHS research and planning, you must complete a 'type 1 opt-out', link below and hand it into the surgery - this will then be actioned by the Surgery to update your records accordingly.

If you are happy for the NHS to use your data for research and planning, but do not want it shared with other third-party organisations, you need to do a 'type 2 opt-out' also known as 'national opt-out' via NHS Digital, not us - more info at National data opt-out - NHS Digital

Please click on the links below to give you all the relevant information regarding the opt out option along with the Type 1 Data opt out form.

GPDRP data sharing info.doc

Type 1 data opt out form.doc 

 

MORTIMER SURGERY:  CHANGES IN SERVICES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Please click on link below to view how Mortimer Surgery are changing their access and services during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Mortimer Surgery Newsletter for patients 22062021.docx

Covid-19 Domestic Abuse - West Berkshire Support and Guidance - click below

Domestic Abuse Flyer Covid (1).pdf

Mental Wellbeing for Youth Resources - click below

Mental Wellbeing Youth.pdf

CCGmentalwellbeing resource.pdf

IMPORTANT - PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY WITHOUT SPEAKING TO A STAFF MEMBER VIA THE TELEPHONE - 0118 933 2436 OR EMAIL rccg.secretaries.mortimer@nhs.net

 If you have a medication query, please email  rccg.dispensary.mortimersurgery@nhs.net.

ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL BE A TELEPHONE CALL FROM A DOCTOR. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY

FACE SHIELDING - FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL PATIENTS ATTENDING THE SURGERY FOR A BOOKED FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT.  CAN WE PLEASE ASK THAT YOU EITHER WEAR A MASK OR SOME KIND OF FACE COVERING (I.E. SCARF) TO HELP PROTECT BOTH YOURSELF AND THE GP/NURSE YOU ARE SEEING.

Sending of Medical Photos into the Surgery

If you have been asked by your GP to send in photos can you please send them to the following email address stating which GP requested them:

Rccg.secretaries.mortimer@nhs.net

Mortimer Pharmacy will be closing everyday between the hours of 1.30pm & 3.00pm and 6.30pm & 7.30pm to replenish stocks and prepare prescriptions.

FOR FURTHER LOCAL AND NATIONAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19 PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW

https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-residents-health

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus 

Information remains subject to regular change and updates.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Serving Members & Ex Members of our Armed Forces/War Veterans - If you are a current or ex member of our Armed Forces; please let the Surgery know, to ensure you receive the service/care available to you.

 

The Mortimer Surgery Website 

The Mortimer Surgery doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surger, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. 

TEST RESULTS

All results are seen and reviewed by the requesting GP (or in the case of absence/holidays by a nominated covering GP).

If any direct action needs to be taken because of these results, you will be contacted by the surgery.

If patients would like to check their results are back they are invited to phone the surgery between 2pm - 3pm Monday to Friday (please allow 5 working days from date of test).

Berkshire West Primary Care Strategy

Please see the link below for information

www.nwreadingccg.nhs.uk/our-work/primary-care-strategy

 

 

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