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Covid Vaccination Programme update 

[Please do not call the practice about when you will be invited, we will contact you either by telephone or by SMS text message] 

The COVID Vaccination programme is now under way and we are working with other local practices in our Primary Care Network to deliver these vaccinations in order of Government advice of priority groups as listed below. 

Patients will be contacted when we are in a position to offer appointments to their cohort and will be required to attend for their vaccine at Chipping Norton Health Centre. Please do not call the Practice about your COVID vaccine as we are busy dealing with our patients who require GP or nurse appointments and calling patients in our current priority group to book them in. 

We are now be part of a national electronic booking system which will allow patients to book their appointment online and help to support a reduction in workload for our practice teams.  For some patients for whom we have a mobile contact number you will be contacted by text and guided through the quick booking system.  We hope that patients will find this system useful.   

There are no current plans for vaccines to be done at Wychwood Surgery or for choosing which vaccine to have at the clinic; if this changes we will let patients know via our website and Facebook page. 

Vaccine deliveries can currently happen at short notice and so we may contact you to attend at short notice to for your vaccine. 

We are waiting for further guidance on second dose vaccines and will update this notice when we know more, patients will be contacted when we are able to offer second doses of the vaccine. 

The Vaccination Cohorts are as follows: 

Group 1 Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults – this cohort is now complete apart from a few who are currently not able to have the vaccine 

Group 2 All those 80 years of age and over and frontline staff - this cohort is now complete with the same exceptions as above except frontline staff whose vaccination is now being organised by Oxfordshire CCG. Please contact occg.primarycarecovid@nhs.net for more information if you are frontline staff and your employer has not already organised your vaccination or if you are self-employed 

Group 3 All those 75 years of age and over – we are currently working through this cohort 

Group 4 All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those less than 16 years of age) 

Group 5 All those 65 years of age and over 

Group 6 Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group 

Group 7 All those 60 years of age and over 

Group 8 All those 55 years of age and over 

Group 9 All those 50 years of age and over 

Group 10 Rest of the population (to be determined) 

 

Flu Immunisation

If you are > 65 years old or 18-64 years old and are considered “at risk” please contact reception on 01993 831061 to book an appointment for your flu immunisation.

For further information on who should have the flu vaccine please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/ or contact the surgery.

Patients in the 50-64 years old age group can book an appointment for their flu immunisation from 14th December 2020.  Please contact reception on 01993 831061 to book an appointment.  Do not turn up at the surgery unless you have booked a prior appointment.

 

NHS 111 First

tAs you will be aware Oxfordshire launched the new NHS 111 first service today. Now, people who need urgent clinical advice but aren’t in a life-threatening emergency are encouraged to contact NHS 111 first before attending their local Emergency Department.They will then be assessed and, if appropriate, booked into either the John Radcliffe or Horton General Hospital Emergency Department for treatment.For more information, visit the OUH NHS 111 First webpage.

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Booking an appointment at Wychwood Surgery!

Patients are reminded that currently all GP appointments will be triaged by a telephone consult with a GP &, if they think that you need to be seen face to face, you will be given an appointment. For some health matters or medication reviews, we may be able to help you over the telephone. 

 

If you need to speak to a GP, call the surgery between 08.15 & 17.00 & a receptionist will give you further instructions. Please note that the receptionist will ask for details of the nature of your call so that the GP can prioritise his/her calls.

 

This form of appointment is likely to be the norm for some months to come.

If you are unwell or have symptoms you are concerned about please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.  We are adhering to Social Distancing guidelines as required by the NHS and Public Health England and are trying to keep footfall in the surgery to a minimum. 

 

If you require a blood test or appointment with the nurse or Healthcare Assistant these appointments must also be prebooked by contacting reception. 

In line with government and NHS recommendations we are now asking that all patients, members of the public and contractors entering the Wychwood Premises adhere to the following instructions.

 

With effect from Monday, 15th June 2020 we are asking all patients, members of the public and contractors to wear face coverings before they enter the Wychwood Surgery premises, this will include those visiting Wychwood Pharmacy.  Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times during your visit unless you are advised otherwise by a member of the practice team.

Please bring your own face covering with you as the practice will not be able to supply these for you.

Very young children, disabled people, or those who have breathing difficulties and respiratory problems that may be exacerbated by wearing a face covering are exempted from this requirement.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our patients and volunteers for their patience during these difficult times. 

 

The Management team

Neighbours

New COVID Symptom Study App

Help us prevent any outbreaks in your local area.

The app is now available for download at:

https://covid.joinzoe.com/

News and Updates from Oxfordshire County Council

Please see below for stories and information that we would like to share with you and your residents regarding health and adult social care:

New coronavirus clinics to help patients across Oxfordshire:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/new-coronavirus-clinics-to-help-patients-across-oxfordshire/

Praise for Oxfordshire's inspirational care teams:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/praise-for-oxfordshires-inspirational-care-teams/

New hotline for diabetes patients during COVID-19

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/news/article.aspx?id=1225

Health and well-being services affected during the coronavirus:

There are a range of well-being and health services that are affected during this period. If you need to find out about services such as: support to quit smoking, sexual health clinics and weight management sessions, please click here

Local information about services affected during the Coronavirus:

Updates about critical frontline services such as fire and rescue, waste collections, highways and children’s social care:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-from-the-government/

For information and updates about other services, please go to: https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/?h=1&all=1

Workout you can do at home!

We're all stuck inside and unable to do our usual routine. The NHS has put together a video for workouts that you can do yourself at home.

Check it out on: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/

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