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COVID Vaccination - latest news

COVID Vaccination - latest news

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TO ALL OF OUR PATIENTS

  • Vaccinations will offered in order of priority as per central government guidelines
  • We are making great progress with the higher priority groups and you will be contacted when you are due your vaccination. W are currently working through Priority Group 7. The % shown is of the % that have received their first vaccination within that group:
  • Priority Risk group as per GOV.UK
    1 Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults ARRANGED CENTRALLY - 96.9%
    2 All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers ALL HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY PHONE / LETTER - 93.7%
    3 All those 75 years of age and over ALL HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY PHONE / LETTER - 92.5%
    4 All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age) ALL HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY PHONE / LETTER - 86.5%
    5 All those 65 years of age and over ALL HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY PHONE / LETTER - 89.7%
    6 Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group - ALL HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY PHONE / LETTER
    7 All those 60 years of age and over - Invitations commenced 5/3/2021
    8 All those 55 years of age and over
    9 All those 50 years of age and over
    10 Rest of the population (to be determined)
    • Vaccinations will be undertaken centrally at the Southsea Medical Centre for patients of The Brunel Primary Care Network (Lighthouse Group, East Shore Partnership, University Surgery and Guildhall Walk)
    • Due to the demands on the practice please DO NOT contact the surgery to ask when or if you are going to get a COVID Vaccine. 
    • It is essential that you return for the second part of the vaccination on the date that you are advised to
    • Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

    Thank you for your patience

    East Shore Partnership

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    CORONA VIRUS - PLEASE READ



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    For the latest guidance and information click here

    Remember: WASH HANDS, COVER FACE, MAKE SPACE

    Thank you for your understanding.





    COVID 19 - Update in Privacy Statement


    There has been a recent update provided by NHS Digital regarding the use of your data during this COVID pandemic.

    Details can be found on our Privacy Notices and also by following this LINK

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    Stop Smoke Service ending 1/4/2021


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    Just to let you knw that sadly this service will not continue beyond the 31st March 2021.

    We have helped 100's of people stop smoking and the service has proved extremely popular and successful with our patients.

    The good news is that Public Health have commissioned your local pharmacy to offer this service after that date. So help will still be available if you want to quit.

    We are OPEN - just a new kind of open


    I know there has been a lot of discussion in the news this week about GP's providing face-to-face appointments.

    I wanted to explain some of the reasons why we have been offering a reduced number of face-to-face appointments. I would also like to reassure our patients that NHS Digital have confirmed that in July 2020 over 50% of the 22.8 million appointments carried out were conducted face-to-face.

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have remained open to patients. We have also offered appointments using new ways of working and new technology.

    We have, and will continue, to work hard to ensure we remain available to speak to and to offer appointments to anyone that needs one.

    For more information please watch this video: 

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    Thank you

    Justin Cotchin

    Performance and Practice Manager

    Exemptions from wearing Face Masks

    We are receiving a number of calls at present regarding the current guidance on this subject and requests for reports / letters / certificates from GP's to confirm.

    WE WILL NOT BE PROCESSING SUCH REQUESTS

    The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to:

    • a child under the age of 11
    • passengers in an allocated cabin, berth or other similar accommodation, when they are alone or with members of their household or support bubble
    • passengers who remain in their private vehicle while on board public transport, for example on a car ferry
    • an employee of the transport operator, when they are acting in the course of their employment
    • any other person providing services to the transport operator, under arrangements made with the transport operator, who is providing those services
    • a constable or police community support officer acting in the course of their duty
    • an emergency responder such as a paramedic or fire officer acting in the course of their duty
    • an official, for example a border force officer, acting in the course of their duties

    You also do not need to wear a face covering if you have a good reason not to. This includes:

    • if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
    • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
    • if you are travelling with, or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
    • if you are travelling to avoid injury or escape the risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
    • if you need to remove it during your journey to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
    • if you need to eat, drink, or take medication you can remove your face covering
    • if you are asked to remove your face covering by a police officer or other official, for example to check your railcard

    However, if a mask is not an option we would ask you to wear a face shield whilst in the practice,

    Emailing Pictures into the practice

    Unless you have been specifically asked by the clinician to send in images by email we will not process them.

    They will be deleted with no action taken.

    SO PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL PHOTOS / IMAGES UNLESS ASKED TO DO SO

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    St Cuthbert’s Church
    Hayling Avenue
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6BH
    Tel: 023 9282 7132

    Milton Park Surgery
    Milton Road
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6DW
    Tel: 023 9282 7132

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    Location & Contact

    Baffins Surgery
    St Cuthbert’s Church
    Hayling Avenue
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6BH
    Tel: 023 9282 7132

    Opening Hours

    Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Friday: 08.00 – 18.30

    Location and Contact

    Milton Park Surgery
    Milton Road
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6DW

    Tel: 023 9282 7132

    Opening Hours

    Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Friday: 08.00 – 18.30