Please DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY if you have any of the following symtoms:-

  • a temperature of more than 37.8C (100F)
  • OR, a new and persistent cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hrs (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • OR, anosmia - this is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell.  It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.

Please use this link to check your sympoms and further advice.

MANDATORY FACE COVERINGS - If you are asked to attend the surgery, you will be requested to wear a face coverings.  This is to keep you and everyone around you safe.  We apprecaite your co-operation so we can continue to offer you any treatment that you require.

If you need to see the GP ask for a face to face appointment.

Click here for SystmOne Online for booking/cancelling appointment, (not currently available) ordering repeat medication, viewing your records & blood results 

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do
https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 

Covid Study - see attached for details

For further information on Covid-19 please see attached link from the government website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus and for further help on how to keep yourself safe also is a link attached from NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Covid-19 Sanitation Certificate 


Phase 3 - COVID Boosters

Summary of COVID Vaccination Dosing Schedules from December 21

See chapter 14a in the green book for further detail. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1037340/Greenbook-chapter-14a-30Nov21.pdf

 

Cohort

First Dose

Second Dose

Third dose

Booster

Over 18

-          Age 40 and over

-          Health social care staff

-          carers of elderly or disabled person

-          age 18 and over living with immunosuppressed

-          person age 18-64 in at risk group

(4-week deferral required after positive Covid test)

Pfizer or Moderna

 

AZ suitable for those 40+ only

Same vaccine as first dose, 8-week interval

Not unless contacted by specialist or GP practice

3 months after 2nd dose, either Pfizer or half-dose Moderna

Immunosuppressed age 18 and over

(4-week deferral required after positive Covid test)

Pfizer or Moderna

Same vaccine as first dose, 8-week interval

Pfizer or Moderna. Specialist will contact Pt and advise timing of 3rd dose

3 months after 3rd dose, either Pfizer or half-dose Moderna

18-39 not in at risk group

(4-week deferral required after positive Covid test)

Pfizer or Moderna

Same vaccine as first dose, 8-week interval

Not recommended currently

Cohort not yet open – pending release (will be 3 months after 2nd)

Under 18

Immunosuppressed age 12-15 (4-week deferral required after positive Covid test for all doses)

Pfizer

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Pfizer. Specialist will contact Pt and advise timing of 3rd dose

Not recommended currently

Immunosuppressed age 16-17 (4-week deferral required after positive Covid test for all doses)

Pfizer

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Pfizer. Specialist will contact Pt and advise timing of 3rd dose

3 months after 3rd dose, Pfizer

12–15-year-olds in at risk group- table 4 Green book chapter 14a, including contacts of immunosuppressed person

(4-week deferral required after positive Covid test for all doses)

Pfizer

Pfizer, 8-week interval

 

Not recommended currently

Not recommended currently

Age 16-17 at in an at risk group (table 3 Greenbook)

(4-week deferral required after positive Covid test)

Pfizer

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Not recommended currently

3 months after 2nd dose, Pfizer

Healthy 12–15-year-olds

(12-week deferral required after positive Covid test)

Pfizer

Pfizer, 12-week interval

Not recommended currently

Not recommended currently

Age 16-17 not in higher risk group

(12-week deferral required after positive Covid test for all doses)

Pfizer

Pfizer, 12-week interval

Not recommended currently

Not recommended currently

 

Click on link below to book  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/


Walk in COVID clinics

Clinic for eligible patients aged 12+

This Saturday (4th Dec), we are starting a new clinic at Grainger Market, specifically targeted at eligible children aged 12+. This is a walk in session and no appointments needed. Please signpost any eligible children to this clinic (especially those who may have missed their vaccine at school), details below:

 

What: Covid Vaccine Clinic

Where: Grainger Market (in between Oliver’s café and Pumphreys coffee, NE1 5QF)

When: Every Saturday until Jan 2022 (excluding bank holidays) 10am-5pm

Who: anyone aged 12+ who is eligible for a vaccine (first doses only for healthy 12-15 until guidance changes)

How: No appointment needed, walk into Grainger Market. If you are under 16, please bring a parent/guardian with you if possible

 

Moderna

This week we go live with Moderna for the first time at our sites, and in practices who are delivering in house. We will still be using Pfizer on the bus and outreach clinics, details of which are on the PowerPoints attached (please note this is frequently updated).

 

Walk ins

We are open for walk ins! Please note that due to only having one vaccine prep area at Benwell / Lemington / Molineux, we will only be offering Boosters at those locations, patients requiring 1st / 2nd / 3rd primary dose will need to attend the Racecourse or vaccine bus (timetable attached) and we will review this in line with vaccine supply going forward.

 

  • Lemington Centre - Booster doses only (Moderna) 18+
  • Benwell Healthworks - Booster doses only (Moderna) 18+
  • Molineux - Booster doses only (Moderna) 18+
  • Racecourse - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Booster doses available (Moderna) – AZ at some sessions. 18+
  • Vaccine Bus - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Booster doses available (Pfizer) 16+
  • Pop ups - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Booster doses available (Pfizer) Grainger Market - 16+ / 12+ on Saturdays

 

All clinics across the city can be found on the Newcastle Council website - https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/public-health-wellbeing-and-leisure/public-health-services/coronavirus-covid-19/how-get


VACCINATION STATUS FOR TRAVEL

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores (“As a practice we recommend the NHSApp to access our online services.  The NHSApp can be downloaded from the Apple and Google App Stores. Other online access apps created by private developers are available and many offer additional options, which might include appointments with private providers. The practice has no control over the content of these apps, does not endorse any private services. The practice does not profit from any apps. “)

  • the NHS website

  • Paper letter  

see link below to request

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-app/nhs-app-guidance-for-gp-practices/nhs-covid-pass 

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

COVID Vaccines Given Elsewhere

A question has been asked of how to record vaccines given elsewhere, particularly where they have been given abroad. Whilst the COVID vaccination code can be added to the GP record, it is not currently possible to update the national database, which equally means that the vaccine won’t appear in the “vaccine passport” section of the NHSApp. The national team are working on a solution but as yet there is no timeline. For now, simply notify the surgery and we will record that the vaccine has been given using the appropriate SnoMed code, along with details of which vaccine ready for when the fix is available.


 

 

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