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Whilst it is no longer compulsory to wear a mask, we ask that due to the rising numbers of Covid cases in our area that you consider wearing one whilst in the surgery. This will help to protect yourself and our staff so that we continue to remain open and offer our services to you.
COVID-19 Vaccination programme
See details about the vaccination programme in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, including the vaccination services: COVID-19 national vaccination programme | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk)
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/ for more information.
We are no longer running a Covid-19 vaccination service at this practice. Please find information below for patients on to access vaccine services locally.
Book an appointment at one of the local Vaccination Centres or Pharmacy sites online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
For people under 40 without other health conditions, it's currently advised that it's preferable to have another COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. You can find out further information in the latest patient information leaflet.
Book your appointment online at nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
You will be asked for your name, postcode and NHS number (patients can still book if do not have this) and then you will be offered a choice of appointments at one of the local Vaccination Centres or Pharmacy sites that is offering the same vaccine as you received for your first dose.
JCVI guidance recommends you receive your second dose between eight and 12 weeks after your first dose. However, if it has been over 12 weeks you are still encouraged to book an appointment to receive your second dose to ensure you have maximum protection.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and protects you and those around you. It’s the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history and has already saved thousands of lives by preventing the spread of Covid-19. Please book your second dose today.
For further information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine
Have you recovered from COVID-19 – Could you help someone else recover too?
The NHS Blood and Transplant Service need people who have had coronavirus (COVID-19) to donate blood plasma to potentially help others. They welcome all donations but are seeking donations in particular from recovering male patients as they are more likely to have high levels of antibodies against the COVID virus. Therefore if you are aged 18-65 years old and recovering from COVID-19 please consider plasma donation.
For more information please see the attached poster by clicking here, telephone 0300 123 23 23, visit https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/ or register your interest at: https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/plasma-donors/who-can-donate-plasma/
PEOPLE AT HIGHER RISK FROM CORONAVIRUS
The Department of Health and Social Care have identified a new cohort of patients with an increased risk from COVID-19.
A new data-driven risk assessment called COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment has been developed to help identify people who may be at high risk from COVID-19. As a precautionary measure these patients will be added to the Shielded Patient List to enable them to be prioritised for vaccination (offered vaccines at the top of Cohort 6) and to provide them with additional advice and support.
Patients will be advised to follow Government guidance for those who are high risk which currently includes shielding as a precaution.
If you receive a letter it means that you have been identified by the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS Digital as being of similar risk to a clinically extremely vulnerable patient. You will be offered priority COVID-19 vaccination and will give details of the support available and additional shielding advice to those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. The letter will state that by adding people to the Shielded Patient List is the easiest way to ensure earlier vaccination and will emphasise that following shielding advise is voluntary.
CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT IN ROYSTON
Royston vs Coronavirus
The Royston vs Coronavirus support group has re-opened. They can provide vulnerable people in the community with extra help following the latest government restrictions. Volunteers are on hand to help those in need and if you feel you need the support of the Royston vs Coronavirus team, there are various ways to contact them.
call: 01763 259203 or 07973 853065
or search: 'Royston vs Coronavirus' on Facebook
This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)
Please note we will not provide a medical certificate for patients requiring self-isolation for coronavirus. Please use the request for a medical certificate below.
Request for a Medical Certificate
Advice for parents if child becomes unwell
Please click here for advice if your child is unwell during the current Coronavirus pandemic.