You will shortly receive an invitation to have your flu vaccine.
Clinics will be starting week commencing 20 September2021 and all clinics will be held at Worcester Racecourse, Grandstand Road, Worcester, WR1 3EJ.
Free Parking Is Available.
Please do not contact us as this service is being run solely by Worcester City Primary Care Network.
For more information please visit the Worcester City Primary Care Network website by clicking this link. www.worcestercity-pcn.co.uk/flu
New Shared Care Record delivering better, safer care for all our patients
We wanted to let you know that we are finally connecting our systems to offer joined-up health and care records, which will enable better, safer care and treatment for all our patients.
As a GP, it is difficult to provide joined-up care with so many separate systems for handling patient information. These were not connected, meaning that you often had to repeat your story each time you received care at a different organisation, or with a different health professional. The Shared Care Record means up-to-date records will be immediately available to professionals caring for you as a patient, when you need direct care.
It will mean, for instance, a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a 999 call will be able to confidentially access the same crucial information that we can at the Practice, such as details of any allergies and current medications, bringing potentially life-saving benefits.
Robust security measures are in place to protect your health information and all staff must follow the law on keeping your information confidential.
The Shared Care Record is not the same as the General Practice Data for Planning and Research Directions (GPDPR), which is a national NHS Digital initiative to use GP practice data for research and planning purposes.
The Shared Care Record is a local initiative to share information with organisations directly involved in your care to ensure that you receive prompt and appropriate treatment when you need it.
You may have seen reports in the media regarding issues around flu vaccine deliveries but please rest assured that we will have vaccinations available for all eligible patients and will be in touch to arrange your appointment at a local flu vaccination centre clinic very soon. Please don't book your appointment elsewhere - stock sent to us is based on our eligible patients, so we are keen to avoid wasting any vaccine this winter. To find out if you are eligible for a free vaccine on the NHS visit, https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital.
Any patient who had their 1st vaccine more than 8 weeks ago can book their 2nd by ringing the practice, calling 119
Accessing Your COVID-19 Vaccination Status for Travel
From 17 May you can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the NHS App on mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet.
If you do not have access to a mobile device and the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status you can call the NHS Helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be five days after your second vaccination and the letter will
Covid Vaccination Update 15 Jun 21
We are now soley concentrating on 2nd vaccines with no 1st vaccinations available to us, these have been carried out at the national hubs sites at St Peters Church Worcester and Malvern 3 Counties
To date we have given
9531 1st Vaccines
7091 2nd vaccines
Patients who had their Astra Zenica up to the 19 Apr have been invited to have their 2nd vaccine.
Patients who had their Pfizer up to the 19 Apr have been invited to have their 2nd vaccine.
Covid Vaccination Update 27 Apr 21
We have been concentrating on 2nd vaccines for the past 3 weeks with no 1st vaccinations available to us, these have been carried out at the national hubs sites at St Peters Church Worcester and Malvern 3 Counties
To date we have given 3386 2nd vaccines
Patients who had their Astra Zenica up to the 12 Feb have been invited to have their 2nd vaccine at the practice.
Patients who had their Pfizer up to the 19 Feb have been invited to have their 2nd vaccine at the practice.
Patients and staff at Redhill Court & South Hayes Care home have received their 2nd vaccine.
2nd Housebound patients vaccine visits are continuing.
Patients are asked to have the 2nd vaccine at the place of their 1st you will be contacted by the practice when they become available.
We believe we have contacted all of our 50+, clinically extremely vulnerable(Shielding Patients) and those 16 - 65 at risk patients to book their Covid vaccine.
We have given 1st vaccines to
100% Care Homes
95% over 80's
91% Clinically Extremely Vulnerable(Shielding Patients)
99.57% Housebound (1 patient not had)
83% At risk 16 - 64's
66% 45 -49
Anyone in any of the risk groups above should note appointments are available this week at the hubs bookable on line.
If you are in these groups or know of a someone who has not been offered the vaccine please contact the surgery.
So far we have given 1st vaccinations to 8050 of Spring Gardens Patients and we continue to vaccinate at Spring Gardens, St Johns House Surgery and Haresfield House Surgery
St Johns House Surgery
299 Bromyard Road
Haresfield House Surgery
37 Newtown Rd, Worcester WR5 1HG
Corona Virus Research Survey
The CRN West Midlands would like as many patients as possible to complete a short survey about their views regarding vaccines. This understanding will help us to target education and public health campaigns in the West Midlands and across the country. The link to the Covid-19 Vaccination Survey is here or the URL is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwqY2Oss6QoVv5Ex8It7Q9-CMzx5uJZojALDtgwqUjo-gC9Q/viewform
COVID-19 Vaccination Survey Poster
AGE UK - New Computer Café
AGE UK have a new Computer Café starting up at The Hive on the 5th February which also happens to be #SaferInternetDay 2019!
The café takes place at The hive from 10AM – 12PM.
Although they will be looking at being safe on the internet attendees can bring their own laptops/phones/tablets with any digital questions for thier ‘professionals’. You can drop in or sign up here http://ow.ly/6knW30mSlDP.
It has come to our attention that the organisation "Pharmacy 2 U" has used the practice's name on its marketing material. Please note, the practice does not utilise, promote, engage with, or otherwise have any dealings with Pharmacy 2 U, and, furthermore has not given, nor has been asked, for consent for the practice name to appear on any advertising material.
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