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Covid Vaccination Update 19 Jan 21

We believe we have contacted all of our 80 and over patients to book their Covid vaccine.

We have vaccinated our two designated care homes.

If you are in this group or know of a someone who has not been offered the vaccine please contact the surgery. If you are housebound we are currently making arrangements to carry out this task, we will be in touch.

We are holding our first clinic at Spring Gardens on Friday and inviting the 75-79 age group. We are not being given any notice on when the vaccine will be allocated so it is not possible too plan to far in advance.

So far we have vaccinated 1116 of Spring Gardens Patients and we continue to vaccinate  at St Johns House Surgey

Address

299 Bromyard Road
Worcester
WR2 5FB

We are also helping support vaccinating Front Line Health Care Workers at Haresfield House Surgery these appointments are available through your employers.

Covid Vaccination Update 15 Jan 21

We are currently contacting all the remaining 80 or over patients to book their Covid vaccine. We are vaccinating  at St Johns House Surgey

Address

299 Bromyard Road
Worcester
WR2 5FB

from the  20-23 Jan 21. We have sufficient vaccine appointments during these clinics for all of our over 80's. We are calling patients, if you have not been contacted please call the practice for an appointment.

We are also helping support vaccinating Front Line Health Care Workers at Haresfield House Surgery these appointments are available through your employers.

We are still awaiting stock of the Azstra Zenica vaccine and when available will be carrying out some clinics from Spring Gardens. We will be contacting patients when these become available.

COVID Vaccination Update 04.1.21

  • Please be aware that the practice will contact patients as soon as we have clinics to be able to book patients into.
  • These clinics are being organised across the 10 practices in Worcester City and covering a large patient population, not just our practice.
  • As it stands as of today the cohorts to be invited currently are patients aged over 80, care home staff and residents and NHS frontline workers.
  • We do not have reliable occupation data held on medical records and so welcome staff to contact the practice if they are registered with us and believe they are eligible for the vaccine.
  • We will make sure all patients that we can tell from medical records that are in the current eligible cohorts for the vaccine will be contacted via letter, phone or text.
  • We will have to stagger this across the next coming months and so the practice has decided the fairest way to this is on older age first for our patient cohort aged over 80.
  • We have been informed that vaccines being ordered have been delayed however we hope to offer reassurance that the practice and doctors are in constant discussions to make sure the practice can be involved with delivering clinics as quickly as possible.
  • We hope to have more information soon regarding housebound patients and how this will be delivered.
  • We are awaiting further instruction from the joint management team for rolling out invites as clinic dates are unable to be confirmed due to not  having confirmed delivery dates of more vaccines arriving yet.
  • Turnpike House Medical Centre 37 Newtown Rd, Worcester WR5 1HG is going to be used for these clinics to be facilitated for the time being.

Please see the latest press release from yesterday regarding the roll out of these vaccines. Local clinics are now being adapted to accommodate these changes directed from MHRA and NHS England. We are contacting all patients that are affected by the changes to the 2nd dose of the vaccine.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-from-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-on-the-prioritisation-of-first-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines

All the staff at Spring Gardens  wish you all a peaceful and safe New year.

Spring Gardens Group Medical Practice is aware of the announcement today by the Department for Health and Social Care that anyone aged 50-64 has now been added to the eligible cohorts for this year's flu vaccine. We are now working to order additional vaccine supply and plan for more flu clinics in December. We ask that patients refrain from ringing the practice with inquiries on this and we will communicate the new arrangements for flu clinics in the near future.

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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