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Appointments update 17.12.21

  • Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday evening, general practice has been working tirelessly to ensure all patients who are eligible are offered a Covid booster by 31st December.
  • A lot of general practice staff are being redeployed until the New Year to administer Covid booster vaccinations. This may mean that any appointments you have over the next three weeks for routine care may be cancelled. There may also be a delay in general practice administration. Please do not contact your practice for routine matters until the New Year.
  • It is important to understand that your surgery remains open. If you are in need of urgent care or support, your surgery team should still be your first port of call for help and urgent appointments will be available.

Please bear with your practice during this time as they work hard to vaccinate as many people as possible.

For further advice please visit:

Covid at the surgery

Dear Patients

We currently have a couple of cases of covid among the staff.  We will therefore be limiting the amount of people allowed into the building at any one time and will be offering more telephone consultations and will only offer a face to face after full triage from a clinician.

Please bear with us during this difficult time and be understanding towards the staff if you are only offered a telephone consultation.  This is for our safety as well as yours.

Thank you for your understanding.

Winter Health Advice

One Bromley have developed a Winter Health leaflet for patients, this provides people with winter self care information, signposting and advice on using the right services at the right time.

https://selondonccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bromley-Winter-Campaign-Leaflet-2021.pdf

Covid Vaccine – school vaccination programme

The school vaccination programme has begun in Bromley. This is available to all 12-15 year-olds attending a Bromley school. They are being offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine. All parents will be asked for consent prior to the visit, and this will be coordinated through the school. For those 12-15 year olds with underlying health conditions, two doses are offered.

If your child has missed the vaccination please do not contact the surgery, the school will issue further information.

For more information please visit

Bromley CYP12-15 Vaccination

Urgent Care Pressure in Bromley

Please note that Urgent Treatment Centres and Emergency Departments in Bromley are currently experiencing significant demand. If you have an urgent but non life-threatening medical need, please use the NHS 111 website first https://111.nhs.uk/  rather than going straight to A&E. If you require it, NHS 111 can book you in to be seen safely in A&E, Urgent Treatment Centres, GP surgeries, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics. Contacting NHS 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe, by maintaining social distancing. They will ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way. You should  dial 999 if you have a life-threatening illness or injury. 

 

For further advice on when to visit urgent care centres or emergency departments please click the links below:

 

When to visit an urgent treatment centre

 

When to visit an emergency department

 

 

Thank you for your help in this matter.

 

National Data Opt Out

https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work/keeping-patient-data-safe/how-we-look-after-your-health-and-care-information/your-information-choices/opting-out-of-sharing-your-confidential-patient-information

 

General Practice Data for Planning and Research – South East London CCG (selondonccg.nhs.uk)

 

If you wish to opt out please complete the form and return to the surgery via email or post.  Please note the deadline for this has been moved to 1st September 2021.

 

Opt-out-Form

Covid Vaccination Passport Requests

Vaccine Passports https://bit.ly/3bcjtcf can be accessed via NHS App.

Register on NHS app now – This video shows you how https://bit.ly/3uzuQTd

Contact 119 if you cannot download the app and need a letter for foreign travel.

DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP FOR A VACCINE PASSPORT as we are unable to provide.

If for any reason you are unable to get vaccinated but need a passport please visit

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-medical-exemptions-proving-you-are-unable-to-get-vaccinated

 

Covid Vaccines for the over 70s

  • Having a vaccine is the best way to protect you from coronavirus and will save thousands of lives.
  • If you are over 70 and haven’t yet been invited for your first COVID vaccine, you can now book by visiting www.nhs.uk/book-a-coronavirus-vaccination/enter-your-name or by calling 119 or contact your GP practice directly.  You no longer need a letter.
  • The national service allows you to book an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy but not at a GP practice.
  • If going to a GP practice is your preference, please contact your GP directly who can refer you to a local primary care vaccination site.
  • We are continuing to follow the official advice and vaccinating those most at risk first.
  • There are now more than 200 sites across London providing the lifesaving vaccination, and more are going live all the time.