COVID 19 UPDATE : - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

COVID 19 UPDATE : - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

 

COVID 19 UPDATE: 2 March 2021 -  IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

As coronavirus vaccines are being rolled out across the UK, fraudsters are using this as an opportunity to scam people. The NHS is warning everyone to be vigilant about fake vaccination invitations.

 

Covid: Covid: Vaccine scams in South Asian languages - BBC News

Asian Network explains in Urdu, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Gujarati. how to avoid dodgy invitations.

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24th February 2021 - PATIENT NOTICE - Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccination

We are currently working through our priority cohort as per National directives to vaccinate our patients that are most at risk from coronavirus. If you are eligible, you will be contacted by the surgery or the NHS. You DO NOT need to contact the practice for this. 

 

You can find all vaccination related information on the following link on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time. The order in which ...

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COVID 19 UPDATE: 27th January 2021 -  IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Vaccinating Health and social care staff

NHS England and NHS Improvement have now published a Standard Operating Procedure for the vaccination of frontline health and social care staff.  This identifies the people who can currently access NHS Health and Social Care vaccination hubs. This guidance will help organisations plan the rollout, including providing information on prioritisation and delivery methods,

All frontline health and social care workers will be eligible for the covid vaccination regardless of whether they work in hospitals, people’s homes or another setting, or who employs them.

  • If you are a frontline health or social care worker and want to enquire about your first covid vaccine dose, please do not contact your GP surgery.
  • If you are working for an organisation please contact them as they will likely have a roll out plan.
  • If you are self-employed or run a small organisation and have not had contact from NHS vaccination services please contact: bookingqueries.ebpc@nhs.net Within your email, please state the number of staff members that need to be vaccinated.
  • Once your email is received, you will be contacted with details about how to book your appointment.

Please note, you may not get an immediate response as we are booking more than 30,000 health and social care workers in this area so please bear with us.

Getting vaccinated only protects you from the virus, so you will still need to follow IPC and testing measures in your workplace, and follow general advice at work, at home and when you are out and about:

 

COVID 19 UPDATE: 08th January 2021 -  IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Coronavirus vaccinations and shielding

Dear Patients

We are contacting patients to invite them for a coronavirus vaccination as vaccine becomes available. Patients are being invited according to the Government’s criteria. Please do not telephone the surgery to ask when you will be receiving your vaccine. This increases the number of telephone calls and makes it more difficult for other patients to contact the surgery.

If you are on the clinically extremely vulnerable shielding list then you should receive a letter from the NHS informing you what to do. If you think that you should be shielding and are not on the clinically extremely vulnerable shielding list then please contact the surgery. You will be added to a list and one of our clinicians will review your circumstances. The outcome of this will be one of:

  • we think you should be on the clinically extremely vulnerable list in which case we will issue you with the necessary information to access services and the central shielding letter
  • we think you have a medical condition that does not place you in the clinically extremely vulnerable category but is one where you should consider shielding in which case we will provide you with a surgery letter to this effect
  • we think you are low risk and do not need to shield or behave differently to the Government’s prevailing guidance

COVID 19 UPDATE: 08th January 2021 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS 

Access to Primary Care

Dear Patients

At Farnham Road Practice we continue to provide our usual service to our patients. However we have had to adjust our priorities in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We are currently prioritising patients who require urgent medical attention and administering covid vaccinations. This may mean that it takes longer for you to receive care for some routine matters.

Hospitals have reduced or stopped work in some areas in order to cope with the number of patients suffering from coronavirus. This may mean it takes longer for you to receive appointments at hospital including for scans and other investigations. Hospitals continue to manage urgent health matters including referrals for cancer investigations.

Please do contact us if you are concerned about an aspect of your health. We hope that you understand why we have made these changes to the way that we are working and that you will bear with us during this difficult time. 

Please note we DO NOT issue “Fit to Fly “certificates. 

COVID 19 TESTING UPDATE 25TH JUNE 2020 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS  

Covid-19 testing site comes to Slough

The first hybrid walk-in and drive-in testing centre in the country has been set up in Slough and is now open for testing.The testing centre will be based in the Montem Car Park, Montem Lane and anyone with symptoms – and for the first time people who are not symptomatic but concerned they may be infected – will be able visit for a test either by foot or in a car. Click here to find out how to access.

COVID 19 UPDATE - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS  

Farnham Road Practice is now in a phase of LOCK-DOWN due to the COVID-19 Pandemic to protect vulnerable patients and health care staff. The majority of consultations will take place over the phone.

You will NOT be allowed access into the building unless you have a pre-booked face-to-face appointment that has been agreed with a clinician over the phone.

    •  If you have a pre-booked appointment please wait OUTSIDE, you will be called when we are ready to see you.
    •  Please use e-consult or the Farnham Road Practice website to request all repeat prescriptions, if you do not have access to these facilities then you can post the repeat into our post box.
    •  All Prescriptions will be sent directly to the pharmacy (please add your nominated pharmacy to your repeat if we do not already know this). You will NOT be allowed to collect the prescription from the Surgery. If you have not nominated a pharmacy it will be sent to Pyramid pharmacy located beside the Farnham Road Surgery.
  •  If you would like to book an appointment to speak to a doctor, please call the Surgery or use e-consult which you can find on the Farnham Road Practice website. You will not be able to make an appointment at the reception desk.

 

  • All Letters, Correspondence and sick notes will be available for collection between 8am – 10am and 4pm – 6pm Monday to Friday from Farnham Road Surgery. You will NOT be allowed in to collect paperwork at any other time.

Thank you

Weekes Drive Surgery CLOSED until further notice 

Farnham Road Practice is now in a phase of LOCK-DOWN due to the COVID-19 Pandemic to protect vulnerable patients and health care staff.  Farnham Road Practice has had to close Weekes Drive Surgery on 18th March until further notice. Weekes Drive Surgery is presently hosting Slough covid hot site service.

All Prescriptions will be sent directly to the pharmacy (please add your nominated pharmacy to your repeat if we do not already know this). You will NOT be allowed to collect the prescription from the Surgery. If you have not nominated a pharmacy it will be sent to B&P pharmacy located beside the Weekes Drive Surgery.  (6 Stoney Meade, Slough SL1 2YL)

 If you would like to book an appointment to speak to a doctor, please call the Surgery or use e-consult which you can find on the Farnham Road Practice website https://www.farnhamroadpractice.co.uk/index.aspx  you will not be able to make an appointment at the reception desk.

 All Letters, Correspondence and sick notes will be available for collection between 8am – 10am and 4pm – 6pm Monday to Friday from Farnham Road Surgery. You will NOT be allowed in to collect paperwork at any other time.

  Covid-19 Sick notes

GP Surgeries are not issuing sick notes for Coronavirus, please use NHS 111 online self-isolation note service if you have to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.

If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will not need an isolation note.

You can also use this service for someone else.

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/