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Please click on the link below to view the leaflet from Public Health England  


Covid-19 Guide For Adults Leaflet


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Covid-19 Vaccination  - 09.04.2021


2nd Dose Update


All patients who had their first AstraZeneca vaccine on the 28th and 30th January 21, the staff are contacting patients to book in their 2nd vaccine for next week. We are all working extremely hard and we understand the phone lines may be busy.  Please contact the Surgery to confirm the date and time of your appointment if we have not been able to contact you. Those patients who have still not received their first vaccine and are aged 50-64 yrs, please click on the link below to book at the Chester Racecourse, if you are unable to attend the Chester Racecourse then contact the Surgery.


Please click on the link below regarding recent Covid-19 AZ Vaccine Concerns


https://www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk/news/news-stories/reports-of-very-rare-blood-clots/


Despite recent media coverage outlining a national supply issue, everyone in Cheshire West who has already had their first dose COVID vaccine will be offered their second dose within 12 weeks. Available vaccine supply is being prioritised for this purpose.


Most vaccination services in Cheshire West started vaccinating patients in early January and it has been determined nationally that second doses should be offered as close to week eleven as possible, following first dose.


Clinics are carefully planned around confirmed vaccination delivery dates in order to minimise disruption to patients. When confirmation of the delivery date for second dose vaccines has been received your GP practice will contact you to arrange your second dose appointment.


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/



Once we have a delivery we will contact the patients, please avoid coming to the surgery to book your appointment as we have Covid-19 measures in place. The notification of delivery can be at very short notice and the Surgery Staff are working extremely hard to ensure all clinics are fully booked.


Depending on which vaccine we receive will determine which site it will be delivered from and we will informed you at the time of booking.


We would like to thank you for your continued support during this time.


We know that many people are eager to be vaccinated as soon as possible. We also understand that some patients will be concerned that they are not in the first groups for vaccination but may feel their circumstances or condition means they should be.

The decision about which order people are vaccinated in is set nationally by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Your local GP practice or individual GP is not allowed to vary from that priority order and is unable to make exceptions in individual cases. Your medical consultant or local counsellors are also unable to agree a variation from the national rules.

GP practices are working together to ensure they can vaccinate patients as quickly as possible and they appreciate your support in this regard and your understanding as they progress through the groups for vaccinations as quickly as possible.

Your Social Prescribing Link Worker

Many things affect your health and well-being and GP's tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated lonely or stressed out by work, money and housing problems.  These are issues that can't be fixed by doctors and medicine alone.

 

At its most basic, a social prescription offers the kind of help that doesn't come in a tube or a bottle.  The idea behind social prescribing is to help you to have more control over your healthcare and wellbeing and find ways to manage your needs in a way that suits you.

 

Our Social Prescribing Linkworker Rachael is there to listen to you and put you in touch with whatever it is you might need in order to feel better.

 

That might mean being introduced to a community group a new activity or a local club.  It could be advice and guidance, volunteering opportunities or practical support or a bit of inside knowledge on your situation and what local resources there are available it could even be some support in how to create something new.

 

Studies show that individuals with social prescriptions get better and feel better faster than those treated with medicine alone

 

To find out how it can work for you talk to your doctor or health professional or just get in touch 0151 294 4177



 
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