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COVID VACCINES

East Cleveland Group, Primary Care Network

(Brotton Surgery, Hillside Practice, Springwood Surgery, The Garth Surgery, Woodside Surgery)

 

We are is currently working hard to deliver Covid-19 vaccinations in conjunction with our 4 partner practices within East Cleveland. We are currently offering patients in Cohort 6 (All those aged 16-64 with an underlying health condition which puts them at higher risk of serious disease or mortality) appointments first. Once we have completed this cohort we will then invite our Cohort 5 patients (All those aged 65-69) who have not taken up the offer of being vaccinated at a Multi Vaccination Site via the national booking system www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

 

Our clinics, whether offered jointly by all practices and held at our vaccination site or offered by individual practices, are determined according to the vaccine supply, taking in to account vaccine type and numbers that are allocated to us by the national team.

 

 

More information on the JVCI/PHE Covid vaccine priority list can be found at

COVID-19 vaccination first phase priority groups - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Arriving for your appointment

As our waiting room is small we are putting a few more changes in place to help keep patients and staff safe.

Please try not to arrive too early for your appointment. Please try to come alone, unless of course you need a carer or to bring a child with you.

When you arrive for your appointment please ring us from outside the building or in your car, if you have no phone please come in and speak to reception.

We will let the clinician know you have arrived, they will then ring you back when they are ready for you to come in and let you know which room to go to. Texts can also be sent.

We have been trying this and a few other options for a couple of weeks and feel this process is the safest and most streamlined.

If you are not in your car, the weather is bad or you are unable to wait outside we will of course make sure you can wait inside.

Face Coverings

From 15th June - To help prevent the spread of COVID19 and protect both our staff and patients we are now asking anyone who attends the practice to wear a face covering, please ensure this is on before entering the practice.

This does not need to be surgical face mask it can be any form of covering as long as it covers your mouth and nose.

PRINCIPLE TRIAL

PRINCIPLE

 

COVID-19 has affected the lives of everybody within the UK and the rest of the world. Finding safe and effective treatments has been the drive of researchers at the University of Oxford and right now, you have an opportunity to help. PRINCIPLE is a national priority trial to find treatments for COVID-19. We are looking for volunteers aged 65 or over, OR aged between 50 and 64 with an underlying health condition.

To be eligible to take part, you must be unwell with Covid-19 symptoms, and have had them for less than 14 days. No face to face visits are needed.

Please help us fight COVID-19 by visiting our website www.principletrial.org

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The CQC are the independent regulator of health care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care.

On 7th January 2020 we had our planned CQC review. This involved us submitting information beforehand and then a phone call with a CQC inspector. Following this it was decided by the CQC that they have no concerns and will complete another annual review next year. Our full report from our last inspection was published in January 2019, we were rated as good in all areas and outstanding for older people, is available here:

https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-541130731

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