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Flu Vaccines and COVID Boosters 

 

We at Farrier House Surgery are working with GP Surgeries across the City to make flu jabs easier to access in 2021.  From mid September, Worcester City Primary Care Network (PCN) will be opening a flu vaccination centre at Worcester Racecourse.  You will also be notified if there are pop up  walk in venues in Worcester where you can get your flu and/or COVID Booster.

Getting your flu jab here will ensure vaccine allocated for patients doesn't go to waste, and means we're able to keep your records up to date ahead of any further Covid-19 vaccinations you may need to receive - so please wait to be contacted by us to book your flu jab.  The latest information on our vaccination campaigns and frequently asked questions  an be found at:-

www.worcestercity-pcn.co.uk/flu and on Facebook @worcestercitypcn

 

Covid Boosters can be booked at St Peter's Baptist Church, Worcester by calling 119 or through the NHS website.  You can also attend the Castle Street (Old Infirmary, Infirmary Walk) site.  Appointments not required as this is a walk in service.  The Castle Street site is open Tuesday / Friday / Saturday 10am - 6pm.

For further information or clarification on the above please call the Surgery

COVID abroad

Covid vaccinations given abroad or not showing on NHS app

Recording a vaccine received elsewhere on my GP records and NHS app

We have received a high number of requests to enter details of a COVID vaccine onto our patients’ GP records and the NHS app.  We appreciate that this is a confusing situation.  Unfortunately, there is some conflicting information about this both in the media and within other parts of the NHS.  Currently, it is not possible for us to record details of COVID vaccines in such a way that it will appear on the NHS app.  The vaccine information which appears on the NHS App is taken from the IT systems used in the vaccine centres around the country, not a patient’s GP records.  

Have you received an invite for one of the screening programmes

Cervical Screening

What is cancer screening?

  • Cancer screening is a test that looks for early signs of cancer in people without symptoms.
  • It can help spot cancers at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to be successful. Cervical screening can even prevent cancer from developing.
  • Cancer screening is for people with no symptoms at all. If you have symptoms, don’t wait for a screening invitation - tell your doctor as soon as possible.

 

What patients need to know

COVID-19 is still with us, and the safety of NHS patients, visitors and staff is our top priority.

mask

 

 

Though the national restrictions on mask wearing have now been lifted, our staff and patients are still required to wear a mask at our surgery, unless they are exempt from doing so.

  • In line with Government guidance, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt, and follow social distancing rules.

  • This applies to all health services including  GP practices,  to ensure patients and staff are protected. 

 

  • We are still open and here for you. We are continuing to provide services as we have been doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are prioritising delivering of care and services based on clinical needs.
  • Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients where there is a clinical need. You will be asked to first discuss your conditions over the phone or online with a member of the healthcare team to assess what would be most appropriate for you and which practice member would best provide it. We continue to offer care based on clinical need.
  • We are proud to be undertaking the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS. We are balancing this programme with continuing to be open and managing your other clinical needs. Please do be reassured that if you need medical attention, we are here for you and will determine how to best support you, based on your symptoms.
  • Please be polite and respectful, your GP and practice team are available and working hard to support you, your family and friend’s health and care needs.
  • Please visit the local pharmacy for clinical advice on minor health concerns

This video  available here  explains how you can contact your GP practice and the different ways care will be delivered to keep you safe.

 

Checking your COVID-19  vaccination status or obtaining a COVID vaccination certification

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions

The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

Covid Passport

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  • Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you. 

A video explaining what the NHS app does is available here

Quick guide video on how to register with the NHS app https://youtu.be/Q0SCcLtw8JA

If you need to contact us please use our online consulting service or ring us on 01905 879100.  We are open 08:00-18:30 Monday to Friday. 

 

online consulting

 

Answer a few short questions and we will get back to you asap.  In busy times this could be up to 2 working days.

Please do not use this online form for urgent or emergency requests.  the submitted forms will only be read during office hours. The forms will not be read on the weekends  or on bank holidays.

 

   

Prescriptions

We are asking that patients utilise the electronic prescribing service for repeat medication requests . We are unable to accept prescription requests over the phone,

              There are a number of ways you can contact us to order repeat medications.  You can ask you Pharmacy or use the NHS App or by clicking belowoc

If you are registered for you can continue to use patient access to order your prescriptions or email hwccg.farrierhouseadmin@nhs.net

If you are not registered with the Practice you can use Patient Access to register with us.

Patient Access

 

 life

 

Do you need a helping hand to improve your health and wellbeing?

Are you looking to introduce positive lifestyle changes

If so please have a look at the Lifestyle Advise Service  under Further Information on our web site (No. 3 on the right of this page)


Please take some time to look around our website where you will find lots of useful information about the surgery and the services we offer. If you require any of our information to be provided in an alternative format, or need help with communicating, please let us know. We can provide large print or easy read materials, interpreting services, Deaf Direct and Braille services, as required.

Click here to download our Patient Information Leaflet

Please note: We are no longer a Walk in Centre.

 

(Site updated 14/10/2021)
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