Granta Medical Practices - May news

Barley Surgery, part of Granta Medical Practices
Sandra East, Granta Medical Practices 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

 

We continue to deliver second vaccinations, working in date order, vaccinating patients 11-12 weeks following their first dose.

 

Current guidelines state that patients have to return to the venue where they had their first vaccination, as the second dose will be allocated and sent to that venue. Should these guidelines change we will, of course, let everyone know.

 

We appreciate that everyone wants to know when their appointment will be, and we are working as fast as possible to get through our patient lists. Please bear with us as our team continue to work incredibly hard to deliver the vaccine into our community.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

 

The UK vaccination programme has been very successful. At the time of writing, more than 30 million people have been vaccinated and it is estimated that 6,000 lives have already been saved.

 

There have been reports of a very rare condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after vaccination. This is being carefully monitored and reviewed.

 

Information is changing rapidly and we will keep our website as up to date as possible. If you do not have internet access, please feel free to ring us with any questions you may have.

 

Sandra East, Head of Patient Services

Email: sandra.east@nhs.net. Direct number: 01223 627743.

Barley Surgery, part of Granta Medical Practices
Granta Medical Practices - June news

COVID-19 Vaccinations Update

 

Have you had your first Covid vaccination yet?  If not, and you are in a cohort between 1 and 6, please contact us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.

 

If you fall into one of the cohorts 7 to 12, please ring 119 or go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ where you can directly book your first dose appointment at a central vaccination centre.

 

If you need to book your second dose, NHS England guidelines state that patients should return to the venue where they had their first vaccination, as the second dose will be allocated and sent to that original venue.

 

As always, if any of the Covid vaccination guidelines change we will let you know via our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk and our social media platforms. However, please don’t hesitate to contact us direct if you do not have access to the internet.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and kind words, as well as all the biscuits, chocolates and other lovely treats. The goodwill shown to us whilst we deliver the vaccines means so much to all of us.    

 

 

Sandra East, Head of Patient Services

Email: sandra.east@nhs.net Direct dial: 01223 627743

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Update from Royston & District Community Transport

From Monday 12 April Community Transport should be back to normal - barring last minute Government change of mind of course!

 

We are once again available for hairdresser and similar appointments, shopping trips, gym, and social visits (as long as they are meeting up outdoors or at a garden centre), BUT we will keep our precautions as before - our rules for one household per car remains, preferably with one person in the back although we are flexible to take carers or allow sitting in a front seat if back seat is too difficult, and of course, don’t forget your face mask.

 

As usual we will try our best to meet your needs, please ring the office on (01763) 245228 between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

We look forward to seeing you again…