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Covid Vaccination Programme Update: 14-04-21

Our next Covid Clinics are all AstraZeneca second dose on Tuesday 20th April to Thursday 22nd April 2021 - All appointments are now booked.

The groups of patients to be vaccinated are those who had a first dose of the AZ vaccine in the last week of January or early February. The second dose vaccinations will mirror the order of vaccination groups of the first dose, but 11-12 weeks later. Please be patient.

The clinics will take place at Unit 1, RAC Trading Estate, Faringdon SN7 7BP (behind Esso fuel station on Park Road, Faringdon). Look for Marshals and signage on the day.

AGED 45 - 49 (Cohort 10) First dose AstraZeneca clinics to start soon. Please ensure that we have your contact details up to date to help you.

Appointment booking

We will text patients in this group, for whom we have a mobile phone number. The text message has a link to book your appointment via ‘AccuBook,’ a simple three step process. Please help us by using this service if at all possible. Please contact the practice direct if you have no mobile phone, and/or we will call you.                   

Thank you to all who have visited for a vaccination. Your support of our effort is greatly appreciated by all at WHMP.

Covid Vaccination Map

DVLA Medicals During Covid Pandemic

We’ve had several enquiries regarding DVLA medicals recently. In the interests of equality and consistency, we are currently not able to provide these as they are a private service and therefore have to take a lower priority until we are able to fully resume our NHS service provision. As these do not have to be done by a GP practice, there are several other options to have these medicals completed, some of which are cheaper than us:

D4Drivers

Drivers Medicals

Wessex Medicals

Steroid Injection Waiting Times

Although we will continue to offer steroid injections to our patients, there is likely to be a very significant (several months) waiting time for an appointment date due to the unprecedented increase in our core essential work, including but not limited to tackling the large backlog of long-term conditions monitoring and screening, the planning and delivery of the COVID vaccination programme and the extension of the influenza vaccination service. Please discuss other options with your clinician and consider the option of a referral to secondary care, where you may be seen more quickly.

Attending the Practice

Please can all patients attending the practice ensure that, wherever possible, they come alone. Whilst we appreciate that there will be occasions where this will not be possible for some patients, we have had an increased number of patients arriving exceptionally early and unnecessarily accompanied.

Face Coverings

You must wear a mask at all times whilst at the practice and maintain social distancing.

Parking

All visitors and patients are encouraged to park opposite the practice front door as this is no longer parking for the doctors.