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Covid Vaccination Programme Wave.3.Update: 21-01-21

We will commence our Third Covid Clinic from Friday 22nd Sunday 24th January 2021

Clinic NOT at WHMP Practice building. Please see detail below of where you will be vaccinated.

The groups of Patients to be vaccinated are:

1) All those aged between 70 75 plus any from 76 or older, not yet vaccinated.
2) All those aged between 18 - 79 who are officially Shielding

APPOINTMENT BOOKING: We will text patients in these groups, 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.

3) Health and Social Care staff; qualifying details below.

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

Other eligible for vaccination: Health and Social Care staff.  All employed and/or paid Carers, plus any frontline NHS staff are entitled to a Covid Vaccination. To register for your vaccination please apply to:occg.carerseligibleforcovidvaccine@nhs.net     
Contact us today or 22/01/21 for vaccination this weekend; you do not need to be a Practice patient.                                

We will update this message as necessary, and our Facebook Page, so please check regularly for updates. We will advise on the next groups to be vaccinated and when, as soon as we know.

In closing, a huge Thank you to all who have visited for the vaccination, some 2500 as of now, since last Friday. Your kind words of support for our efforts are hugely 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.

OTHER MATTERS:

PARKING: All visitors and patients are encouraged to park opposite the practice front door as this is no longer parking for the Dr's.

Face Mask: You must wear a mask at all times whilst at the Practice and maintain social distancing.

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