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Covid Vaccination Programme Wave 2. Update: 14-01-21

We will commence our second Covid Clinic from Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st 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:

All those aged between 70 - 79

All those aged between 18 - 79 who are officially Shielding

APPOINTMENT BOOKING: We will text all 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.                                                    

The Practice should call you if there is no mobile number on your records or you fail to book via text.  

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.  

Covid Vaccination Map

Health and Social Care Staff: All employed and/or paid Carers, plus any frontline NHS staff and private health care professionals are entitled to a Covid Vaccination. To register for your vaccination please apply to: occg.carerseligibleforcovidvaccine@nhs.net                                    

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.

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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