Updated statement: COVID-19 vaccination appointments in North Kirklees
The COVID-19 vaccine has started to be offered to people aged 80 and over in Kirklees by groups of GP practices working together from dedicated vaccination centres. As in the rest of the country, this is being done in a phased way.
We had originally planned to offer vaccinations from drive-through centres in Liversedge and Dewsbury. Unfortunately, changes in national guidance meant that we were no longer able to use this approach and had to postpone some appointments that had been made for patients in these areas.
Our 27 North Kirklees GP practices have been working together with the CCG to put in place alternative arrangements. Some of the affected patients have now received their vaccination and the remainder will be contacted by their GP practice to confirm the new arrangements as soon as possible.
Vaccinations will be delivered at the existing centre in Batley(Al-Hikmah) and at a newly approved site in Dewsbury town centre (Wellington Road). Patients should advise their GP practice if they require additional support in accessing either of these centres.
The drive-through centre planned for Liversedge will not be used for this current vaccination phase.
We understand that the delay in re-scheduling appointments has been disappointing for patients and are pleased that we have now resolved the matter.
COVID -19 Vaccination Clinics...
Issued: December 2020
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Privacy Notice for National COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programmes
NHS England has established a centralised service for the management of both the COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccination programmes. This service is supported by a central system, the Immunisation Management System.
When you attend for your Covid-19 vaccination a record will be made that you have been vaccinated and when. Normally, vaccinations are undertaken in GP settings. However, the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine is being undertaken in a variety of care settings.
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PLEASE REMEMBER WE DO STILL HAVE LIMITED STOCK OF THE FLU VACCINE. PLEASE RING US ON 01924 402073 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.
DUE TO THE RECENT EVENTS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS WE ARE ASKING PATIENTS NOT TO ATTEND THE PRACTICE. WE HAVE TO KEEP SAFE AND WE NEED TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF SPREAD.
We are available and accessible by telephone 01924 402073, Online and by email firstname.lastname@example.org only.
ALL FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS WILL NOW BE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS. IF THE GP DOES NEED TO SEE YOU FACE TO FACE THIS APPOINTMENT MAY BE AT LIVERSEDGE HEALTH CENTRE OR DEWSBURY HEALTH CENTRE. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO TRAVEL TO EITHER SITE.
ROUTINE NURSE APPOINTMENTS WILL BE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Changes to online booking:
To mitigate any risk that potentially infected patients
book appointments online and attend the practice when they should be receiving
advice to self-isolate or go through testing, all practices are now being advised to
change face-to-face appointments booked online to triage appointments via
telephone or video. You can read more on our website:
INFORMATION REGARDING MEDICAL CERTIFICATES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS:
Do I need a sick note?
From Friday 20 March onwards, those who have COVID-19 or are advised to self-isolate will be able to obtain an “isolation note” by visiting NHS 111 online and completing an online form, rather than visiting a doctor. For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need to provide a “fit note” after seven days of sickness absence. Isolation notes will also be accepted by Jobcentre Plus as evidence of your inability to attend.
INFORMATION REGARDING LETTERS FOR TRAVEL DUE TO CORONAVIRUS:
Letters for travel cancellations and proof of coronavirus testing cannot be obtained from the surgery. Please speak with your travel company regarding any cancellations or reasons why you can or cannot travel.
WE ASK THAT YOU ARE UNDERSTANDING AT THIS DEMANDING TIME, AND APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE. PLEASE RING AFTER 1PM FOR ALL PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS AND RESULTS. OUR TELEPHONE LINES AT 8AM-12 ARE VERY BUSY.
Where possible we will endeavour to get your prescription request to you with minimal fuss. To minimise risk of potentially infected patients coming to the surgery we will take requests over the telephone, online or by email only.
If you are over 70 or have chosen to self isolate we will accept prescription requests over the telephone. We can also arrange delivery from one of the local pharmacies if you are self isolating. Please let us know when you call.
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