PLEASE DONT CALL US ABOUT THESE AS WE ARE NOT DIRECTLY BOOKING it is all on the National Booking System now -
COVID Boosters - Available on 119 service or www.nhs.uk online booking from Monday 20th September across various sites including the Hastings Centre.
What does the guidance say? 📢
· Who is eligible? The same cohorts will be used for the booster programme as for the primary course: the first eligible cohort being care home residents, health and social care workers, people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.
· When should this happen? Boosters are starting to be administered next week and can be given from six months after the 2nd dose of the primary course.
· Flu vaccines and boosters can be co-administered.
· Vaccine types: Patients will be offered either a full dose of the Pfizer vaccine or a half-dose of the Moderna vaccine, regardless of which vaccine they've previously had. Where neither can be offered, for example for those who have an allergy to either vaccine, the JCVI advise AstraZeneca vaccine can be used for those who received this vaccine for their first and second doses.
FACE MASK USE TO CONTINUE AFTER 19TH JULY AT MARTINS OAK
If you are visiting Martins Oak Surgery please continue to wear a mask and observe other distancing guidance. We need to protect vulnerable patients AND STAFF in the Surgery and ensure we can continue to provide a safe service. Masks & hand gel are still the best defence to protect us ALL.
So we can continue to see patients face to face safely our Clinicians will continue to telephone you before face to face appointments are booked in.
The results are in - 2021 Patient Satisfaction Survey
All we can say is THANK YOU - to our lovely patients who took the time to fill in & return their surveys
THANK YOU - to our 100% rated Reception/Admin team who have always been amazing but excelled throughout the pandemic
THANK YOU -To our 100% rated clinicians who give you time, listen to you and treat you with care & courtesy
For the full report click on this link -
Contrary to some press and internet stories, most GP Surgeries have never stopped seeing patients. From day 1 we continued to see patients in the surgery for assessment, review and treatments if face to face appointment was indicated. We have transformed the way we work to enable more patients than ever to be helped by rapidly replacing carpets with vinyl to allow more rooms to be opened to face to face appointment. We offer telephone, video, email consultations and yes we still do home visits. Front door triage ensures all patients having to attend are a safe and distanced as possible and leave by other doors to the front to avoid crossing paths. We clean down after EVERY patient. At no time since the start of this pandemic has anyone been away from surgery duty unless annual leave, or shielding and this is a testament to the dedication of amazing team from Patient Administration dealing with over a thousand calls a week; our Nursing Team working tirelessly seeing their regular patients for dressings, injections, blood tests and urgent patching up; to Doctors who have had to adapt overnight to using technology to continue to see patients in a different way and using their skills and knowledge to try to best help those in clinical need. With the measures we have had to put in place we have managed to avoid bringing Covid-19 into the surgery and been able to maintain and expand our services to our patients. Whilst Covid-19 is still a threat we will continue to telephone triage patient facing appointments. We are still working on reduced waiting room numbers and try to never have more than 6 people in the waiting room at any time.
ALL patients attending the Surgery for their pre-booked appointment will be asked to wear a face covering or mask in line with the latest advice and because we know that others in the waiting room could be at risk or ill. A mask is a simple precaution to keep yourself, other patients and all our staff safe and well.