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Our Flu vaccine deliveries will not be affected for the upcoming clinics on the 18th and 25th September.  

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Park Practice is now an Armed Forces Veteran friendly accredited GP practice. More information can be found on:  https://www.sussexarmedforcesnetwork.nhs.uk/veteranreservists/ 

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Covid - 19 latest information

Covid 19 - Latest information

Update - 08.07.2021

Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

From the 19th July nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the Covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people.

Thank you for you patience and understanding.

Covid vaccination update - 31.03.21

VACCINATION PROGRAMME UPDATE FROM SDHC FEDERATION

 FIRST DOSES

Our COVID-19 vaccination programme is working within Government guidelines and we are continuing to focus on offering first doses of the Covid 19 vaccination to those aged 50 and over.

Vaccine supply for April has been restricted and if you are contacted to attend a vaccination appointment, please make every effort to attend.  It may be the last opportunity to receive a first vaccination for some weeks. 

  

SECOND DOSES

If you are due a second vaccination dose you will be invited to attend our vaccination centre in the 11th week following your first vaccination. Second dose vaccination supplies have not been restricted.

 

NEW SITE FROM 6th APRIL 2021

As leisure facilities are opening up, we are having to move our vaccination centre. The new vaccination centre is at;

Harbour Community Centre,

The Crumbles,

Pevensey Bay Road,

Eastbourne

BN23 6JH. 

Map for Community centre and parking

Harbour community centre and Parking

https://www.google.com/search?q=Harbour+Community+Centre%2C+The+Crumbles%2C+Pevensey+Bay+Road%2C+Eastbourne+BN23+6JH&rlz=1C1CHBF_enGB886GB886&oq=Harbour+Community+Centre%2C+The+Crumbles%2C+Pevensey+Bay+Road%2C+Eastbourne+BN23+6JH&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i60l2.921j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

The centre will be clearly signposted and there is ample parking a short walk away with clearly marked routes to the centre. The centre is on the Bus route 5A but other buses also go to the Harbour area. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables

 

For any queries the best way to contact is via email sdhc.vaccinations@nhs.net and someone will get back to you. Our phone number for emergency issues only is 03301244002. Please do NOT contact your Practice

 

 

Covid vaccination update - 09.03.2021

1st Vaccines:

Our vaccination programme continues to deliver vaccines in line with the Governments priority cohorts.  Over 93% of the top four priority cohorts have now received a first dose vaccination.  Currently we are offering vaccinations to those aged 16-64 with an underlying health condition.  SDHC GP Federation are running our vaccination centre, we would strongly encourage you to book your appointment when contacted by SDHC. 

 

From 15th March we hope that the supply of vaccines will increase and SDHC will be contacting other patient groups (60 – 64), (55 – 59) and (50 – 54).  You may also receive an invite from the national vaccination programme to attend a mass vaccination site and it is your choice if you take this.

 

2nd Vaccines:

From the 15th March 2021 SDHC will start to call some patients for their second doses .  If you received a vaccine at Hampden Park just before New Year, you will shortly be receiving an invitation to attend a 2nd dose vaccination appointment on or shortly after 16th March 2021.  Invitations for second doses will then be made in line with vaccine delivery and within 12 weeks of your first dose.

 

AS WITH ALL VACCINATION QUERIES, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY TO ASK WHEN YOUR VACCINE WILL BE – OUR PARTNER, SDHC GP FEDERATION WILL CONTACT YOU

For other queries email: sdhc.vaccinations@nhs.net

 

Vaccination Centre news

In line with the government’s plan to end lockdown, we have been asked to vacate the Sovereign Centre by 5th April to allow the leisure centre to reopen. A new location is being prepared and further details will follow shortly.

COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME 19th January 2021

 Our GP Federation, SDHC, is delivering the vaccination programme on behalf of the Practice. They are currently working through the Governments national priority list of people who need to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. As of today, over 50% of over 80 year olds have received a vaccination. By the end of today, 19 January 2021, SDHC will have attempted to contact all patients on the list at least once.

 If patients who are over the age of 80 have not heard from SDHC Thursday 21st of January, an appointment letter will be sent to them. The letter will detail their appointment date and time. This should arrive with patients within the next two or three days, post allowing, and the appointments will be from Sunday 23rd onwards.

 Following patient feedback, appointments will be offered between 10.00 and 15.00. The aim is to complete the first vaccination for the vast majority of over 80 vaccinations by Saturday 30th January.

 At the same time that the over 80’s are being called, the Government has also asked that other groups are prioritised for vaccinations. These include health and social care workers, care home residents and staff.

 You are probably also aware that the Government has also asked that people over 70 and the extremely clinically vulnerable start being called for vaccinations. We continue to prioritise the over 80s before moving onto the next group of patients. Please be assured that we are vaccinating people as fast as we can, in line with government priorities and within the limited supply of vaccines we have received to date.

 You will be hearing from SDHC very soon. Please DO NOT contact your Practice about the Covid vaccination programme.

4th January 2021

We are pleased to advise that our practice is part of the National Vaccination programme which will take place at hospitals and other local settings. We are following detailed national NHS guidance. In summary:

You will not be vaccinated at the Practice at this time - this is because of the issues with storage and transportation of the current vaccine. We are asking patients to attend a vaccination centre in Eastbourne. This will be confirmed when you book an appointment.

You may be contacted directly by the vaccination centre - with our agreement and to help the prctice manage the large volumes of calls we anticipate will be generated by this effort, it is likely that the vaccination centre (provided by our local GP Federation) will contact you directly to arrange your appointment.

Patients will be invited for vaccinations in line with National Guidelines - please be patient as we work through the priority list.

Please do not contact the Practice about appointment availability or when you are likely to be called for you vaccination - We do not have any further information at the moment.

**COVID VACCINE UPDATE - DECEMBER 2020**

The NHS is rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations across Sussex. People are being invited to an appointment in order of national guidance, starting with those over 80. You don't need to call the Surgery - you will be contacted as soon as the NHS is able to offer you the vaccination. For further information please visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Thank you for your support

You do not require your NHS number to receive your Covid vaccination - please do not contact the surgery as we are unable to provide this over the telephone. You can find your NHS number on hospital letters, repeat prescription slips or by the NHS APP and patient access. Information on how to download these apps can be found under the appointments tab.

Dr Writer has created a Q&A sheet of frequently asked questions. Please read our attached Q&A sheet.

Covid 19 Frequently asked questions

Useful information - Please follow the links below to access the most up to date on the Government and NHS websites.

Governmenthttps://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Helpful resources during Covid-19 - Pleas see below for a list of resources available, including mental health support.

Covid-19 resources

NHS support information after Covid:

https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/



 
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