Covid-19 Vaccinations – Boosters
The Practice is working as part of The Coastal Network (Primary Care Network) to deliver the COVID Vaccination Programme to the population of Teignmouth & Dawlish, at Dawlish Community Hospital.
⚠️‼️Update on the booster vaccination booking process‼️⚠️www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccinationThe GP surgeries in Teignmouth and Dawlish have moved the appointment booking system for COVID vaccinations (and boosters) to the National Booking System. *Please do not call your surgery to book* To book an appointment for a 1st, 2nd or a booster dose, you will now need to either book online via the NHS website here:
Use this service to book a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine or manage an appointment. The NHS is working on plans to offer: a booster dose to everyone aged 18 years old and over a booster dose to people aged 16 years old and over with a severely weakened immune …
or contact NHS 119 by calling 119 between the hours of 7am and 11pm, 7 days a week.Please note that you DO NOT need to know your NHS number in order to book a COVID vaccination appointment. We will be adding additional vaccination dates at Dawlish Hospital in the coming days to endeavour to offer a range of times so that patients can access the vaccination by the end of December in line with the latest Government announcement. The surgeries and our extended vaccination team are working incredibly hard to deliver the vaccination programme and we thank our patients for their continued understanding and support
NHS urges people not to contact their GP practice about a vaccination – March 2021
The NHS is urging people who have received a letter from the National Booking System not to contact their GP practice about a vaccination.
Anyone who has received a letter from the National Booking System inviting them to book an appointment should use the website or 119 (free, 7am-11pm, seven days a week) to book an appointment.
Please don’t contact your GP practice about a vaccination.
Practices are reporting a significant number of calls which are preventing people who need medical help getting through to the practice.
It also slows down the vaccination programme as it makes it harder to book appointments for people in priority groups.
There are several locations for vaccination – appointments are regularly added so if there are not any available, keep checking the website for availability in coming weeks.
Minimising the risk of Coronavirus when visiting the surgery – October 2020
We are trying to keep the flow of patients through the surgery as safe as we can, so could you please:
• Arrive literally at your appointment time, i.e. if you are early please stay in your car or outside until your appointment time and not in the surgery.
• Please wear a face covering when in surgery.
• Do not wear multiple layers of clothing that will need to be removed for the procedure/examination to be performed as this will also help to minimise any risk.
Thank you for your co-operation
Research for potential treatments for COVID-19 – July 2020
The practice is working in partnership with Public Health England and the University of Oxford to deliver a new research study to patients with symptoms of COVID-19. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE TESTED FOR COVID-19 AS PART OF THE STUDY PROTOCOL.
If you have developed a temperature (hot to touch) or a new cough in the last 14 days, the Research Team at Oxford University would like you to consider taking part in their research trial which is investigating potential treatments for coronavirus. Please note that the time frame has been extended to 14 days.
More information about the study can be found in the PRINCIPLE Participation Information Leaflet.
Alternatively, if you have developed EITHER of the above symptoms in the LAST 14 DAYS, and would like to take part, you can ENROLL YOURSELF INTO THE STUDY HERE.
Eligible patients will be randomised to usual care or to start a drug called Hydroxychloroquine.
If you have any questions relating to the study, please visit the study website here, or alternatively email the Principle Study Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Main symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Use the 111 online coronavirus service. It will ask about your symptoms and tell you what to do. The website address is www.111.nhs.uk
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. The telephone number is 111
If your symptoms are mild, you’ll usually be advised to not leave your home for at least 10 days.
Anyone you live with should not leave your home for 14 days.
For further information go to nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-COVID-19/
Fit Note Guidance
From Friday 20 March 2020 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 see a GP to provide a “fit note” after seven days of sickness absence. Isolation notes will also be accepted by Jobcentre Plus as evidence of a patients inability to attend.