COVID-19 Update from 16th August
As of 16th August the Government is changing the requirements to self-isolate following a positive COVID-19 contact. To protect patients and staff at Hallwood health Centre if a member of your household is covid positive of you have had direct contact with someone who is covid positive, in line with government guidance, we request that you do not attend the health centre unless you have had both doses of covid vaccine, the 2nd one at least 14 days previous and a negative PCR test.
If you come to the practice you will still need to wear a face covering to protect others who may be more vulnerable. You should continue to sanitise your hands and maintain social distancing.
To protect our patients and staff from possible corona virus and minimise footfall within the practice, as a precautionary measure we are asking patients not to attend the practice unless invited to do so by a clinician.
For advice regarding symptoms, fit notes and results you can complete an e-consult. If you have an urgent medical need and feel you need to speak to a doctor please contact reception to book a telephone consultation.
To request a prescription please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org please ensure that you include your full name, date of birth and details of the medication you require. Due to the volume of emails we are unable to respond to emails at this time. Please provide details of the pharmacy that you would like your prescription sent to.
We are unable to provide fit notes for patients who are self-isolating please read the following letter regarding fit notes Coronavirus and Med3 letter to patients.pdf
When attending the practice please keep a safe distance from other members of the public and we ask you to stand a safe distance from our reception staff. What will happen if I need to contact my GP or Nurse
If you have any symptoms of the corona virus you are asked to self - isolate for 10 days, you must not attend the practice. If you symptoms worsen please visit 111 on-line . Please view the information regarding self-isolation
More information about corona virus can be found on the NHS Website
NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme update
Our GP-led local vaccination service is providing vaccinations to people in cohorts 1-9 and this will continue.
We will not be providing a vaccination service for people aged 18 to 49 when they become eligible. If you are in this cohort, you will be able to get your vaccination at other local vaccination services including hospital hubs, community pharmacies and larger vaccination centres
What this means for you?
Includes those aged 50 and over, health and care workers, unpaid carers and those with a health condition that puts them at greater risk.
We are continuing to book in people in cohorts 1-9 who have not yet been vaccinated for their first dose and we will carry on doing this to make sure that no-one is left behind. If you are eligible and haven’t had your first dose yet, please contact the practice now to make your appointment.
We will be able to give the second dose to everyone who has had their first dose of the vaccine with us. We will invite you for your second dose when this is due.
People aged 18 to 49
Vaccinations have been delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
If you are aged 18 to 49, you will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn and you will be able to choose from a range of local vaccination services
When your age group becomes eligible, you will be able to book your vaccine and choose a local service through the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by phoning 119.
Please do not contact us to get an appointment. Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website.
As we move into the next phase we will be undertaking regular risk assessment to ensure that the Health Centre is COVID safe. A copy of the risk assessment is available on request