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COVID19 Vaccine Passport

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.


COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION

If you have received a letter from the NHS, or a text sent from "NHSvaccine" inviting you to book an appointment for your covid vaccination through the National Booking Service, you do have the option of booking this or you can wait to be called to be called by the practice in the coming weeks.  If you want to wait to be called by your local GP vaccination service then please do not respond to the national booking service invitation.  You do not need to contact us to inform us of your decision - we will call all patients who have not yet been vaccinated.

We will be in contact with you when the time is right for you to be invited for your vaccine. Please do not contact us, please wait for us to contact you.

We have no control over the number of vaccines we receive and therefore we will call in our patients as the vaccine is received - our reception team cannot tell you when this will be but please be assured, we are on track with current Government guidance.

Some of our clinics will be held at Morton Surgery, Langrigg Road, Carlisle, CA2 6DT

Click on the link below to view the location.  Bus Route 61.

Morton Surgery Location

Please give some thought about how you might be able to make your way to Morton Surgery in advance of our call to you.

Thank you!

If you would like to check to see if you are eligible for a vaccination, please visit this website:

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

Unpaid Carers

If you are an unpaid carer and believe you are eligible but don’t receive carers allowance please register here: https://cumbria.gov.uk/coronavirus/unpaidcarers.asp

Vegans and vegetarians

Information regarding diet and the Covid vaccine can be found here:

https://vegsoc.org/lifestyle/covid-19-vaccines/

https://www.vegansociety.com/news/news/vegan-society-response-covid-19-vaccine

 

COVID VACCINE PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLETS AVAILABLE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD HERE (Click on link):

 If you have had a vaccination please continue to follow the national guidance at this time, stay home, protect the NHS and help to save lives.

If you have any other queries - please do not call the surgery as we need to keep the lines free for patients who require medical assistance.  Please submit a query through our website by clicking on the CONTACT DETAILS tab and scrolling down to the bottom of the page to "send us your comments or suggestions"..


Attending a face-to-face appointment

If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. This is to protect our team and other patients who may be unwell from catching viruses or infections.  Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery. If you have a disability or condition which means you cannot wear a face covering or cannot communicate with someone who is wearing a face mask, or require other adjustments before your appointment, please let the surgery know ahead of your arrival.


Primary Care Networks

All GP practices in England are now formed into Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

 What is a Primary Care Network (PCN)?

A PCN is a group of GP practices based in a local community.

Typically it is a group of practices covering a patient population of 30,000 to 50,000.

You will still be registered with your own GP practice and will continue to access your GP services in the usual way.

 What will change for you?

Partnership working enables patients to access additional health services provided within the PCN GP practices.

You may not notice much change to begin with, but over time you will see a wider range of services becoming available in your GP practice or at another practice within your PCN.

 Which PCN are we in?

We are part of Carlisle Primary Care Network. Practices in our group are:

Eden Medical Group

Spencer Street Surgery

Warwick Square Group Practice

Fusehill Street Medical Practice

Warwick Road Surgery



Click here to access online consultations

Why not access our Online Consultations service where you can get information, help and support from us.  Responses will be within two working days.

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/spencer-street-surgery


Coronavirus - Advice for Patients

Self-isolate and get a test if you believe you have symptoms of coronavirus.

The individual/household should also self-isolate as per the current guidelines.

If you have moderate to severe symptoms, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19  The 111 telephone link is extremely busy - patients are advised to go online first.

RED HUB:

 During the current COVID-19 outbreak, patients experiencing covid-19 symptoms will be passed to a GP working in our to our local 'Red Hub'.  The GP at the red hub will assess your symptoms and decide on the best options for your care.  You may be invited to a face to face appointment at our red hub. 

Click here www.northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/redhubs  to find out more about where to go, what it will look and feel like and what to do when you arrive. There is also a short film and animation to explain why it looks different for children.

 Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for advice and the latest COVID-19 information before attending the practice.

NHS researchers in the UK are working together to help find a vaccine against COVID-19.

Many possible COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in the UK. Different vaccines may work better for different groups of people. It's important we include people from all backgrounds and ages in our research. This gives researchers an understanding of how well each vaccine may work. All COVID-19 vaccines being researched in the NHS have gone through strict safety testing, and have been approved by a number of processes. We use the same high standards to COVID research as we do to all NHS research. We are still looking for volunteers for studies in the North East and North Cumbria to find a vaccine against COVID-19. To sign up and for more information visit www.nhs.uk/researchcontact


Extended Access

Appointments are available from 6.30pm weekdays and from 8.00am on weekends

Are you due a cervical smear?  Appointments are also available to book at weekends - please call reception for more details!

Extended Access Leaflet for Patients


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