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Covid-19 Booster Vaccination - Update 13th Dec 2021
13 Dec, 2021

The NHS vaccination programme will offer every adult the chance to book a covid-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year to protect the nation against the Omicron variant.

As part of the biggest and fastest vaccine programme in health service history, online bookings are available for all those in their 30s and above from today.

The best way to get your vaccine is by booking online at www.nhs.uk or by calling 119 – please do keep checking availability as appointments are loaded onto the system every day. The website and phoneline are understandably very busy and we thank you for your patience when booking.

The national booking service will then open up to everyone aged 18 and over from Wednesday this week.

The NHS is prioritising bookings for boosters and is urging people to book a slot to guarantee their vital jab. Some sites offer walk-in appointments where no appointment is needed. Please check here for clinics with walk-in availability and their opening hours www.happyhealthylives.uk/vaccinationdrop-ins

GP teams have been asked to clinically prioritise their services to free up maximal capacity to support the covid-19 vaccination programme, alongside delivering critical appointments such as cancer, urgent and emergency care. This might mean that for some people, routine appointments are postponed as part of the national mission to roll out boosters.

Scientists are very concerned about the spread of Omicron due to the speed with which it spreads and because two doses do not appear to provide much protection but thankfully, a booster dramatically improves this.That is why the Government has asked the NHS to prioritise boosters over other routine care.

We appreciate your support and understanding – and urge you to come forward for your vaccination as soon as possible.

Patient Access Emails
9 Nov, 2022

EMIS Health have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received Covid passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.

They would like to share the following guidance from Patient Access:

  • EMIS Health advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender; all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in @patientaccess.com.
  • EMIS Health advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here: https://www.patientaccess.com/security
  • EMIS Health strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.
  • Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. They do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.
Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place
6 May, 2022

The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors. While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Read the infection prevention control guidance for further details.

COVID-19 -Telephone First- Practice taking precautions
6 May, 2022

Due to going concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Parkview Surgery has taken the decision to switch to a Total Telephone Triage System. This is to safeguard our staff and our patients. This means that our front doors will be locked and patients will be required to talk to member of staff before coming into the surgery. All appointments will be telephone triaged first. Please DO NOT attend the surgery but TELEPHONE FIRST. This attempt is to reduce footfall into the surgery.

If a face-to-face appointment has been booked please ensure that you do not have a high temperature or cough before attending the surgery. When you arrive at the surgery please telephone or knock on the door. A member of staff will let you into the building. Please do not be alarmed if you see our staff wearing personal protective equipment such as gloves, apron and face masks. This is done so that we can keep both our staff and patients safe in order for us to provide the same level of service for a long as possible.

Prescriptions can be requested using our prescription box or online or via telephone. Please ensure that you have nominated a pharmacy where prescription will be sent electronically. All patient queries will also be dealt with accordingly via telephone where possible.

All non-essential visits to surgery should be avoided where possible. We appreciate your co-operation and patience during this challenging time.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
6 May, 2022

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Face Coverings
19 Jul, 2022

This is to inform you that all patients and visitors coming to our surgery as well as our own staff must continue to wear face-covering post 19th July 2021 and until further notice. This is to ensure that patients and staff are protected. Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting the surgery.

New Website
6 May, 2022

Welcome to Parkview Surgery's new WEBSITE, we hope you will find it informative, useful and we welcome your feedback about it. We will try to keep it up to date as possible with surgery changes such as new patient services available to you, Covid changes and vaccine news and latest news.