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Watergate local vaccination service at Narrowcliff Surgery– ends Monday 7th June.
The GP-led team providing the vaccination service at Narrowcliff Surgery is extremely proud that together we will have given over 26,000 first and second doses of vaccine by early June to our must vulnerable patients in Cohorts 1-9.
The service is provided through the collaboration of 3 GP practices in the area and was one of the first in the county to deliver vaccine to the most elderly patients from mid-December 2020.
However, from Monday 7th June 2021, vaccine services will no longer be delivered from your Surgery. Remaining patients requiring vaccination will be able to access other local vaccination services including hospital hubs, community pharmacies and larger vaccination centres which are now in place to deliver this service. This will allow GP practice teams to fully focus their time on their usual services to patients.
Large vaccination sites are located at The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, Stithians Showground, Home Park, Plymouth and Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. Vaccinations are also available from local pharmacies.
To book an appointment use the NHS online booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119. A range of vaccines suitable for different age groups are available.
Patients who have already had their first dose at Narrowcliff Surgery before March 13th 2021 will be invited for their second dose before the centre closes or will be able to book as above.
The team providing this service would like to thank all the fabulous volunteers who have supported the service so tirelessly since day one, no matter what the weather, ensuring patients access the site and service safely. Many other organisations, both on the hospital site and the wider health community, have also provided invaluable support to the surgeries.
We would also like to thank all the patients who have had chosen to have their vaccination with us and taken the time to thank us for our efforts, either in person, by card, text, email or through deliveries of welcome snacks and treats.
So where can I get my vaccine from?
If you have already had your first dose at Narrowcliff Surgery before March 13th we will invite you for your second before Monday 7th June.
For all other patients yet to be invited for their first dose, you will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn and invited to book an appointment using the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or calling 119. You will be given the option of attending a local participating pharmacy or vaccination centre. It’s important that when you get your invitation, you take up the offer of having the vaccine, as you will be protecting yourself and friends and family around you.
Will I have to wait longer?
No, you shouldn’t have to wait any longer for your vaccine.
I fall in to one of the first cohorts – how can I get my vaccine?
If you are 32 years old or older or are in another eligible group and haven’t had your first vaccine yet, it’s important you are vaccinated as soon as possible. You can access an appointment from the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by phoning 119.
What about getting my second dose of the vaccine?
If you have already had one dose of the vaccine provided at Narrowcliff Surgery, you will be invited for your second dose before Monday 7th June. If you are unable to attend the appointment offered you will be able to access an appointment from the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by phoning 119.
Are you withdrawing from the programme because there is a problem with the rollout of the vaccine?
There are no issues with the further rollout of the vaccine programme. When we were asked to help deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme it was to vaccinate people in cohorts 1 – 9 only. Large scale vaccination sites were not up and running at that point and we wished to support getting our most vulnerable groups vaccinated as quickly as possible.
There are several other services in this area that have sufficient capacity to be able to vaccinate everyone who is eligible when it is their turn including different vaccines required for different age groups.
Will the surgeries be providing a booster campaign in the autumn?
At present there is no confirmed information on how and when any booster campaign will be provided. When this information is available the surgeries will consider the options available and will keep patients informed.
Where can I get more information about the vaccine?
You can find more information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme NHS.UK website.
Welcome to Narrowcliff Surgery Online
Narrowcliff surgery is a purpose-built surgery which opened in 1995.
We care for approximately 15 000 patients.
The building offers access for the disabled.
There are nine partners at the surgery offering general medical services as well as contraceptive advice, child health surveillance, maternity care and minor surgical procedures.
We operate a personal list system where patients are allocated to a specific doctor and we endeavour to ensure you see your usual doctor whenever possible.
You have a right to express a preference to receive services from a particular doctor. However, we cannot guarantee this will be possible at all times.
We also host students from the Peninsula Medical School. Prior agreement will be requested from you if a student will be present during your consultation.
The practice is managed by Susan Beadle, who oversees the running of the practice.
Susan is supported by our reception team whose roles and duties include reception, dealing with prescriptions and enquiries.
Green Impact for Health Toolkit
This practice is delighted to be signed up to the Green Impact for Health Toolkit and is actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. The climate emergency is also a health emergency, and health care in the UK contributes 5.4% of the UK's carbon emissions.
We need to enhance the health of our current population without compromising the health of future generations, and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet.
Fortunately most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better - for example eating a mainly plant-based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking, reducing pollution etc all enhance our health and reduce our need for medications, with further benefits to the NHS, your health and the carbon footprint of healthcare.
Take a look at www.greenerpractice.co.uk/ to learn more about this.
(Site updated 07/06/2021)