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CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION - update 12/1/2021

Health and Care Workforce Covid Vaccinations 12/1/2021

All health and care workers in Sussex are able to book a vaccination at one of the six hospital-based vaccination sites across Sussex. This includes:

  •       All NHS staff from primary (including general practice and general dental practice), community and secondary care.
  •       Staff of independent and third sector health providers.
  •       Care and care home staff in public, private and not for profit sectors

 

Health and Care workers can follow the link below to book an appointment:

https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/workforcevax/

 

Mass Vaccination Sites/Hubs 12/1/2021

The press will be announcing the location of a number of mass vaccination sites over the coming weeks - we do not have details at this stage.

 

You may receive a letter inviting you to make an appointment at one of these sites and if you are able to travel to the site you may wish to make an appointment as you may get the vaccine sooner than if you wait for a call from the surgery.

 

You do not have to attend a mass vaccination site - this is your choice and we appreciate that some patients may not be able to travel to these sites.

 

If you decide to book an appointment please be assured that all the information and details of your vaccination will be sent to your GP in due course so your records will be updated.

 

If you decide not to book an appointment at one of these sites we will still be contacting you when you we have appointment that is available for you.

Please do not contact the surgery regarding any letters for the vaccination centres as we have no other details. 

We are pleased to confirm that a Covid vaccination programme should (subject to vaccine delivery) start in Crowborough next weekend 16th January.

Please do not contact the practice for an appointment

The Crowborough vaccinations will be at Saxonbury House practice in Croft Road as only one centre is currently possible in any locality. 

There has been a considerable amount of work involved to set up this centre and all the GPs in the locality are working together to enable vaccination as quickly as stocks will allow.

NHSE have given practices a list of priorities for the Vaccination and full details are available at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine

 

We will telephone patients with an allocated appointment time and to explain the process.  As part of that conversation we will ask some questions and  collect some additional information from you to complete the process.

We will not be able to book appointments if you telephone the practice as all our bookings are being arranged by a dedicated team of our staff.

On the day of your Vaccination please do not arrive at Saxonbury House Surgery more than 5 minutes before your appointment time as queuing will be outside because of social distancing.  There is NO opportunity to vaccinate earlier than your appointment time because of the process we have to follow.

Parking will be at the Waitrose Car Park (Thank you to Waitrose for their help) so please allow time to walk from the Waitrose car park.

We can only schedule appointments when we have vaccine delivery dates and we will contact patients as soon as we can.

Thank you for your help

Update 04/01/2021 It is great news that the Astra Zeneca (Oxford) vaccine has been granted a licence. We are currently trying to obtain supplies of this and we will start vaccinating patients locally as soon as we manage to get a stock, it is thought at present the vaccine will still be delivered from our PCN designated site.  Patients will be vaccinated in the order set out by NHS England and will be contacted either by letter or by telephone - see list below.

Please do be patient with our staff. We will be updating this website and that of local Facebook sites with information as and when we receive it. Thank you. 

Vaccination groups

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers

  3. all those 75 years of age and over

  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

  5. all those 65 years of age and over

  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

  7. all those 60 years of age and over

  8. all those 55 years of age and over

  9. all those 50 years of age and over

Should you feel you are a frontline Healthcare Worker and should be in Priority 2, we will need proof of your employment from your Employer.  This can be sent through on our general e-mail address hwlhccg.belmont@nhs.net

PHYSIO APPOINTMENTS - at Rotherfield Surgery

We are very glad to be able to book patients to the 'First Contact Physio' who is based at Rotherfield Surgery. This gives you faster access to expert diagnosis and you’ll leave with the advice and exercises you need to start tackling the problem. Please ask to be referred to the Physio if you are calling for:

• All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strainsor sports injuries
• Arthritis
• Problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bones, eg tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
• Spinal problems including lower back, mid-back and neck pain
• Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, eg pins and needles or numbness
• Post-orthopaedic surgery

Please dress as if you were seeing a GP. 

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