Millbarn Medical Centre

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Covid Vaccine Update February 2nd 2021

Millbarn is currently inviting patients aged Over 65, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (Group 4 NOT Group 6 which is Individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality) and Healthcare Workers for their first Covid Vaccine.  If you fall into any of these groups and have not yet made an appointment for your vaccine with Millbarn or another provider, then please contact our Receptionist Team.

From w/c 22nd February we will start to invite Group 6, this is a very large group so please wait for an invitation to come through to you.

The easiest way to book will be via a text link that will be sent to your mobile phone.  If we don’t have a mobile phone number for you please can you email the surgery [email protected] and provide one, this could be a family members phone where you are happy for them to book on your behalf.

I would ask all other Patient to assist the practice with this mammoth task by waiting for your invitation, if you are in any group other than Over 70, Extremely Clinical Vulnerable or a Healthcare Worker.

Please note as a Healthcare Worker you will need to provide evidence of your role for this to be coded on your record.

If we send you a link to your mobile to book an appointment slot and there are non-available. Please retain the link and check back regularly, we upload new appoints as soon as we have confirmation of vaccine delivery.

If you are concerned with getting to Adams Park Stadium in High Wycombe for you appointment please contact th Community Transport Hub operated by Community Impact Bucks on 01296 841026 as they are offering assistance.

Our housebound patients are being undertaken this week.

 

Updated February 2nd 2021

Millbarn is currently inviting patients aged Over 70, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (Group 4 NOT Group 6 which is Individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality) and Healthcare Workers for their first Covid Vaccine.  If you fall into any of these groups and have not yet made an appointment for your vaccine with Millbarn or another provider, then please contact our Receptionist Team.

The easiest way to book will be via a text link that will be sent to your mobile phone.  If we don’t have a mobile phone number for you please can you email the surgery [email protected] and provide one, this could be a family members phone where you are happy for them to book on your behalf.

I would ask all other Patient to assist the practice with this mammoth task by waiting for your invitation, if you are in any group other than Over 70, Extremely Clinical Vulnerable or a Healthcare Worker.

Please note as a Healthcare Worker you will need to provide evidence of your role for this to be coded on your record.

If we send you a link to your mobile to book an appointment slot and there are non-available. Please retrain the link and check back regularly, we upload new appoints as soon as we have confirmation of vaccine delivery.

If you are concerned with getting to Adams Park Stadium in High Wycombe for you appointment please contact th Community Transport Hub operated by Community Impact Bucks on 01296 841026 as they are offering assistance.

We are currently reviewing plans for Registered Housebound patients.

 

Update 21st January 2021

We are currently inviting patients aged Over 80 and Healthcare Workers for their first Covid Vaccine.  If you fall into either of these groups and have not yet made an appointment for your vaccine with Millbarn or another provider, then please contact our Receptionist Team.

We are currently reviewing plans for Registered Housebound patients.

We hope to start sending invitation to 75+ patients next week. The easiest way to book will be via a text link that will be sent to your phone.  If we don’t have a mobile phone number for you please can you email the surgery [email protected] and provide one, this can be a family members phone.

I would ask all other Patient to assist the practice with this mammoth task by waiting for your invitation, if you are in any group other than Over 80 or Healthcare Worker.

Please note as a Healthcare Worker you will need to provide evidence of your role for this to be coded on your record.

 

Update January 14th 2021

The Millbarn began administering the first COVID-19 vaccination to our patients last week.

Due to constraints around the preparation and storage of the vaccine we are unable to give this vaccine at the surgery or any site in Beaconsfield and are working alongside neighbouring practices to give vaccinations at Adams Park Football Stadium in High Wycombe, Hillbottom Road, HP12 4HJ. This centre is staffed by our own nurses, GPs, Paramedics and administrative staff and those from other practices in our Primary Care Network (ARC PCN).

We are prioritising vaccinations strictly in accordance with the tier system provided by the government which is based on age (recognising that this is one of the most significant risk factors for serious complications from the disease).  We are not making exceptions to this and will contact patients in cohorts based on their age.  So far that has only extended to our patients in their 90s and late 80s.

We recognise that many of you are worried and want your vaccination as soon as possible and are working very hard in collaboration with our neighbouring practices to achieve this.  We are limited however by the delivery of vaccines and to date have only been allocated 110 vaccines for our patients.  Our efforts are further hampered by the fact that we get very little notice (typically only two to three days) of when we will receive our next delivery.

To complicate matters further, we understand that letters were sent out by the NHS over the last few days inviting people aged 80 and over (including those who have already had their first vaccine) to use the national booking system and attend a larger vaccination site slightly further afield (including sites in Epsom, Stevenage and the Excel Centre in London).

This is part of the government’s effort to accelerate the vaccination program and while those who have received the letter can choose to book through the national booking system if they wish, please be reassured that it is our intention that all patients over the age of 80 will be offered a vaccination appointment locally through their GP Practice as soon as possible subject to vaccine availability.

You will be contacted by the surgery to make an appointment for vaccination by text or by telephone. Please do not contact the surgery, we will contact you when we can offer you an appointment.

We will discuss the vaccine with you when you attend for the appointment and an information leaflet will be provided at this time. There is further information available from the gov uk website.

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccine

There may be reduced availability for routine appointments or check-ups over the next few weeks as we roll out this vital vaccination programme.

We continue to be available as normal for urgent appointments.

You have an important part to play in helping us to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to as many people in the priority groups as possible and as quickly as possible.
– Please do not contact us to seek a vaccine. We will contact you.
– When we do contact you please attend your booked appointment unless you are unwell.
– Please continue to follow government guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
– Please consider using alternative sources for advice if your problem is not urgent such as your local pharmacist or the NHS Website.

We thank you all for your support at this time .

 

Covid-19 Vaccinations – January 4th 2021

Millbarn is delighted to announce that we will be joining with others from local surgeries in our Primary Care Network (Arc PCN) to begin Covid vaccinations starting this week.

Due to the complex nature of the storage and preparation of the vaccine, we have been required by NHS England to work at designated registered sites in groups of practices.

The vaccinations will therefore be given at the Adams Park Football Stadium in High Wycombe, Hillbottom Road, HP12 4HJ.

This will be staffed by our own nurses and GPs and administrative staff and those from other practices in our PCN.

We are committed to vaccinating people who are within the priority groups as outlined by the Department of Health and NHS England, beginning this week with our patients over 80 years of age.

You will be contacted by the surgery to make an appointment for vaccination by text or by telephone. Please do not contact the Surgery, we will contact you when we can offer you an appointment.

The vaccine will be discussed with you when you attend for the appointment however there is further information available from the gov uk website.

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

Please be aware there may be reduced availability for routine appointments or check-ups over the next few weeks as we roll out this vital vaccination programme.

We continue to be available as normal for urgent appointments.

You have an important part to play in helping us to deliver the Covid vaccine to as many people in the priority groups as possible and as quickly as possible.

  • Please do not contact us to seek a vaccine. We will contact you.
  • When we do contact you please attend your booked appointment unless you are unwell.
  • Please continue to follow government guidance to reduce the spread of Covid 19.
  • Please consider using alternative sources for advice if your problem is not urgent such as your local pharmacist or the NHS Website.

We thank you all for your support at this time