COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

Some patients may have already received letters from Newcastle Vaccination Centre based at the Centre For Life inviting them to attend for their first COVID-19 vaccine. If you have your vaccines administered at the Centre For Life the surgery will be notified but if you would prefer to have your vaccine at Blaydon Primary Care Centre the practice will be in contact with you to arrange an appointment as you will only be removed from our vaccine call list if we have been informed that you have already been given the injections elsewhere. Patients who receive letters from the Centre For Life who are already booked to attend Blaydon Primary Care Centre should still attend the Centre on Shibdon Road as prearranged by the surgery. Thank you.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Scam

Dear patients,

Please remain vigilant. No one should be contacting you to ask for payment details for the COVID-19 vaccine.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18963603.scammers-target-older-people-awaiting-covid-19-vaccine/

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COVID-19 vaccination appointments at Blaydon Primary Care Centre

Patients with prearranged COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Blaydon Primary Care Centre are advised to watch this video. Thank you

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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

The Christmas and New Year Opening Hours for the surgery are as follows:

Thursday the 24th of December 2020: 9am to 1pm

Friday the 25th of December 2020: Closed

Saturday the 26th of December 2020: Closed

Sunday the 27th of December 2020: Closed

Monday the 28th of December 2020: Closed

Tuesday the 29th of December 2020: 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm

Wednesday the 30th of December 2020: 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm

Thursday the 31st of December 2020: 9am to 1pm

Friday the 1st of January 2021: Closed

Saturday the 2nd of January 2021: Closed

Sunday the 3rd of January 2021: Closed

Monday the 4th of January 2021: 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm

If you need urgent medical advice during the time that the practice is closed please ring 01207 561736 or NHS 111. If you have a serious medical emergency please contact the emergency services by dialing 112 or 999.

We would like to thank our patients for their great support during a very challenging year.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Dear patients, the surgery is currently working with a number of other local Gateshead practices to support the COVID-19 Vaccine Programme.

A single hub site has been nominated by each group of surgeries to deliver a mass vaccination programme within their network area. The details for our nominated site are currently being worked through and as soon as we have further information we will share this with you.

The priority is to vaccinate our patients as safely and as efficiently as possible whilst at the same time keeping GP services operational and safe too. We expect to be asked to give the vaccine at short notice with rules about who can have the injection first. We may need the support of the community to bring patients to the hubs to receive their vaccine.

The practice will do its best for you, but we ask that you please do not call the surgery to book a COVID-19 vaccination yet. We will inform you as soon as we are able to offer your cohort (as decided by NHS England) the vaccine, with details on how to arrange an appointment.

This work may affect our clinical team’s ability to sustain a full level of day to day services and could possibly lead to delays or cancellation of clinics.

Thank you to all our patients for your continued support.

Chopwell Primary Healthcare Centre

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What To Expect After Your COVID-19 Vaccination

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-what-to-expect-after-vaccination/what-to-expect-after-your-covid-19-vaccination

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Plasma Donation

The NHS needs more people who were seriously ill with COVID to donate plasma in Newcastle.

You may have higher antibody levels, which could save lives.

Donation is safe, easy and your body quickly replaces the antibodies.

www.nhsbt.nhs.uk

 

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Flu Vaccinations for patients aged 50+

Notice for Patients

Free flu vaccination programme rolled out to over 50s from the 1st of December 2020 by NHS England.

Please make an appointment as we will be running the Flu clinic almost every day.

People aged 50 to 64 will get free flu vaccine from the 1st of December as part of expanded flu vaccination programme this winter.

COVID means getting a flu jab is more important than ever this year so we are delivering our largest ever flu vaccination programme. Free vaccinations for people aged 50 to 64 years will now be available from GPs and pharmacies.

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Winter Flu 2020/21

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Surgery Closed Half Day For Training

The Surgery will be closed from 12:30pm on Tuesday the 10th of November 2020 along with a number of other GP practices in Gateshead for training purposes and will not reopen until 9am on Wednesday the 11th of November 2020. If you need urgent medical advice between 12 noon on Tuesday the 10th of November and 8am on Wednesday the 11th of November please ring NHS 111 and after 8am please ring 07748603453.

But if you have a serious medical emergency please contact the emergency services by dialing 112 or 999.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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