COVID Vaccine Drop In Session at Blaydon

COVID Vaccine Drop In Session – Pfizer 1st & 2nd doses available this Friday 16th July 9.00am – 5.00pm at Blaydon Primary Care Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon-On-Tyne NE21 5NW. 18 years plus. Minimum 8 week interval since 1st dose. No appointment necessary.

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Surgery Closing Early For Training Purposes

The surgery will be closing slightly earlier than usual today at 12:30pm instead of 1pm along with a number of other Gateshead GP practices for training purposes and will reopen at 9am on Friday the 16th of July 2021. If you need urgent medical advice between 12 noon on Thursday the 15th of July 2021 and 8am on Friday the 16th of July 2021 please ring NHS 111 and after 8am please ring 07748603453.

If you have a serious medical emergency please contact the emergency services by dialling 112 or 999.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Vaccine Passports

Please do not contact the surgery asking for proof of COVID vaccinations – we are unable to provide that information.

The vaccine passport is now available on the NHSApp. The NHSApp can be downloaded from the Apple or Google stores and is simple to sign up (you will need a driving license or passport to complete the registration).

If you do not have a smart phone or unable to sign up to the app, contact 119 who will be able to send out an official vaccination status letter.

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Changes from 19th of July 2021

The UK Government have announced the final stages of lockdown easing from the 19th of July 2021 when legal restrictions will end in most settings, to be replaced by best practice guidance, giving the responsibility to individuals to decide on social distancing, mask wearing, group numbers and so on. The detailed Government document that accompanies the Prime Minister’s announcement puts Health and Care as an exception to this and requires that infection control measures remain in place, especially with COVID-19 rates increasing both nationally and locally.

The practice sees both sick patients, many of whom may have COVID given the rising numbers, and patients who will be vulnerable if they were to be diagnosed with COVID. Whilst the vaccine programme has seen the highest risk patients supported, there are still many in this group who are at risk, for example patients with health problems that have prevented them from having the vaccine or the vaccine isn’t as effective for them as it is for others.

To protect our vulnerable patients, in common with other health care organisations we will be requiring all patients to continue to wear a face covering, unless they are already medically exempt, when they visit the surgery (face coverings are more to protect other people than the wearer). 2m social distancing will also remain in place in the building. In addition for urgent and same day requests, we will continue to triage patients, though for longer term conditions the surgery will gradually open up more appointments where face to face is the first contact.

The practice will as always put the health and safety of our patients first. We have never been closed during the pandemic and have seen any patient that clinically needed to be examined and we will continue to do this.

We would like to thank everyone for their understanding as we continue to work to keep our community safe.

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Surgery Closing Early For Training Purposes

The Surgery will be closed from 12:30pm on Thursday the 17th of June 2021 along with a number of other Gateshead GP practices for training purposes and will reopen at 9am on Friday the 18th of June 2021. If you need urgent medical advice between 12 noon on Thursday the 17th of June 2021 and 8am on Friday the 18th of June 2021 please ring NHS 111 and after 8am please ring 07748603453.

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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Bank Holiday Closure

The surgery will be closed on Monday the 31st of May 2021 due to the bank holiday.

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

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Tuesday 25th of May

The surgery will be closed on Tuesday for training purposes from 12.30pm. There will be no evening surgery on that day.

We are also holding a one off 2nd COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 2pm until 5.30pm. The surgery will be open for COVID-19 vaccinations (pre-booked appointments only).

Please ring 01207 561736 in case of medical emergencies or NHS 111.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

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Surgery Closed Half Day For Training Purposes

The Surgery will be closed from 12:30pm on Wednesday the 19th of May 2021 along with a number of other Gateshead GP practices for training purposes and will reopen at 9am on Thursday the 20th of May 2021. If you need urgent medical advice between 12 noon on Wednesday the 19th of May 2021 and 8am on Thursday the 20th of May 2021 please ring NHS 111 and after 8am please ring 07748603453.

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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Bank Holiday Closure

The surgery will be closed on Monday the 3rd of May 2021 due to the bank holiday.

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

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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