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**LATEST NEWS: COVID BOOSTER VACCINATIONS**

We continue to provide access to appointments for COVID Boosters during December.  We will send you an online booking link once you become eligible, this link is valid for 7 days.  Our clinics do book up very quickly and we are continually extending or adding further dates, please try to avoid contacting the surgery instead use the link to check availability.  Further links will be sent when further clinics are planned.  For those without mobile/smart phones we will call you to offer an appointment.

Booster vaccines will be either Pfizer or Moderna depending on availability and delivery.

If you are unable to make the dates of our clinics, you have the option of the National Booking Services on 119.

 

Thank you for your patience during this busy and challenging time.

 

The Buntingford & Puckeridge Medical Practice.

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 IMPORTANT NOTICE -FACE COVERINGS

- Whilst COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from today, the Practice continues to follow Public Health Infection Control guidance to protect our staff and vulnerable patients in requiring all patients and visitors to wear a face covering and observe social distance when attending the surgery.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation.

The Buntingford & Puckeridge Medical Practice.

  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

 


'WE ARE STILL HERE FOR YOUR CARE'

  

COVID-19 has changed how patients access their GP. The pandemic has supercharged the use of remote consultations in primary care. These will never replace face to face appointments which should be available to all patients where appropriate. However, they can be a convenient way for people to access medical advice and treatment.

 

There is a risk that if patients don’t feel they have access to a GP for non-urgent issues, they will seek help at A&E.

 

  • Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment. This is to manage footfall and face-face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus
  • Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients, but you will be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you
  • In addition to face-to-face consultations, many GP practices may offer consultations online or over the phone. This can be a convenient and flexible way to receive healthcare but if you would prefer to see a GP or healthcare professional in person then this can be discussed with the clinician.

  

Ways to seek healthcare advice from a GP

 

  • Call your surgery to discuss a face-to-face or virtual (telephone or video) appointment
  • Visit your GP surgery website and complete a confidential online form to receive a response before the end of the next working day

Download the NHS App to order repeat prescriptions, book appointments and check your symptoms 

 

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Training Practice Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that The Buntingford & Puckeridge Medical Practice has been accredited as a training practice which means we will be providing educational placements to qualified postgraduate doctors. It is possible that in the coming months you may be seen by one of these doctors who work under our supervision at the surgery for between 4 to 12 months.

 


 Germ Defence

We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.  

It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes - just click on this link: www.germdefence.org/index.html?src=E82130


Women’s health - Let's talk about it 

We ask certain questions to help make sure that our policy making is representative and to understand how it may affect certain groups. Please do not identify anyone else in your answers to any questions during this survey if they have not given permission for you to do so (consultations.dhsc.gov.uk).

https://consultations.dhsc.gov.uk/talkwomenshealth


Please click on the below to read about the Vaccination Walk In Services from the NHS

Covid Vaccination Walk in Service

 


Need to know your NHS number: Its easy, just follow the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/


 

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