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Covid-19 vaccines 


Unless you are aged 70 and over and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please DO NOT contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine. 


The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice. 


If you are aged 70 and over, and have not been contacted about a first vaccination please let us know. If you are aged 70 and over and housebound we have had to wait until we had the right vaccine, the right procedures and processes, so we have only recently started visiting homes - however there is no harm in ringing us to check we have you on our list.  


There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk) 


DUTY DOCTOR SERVICE

FOR WHEN YOU HAVE AN URGENT MEDICAL PROBLEM

To make it easier for you to get the right help when you need it urgently we are offering a Duty Doctor Service in this practice. Duty Doctor is in place from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

When you phone with an urgent problem, the Duty Doctor will ring you back within 2 hours and will decide the best way to help you. The doctor may:

 

 

    • Give you advice straight away over the phone
    • Arrange for you to come into the practice to see a doctor or nurse or other member of staff
    • Arrange for a home visit if you are not well enough to come to the surgery and the doctor thinks you need to be seen

    • Direct you towards other services which can help



If you need urgent medical advice for you or someone you care for, please call the practice on our usual number and ask the reception team about speaking to the Duty Doctor. They will ask you a few questions and if they decide the duty doctor is the right person to help they will arrange for them to call you back WITHIN 2 HOURS.

This service offers you quick access to your GP practice, where they know you and have your full medical record. We recommend this service instead of going to A&E.

 
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