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Welcome to Park and St Francis Surgery

Welcome to our website which we hope you will find both useful and informative.

With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to help you find the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find resources on cancer screening, links to a number of diverse support organisations or you can visit the self help page where you can even make your own referals directly to some specialist services.

 

Covid 19 Vaccination Information

Please help us reduce the impact of the next Covid-19 wave by booking your vaccination with us.

Please ensure your contact details are up to date, mobile numbers and e-mail are especially useful, since they allow us to reduce our carbon footprint, cut down the practice running costs - as well as improve our efficency in organising your care.

Everyone eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine who has not yet received the jab is urged to do so as soon as possible to protect themselves, loved ones and our communities against the virus.

We are in the process of completing second doses for patients and have also started offering first vaccinations for patients aged over 18.

If you are aged over 18, you are now able to book your vaccination using the NHS App, or by calling our vaccination booking hotline 02380 240980. (lines are open Monday-Friday 08.30-12.00)

Please do not contact the GP surgery about COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status.

Demonstrating COVID-19 vaccination status

Anyone living in England can now get their COVID-19 vaccination status in digital or paper format. Those who have had two doses of an approved vaccine can show this as proof of their vaccination status when travelling abroad to some countries or territories.

How to access COVID-19 vaccination status

Through the free NHS App

By calling 119 and requesting a letter. This must be at least five working days after people have completed their course of the vaccine (two doses). It is expected that the letter will take five working days to be delivered. It will be sent automatically to the address people have registered with their GP. The 119 call handler will not be able to see addresses to check the details and anyone who has recently moved house should ensure they have given their new address to their GP practice before calling 119.

Effectiveness of vaccinations against the Delta variant

Vaccine effectiveness against the COVID-19 variant first identified in India (now known as Delta) is similar after two doses when compared to the variant first identified in Kent (now known as Alpha), a recent study by Public Health England has shown.

The first dose of the vaccines offer good levels of protection, but to get maximum protection everyone will need a second dose. If you have been invited to receive a vaccine, please book your appointment as soon as possible.

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Unless they have been invited before, people are asked not to contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, they will be contacted by the NHS when it is the right time.

Everyone who has a booked appointment is asked to attend at exactly the time they are asked to, and make sure they return for their second dose to ensure they receive maximum protection against COVID-19.

Everyone, whether they had the vaccine or not, is asked to continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.

 

Access to NHS services

You can now use NHS App online to access services on your computer, as well as your smart-phone or tablet.

This service allows you to:

  • Book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Get health information and advice
  • View your medical record securely

 

Message from the Park and St Francis Research Team: "Please help us Fight Covid-19 by volunteering for research"

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admissions and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19.

You could be eligible to enrol and help us if you are over 18 years and have had COVID-19 symptoms with a positive COVID-19 test in the last 14 days.

Enrol in Principle trial here.

Please see the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit website for further information about this study.

If you'd like to know more about COVID 19 research and how you can contribute, please visit the Be Part of Research site, which is run by the National Institute for Health Research.'

"Thank-you to all our fabulous patients who have supported us in the various Covid-19 (and other) trials we have been running over the last 12 months or so - we really appreciate the time you have given us! Your contributions, have been, and continue to be, vital in the development of effective strategies, treatments and vaccines that will help control the virus, both now, and as it continues to evolve."  Dr S Glanville, Clinical lead for Research at Park and St Francis Surgery

 

Important Reminder about eConsult

Please note the eConsult service is not monitored outside of normal surgery opening time (8am-6.30pm Monday-Friday).

Any eConsult requests submitted outside of normal surgery opening time will not be seen until the next working day. 

For urgent medical advice when the GP practice is closed, please contact NHS 111, or dial 999 for medical emergencies.

 

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