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What should I do if my child has a respiratory illness? – new factsheet


Children's respiratory illness fact sheet 

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COVID Booster Vaccine

The Surgery is NOT responsible for booking the COVID booster, this is being managed by the National Booking service. Patients are being contacted by this service, they are working through age and vulnerable patient groups to book vaccines .

The link below takes you to the booking site, or you can call 119 to confirm if you are eligible to book your vaccine. 

Book your vaccine

COVID Boosters and Seasonal Flu vaccinations at Steam Museum

Please note if you are eligible for the Flu vaccination and are due to have the COVID booster then you will be offered to have these together at the Steam Museum. Please do not call us as we will contact you to let you know when these are available to be booked through the National Booking System.

If you are not due your COVID booster before November but are eligible for the Flu vaccine now, we will contact you separately to book your flu vaccination.

Repeat  Prescriptions

We are having great difficulties with supply lines from our drug wholesalers (Brexit and Covid). In order to maintain good and reliable continuity of supplies to our patients, we ask that 5 days’ notice is now given for all repeat prescriptions. This brings us into line with all the other local practices

 Appointments 

You are welcome to book for F2F appointment, as long as you do not have any symptoms of Covid or have been advised to isolate by Test and Trace services, but please do think first about whether you need a F2F or telephone appointment.

Virtual Patient Participation Group (PPG) 

We want to ensure that our patients are involved in the decisions made by the Practice surrounding the range and quality of the services available to you.

We invite all of our patients to join our virtual PPG. The PPG is there to advise the Practice on patients’ views regarding the development of the Practice and allow the Practice to consider patients views when reviewing and expanding services.

If you would like to join our VPPG , please contact reception for further information reception.elmtree@nhs.net.

From time to time we will email you with a question or a survey which we would very much like your opinion on.

If at anytime you no longer want to be part of the Virtual PPG, simply contact us and you will be removed from our contacts list.

We very much look forward to hearing your views and opinions.

Data Collection and the NHS

We have been receiving several queries about personal data . Please see link below for further information:

Your choice

Please see link with regards to different types of data collected and opt out options :

Sharing your confidential information

COVID vaccinations administered abroad

If you had both or one of your vaccinations in another country it will NOT show on the NHSapp

We are unable to rectify this problem at practice level at present. You can make us aware of the vaccinations you have had, and we can add these to your medical record, but this will not update the NHS app. We cannot do anything about this until further guidance is issued by the NHS vaccination service.

Patients are likely to be stopped from travelling if both of their vaccinations do not show on NHS app.

Printed medical records, except for those requested via the 119 COVID service, will not be accepted for travel. If you were vaccinated abroad and we have updated your medical records, with the detail of your vaccination, we can print proof of your vaccination, but this is not accepted as proof for foreign travel.

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.

 Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

 Access

Please let reception know if you cannot manage the stairs to the first floor consulting rooms. There is access for wheelchairs to all ground floor consulting rooms and the toilets.

 

(Site updated 22/10/2021)
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