COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 Third Dose Vaccine – Eligibility for, and timing, of, a third primary dose vaccination as part of a primary course are based on an individual with severe immunosuppression’s clinical needs, informed by the timing of their specific theraputic interventions and personal care plan. If you fit this criteria, you will be contacted by your consultant, who will provide you with the appropriate documentation or if you have been identified by the GP practice, we will complete a PSD form.

COVID-19 Booster Vaccine – The following people should be offered a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the same order as the first part of the vaccination programme.

  • Those living in residential care homes for older adults.
  • All adults aged 50 years or over.
  • Frontline health and social care workers.
  • All those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers.
  • Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

The JCVI advises that the booster vaccine dose should be offered no earlier than six months (180 days) after completion of the first course of vaccination.

To book an appointment please call the South Tyneside Vaccination Contact Centre on 0191 283 1925.

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Seasonal Influenza Campaign

We are now in receipt of our seasonal influenza vaccination delivery.

Those eligible for the NHS influenza vaccination in 2021 to 2022 are:

  • Those aged 50 years and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022).
  • Those with certain long-term health conditions.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Carers.

To book an appointment, please call the practice on 0191 2831610.

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Important Information

Due to clinical staff shortages our online eConsultation service will be unavailable for the next 4 consecutive weekends which will commence from 5:30pm on Friday 8th October.

The online eConsultation service will still be available from 08:00am, Monday to Friday, 5:30pm.

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COVID-19 Restrictions

As you know, many of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions in England are due to be lifted from Monday 19th July. However, we want to explain to you why we will continue to ask you to wear a face covering and help us maintain social distancing in practice.

Our priority is keeping you safe

Our number one priority is the safety of our patients and staff. Throughout the pandemic we have followed the governments COVID-19 safety rules for general practice, and these will NOT change on Monday 19th July.

We will therefore still ask you to:

  • Wear a face covering in our practice
  • Attend alone where possible
  • Use our hand sanitiser when you arrive
  • Confirm that you don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19

We will be maintaining social distancing throughout our practice too, so please continue to follow any directions you receive from our team.

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COVID Vaccination Passport

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/get-your-covid-pass-letter/

 

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General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

GP Data for Planning and Research

NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers.

More detailed information can be found via NHS Digital,(please click on the link) including the process of how you can opt out.

Data collection will start on 1st September 2021, if you do not want your data shared with NHS Digital this should be done by returning this form (please click on the link) to your GP practice by 1st September 2021 to allow time for processing it. You can send the form by post or email to your GP practice or call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.

Instruction is also attached to inform patients how they can Opt Out, via the NHS App.

If you have the NHS App you are able to view and change your preference in the NHS App:

  1. Go to Your health
  2. Select Choose if data from your health and care records is shared for planning and research.
  3. Select Make your choice.
  4. Review the information on the page, then select Start now.
  5. View your preference, then select Change if you want to change it.
  6. Update your choice, then select Submit.

You can also visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.

 

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COVID Vaccination Passport and Proof of Vaccination – Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions

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Parking Facilities

We apologise for the disruption to our parking facilities. Unfortunately this is totally out of our control and was not in the original plans produced by Keepmoat. We are doing everything we can to improve this and are in discussion with Keepmoat Homes and the Landlord of Hebburn Health Centre.

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Privacy Notice on Covid-19 for Patients of Ellison View Surgery

Privacy Notice Covid-19

 

Remote Consultation

You may be offered a remote consultation as an alternative to attending the practice in person. If you agree to a remote consultation the GP or healthcare professional may need to receive and store images taken by patients for clinical purposes; this could include images for the purpose of intimate clinical assessment. This will only be done in the interests of the patient where it is necessary for providing health care and with patient consent. The approach to video consulting, image sharing, and storage is the same as it would be for face to face interactions. If we need to store images on your GP record this will be only for as long as necessary. It is a patient’s choice to share an image either of a patient’s own accord or on request of the health professional treating you.  Refusal to share an image does not prevent access to care and treatment or result in patients receiving an inferior standard of care. Further details about how remote consultation works can be obtained by contacting the practice. ”

Updated 14th August 2020

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COVID-19

Please DO NOT come into the surgery unless you have been advised to do so by a clinician or a member of staff, this includes for prescriptions or sick notes. Please do not attend a pharmacy or hospital if you have any cold or flu symptoms.

We are only offering telephone appointments at present to try and reduce unnecessary contact for patients and clinicians. We are aiming to deal with what we can over the phone. If you are deemed to need a face-to-face appointment you will receive instructions on when to come down.  

All prescriptions are to be emailed into the surgery (Ellisonview.prescriptions@nhs.net) and your prescription will then be sent directly to your chosen pharmacy. Please note if you have not nominated a pharmacy you must do this before we can process your request. If you are struggling with this, please contact reception for advice.

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