Burwell Surgery Staff Training: We will be closed for staff training on Monday, 15th November 2021 from 1.00 pm. and will reopen on Tuesday, 16th November 2021 at 8.30 am. Our telephone lines will remain open, as will our askmyGP service. There may be a delay in responding to your request. In a life threatening situation, please telephone 999.
COVID boosters and flu jabs for housebound patients
The programme to deliver the winter vaccinations to all our housebound patients is coming into a new phase.
From the 8th November, even more housebound patients will be contacted about their COVID boosters and flu jabs as the roll out expands with an extended team of ‘roving’ vaccinators visiting patients in their homes or places of residence.
For our region, the district nursing team will be delivering flu jabs and Pharmacy2U will be managing the roll out of the COVID boosters.
The teams will be fully equipped and will carry out the vaccinations in patient’s homes in the quickest and safest way possible.
Please note that with the very high number of housebound patients across our region, the roll out of this phase will take a number of weeks to complete – from booking appointment times through to the vaccination visits. However, nobody will be forgotten.
Having both the COVID booster and the flu jab will help protect you against the respiratory diseases that are circulating this winter.
What will happen?
The new phase for housebound patients will begin on 8th November.
At some point after that date, you, your carer or relative will receive two separate phone calls. One from the district nurses about the flu jab and a separate one from Pharmacy2U about the COVID booster.
Dates and times will be agreed with you and you will receive two separate visits for your winter vaccinations.
Please note the telephone calls will NOT be from the normal surgery number. But the caller will identify themselves as being from either the district nursing team, CPFT or Pharmacy2U.
The COVID booster is the Pfizer vacc
AskmyGP is a online system which improves accessibility to GPs and is flexible for patients too.
- It is the easiest and fastest way to ask for help from a doctor
- All our registered patients are invited to use the new system, and as a parent or carer you can use askmyGP on behalf of a patient
- We respond in working hours, 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
- You can choose a particular named GP if you wish (so long as they are working that day)
- You can choose how you would like the surgery to respond to you, eg by phone or email
- You can login straightaway, without any paperwork.
URINE and OTHER SAMPLES: We kindly request all SAMPLES to be tested have been requested by a healthcare professional. Please register your request on askmyGP. If you do not have access to askmyGP please telephone us: 01638 741234 and speak to one of our Receptionists. Thank you.
Burwell Surgery/April 2021.
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