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VACCINE PASSPORTS

Learn how to get the NHS App, and how to use it
Following the UK Government announcement that
Vaccine “Passports” will be in the NHS App,
visit https://www.digitalhealthcoachuk.net/nhs-app-easy-access-to-gp-services  to learn how to get it.
Most people can download and register on the NHS App, on your mobile from the Apple Store or Google Play, without having to contact your GP. 
Click here to learn more he about the NHS App: https://www.digitalhealthcoachuk.net/howtoregisteronthenhsapp

COVID UPDATE 05.05.2021

Covid-19 vaccines 

We urge everyone aged 40 and above who has not yet had their first vaccine to book on the national booking system or wait to get a text or letter to book at alternative sites. Anyone over 60 or who is clinical vulnerable (moderate risk) can book on the national site or call their GP.

 

If you have had your first vaccine, please make sure you have the second vaccine to ensure maximum protection. If you don’t hear about your second vaccination and it is more than 77 days since your first vaccine, there’s information on how to get your second dose.

 

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for frontline health and social care staff and carers at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)

Getting the help you need 

Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed. 

We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.   

You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms. 

Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.  

Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules.

Ramadan and the Covid-19 vaccine

Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Monday 12 April 2021 and we urge our Muslim patients not to delay having their Covid-19 vaccine – first or second dose – during the holy month.

The British Islamic Medical Association has reviewed the analysis of Islamic scholars and confirmed that having the vaccine does not invalidate the fast. The vaccine does not contain pork or other animal, foetal or alcohol products - this reflects the advice of the majority of Islamic scholars that it is permissible.​ If you are still unsure whether you should have a vaccine during Ramadan, please speak to your local Imam for guidance.

If you are taking prescribed medicines, you should continue taking them during Ramadan, but check with your GP if the doses need to be adjusted or the times that you take them need to be changed.

If you have diabetes and want to fast, please speak to your GP or diabetes nurse about the safest way to do this. Remember that there is an exemption for people with diabetes, especially if you’re on insulin or have any medical complications

We have made some changes to our services to ensure that we are able to continue delivering safe and effective care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Face to face appointments are available to all our patients, but you will be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online using our online e-consult service first to assess what would be most appropriate for you.

 Requesting medications 

Sign up to online services and request your medications online, stating your preferred pharmacy. You can also call to nominate your pharmacy. Otherwise post or drop your request through the letter box. In some cases older people will be able to order their medication over the phone.  

Letters, forms and certificates

All letters and certificates will be sent via email. Please provide your email address when making a request. 

New patient registrations

Call the surgery and we will email you our registration forms which you will need to return to us via email along with ID. 

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS- You can now receive medical advice from the comfort of your own home. Please use the icon at the bottom of the page to seek medical help.

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(Site updated 05/05/2021)
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