COVID INFORMATION

For the most up to date information from NHS 111, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. If you are self-isolating at home, you do not need a sick note from your GP

Further Covid information for the public is available at:

gov.uk/coronavirus
or
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

or

Shropshire information: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/

Covid Travel information please see latest guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

 

Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

  •  1.2.21 Surgery Covid Vaccination Update....

You may have received a National Letter giving you the opportunity to book into one the vaccination centres at Telford, Crewe, Stoke and Shrewsbury etc.  If you cannot travel or do not want to attend one of these Centres, please DO NOT contact us.  We are currently working through our clinical groups and we will contact you as soon as we are able to  offer you an appointment at RJAH or Prees Medical Centre.

Our staff are working extremely hard, not only supporting patients with our daily surgery duties but also supporting RJAH and Prees with the vaccination programme.

 We thank you for your patience and please be assured you will be contacted.

  • COVID VACCINATION CENTRE – ANNOUNCEMENT

North Shropshire Primary Care Network are very pleased to announce that they will be running a new COVID-19 Vaccination Centre from Prees Medical Practice which was decided due to the central location between all practices.

 

The first clinic will be held on Thursday 28th January in Prees.

The Primary Care Network, comprising Drayton Medical Practice, Churchmere Medical Practice, Caxton Surgery, Cambrian Medical Practice, Plas Ffynon Medical Practice, Wem and Prees Medical Practice are joined by Hodnet Surgery and Dodington Surgery for this initiative.

Patients in eligible groups will receive their invitation to attend either by text message or phone call.

 

Dr Catherine Rogers, Clinical Director for North Shropshire Primary Care Network said “We are pleased and excited that North Shropshire patients will have a GP-led facility within their vicinity. At the moment we are expecting both Pfizer/BioNtech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines. This is great news as we will now be able to work together to offer vaccinations across the whole of North Shropshire”

We would like to reassure our patients that they will be contacted to book their appointments and not to contact the surgeries, as we continue to work through the government priority groups.

  • Covid-19 and Appointments

Due to the new Covid-19 guidance all general practices have been instructed to reduce the number of consultations done face to face and to move towards a more telephone based model of care. We will now be offering telephone consultations for more of the services we offer and be looking at alternative ways of consulting with our patients including E-consultations, video consultations and increased use of text messaging.

Face to face appointments  will continue if our clinical team deem it necessary and an appointment will be made for you. However, before attending, if you develop any Covid symptoms do not attend the surgery and please contact us to cancel your appointment.

  • FACE MASK EXEMPTION LETTERS
In line with national guidance we will be unable to provide patients with letters to say they are exempt from wearing a face mask to go on public transport or to go into shops.
 If you feel unable to do wear even a loose face covering then please follow the links below for more information, self printable exemption cards or lanyards which can be purchased to wear.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own#when-you-do-not-need-to-wear-a-face-covering

https://shop.disabilityhorizons.com/products/ppe/mask-exemption-travel-card-lanyard-or-clip-badge/



 
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