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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Covid vaccinations

The Spring booster campaign has finished. Adults and children can still use this link to Book your Covid booster for 1st, 2nd, 3rd/boosters.  An appointment can also be made via the National Booking Service (including immunosuppressed patients) NHS119.

The new autumn booster campaign will commence in September to the following:

• residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults

• frontline health and social care workers

• all adults aged 50 years and over

• persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group

• persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression

• persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers
 

We will provide more information regarding which groups we will be able to vaccinate at Langley Medical Practice and when shortly.
 

Pregnant Patients

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that pregnant women should be offered COVID-19 vaccines. 

Pregnant patients are at higher risk of complications if contracting Covid-19 and the Covid vaccine is highly recommended and studies in the USA have shown there are no safety concerns.

JCVI Pregnancy guide to having the Covid-19 vaccine 

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists - Covid Vaccine Guide in Pregnancy

 

Patient information about the Covid vaccinations

Coronavirus vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine - what to expect after given the vaccine

 

Proof of Vaccination

People in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. There are 3 ways you can obtain confirmation of your covid vaccine status:

NHS App information which you can download from app stores 

NHS information regarding vaccination status for travelling abroad NHS website

* 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

 

Covid exemption applications

The possible reasons for exemption are limited. For guidance patients are being asked to phone 119 to request an application for an NHS Covid19 medical exemption application form. Carers can do so on behalf of others. Patients are asked not to contact their GP to request this form, or an exemption certificate, please call 119.

Covid-19 Medical exemption proving you are unable to get vaccinated

Examples that might be reasons for a medical exemption are:

  • people receiving end of life care where vaccination is not in the person’s best interests
  • people with learning disabilities, autism or a combination of impairments which mean that vaccination and testing result in distress and who cannot be vaccinated through reasonable adjustments such as an accessible environment
  • a person with severe allergies to all currently available vaccines
  • those who have had an adverse reaction to the first dose (for example, myocarditis)

You can also get a temporary exemption which will allow you to use the COVID Pass if you have a short-term medical condition or are pregnant and choose to take this option.

 

Vaccinations received outside of England

Providing you received a Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson or Moderna abroad, the NHS can now record this on an NHS app. Please follow this link and instructions and you will be asked to make an appointment. If a patient previously made us aware you had a vaccination abroad, we will have coded your record so we no longer invited you to have a vaccine, but you will need to contact us once you have had the appointment so we can remove the previous codes otherwise your record will double record each vaccine.

Tell the NHS about the covid 19 vaccinations you received abroad

 

Complaints and Concerns

Any concerns or complaints patients have regarding this programme, we advise that you write directly to NHSE as practice nor the hub have any  control over the rolling out of the vaccine. Their details can be found in the following link;

NHS England contact us / complaints

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

See NHS guidance below updated on 1st April 2022.

Living safely with respiratory infections including covid-19

Please do not visit Langley Medical Practice, avoid close contact with people.

Pregnancy advice for patients with suspected Covid-19 

If your symptoms worsen after 7 days contact NHS 111 online

We are unable to issue "sick" notes to employers for patients off work with Covid-19. Please follow the attached guidelines for more information. Currently there is still a 111 isolation note available that can be used for an employer 111 nhs isolation note 

Travel advice

Managing Long Term Conditions during COVID-19 

There is some useful information on accessing patient services, and in addition managing your medicines and applicances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient information FAQ attending appointments at Langley Medical Practice

The NHS have produced a useful website for patients continuing to recover from Covid-19 Your Covid Recovery

 

Face Coverings 

We will still require patients to wear a face covering when entering our GP Practice, you may be asked to have a telephone appointment only if you refuse. Given that there are vulnerable and ill patients in the health centre we need to continue to protect patients and staff, Covid-19 has not gone away!

Face coverings latest info in NHS settings

If you feel you are unable to wear a mask for auditory/sensory/breathing reasons, please visit Mask Exemption Cards and download a card to show if asked why you are not wearing one.

Please note, it is NOT the responsibility or the role of the Surgery to issue anyone with an exemption letter or certificate. Please use the link above for more information.

 

South West London CCG

There have been a lot of changes put in place to Keep You Safe when you visit your GP practice in YOUR BOROUGH. Watch this short video to see what’s changed, what’s different and how we are trying to #KeepYouSafeSWL

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