Noticeboard

24th December 2021 update 

Covid vaccination clinics are taking place at Grey Gable Surgery.  You will be sent a text from us with an 'accurx' link for booking (or called if you do not have a mobile number). Please be patient and await your invite.

Covid vaccinations booster eligibility - for details please see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/

Flu vaccination eligibility 2021/22:  everyone over 50 years old (on 31/3/2022) and everyone classed as At-risk for influenza

Covid-19 testing

Please remember that if you develop symptoms of Covid-19 you must get a PCR test at a testing centre.  The home kits should only be used if you do not have symptoms.  Please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/get-tested-for-coronavirus/ for details.

Access to the surgery and GP appointments

Please do not enter if the surgery you have Covid-19 symptoms, have been told to isolate or are awaiting a test result.  When entering the surgery please wear a mask, sanitise your hands. Do not arrive early for your appointment due to limited space in the waiting room. 

If you have an urgent matter if possible please call before 10am and you will receive a call back from the duty doctor.  By calling before 10am it allows the doctors to manage their workload and for our team to process any medication necessary on the same day.  Thank you.

Face to face appointments with the GPs without a prior telephone call are available however they can no longer be booked online due to untested patients with covid symptoms booking online and arriving at the surgery.  This puts our clinicians and our ability to provide a service to all our patients at risk.

We are trialling a half and half model of telephone and face to face appointments as we appreciate that many patients prefer telephone calls. Additionally we must still control the number of patients in the waiting room in order to protect our vulnerable patients.  This model will be under constant review.

Open Access will unfortunately have to remain as telephone appointments for now.  Please be assured that our GPs are seeing every patient that needs to be seen.

Please be patient while we go through this period of adjustment.  Any abuse of our staff may lead to removal from our surgery and from our registered list. 

Covid vaccination status (passport)

We are unable to issue vaccination status certificates at the practice.  Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp. The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

 

Advice about Sick Notes / Fit Notes during Covid-19

If you need a medical certificate due to self-isolation, please do not call the surgery. Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

Parents of school age children - Guidance for parents of school children showing Coronavirus symptoms 

Staying alert and safe - Easy Read information

Patients Trust Fund

Grey Gable Surgery Patients’ Trust Fund was founded in March 2019 in order to provide a transparent and accountable organisation for managing the collection and use of donations received by the surgery. According to the Declaration of Trust, the object of the charity is: ‘To relieve sickness and to preserve the health of the patients of Grey Gable Surgery at Inkberrow, Worcestershire by providing or assisting in the provision of equipment, facilities and services not normally provided by the statutory authorities’. The current trustees are: Mr R Browning, Dr D Montford, Mrs B Patrickson, Mrs S Reading, Mr P Skinner and Mrs E Sullivan.

The Trust is raising money at the surgery by collecting donations for second hand books. Should you wish to donate a book, please drop your book in at the surgery’s reception desk.

For further information about the Trust please contact Mrs E Sullivan, Practice Manager.

January 2021 update

Our second hand book shelf has been archived during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Nevertheless there were enough funds for the Trust to purchase an awning to protect patients from the weather while waiting for their prescriptions.

The specialist chairs were purchased in early 2020 and were proving popular before quickly being put into store at the start of the pandemic.  We very much look forward to the day that we can have our waiting room back to normal.

January 2020 update

Thank you to all who have made donations to our second hand book shelf.  We have so far raised an amazing £713.  The trustees will be purchasing two specialist waiting room chairs that will be more comfortable for patients with mobility problems.  If you have any ideas for purchases that meet the object of the charity, please speak to the receptionist.



 
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