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COVID VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL OVER 75s - You will get a direct booking link or call us on our direct Covid vaccine line 07882525933

COVID-19 vaccination scam alert: 

People are being urged to be vigilant over a new COVID vaccine scam which is targeting vulnerable older people.

Waltham Forest Residents in their 90s have received phone calls to say they’ll be having their COVID vaccinations at home and they will receive a visit to their address at a certain time and date for this to be administered. They are being asked to provide personal details, other than their name, to make a payment or press a number on their keypad. The NHS does not charge for the vaccine and any calls such as this should be treated as a scam.

How the appointment system works:

The government has now approved for use two vaccines for Covid-19 and published advice on the priority groups to receive it.  

The government have said they plan to first give the vaccine to:

  • care home residents and staff,
  • followed by people over 80 and health & social care workers,
  • then to the rest of the population in order of age and risk.

The vaccination programmed started in December 2020 and is being managed by the NHS.

  • The callers booking vaccinations will not ask for any other personal details other than asking you to confirm your name. They certainly will not ask for any money.
  • The caller will identify themselves and say they are calling on behalf of your GP and they are getting in touch about booking an appointment for a Coronavirus vaccine.
  • The caller will then offer dates and times for you to attend clinic. They will also give the location of the site where you will receive it. This may not be your usual surgery or at home.

COVID VACCINE CLINICS  

The patients who will be receiving the vaccine this wave are cohort 1 over 80, non-housebound and not living in a care home and Cohort 2 all over 75s.

 Please book by calling 02085272563. We are unable to book 

Any patients with significant allergies who carry an Epi Pen

- If on Warfarin INR should be <4.0

- and also should not have received a flu vaccine in the last 7 days.

 All appointments will be based at Forest Road Medical Centre, 354-358 Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 5JL.

Second appointments are available to book 10 weeks after the 1st appointment. 

 

Flu Clinics - starting from 10th September 2020 - see more details Walk through clinic layout - one way flow flu clinics

We are running Walk through clinic every

Wednesday 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm

Thursday 9am to 12pm

We are doing blood pressure checks as well but we request that you bring your home blood pressure reading with you to save time and check that your readings at home are same as on our BP monitors.

Poster - Your opinion matters- We need your involvement to improve our services for you.  Our staff and Patient Participation Group jointly created a survey to gather patient feedback. 

Covid-19 Mask Exemption Letter request

Unfortunately as a practice we are unable to offer any letters for patients for face mask exemptions. This includes sick notes and exemption letters. Following the latest Government guidance, there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption directly with the person questioning them, such as a bus driver or shop assistant.
As a result, our practice is therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions or those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemption themselves such as First Bus and Arriva.


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

CQC Rating GOOD - See inspection report

Next PPG Meeting on 16th July 2020 at 11am (Zoom invite) - Please register your interest by calling on 020 8527 2563  

Working with EQUIP Improvement programme in 2020

Penrhyn Covid-19 Response Team

Covid-19 Clinical Lead - Dr Toyin Oremakinde

Covid-19 Admin Lead – Mrs Suzia Riasat

Covid-19 Social Prescriber – Ms Arevik Mkrttchian

For any support and help for shielding patient please direct your queries to “Penrhyn Covid-19 Response Team” at penrhyn.surgery@nhs.net

Extremely vulnerable people who should shield from Covid-19

If you are a patient looking for shielding advice, visit the shielded patient pages on https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/shielded-patient-list 

If you are already on the list and require extra support, you can register on gov.uk https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

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