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IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ

 

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

 

RESTRICTIONS ARE NOW IN PLACE TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS ENTERING OUR SURGERY PREMISES. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER OUR SURGERY IN ORDER TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR REQUEST A PRESCRIPTION. PLEASE RETURN HOME AND TELEPHONE RECEPTION. OUR TELEPHONES WILL BE BUSIER THAN USUAL BUT WE WILL ANSWER YOUR CALL AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE. WOLVEY, SAPCOTE, AND SHARNFORD SURGERIES ARE CLOSED TEMPORARILY DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE CONTACT BURBAGE SURGERY ON 01455 634879 FOR ENQURIES.

 

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

BURBAGE SURGERY

 

 

 

 

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Covid Vaccination Certificates

We are unable to issue this certificate 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 which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions


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.

Covid-19 Vaccination Update

We continue to deliver our Covid Vaccination Programme with several other local practices from Hinckley Leisure Centre in Argents Mead, Hinckley. Appointments will be offered at  Hinckley Leisure Centre and at Burbage Surgery on both on weekdays and weekends. Patients attending for vaccination at Hinckley Leisure Centre will not be required to pay parking charges at the Leisure Centre Car Park.

 Second doses commenced on 1st April 2021.  We will notify all eligible patients of an appointment date, please do not contact the surgery. 

All eligible Patients have now been called in the priority groups defined by NHS England. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have not been called for your first vaccination.

People aged under 50 without underlying medical conditions in England are now being called for vaccination locally. They will be vaccinated in order of age by services working on behalf of the practice.

 

When attending your appointment, please wear loose clothing that can be removed easily and a face mask. Please do not attend if you have Covid symptoms or feel unwell.

 

Patients attending Hinckley Leisure Centre for second doses will be assisted and signposted by marshalls. Vaccine delivery will be undertaken by our own surgery staff or by volunteers who have been approved to work with us.

 

The demand on our telephones is very high at the present so it would be helpful if patients avoid calling the surgery to ask for a Covid 19 vaccine appointment. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Westfield Community Development Association , Rosemary Way Hinckley Leics LE10 0LN

WESTFIELD VIRUS VOLUNTEERS

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

TO COVID VACCINATION CENTRES

It is very important for us all to have our vaccines against coronavirus. If you need help or know someone who needs help getting to a Vaccination centre please give us a call on

01455 637516/07980 631255

Or email; westfieldvolunteers@westfieldcc.org.uk

All drivers are DBS checked and will take Covid Secure precautions to keep you safe.The Transport is Free

This service is funded by HBBC/VCS Partners

                                   Westfield CDA is a registered Charity No.1148009                                                       Westfield Development Association is registered in England and Wales Company Number 40167187

 

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

  

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

 

RESTRICTIONS ARE NOW IN PLACE TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS ENTERING OUR SURGERY PREMISES. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER OUR SURGERY IN ORDER TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR REQUEST A REPEAT PRESCRIPTION. PLEASE RETURN HOME AND TELEPHONE RECEPTION. OUR TELEPHONES WILL BE BUSIER THAN USUAL BUT WE WILL ANSWER YOUR CALL AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE. WOLVEY, SAPCOTE, AND SHARNFORD SURGERIES ARE CLOSED TEMPORARILY DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE CONTACT BURBAGE SURGERY ON 01455 634879 FOR ENQURIES.

 

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

BURBAGE SURGERY

We are pleased to inform our patients that our Covid Vaccination Programme will commence this Thursday 14th January 2021. Our vaccination programme at present is being delivered with several other local practices from Hinckley Leisure Centre in Argents Mead, Hinckley but we are hopeful that this may be delivered from our surgery in coming months. Appointments will be offered at Hinckley Leisure Centre on both on weekdays and weekends.

 

Patients will be called in priority groups defined by NHS England. Our surgery staff will be contacting eligible patients, either by telephone or by letter, to invite them to attend for their vaccination. We apologise if you may be contacted at short notice but this will be due to the timing of our vaccine delivery.

 

When attending your appointment, please wear loose clothing that can be removed easily and a face mask. Please do not attend if you have Covid symptoms or feel unwell.

 

Patients attending Hinckley Leisure Centre will be assisted and signposted by marshalls. Vaccine delivery will be undertaken by our own surgery staff or by volunteers who have been approved to work with us.

 

You will be asked to sign a consent form on arrival before being passed to our clinicians. Clinicians will ask several screening questions before administering your vaccine. Once you have received your vaccine, you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes before being allowed to leave. We will then contact you approximately 10 weeks later to arrange an appointment for your second vaccination.

 

Recent NHS letters from mass vaccination sites such as Birmingham are an alternate option to being vaccinated through your GP surgery, not instead of. These have been sent out nationally not by local NHS services such as your GP practice or the Leicester Hospitals.

 

Burbage Surgery is working hard to ensure that all patients of 80 years of age and over and care home patients are offered a vaccination locally before moving on to other age groups. We will continue to contact patients directly as they become eligible for an appointment.

You do not have to travel to Birmingham if you do not want to; the mass vaccination centres are designed for patients living within 30-45 minutes of a centre at most so we would recommend that you are vaccinated close to home during the pandemic to reduce the risk of catching the virus by using public transport. You should also be aware you have to have both vaccinations at the same venue so your local surgery will not be able to offer patients the second vaccination if you have the first elsewhere.

 

 The demand on our telephones is very high at the present so it would be helpful if patients avoid calling the surgery to ask for a Covid 19 vaccine appointment. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

 

 

Key messages for patients
·         Stay at home if you have either:
-       a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
-       a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
 
·         if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
·         if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
·         it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
·         for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section below for more information
·         if you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
·         if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
·         if you have coronavirus symptoms:
-       do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
-       you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
-       testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home
·         plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
·         ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
·         wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
·         if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
·         The NHS will contact patients from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You'll be given specific advice about what to do. Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted.
Suspected coronavirus
Important information to keep you safe while isolating a home
Applying for an ‘isolation note'
Isolation notes can be obtained from either the https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 from where you need to select ‘stay at home advice’, then select ‘get an isolation note’.
The isolation note should be sent to your own email address (home or work). If you do not have an email address, then you can have the isolation note emailed to a trusted family member or friend.  You will be asked to provide the isolation note to your employer on your return to work.
Advice for Vulnerable persons
 

           Advice for Exemption of wearing face masks

LMC Exemption Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#face-coverings

Exemptions - people who do not have to wear a face covering on public transport

The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to:

  • a child under the age of 11
  • passengers in an allocated cabin, berth or other similar accommodation, when they are alone or with members of their household or support bubble
  • passengers who remain in their private vehicle while on board public transport, for example on a car ferry
  • an employee of the transport operator, when they are acting in the course of their employment
  • any other person providing services to the transport operator, under arrangements made with the transport operator, who is providing those services
  • a constable or police community support officer acting in the course of their duty
  • an emergency responder such as a paramedic or fire officer acting in the course of their duty
  • an official, for example a border force officer, acting in the course of their duties

Also you also do not need to wear a face covering if you have a good reason not to.

This includes:

  • if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
  • if you are travelling with, or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • if you are travelling to avoid injury or escape the risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
  • if you need to remove it during your journey to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
  • if you need to eat, drink, or take medication you can remove your face covering
  • if you are asked to remove your face covering by a police officer or other official, for example to check your railcard

 

Advice to patients and staff remains as follows:

To protect yourself and others:

wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly

cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces

 

 

make space – ideally stay two metres away from people not in your household

 

In England, you must wear a face covering by law in the following settings:

 public transport

 indoor transport hubs

 shops and supermarkets

 indoor shopping centres

 banks, building societies, and post offices

 Face coverings are also needed in NHS settings, including hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as GP surgeries.

 From 8th August, face coverings must also be worn in a much larger list of places (see link below for full list).

 Children under the age of 11 are not required to wear face coverings.

 Some other groups of people do not need to wear a face covering (see link below).

 

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-to-wear-a-face-covering)

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

 a high temperature

 a new, continuous cough

 a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

 

Get a test now. Do not leave home for at least 10 days; your household members should also stay at home for 14 days.

 

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