Flu clinic 2020
How do I make my appointment? We are only running Saturday clinics at the surgery and these are pre-booked appointment only
What will happen when I arrive? Please arrive as near to your appointment time as you can. Do not arrive too early. Due to limited space in the surgery you will be asked to queue outside the front door. You may need to be prepared for inclement weather. There will be a member of staff to help and direct you. You will be directed into the waiting room and then into the room for the vaccine. If able, we expect you to remain standing throughout the journey to reduce contact with surfaces. If you are unable to stand, a chair will be provided
How is this different to normal? Normally you arrive at the surgery, sit in the waiting room and then move to the room for the vaccination when called. We will be operating a one way system through the building and staff will be on hand to direct you
What do I need to do? We expect you to wear a face mask unless you are exempt and ensure you sanitise your hands on entry and exit. DO NOT attend if you or a close contact have symptoms or have had contact with a suspected/confirmed case. Please do not attend with family members/children unless they are attending for a flu vaccine or you need physical support. Once you have entered the waiting room you will be asked to remove outer clothing to reveal your bare arm and either hold these garments or place them in a plastic bag which you can obtain from a staff member. You will not be allowed to put them down in the clinical room
What about car parking? The car park will be open as usual. Please take care when driving in as there may be patients queuing nearby
How long will it take? We have allowed the clinicians more time for the appointment so that they can thoroughly clean the area between patients. From entering the waiting room we hope to have you exiting within 5 minutes
Will I just be offered my flu vaccination? Even if the COVID-19 vaccine is available, we will not likely be allowed to administer them together. Due to time restrictions the appointment will be for the flu vaccine only and the clinicians will not be able to talk to you about other issues. You would need to make a mid-week telephone consultation to discuss these
What do I do after I’ve had my vaccination? You will be directed to leave the building immediately after receiving the vaccination
We appreciate your patience during this time. We aim to keep the process as simple and safe as possible. Thank you
CALDERDALE COUNCIL SUPPORT
Since the pausing of the national shielding programme patients may still need support due to the Covid situation.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM 15TH JUNE 2020
All patients will have telephone triage call with a clinician and if the clinician feels that you need a face to face consultation for essential treatment they will book you an appointment to attend our surgery. If you expect a GP call back the same day, please ring in the morning if at all possible.
If you have a PRE-BOOKED appointment with the practice nurse, please attend at the appointment time (do not come early) and notify reception that you have arrived. Please come into the building alone unless you need help from a carer/parent.
Prescription requests please post through the letterbox on the wall outside the surgery.
If you have anything to collect from the surgery please follow the queuing instructions outside the building. We are operating a one in one out policy in our vestibule.
If you have internet access we can sign you up to the online prescription service, please ring the surgery to arrange.
If you have any queries at all please ring reception , do not come to the surgery unless you need to.
There are relevant links to current advice on our website, please refer to those where appropriate.
Results please telephone the surgery after 11am
Thank you for your co-operation
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We aim to provide the highest standard of care from both our clinical and non-clinical staff and to provide the best service for all our patients and their families.
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19/ If you have a new onset cough, temperature or both do not come to surgery stay at home and self isolate for 7 days.If unwell contact NHS 111 online.
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