LETTER TO PATIENTS ON CURRENT COVID SITUATION
Following extensive trials, the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK and the NHS is starting to offer vaccinations to those at greatest risk from COVID-19.
The first vaccinations are being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), starting with people aged 80 and over. Groups of GP practices are working together to provide local vaccination services and will contact eligible patients when it is their turn.
When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment, as you will not be able to get one until you receive an invitation.
If you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite straight away and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
In the meantime, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives
For more information about the vaccine, please see these frequently asked questions.
You can also visit www.nhs.uk or download the patient information leaflets on the following topics, which are available on the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership website.
- Covid-19 vaccination – a guide for adults
- Covid-19 vaccination – a guide for those currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- What to expect after your Covid-19 vaccination
- Why do I have to wait for my Covid-19 vaccine?
Please click the link above for further information
Spring Hall Group Practice
The Practice is exceptionally busy. To increase our ability to respond to demand, we are asking you to change the way you contact us. Please now contact us via our online consultation service, Engage Consult. The Practice will reply either with a message or a phone call and will tell you what to do next.
You can use this service from any mobile phone, tablet or computer. You will need to have an email address.
This service must not be used for medical emergencies such as chest pain or severe bleeding. Please dial 999.
The Engage Consult service is very easy to use. If you need help, a guide is available on the website. Please click here to sign up.
We ask for your support in doing this so that we can respond to your request quickly. It will also allow our more vulnerable patients to make contact with us by phone.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Please note we are doing limited face to face appointments at the moment. We will be doing triage calls and /or video consultations. We are not accepting anything at the front door. This is to protect our patients and staff as much as possible.
If you need to order a prescription, please use the NHS App, or sign up to use Engage Consult, at: Engage Consult Sign Up or order via Systm One online. Alternatively, you can send us an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bear with us, as our telephone lines are extremely busy at the moment.
If you do have any questions with regard to Coronavirus, please look at the NHS 111 website, for further information.
Changes to the way you order your repeat prescriptions
Does your pharmacy currently order your medication ? please click the link for more information on changes to this process