Brooklyn Medical Practice

65 Mansfield Road, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AL

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Telephone: 01773 712552

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Posted on December 15th, 2020

First Phase of Vaccination Programme commences

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started nationally.

We began vaccinating patients against COVID-19 in December 2020.  We are contacting eligible patients directly to invite them for their vaccinations.

Priority patients are based on the Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) who identify patients based on the prevention of serious illness from COVID-19. Prioritisation is primarily based on age, as the risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 increases with age.

This priority list is as follows:

  1. residents in a care home for older adults, and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over, and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over, and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious illness and death
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over

Please wait to be contacted

We are receiving lots of queries from patients about the vaccine. We are now starting to contact those in priority group 5.

However if you are in priority groups 1 to 4 and have NOT received an invitation to attend for your first vaccination, please contact the practice as soon as possible.

If you are in a category that has not been recalled yet please wait to be contactedWhen you become eligible and we have vaccines available you will receive an invitation to book an appointment either from:

  • your GP practice, or
  • the national NHS.

This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number.

Please do not contact us to get an appointment until you receive this letter.

Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website.

To find out more about the vaccine, visit the Covid Vaccine public information page of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website at:

Web: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine

 

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The NHS in Derbyshire and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Please use the following link for more information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

NHS 111 has an Online Coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the GP practice and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus. and also at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED