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Shielded Patient List (SPL)

You may have recently heard in the news that more people have been added to the Shielded Patient List (SPL). This is following a review of a new, data-driven risk assessment, called the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment. This has been developed to help identify people who may be at high risk from COVID-19.

As a precautionary measure, this group will now be added to the Shielded Patient List (SPL), on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer. This is to enable them to be prioritised for vaccination, if not already vaccinated, and to provide them with additional advice and support. In practice, this means they will now be offered vaccines at the top of cohort 6.

If you have been added to this group, you will receive a letter informing you of this from NHSE – please do not contact the surgery to ask if you are on this list, you will be informed very shortly if you are. If you have been added to the SPL, guidance and support for individuals at high risk is available here, to help you take extra precautions in staying safe.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has started in the UK. Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). When it is the right time for you to receive the vaccine, you will receive an invitation to come forward. Please do not contact us to get an appointment, we will contact you.
Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website. For anything else, your GP practice is open and if you need to get in touch, please ring call us or book an appointment online.

Adults over 50s flu vaccination 

As part of the Government’s expanded flu immunisation programme, adults over the age of 50 will be able to get their free flu vaccine from 1 December 2020. We will be contacting you to book this appointment. Please note that you also may receive a call from the NHS Immunisation Management Service reminding you to book your flu jab, this is a legitimate service and not a fraudulent call.  

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Face coverings

As per the Government guidelines, from Monday 15th June, all patients aged 11 or over visiting the surgery will need to wear their own face covering at all times while inside the surgery. A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

CORONAVIRUS

Please do not come into the surgery if you or a member of your household has any of the following symptoms: a fever, a new continuous cough or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). Please stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. Please stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.

We have changed the way we book our appointments in response to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19. All patients who request any type of appointment will first be telephoned by a clinician.

The latest COVID-19 guidance and information can be from here gov.uk and at nhs.uk.

Thank you for joining us at our Patient Engagement Event

On 8 August 2019, we held a Patient Engagement Event at Kingsway Health Centre to meet with patients to learn about how we can improve the services we provide. It was a great opportunity for the Health Centre Team to meet with patients and chat about important issues.

Click here to read the meeting minutes captured from the event and you can also read the accompanying patient newsletter here.

Extended Hours Service! 

Dear patients, a new Extended Hours Service will be available as from 4th September for all patients to book routine appointments with GPs, Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants. The service will operate every weekday evening and weekend mornings ant 2 local practices. Please ask at reception for more information and to book these appointments. 

2018 New Services! 

We are now able to offer new Minor Surgery and Sexual Health Services to our patients. Click here to find out more. 

Welcome to Kingsway Health Centre

With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Patient Participation Group (PPG) - NOW RECRUITING

Patient Participation Groups (PPG’s) are about involving patients in the decision-making of the surgery and listening to their views before deciding a course of action. More specifically, PPGs:

•    Encourage involvement of patients in developing and improving services;
•    Encourage the involvement of patients in their own care;
•    Regularly review the results of patient surveys;
•    Share information on NHS developments which will affect patients.

To have your voice heard join our Patient Participation group, simply complete our online registration form and we will contact you to confirm your registration.

Our New Website is available in other languages

Our new website can be translated into other languages in just a few clicks. See below for instructions on how to change the language settings:

  1. Firstly click the 'Translate Page' link under the 'Quick Links' navigation menu;
  2. Click the down arrow beside 'Select Language' and choose your preferred language from the list;
  3. The website will now be translated into your preferred language. To switch back to the original English language version simply click the 'Show Original' button at the top of the page.

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