Prioritising the COVID vaccination rollout

As you will be aware, a major focus of the NHS in the community at present is COVID vaccination which general practice is playing a major part in. In particular vaccinating care home residents and members of other high risk vulnerable groups as quickly as possible in the coming weeks. You will be contacted and invited in when it is your turn so please do not contact the surgery to book a vaccine unless asked.

The government has acknowledged that primary care cannot continue with all its regular activities, and has allowed us to delay non-urgent chronic disease reviews. We would ask if you would please bear with us as our staff numbers are depleted by sickness and members of the practice team are redeployed to give COVID vaccinations.

We do not want to discourage you from contacting us with important symptoms or urgent matters, however please bear with us as we may take longer to reply to you for less serious or routine issues.

Thank you for your understanding and support at this time.