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Covid Update 07.01.2021

During December, Covid infections have risen sharply in London and this has led to increased demand for hospital care.

  • Please be aware the 111 service is currently under extreme pressure in our area. GP surgeries are open from 08:00 to 18:30 (core hours), except on weekends and bank holidays.
  • If you need non-covid medical help during the weekend between 8am and 8pm, please call the extended hours GP service on 020 8280 2787. If you are calling outside these times, please visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111.
  • If you have COVID symptoms, please visit www.111.nhs.uk   or call 111
  • If you have a medical emergency, please dial 999 as usual.

INCREASING RATES OF COVID 19

Dear Patients
As you will be aware, the COVID-19 rates of infection have increased to significant levels in our area.
At the same time we need to maximize our work of vaccinating patients with the COVID-19 vaccine.
We have been advised to free up time with our team to help look after patients with emergencies and protect patients with the vaccine.
If your problem is an emergency then please call 999
If you need to contact the practice with other symptoms or queries please use the eConsult  link on front page.
Your online form will be reviewed by a clinician and you will be contacted back with a text.
You will either be contacted by the surgery to ask you more questions or you will receive a text on what to do next.

COVID DECEMBER 2020 – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • During December, Covid infections have risen sharply in London and this has led to increased demand for hospital care. 
  • Please be aware the 111 service is currently under extreme pressure in our area. GP surgeries are open, except on weekends and bank holidays.
  • If you need non-covid medical help this weekend, please call us and you will be advised of the extended hours GP service for your area.
  • If you have COVID symptoms, please go to 111.nhs.uk  or call 111. In a medical emergency, you should dial 999 as usual. Thank you for supporting the NHS

COVID VACCINATIONS

Covid-19 & Flu Vaccinations

Please do check this webpage for latest updates and information on availability of  Covid-19 vaccines in Ealing & Flu vaccines at this practices and local pharmacies.

Covid-19 vaccine

For more information about the Covid-19 vaccine, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or read this leaflet:  Covid-19 Vaccine Guide for Adults

We will be contacting patients when the Covid-19 vaccine is available for them. Due to limited supply of the vaccine, the NHS will initially be targeting the elderly with additional risk factors. Please read this leaflet to explain why you might need to wait: Covid-19 Vaccine: Why do I have to wait Leaflet.

Patients will not receive the vaccine at OLDFIELD FAMILY PRACTICE, but will be booked into a Covid-19 vaccination Centre in Ealing. You will require to have 2 doses of the vaccine which are administered at least 21 days apart. Please read this leaflet to know what to expect after having the vaccine: Covid-19 vaccine: What to expect after vaccine leaflet