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COVID BOOSTER CLINICS

Please be aware of the following

  •      Patients over 50 years of age and those under 50 with qualifying medical conditions who previously have had 2 vaccinations will shortly be invited for a booster jab
  •      They will not be invited until at least 6 months from their second vaccination date
  •      They may receive this invitation from NHS England and if they accept this invitation they can arrange their jab at a local centrally organised vaccination centre ( NOT including Pangbourne)
  •      If they choose not to accept the NHS England invite, patients will, in due course be contacted by Pangbourne to arrange their jab at The Boathouse Surgery
  •      These invites will be issued irrespective of where the primary immunisation course was carried out
  •      The Pangbourne clinics will all be at The Boathouse Surgery and NOT the Working Mens Club that was used previously
  •      The 15 minute observation time following the injection is still advised
  •      You must wait 4 weeks after having COVID symptoms or a positive test before having a booster
  •      You can now have a flu jab/COVID booster vaccine within 7 days of each other
  •      Care Home and housebound patients will be contacted directly by Mortimer Surgery to arrange their booster jab
  •      Please DO NOT CONTACT either Pangbourne or Mortimer surgery until you receive your invite
  •      All booster jabs will be the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine irrespective of the vaccine used for the primary course
  •      Any patient who has not has a primary course of vaccines and now wishes to have this must telephone 119 to arrange this. It cannot be offered at Pangbourne

NOTICE FOR PATIENTS BOOKING BLOOD TESTS

We have been informed by NHS England that there is  a global shortage of products used for blood collection and blood tests

In order to preserve supplies for patients who need blood tests urgently we have been advised to reduce the number of non-clinically urgent tests as well as to delay routine tests where it is safe to do so

We will be reviewing all patients who currently have blood tests booked and some patients will have their tests delayed. This decision will be made by a clinician who will have access to their full notes

We will not be taking bookings for phlebotomy appointments for the near future unless these have been agreed by a doctor or nurse here at the practice

We appreciate the inconvenience this will cause and will update patients through our website as we know more

FLU CLINIC - VACCINATION DELAY

Due to unforeseen road freight challenges we have been informed that there will be a delay receiving the flu vaccination delivery.

As a result of this we will need to postpone the flu clinic appointments already booked.

Please do not contact the surgery to cancel your appointment, we will contact you to rearrange. 

We are not making any further flu clinic appointments until we have confirmation of vaccination delivery. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

IMPORTANT UPDATES - COVID VACCINATIONS

FIRST DOSES

We are delighted to announce that we are now inviting ALL ADULTS to come and have their Covid vaccine here in Pangbourne. If you are aged 18 or over (or will turn 18 by 31st July) and would like to book, please email us at covid.vaccine1@nhs.net or call 0118 2141 686, 9am - 3pm, Mon - Fri.

We have slots available in our Pfizer clinics on Thurs 24th and Fri 25th June. We will then run one final 1st dose Pfizer clinic on Saturday 3rd July. If you are unable to make these dates, please book via the national booking system online or by calling 119.

SECOND DOSE - Oxford / AstraZeneca

All patients that received their 1st dose of Oxford / AstraZeneca with us at the Pangbourne clinic before 7th May have been invited to attend for their 2nd dose at clinics on Saturday 26th and Tuesday 29th June. If you are yet to book, please email us at covid.vaccine1@nhs.net or call 0118 2141 683 asap to book.

We have added one final 2nd dose Oxford / AstraZeneca clinic on Sunday 4th July. Please ensure you book into one of these clinics if you are due your 2nd dose of Oxford / AstraZeneca.

We look forward to seeing you at a clinic soon!

A SMALL REQUEST

If you have received an invite from us to book your first dose via text but you do not wish to have the vaccine or have booked elsewhere, PLEASE still click the link and decline, you can state that you've booked elsewhere, this will help us focus on the patients we do need to get in touch with and book in.

Please Read:

Parking at The Pangbourne Club is a privately owned 'pay & display' car park operated by a camera - you must purchase a parking ticket to avoid a fine - even if you have a blue badge.

Please do not arrive early for your vaccine appointment. 

We kindly ask that you do not contact us to ask when you will be invited, we will be in touch when it's your turn.

Please do not contact us to ask if you can be put onto a reserve list, and do not turn up at a clinic asking for a spare dose.  

As you will no doubt appreciate this is an enormous undertaking and is the biggest and most complex vaccination programme we have ever implemented. Thank you for your patience and understanding, it is very much appreciated.

GPDRP Data Sharing Information - For the attention of all Patients

 

If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital at all, even for just the purpose of NHS research and planning, you must complete a 'type 1 opt-out', link below and hand it into the surgery - this will then be actioned by the Surgery to update your records accordingly.

If you are happy for the NHS to use your data for research and planning, but do not want it shared with other third-party organisations, you need to do a 'type 2 opt-out' also known as 'national opt-out' via NHS Digital, not us - more info at National data opt-out - NHS Digital

Please click on the links below to give you all the relevant information regarding the opt out option along with the Type 1 Data opt out form.

GPDRP data sharing info.doc

Type 1 data opt out form.doc 

 

Dispensary Opening Times

During the current Covid-19 Pandemic the Dispensary opening times are 09:30 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 18:00 - to be reviewed in August 2021

Updated 24.06.21

MORTIMER SURGERY:  CHANGES IN SERVICES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Please click on link below to view how Mortimer Surgery are changing their access and services during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Mortimer Surgery Newsletter for patients 22062021.docx

Covid-19 Domestic Abuse - West Berkshire Support and Guidance - click below

Domestic Abuse Flyer Covid (1).pdf

Mental Wellbeing for Youth Resources - click below

Mental Wellbeing Youth.pdf

CCGmentalwellbeing resource.pdf

IMPORTANT - PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY WITHOUT SPEAKING TO A STAFF MEMBER VIA THE TELEPHONE - 0118 933 2436 OR EMAIL rccg.secretaries.mortimer@nhs.net

 If you have a medication query, please email  rccg.dispensary.mortimersurgery@nhs.net.

ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL BE A TELEPHONE CALL FROM A DOCTOR. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY

FACE SHIELDING - FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL PATIENTS ATTENDING THE SURGERY FOR A BOOKED FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT.  CAN WE PLEASE ASK THAT YOU EITHER WEAR A MASK OR SOME KIND OF FACE COVERING (I.E. SCARF) TO HELP PROTECT BOTH YOURSELF AND THE GP/NURSE YOU ARE SEEING.

Sending of Medical Photos into the Surgery

If you have been asked by your GP to send in photos can you please send them to the following email address stating which GP requested them:

Rccg.secretaries.mortimer@nhs.net

Mortimer Pharmacy will be closing everyday between the hours of 1.30pm & 3.00pm and 6.30pm & 7.30pm to replenish stocks and prepare prescriptions.

FOR FURTHER LOCAL AND NATIONAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19 PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW

https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-residents-health

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus 

Information remains subject to regular change and updates.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Serving Members & Ex Members of our Armed Forces/War Veterans - If you are a current or ex member of our Armed Forces; please let the Surgery know, to ensure you receive the service/care available to you.

 

The Mortimer Surgery Website 

The Mortimer Surgery doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surger, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. 

TEST RESULTS

All results are seen and reviewed by the requesting GP (or in the case of absence/holidays by a nominated covering GP).

If any direct action needs to be taken because of these results, you will be contacted by the surgery.

If patients would like to check their results are back they are invited to phone the surgery between 2pm - 3pm Monday to Friday (please allow 5 working days from date of test).

Berkshire West Primary Care Strategy

Please see the link below for information

www.nwreadingccg.nhs.uk/our-work/primary-care-strategy

 

 

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