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COVID-19 Vaccine: Church View Health Centre

26th February 2021

We would like to remind patients that appointments at Church View Health Centre are independent of the two GP surgeries that also operate out of this building so please do not contact those practices if you have any queries about your appointment. If your appointment at Church View Health Centre was booked via College Lane Surgery then please contact us about your query instead. 

COVID-19 Vaccine: Over 70's

9th February 2021

If you are over 70 and haven’t had your first vaccination yet you can contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment.

We are working to contact all patients over 70 by the middle of February but if you haven’t heard from us yet and want to book an appointment, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.

This will allow you to choose a time slot and location that suits you. If you are not able to book online you can call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. (Please be aware that phone lines can get very busy so you may prefer to call later in the day when it is can be less busy.)

This is only available for first vaccination appointments and if you are aged 70 or over. Everyone else will still need to wait to be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn for a vaccination or for an appointment for their second vaccination if they don’t already have one.

You still need an appointment to get a vaccination so please do not go to any of the centres unless you have one booked. This is important because booking slots are carefully managed to allow for social distancing and the number of appointments is based on the supply available that day.

We are also contacting all patients who are registered as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been asked to shield, as well as people in the eligible cohorts who are housebound. If you haven’t been contacted yet, you should hear from us this week.

Finding your NHS number

You can still book an appointment if you don’t have your NHS number, provided you are registered with a GP practice. However, it will be quicker if you have your number: this will be on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, or you can find it online at

www.nhs.uk/find-nhs-number

Registering with a GP

You can register with College Lane Surgery here.

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine: Update

14th December 2020

The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people who are most at risk from Covid-19. This follows the approval of both the Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines as safe and effective, after extensive trials.

The first vaccinations are being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), starting with people in care homes and those aged 80 and over. Groups of GP practices are working together to provide local vaccination services and will contact eligible patients when it is their turn.

When it is your turn, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment, as you will not be able to get one until you receive an invitation.

If you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite straight away and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.

Please note that vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.

In the meantime, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives

You can visit www.nhs.uk for more information or alternatively see the Frequently Asked Questions.

COVID-19: Our Response

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put an increased demand on primary care services in Wakefield.

As a result of this, and in line with NHSE and Government guidance, patients should not attend their GP surgery without an appointment and should make contact by telephone. Alternatively patients can make contact with the surgery using online services or the Airmid App.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL WALK-IN CLINICS AND SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. 

We have taken steps to ensure we can continue to offer medical services to our patients by finding new ways of working. We are carrying out telephone, video and online consultations and can reassure patients that if it is deemed clinically necessary following a remote consultation, you will be offered a face to face assessment.

Please see our appointment section or online services section for more information about other ways you can continue to access our services.

We have implemented measures within practice in line with guidance to try and protect patients and staff. This includes social distancing measures and we request patients adhere to these where possible if you are invited down to the surgery. 

As you will be able to appreciate, this is an unprecedented time so your cooperation, understanding and patience are greatly appreciated. Please continue to keep up to date with the latest advice around coronavirus on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

CLS COVID Response