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For the latest public Information on Covid 19 vaccinations please click on the link below…
The priority groups have been identified based on the risk of people getting coronavirus and experiencing serious symptoms.
You can book your appointment now using the National Booking System or by calling 119 if:
National booking system
Call 119 or click on this link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
Who can use this service
You can only use this service if any of the following apply:
you are aged 55 or over
you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
you are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
you have a learning disability
you are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
If you are not in one of these groups, please wait to be contacted by the National Booking System or your GP practice.
Vaccine supply fluctuations sometimes limit the number of appointments available at different vaccination venues. This can be frustrating, but is beyond the control of GP staff or the vaccination teams, who do their best to ensure this does not affect patients’ booked appointments. Please be patient and, if you have an appointment, attend it unless you are contacted directly.
The Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has set out guidance on which groups should be offered vaccinations as a priority based on their clinical vulnerability. The main groups are:
People who are “extremely clinically vulnerable”You can read the Government definition of this here.
People in this group can book an appointment using the National Booking System.
People who are “at risk” of becoming seriously ill from Covid-19.You can read the official list of “at risk” conditions here.
This includes unpaid carers.
GP practices are approaching “at risk” people and offering appointments, so please be patient if you haven’t been contacted yet.
Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Update – 03/03/2021
Dear Jessop MP Patients,
We would like to provide you with an update on where we are up to with the COVID Vaccination Program and hopefully answer some of the questions you may have. We were part of the first Primary Care Networks (PCN) in Derbyshire to go live with the COVID Vaccine before Christmas. Since then we have moved our way through cohorts 1-5 with 95% of our patients within those groups now receiving a 1st dose. We are currently working our way through cohort 6, the largest of all the eligibility groups. As cohort 6 is much larger and more complex, we are following national guidance to focus on this group, while the national system continues to work down the age cohorts. As cohort 6 patients are at higher risk we can identify them more easily in practice.
We are proud to have been able to provide a local vaccination HUB from our rooms at Church Farm for both our patients and as part of ARCH (Alfreton Ripley Crich & Heanor) Primary Care Network – as well as running our own clinics from Leabrooks. We thank all the practice staff that have contributed their own time during their days off and weekends to keep the vaccination effort going and also the numerous volunteers who have given up their own time to help out. We must also say a huge thank you to the patients who have been understanding of the regulations and expressing their gratitude.
As you can appreciate, the pace at which we vaccinate is determined by the supply we receive and this information is provided to us on a week-by-week basis. We realise that patients who receive letters from the national system inviting them to go for their vaccine at other sites may prefer to come to the surgery or patients who received their 1st vaccine elsewhere would like their 2nd with us. The guidance is that patients should attend the designated or same vaccination site, this is to ensure that the correct vaccines and supply are available.
As well as keeping a continuing flow of 1st doses, we are the first site in Derbyshire to start doing 2nd doses for our over 80s this week. You may have even caught our very own Dr Mott on the BBC news this week.
As the campaign continues to ramp up in the coming weeks and months we encourage our patients to wait to be contacted either by us or the national system to get booked in for their vaccine. Eligibility for each cohort is tightly defined, but we will be in touch with people as soon as vaccine supply allows for their relevant cohort. We all want to achieve the same thing and get everyone vaccinated, so please be patient.
Many thanks for your on going support.
We continue to provide childhood immunisations and other essential injections, INRs for those on warfarin, dressings where essential, priority cervical smears, and other activities the GPs deem important. All long-term conditions reviews will now be performed by telephone, whilst we have capacity to do so. As you will understand this is under continuous review, and will likely change in the days and weeks ahead. We know this is not ideal but it is the best we can safely do for now.
All medications will be updated when needed, even if the routine reviews have not taken place.
Some other brief points (in line with national advice)
Looking further ahead as to what may happen, we have been working with our neighbouring 8 GP practices so that we help each other to continue to provide a service to our shared populations. We will continue to make our plans, and enact them if and when required.
Finally, we have really appreciated the support that you have continued to give us. This really makes a difference to all of us who work at the practice, and we will of course strive to look after all those who need us.
Jessop Medical Practice