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Dispensary at Shepherdswell

Our dispensary is being renovated w/c 15th November, so we would like to ask all patients whose prescriptions are due w/c 15th & 22nd November to kindly arrange for requests to be with us by Friday 5th, so that we can prepare them during next week.

Collection of medication will be the usual time frame, so please do not collect any earlier than they are due. 

Text messages have been sent to patients will mobiles.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

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General Practice Is Open

Health and Social Care Workers can now book their boosters through the National Booking Service

Health and social care workers now have the option to book their COVID-19 booster vaccinations through the National Booking Service or by ringing 119.

They may still be able to access workplace-based vaccinations through their employer, so we encourage all staff to check what if any arrangements their employer has in place in the first instance.

As part of the booking process, staff will need to self-declare they are a frontline health or social care worker. They will also need to declare verbally when checking in at the vaccination site that:

    • they are a frontline health or social care worker, as identified by the Green Book;
    • the type of role/work they do; and
    • the name of their employer.

They are asked to provide as proof of employment as an eligible health or social care worker using one of the following (further advice will be available when they make a booking):

    • A workplace photo ID;
    • A recent letter from their employer (past three months) or
    • A recent payslip which shows their employer (past three months).

They will only be vaccinated if one of these forms of official proof is presented. These ID requirements also apply to individuals who are vaccinated via local booking services or a walk-in clinic.

B0oster vaccinations can be administered no earlier than six months after completion of the primary vaccine course. Staff in eligible groups will be encouraged to complete the primary course of the COVID-19 vaccine if they haven’t done so already.


Mask wearing after 19th July 2021COVID-19 Vaccinations

The vaccination programme for our patients is now being managed via the National Booking Service (NBS) and can no longer be booked by practice staff.

Patients must either call 119 or use the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/  


Repeat Medication Requests

Please note that from 1 March 2021 we will no longer be taking
repeat prescriptions requests over the telephone.

If you need to order any repeat medication, please either sign up to Patient Access (you
will need to request the security codes from us) or put your paper request
into our letterbox outside the building.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
TO ALL OUR PATIENTS

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DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, FOR THE SAFETY OF PATIENTS AND STAFF WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAINTAIN OUR SYSTEM FOR MANAGING FOOTFALL INTO BOTH OUR PRACTICES. PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY ARE REQUIRED TO RING THE DOORBELL AND WAIT TO BE ATTENDED BY A MEMBER OF STAFF.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING A TELEPHONE TRIAGE SYSTEM, WHEREBY A GP OR SPECIALIST NURSE WILL CALL YOU FIRST AND THEN BOOK A FACE-TO-FACE APPOINTMENT FOR YOU, SHOULD ONE BE NECESSARY.

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Do not come to the surgery unless you have a pre-booked appointment.

If you or a member of your family has a cold or flu like symptoms, a
persistent cough or high temperature, please self-isolate for 10 days.
If you are not better after 7 days or feel you are getting worse, call
111 who will provide you with further care. 

NHS 111 will be experiencing very high call volumes.
For advice information please follow the link:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have
come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service
has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should
do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at:
https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19


Asymptomatic Covid Tests Now Available in Kent

Please see the COVID-19 page for further information.



Privacy Notice - National COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programmes

Please see the COVID-19 page for further information.


Collection of Sick Notes / Blood Forms etc

Please note that collection of any documentation from the surgery needs to be
between 2pm and 5pm Monday-Friday. 


The White Cliffs Medical Centre is committed to providing the highest possible quality of patient care. Our aim is to provide consistent and convenient access to a well-trained, well-motivated primary healthcare team. Our preference is to use a holistic approach to patient care and involve team working wherever this is acceptable and likely to improve outcomes.

We hope to use our website as a way of presenting our patients with an up-to-date resource for all information relating to our Practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments and details that are relevant to the practice and our patients. 

As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.

SHEPHERDSWELL BRANCH

White Cliffs Medical Centre would like to reassure our Shepherdswell patients that the practice is not closing. Whilst we continue to manage access to the building in a Covid secure way, for the safety of patients and staff, the branch surgery is still providing a service for its patients.

The owners of the site have begun building on an adjacent site, but this has nothing to do with the practice and does not impact on the practice being able to operate as normal.


Extension of GP Access locally

(Site updated 30/11/2021)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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