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28/07/2021 - FLU SEASON 2021/22.  We have all our flu vaccines ordered and will be getting our first delivery early-September.  Please do not rush, wait to book, and make your appointment with the surgery. We will have plenty of flu vaccine.  We are awaiting further guidance on the COVID booster program before we start booking our clinics as we will be able to co-administer both vaccines and need to prioritise those most at risk.  We hope to continue using The Desborough Suite as this is the fastest and safest way to delivery this complex vaccination program.  Thank you.

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22/09/2021 - Our travel clinic continues to be suspended as resource needs to be prioritised for clinical work.   

Vaccinations that are required for travel are non-priority.  Contact your local pharmacy who may provide a private travel clinic.


21/09/2021 - We are now inviting patients to have their Booster vaccination.  Please wait for your invite as the booster can only be given 6 months after your 2nd dose.  Where possible and when indicated the flu vaccine will be offered at the same time as the booster.  


02/09/2021 - Flu season 

We will deliver our main flu vaccination campaign at The Desborough Suite this year and will be sending invites to eligible patients shortly.  Please book your vaccine with the surgery at The Desborough Suite when invited to do so.


02/09/2021 - COVID vaccination for 12-15 year olds 

12-15 year olds with an specific underlying health condition, or who are household contacts of a immunocompromised person should call the surgery to book an appointment as this age group can not be seen as a walk-in.
Specific underlying health conditions currently includes children with severe neuro-disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression, profound and multiple learning disabilities.

02/09/2021 - the next pre-bookable and walk-in Covid vaccination clinics will be Saturday 04/09 08:30-12:30 & Saturday 11/09 08:30-12:30.

11/08/2021 - 16 & 17 year olds can now book their 1st Covid Vaccination at The Desborough Suite, or attend as a walk-in.
28/07/2021 - FLU SEASON 2021/22
 
We have all our flu vaccines ordered and will be getting our first delivery early-September.
 
Please do not rush, wait to book, and make your appointment with the surgery. We will have plenty of flu vaccine.
 
We are awaiting further guidance on the COVID booster program before we start booking our clinics as we will be able to co-administer both vaccines and need to prioritise those most at risk.
 
We hope to continue using The Desborough Suite as this is the fastest and safest way to delivery this complex vaccination program.
Thank you.

21/07/2021 - I had my Covid vaccination abroad - how do I get this into the NHS App?

At the moment vaccines administered overseas cannot be recorded in the UK National Immunisation Management system (NIMS) which is the system used to show your vaccination status in the NHS App.  Therefore the ability to show any “overseas” Vaccination Certificate and request a Vaccination Pass is not currently available from the NHS.

This issue is being worked on at a national level and an update is expected shortly.  We will update you further as soon as we know more.

Any queries regarding this issue need to be directed to NHS 119 or to NHS App support rather than the GP practice:   https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-contact-us/


19/07/2021 - Face Coverings at Cedars

In response to changing government guidelines, The Cedars Surgery have decided to keep Covid-19 precautions in place in line with NHS England advice. Please continue to wear face coverings, sanitise hands and respect social distancing measures so we can protect our community, most vulnerable patients and staff. Providing a safe surgery is essential.

Covid cases are rising steeply including those patients double vaccinated. Do not attend the surgery if you have Covid symptoms, awaiting results of a test or been told to self-isolate.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping us all safe.


15/07/2021 - The New Community Pharmacy Consultation Service is now live and you may be referred to the service if you contact us about a minor illness.


15/07/2021 - NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing in health care settings after 19th July 2021.


13/07/2021 - Covid Vaccination walk-in clinics at Braywick Leisure Centre 08:30-13:00 on Thursday 15/07 and at The Desborough Suite on Saturday 17th July 08:30-17:00.  No appointment needed - 1st & 2nd doses, minimum 8 week gap between 1st & 2nd doses.


07/07/2021 - Covid Vaccination walk-in clinics at The Desborough Suite this Saturday 10th July 08:30-17:00.  No appointment needed - 1st & 2nd doses, minimum 8 week gap between 1st & 2nd doses.


23/06/2021 - Grab a jab this weekend at The Desborough Suite. Walk-in, no appointment required. Click her for more information.


16/06/2021 - COVID vaccinations - we have now invited all adults 18+ for their COVID vaccine and are re-booking patients at 8 weeks for their 2nd vaccines.  If you have not received a text invite link to book locally at The Desborough Suite, then please call the surgery.  Uptake has slowed down and as we move in to the younger cohorts and we have had a lot of missed appointments - this is too important to delay, please book your vaccination today.


16/06/2021 - National Data Opt Out - Extraction for the GP record has now been delayed by the government until 1st September 2021 - delayed form March 2021.

Further information can be found at:

General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Transparency Notice - NHS Digital

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters   


06/06/2021 - eConsult will now be unavailable at weekend - 17:00 on Fridays to 07:00 on Mondays.  Please call 111 when we are closed.


27/05/2021 - eConsult will be switched off over the bank holiday weekend to help the practice manage demand.  Patients are encouraged to consider self-help & self-care, with NHS 111 being available to patients 24/7.


26/05/2021 - all patients aged 30 and above should now have received an invite to book their 1st Covid vaccination.  If you have not, then please call the surgery now to book.


24/05/2021 - the surgery will be closed from 12:30 on Wednesday 26th May for staff training.  Please contact 111 if you require assistance when we are closed.


17/05/2021 - 

New guidance to provide your 2nd Covid vaccine at 8 weeks - we will be adjusting clinics and capacity to bring your invite forward.  However, until we have vaccine delivery schedules we can not be more specific at this time.  No need to call your surgery to chase as we will invite you as soon as we can.  


10/05/2021 - 

There is a lot of GP bashing in the media at the moment.

We, as a practice, have remained seeing patients face to face on a medical need basis throughout the whole pandemic. Yes - accessing the surgery has been in a different way but if someone has needed seen they have been. Any changes were brought in to protect the staff to ensure continuity of service we deliver to our patients - sick staff = no service.

Our GPs, nurses, paramedics, nurse practitioners health care assistants and many other team members have all seen people throughout the last 15 months and this is not going to change.

Our workload has increased hugely since this time last year, not taking into account that we have delivered over 50,000 covid vaccines since end December as well.

Please understand that every member of the practice team has gone above and beyond their job, sometimes at a cost to themselves (and sometimes their family) to ensure that the patients get the best possible care that we can deliver.

We do not have any control over hospital appointments or operations so please don't shout at us if you can't get what you need else where in the system- we truly understand your frustrations as we have to try to navigate the system on a daily basis, often with the same outcomes as you.

We will get things wrong occasionally, and are happy to look into anything we could do better, but we never set out to annoy or upset anyone.

Our Doctors and staff are tired, we've been through the same things that you have in this pandemic whilst working harder than ever before and a patient shouting or swearing can be the straw that breaks the camel's back.

We  ask that you be kind to anyone you come in to contact with at the surgery - we are trying our best to make sure every patient gets what they need and the many, many lovely patients we speak to make the job very worthwhile. 


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