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Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you have been contacted by the NHS and you are either:

You'll only be able to book an appointment for a booster dose if it's been at least 6 months (180 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

To find out if you are eligible to book visit the NHS website: NHS Covid Vaccination Booster booking site


Covid-19 Passport

The NHS App will be the UK Official App for proof of Covid-19 Vaccination where a specific section for this purpose will be available from May 17.

Please note that the NHS app is different to the NHS Covid-19 app.

Please visit the gov.uk website for information on how to demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status to show that you’ve had the full course of the COVID-19 vaccine and access this status when travelling abroad. This also includes details of how to obtain a letter to show your vaccination status.

Please DO NOT contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GP's cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, (which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions).

The NHSapp can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 7 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 7 days to reach you.


National Data Opt Out

The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in their Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs.

Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by calling 0300 3035678.

By 30 September 2021 all health and care organisations are required to be compliant with the national data opt-out policy.

Please visit for more information:  NHS Digital Data Opt Out

 

Download a copy of the patient leaflet


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THE LEYLAND COLLABORATIVE

 

We have been working hard to increase the numbers of appointments available for you. This has involved developing a partnership with other local practices, which we are pleased to tell you has now resulted in the formulation of the group named above. The Leyland Collaborative consists of the following practices Worden Medical Centre, Central Park Surgery, Sandy Lane Surgery, and The Village Surgeries -  Croston & Eccleston. The new service will provide access to GP appointments in the evenings and GP and Nurse appointments at weekends and Bank Holidays ( except Christmas Day) from January 2018. The service is available to all patients within this group on a proportionate basis however it is important to be aware that the appointment may not necessarily be at this practice. These are all additional appointments so it is not the case that patients of other practices will now utilise all our appointments.

Available appointments will be offered as normal through this surgery and you will be informed if the appointment is at another site.

 


One appointment - One problem

Each appointment is only 10 minutes long.  Ten minutes really is not a lot of time, even for just one problem, e.g., 1 minute to get to doctor’s room and sit down, 3 minutes to tell a history, 3-4 minutes to perform a targeted examination, 2 minutes to explain, advise and treat.  There is no time left of the ten minutes to write up notes, fill out forms, dictate referrals or speak to other team members for advice.

Therefore please do not be offended if the doctor asks you to rebook for your other problems. We are working in your best interests in order to keep you safe.

We would always encourage patients to book double appointments if there are multiple problems that need discussing.


 

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