Covid-19 & Flu
We are in the process of planning our flu clinics, which will run alongside our covid vaccination programme starting from September 2022.
If you are eligible for a vaccination, we will be inviting you to book an appointment.
Autumn Covid Vaccinations (18/07/22)
We are going to be involved involved in the COVID-19 autumn vaccination programme from September.
The following groups will be offered the vaccine to extend their protection against getting seriously ill ➡️
This follows the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation (JCVI).
➡️ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-50s-to-be-offered-covid-19-booster-and-flu-jab-this-autumn 🦠 💙🌈
Child Flu (30/10/21)
The free flu nasal spray helps protect your child from serious illness.
It is easier to give to children than a vaccination & prevents the spread of the virus.
➡️ Child flu vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
The surgery is currently offering appointments from 19th November 💙🌈
Adult Flu - 18 years plus (30/10/21)
Booking is now available for all eligible patients for flu vaccines 💉
➡️ Over 50 years old
➡️ Suffer from a long-term respiratory condition such as COPD or Asthma on regular steroid medication
➡️ Suffer from chronic heart, liver or kidney disease
➡️ Suffer from a chronic neurological disease
➡️ Have a weakened immune system due to either disease or treatment
➡️ Have a learning disability
➡️ A registered carer
➡️ Have a BMI over 40
We are continuing to send invitation links or messages to respond to via SMS 📱, alternatively you can telephone 📞 the surgery to arrange an appointment.
Thank you 💙🌈
#FluVaccinations 💉 #StayWellThisWinter
Attending for a flu vaccine (30/10/21)
If you are attending for a flu vaccination 💉:
➡️ Come at your appointment time, not early, not late
➡️ Ensure you wear a mask / face covering
➡️ Come alone where possible
➡️ If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, please cancel your appointment
➡️ Your temperature may be taken on arrival
➡️ Please mark your attendance by using the self-check-in
➡️ Use hand gel on arrival & maintain social distancing if you need to wait in the waiting area
Thank you 💙🌈
#FluVaccinations 💉 #StayWellThisWinter
We will keep our website up to date with any relevant news.
Face Coverings (23/06/20)
All patients and visitors aged 7+ will need to wear a face mask or covering when attending the practice for an appointment.
Children under 7 years are currently not required to, but may choose to do so.
You will be reminded of this when needing to book an appointment. If you do not have anything suitable, please advise the Receptionist at this time.
We are all having to adjust to a new normal and appreciate your cooperation and patience - thank you.
To find out more on how to make and wear a cloth face covering, please click here.
We do appreciate for some, wearing a face covering may be difficult due to physical or mental health conditions, if this is the case, please discuss via the telephone with Reception.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Symptoms (updated 19/05/20)
Due to the coronavirus outbreak we have taken urgent measures to protect our patients, our staff and the most vulnerable int he community. Please read the information below and share with your family and friends to help us get the message to as many patients as possible.
Announced by the UK Chief Medical Officers, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop:
- a high temperature or
- a new continuous cough or
- anosmia (loss or a change in your normal sense of smell or taste)
DO NOT come to the surgery, or go to your local pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact us or 111 to advise you are self-isolating unless you feel you cannot cope, your symptoms get worse or your symptoms do not get better in 7 days. For more information visit www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19.
If you are symptomatic and have an appointment at the practice, please DO NOT attend and cancel it.
The individual's household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guideliness and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.
Anyone aged 5 or over who has coronavirus symptoms is now eligible for a coronavirus test.
Anyone experiencing a new continuous cough, high temperature and loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste can book a test online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Testing is being offered in 3 ways:
- Home testing kits which are delivered to someone's door
- Regional testing sites
- Mobile testing units
Essential works can continue to apply for priority testing. These tests are prioritised over the tests available for the wider public through the NHS.
For further details click here.
Test & Trace (04/06/20)
The NHS Track & Trace Service has launched.
Here's how you can play a part in controlling the virus and getting life back to normal.
Full information, click here.
The NHS Test & Trace Service will start emailing, telephoning and texting people who have been in close contact with confirmed coronavirus cases.
The team will call from 0300 013 5000 or send a text from NHS.
Slow the spread...
We can all slow the spread of coronavirus by keeping good hand hygiene. Make sure you (and your children) are washing your hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds at a time.
Blood Testing Appointments
In order to keep patients safe at this time, the Blood Taking Unit at Northampton General Hospital (Area H) are operating an appointment system only (no drop ins).
If patients require a blood test, they will need to contact the hospital to make an appointment on either of these numbers between the hours of 0900-1530 hrs, Monday to Friday:
- 01604 523303
- 01604 544190
For adults, appointments will be available Monday to Friday, 0800-1600 hrs & Saturday's 0800-1230 hrs. Patients will not be tested without an appointment.
For children, appointments will be available Monday to Friday, 0800-1130 hrs.
The NGH Maternity Unit will continue to make arrangements for patients within the unit.
Due to the impact of covid-19, Northamton General Hospital are changing the eye casualty service. The service will no longer operate as a walk-in eye casualty. Patients will need to telephone the service first on either of these numbers:
- 01604 545085
- 01604 634700 ext 8011
This means the department can triage most patients over the telephone therefore avoiding unnecessary visits to the hospital.
The service is open:
- Monday to Saturday - 08.30-16.30 hrs
- Sunday & Bank Holidays - 09.00-12.30 hrs