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Update around Covid-19 Vaccination Programme (5th May 2021)

We are starting to release vaccine appointments at Ramsbury Surgery on the National Booking Service (NBS). Please be aware this will be the principle way of booking your vaccine going forward but we are starting slowly to see how it works for us as it's a very different way of running our Clinics. Please use the link here to go onto the NBS.
You can only use this service if any of the following apply:
- you're aged 40 or over
- you'll turn 40 before 1 July 2021
- you're at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- you have a learning disability
- you're an eligible frontline health or social care worker
- you get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you're a Carer.
As you will be aware from the National Media, those in Cohort 10 (aged 45 - 49) are now eligible for their first Covid Vaccination. Vaccine supply for first doses continues to be limited for the next couple of weeks but then hopefully increases in availability from the middle of May. To date, we have offered all those patients who fall into Cohort 10 an opportunity to book their appointment. If you have been unable to attend our Clinic this week, please remember you can still go on the National Booking Service to get your vaccination elsewhere. For the next two weeks, we are very busy doing second dose Astra Zeneca and Pfizer clinics for those patients who are due.
As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.  These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.  Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.  Your Covid Recovery

When to Isolate and what to do?

Please have a read of the below link if you've been asked to self-isolate or if you feel you need to self-isolate for any reason.  Our Receptionists will have no other information than this Government link.

When to self-isolate and what to do

CQC Rating

We are thrilled to announce we have been rated as Outstanding for the second time.  Please see the report below by following the link:

https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-553985983

Dementia Screening

As a Practice, we would encourage any patient who is concerned about their memory to consult their Doctor in the usual way for assessment.

The Doctors will automatically test patients who are at risk of memory decline as part of good medical care.  As a Practice, we do not intend to call patients in specifically for a memory assessment alone.

If you have concerns about your (or a relative's) memory, please do not hesitate to discuss it with your Doctor at a routine appointment.

Transport to the Surgery - please remember we utilise the Ramsbury Community Bus (suspended currently through Covid) on a Tuesday and Thursday morning for transporting our patients to and from the Surgery (from designated pickup points).  This new minibus has a disabled access ramp and provides a service for any patient without transport.  Please ask our Receptionists for further information if you feel this service would be beneficial to your or your family.  

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