Welcome to Avisford Medical Group
Yapton and Middleton-on-Sea
Partners: Dr Tej Bansil and Dr Mark Sidney
Practice Manager: Mr Jerry Nelson
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COVID VACCINATIONS FOR HEALTH AND CARE WORKERS **ALERT UPDATE**
Please do not post or hand in Covid vaccination consent forms to the surgery, as we have now received a website link you can go to. This is to request a Covid vaccination if you are a health care worker or care assistant.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has decreed that all Health & Care workers should be among the first group of people to receive a Covid vaccination.
We have found that it is extremely difficult for us to identify all those of our patients who fit into this category but, if you have any queries regarding being a health worker or carer, please click on the link below and book an own appointment at St Richards:-
We wish all our patients a happy new year, and we can start 2021 with good news.
The Bognor Regis vaccination clinic has been approved by NHS England and we are due our first Covid vaccine delivery next week. This has been based on the 2nd floor of Bognor Health Centre building. Site has been prepared to meet stringent set of criteria laid for us.
Currently practices have been mandated by NHS England to work collaboratively from one site in their Primary Care Network. We are unable to offer this service from own practices at the moment.
The local surgeries involved will be starting clinics between Thursday 7th and Saturday 9th Jan (each surgery running different morning and afternoon surgeries). Further dates will be announced in days to come depending on supply of vaccine stocks from NHS England.
A group called IPC (Innovations in Primary Care) are going to be handling the booking process and they will be contacting patients directly to invite them in.
At the moment, this will be prioritised based on age starting with 80+ group only. This will be a rolling programme with second dose administered before 12 weeks. We will also simultaneously have campaign running over next weeks to cover housebound and care homes.
Please wait to be contacted, and don't contact the surgery as we won't have access to the appointments. We do not have control on the priority list, so please do not call us and insist on getting a jab.
It is likely that we will have less clinics and appointments available in surgery as we need to release staff to work in the vaccination centre. This is essential work tackling this public health crisis, so we thank you for your understanding and patience.
In the interim, please continue to be safe. Cases in the local area have definitely risen. Maintain your social distancing, and ensure you follow the rules on isolation of you test positive, or have confirmed contact with someone who has tested positive.
Drs BANSIL and SIDNEY
Letters have been sent out for cervical screening tests to our female patients.
Unfortunately, this service has been temporarily suspended until further notice due to the increase in Covid cases in the local area.
Please contact the surgery in one month's time to book.
thank you for your co-operation
Avisford Medical Group
(Site updated 13/01/2021)