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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:-


https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/.../suss.../workforcevax/



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Accessible Information Standard

All organisations providing NHS or publicly funded adult social care are legally required to fully implement and conform to the NHS England Accessible Information Standard.

This means Practices must ensure that patients who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are able to receive information in a format that they can access and understand.

More information on the NHS England Accessible Information Standard can be found by clicking the link below:-

NHS ENGLAND ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION STANDARDS

As part of our commitment to providing patients with accessible information, the following leaflets are available to download in an Easy Read Format.

(please see link at the bottom of the page for details)

Due to current concerns with regards to Coronavirus (Covid-19), with effect from Monday 16th March 2020, we will be operating a telephone triage only system.

All pre-bookable appointments have now been taken off the on-line system and we will be unable to offer face-to-face appointments without telephone triage first.

If you have a clinical need to be seen by a doctor or nurse please telephone the surgery from 8:30am and the receptionist will put your name on a call-back list for a clinician to telephone you in order to determine the nature and the urgency of your requirement.

Due to the anticipated high volume of calls, we may not be able to give you an accurate time for the call-back.  

We acknowledge that some patients will need to attend for a regular blood test but all those who need to use this service should only do so if they are fit and well - and not displaying any possible Covid-19 symptoms.

Only urgent blood tests, requested by hospitals, INR or Heart blood tests will be booked. Routine blood tests have been postponed for the time being.

Please do not come to the Practice unless you have been contacted by a GP and asked to attend. We regret that any patients who have not been invited to attend will not be able to be seen.

Please attend on your own - unless there is a specific need for a parent, guardian, carer or advocate to accompany you.

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By using the online service, you are able to order your repeat prescriptions and book routine appointments (booking of appointments temporarily suspended due to COVID-19).

If you have children, are married or care for someone, you can now have those in your care added to your on-line access such that you are able to request their repeat medication, etc.

UPDATE:

You are now also able to use the on-line service to access your FULL medical record. Please ask at Reception for this facility to be activated on your record.

 
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