Message to Patients
Albrighton Medical Practice continues to be very busy. Our staff are here to help you and please can we ask you treat them with respect. Verbal abuse of our staff will not be tolerated.
Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Covid-19 Vaccine update - 1st December 2021
Please note the that we are aware of the latest Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice around Covid-19 vaccines shared by Sajid Javid on the 29th November 2021. We are waiting for confirmation from NHS England regarding local roll-out and we will make the appropriate changes to our operations as soon as we are able to.
In the meantime, please be patient and continue to check the details on our website for any updates on the eligibility around vaccines. Please do not attend clinics for a booster vaccination unless you are age 50 plus or in a higher risk group and eligible (at least 182 days after your 2nd jab) for a vaccination.
Please do not contact your GP surgery about the latest vaccination programme developments, this will allow primary care to continue with their day-to-day work and free the phone lines up for those that have an urgent need to contact their surgery.
If you are eligible for a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, get vaccinated and boost your immunity for maximum protection this winter. Book online via the national booking service, call NHS 119 or walk-in to one of our drop-in centres, for more information visit: COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-in and Pop-up Clinics (stwics.org.uk)
Covid Vaccination clinics
We have covid vaccination clinics with available appointments at Albrighton Medical Practice on
Monday 6th December
Saturday 11th December
If you are aged over 50 or aged 16-49 with an underlying health condition and you have received a text message/letter/email saying you are now eligible to book your covid booster please contact the surgery to book an appointment. If you are unable to make these dates please contact 119 or the online booking service to book an appointment.
If you believe there is missing or incorrect data on your covid vaccination record, please call 119 and ask the agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) on your behalf. The VDRS team will then call you back with 5 working days
We will be receiving a limited number of vaccines week commencing 29th November, we will be contacting people by telephone to book an appointment.
Demand for the flu vaccine has been much greater this year than previous years, we have requested additional flu vaccines and are waiting to hear if we have been successful in our request.
Aged under 18 year old vaccines - Appointments are now available to book with the practice nurse.
Integrated Care Record
Please read the attached leaflet. This gives information regarding the implementation of an integrated care record (ICR) which will pull together information from both health providers and social care providers in one record and will be available to all providers.
Implementation of ICR
How to raise an objection to the creation of ICR
Coronavirus - Advice to our patients
During this current pandemic the GP surgery is operating different procedures to usual.
All patients who attend the surgery must wear a face mask or covering. If you are unable to wear a face covering for health reasons and you are attending the surgery for a face to face consultation you will be asked to wait outside the building until the clinician is ready to see you; if you are collecting a prescription without a face mask the prescription will be sent to Rhodes chemist for you to collect from there. If you lip read to aid with communication please advise the member of staff, it is at their discretion if they choose to remove their face covering whilst talking to you.
All patients will be offered a telephone triage appointment, where the GP is unable to resolve your issue over the telephone they will then arrange a face to face consultation and you must wear a face mask or covering when you attend.
To protect yourself and others, please do not attend the GP surgery to book an appointment.
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Online Access for patients under the age of 16
Our policy for online access to patients under the age of 16 years has changed. Please read the attached notice.
Online access notice
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Disabled access is via the front entrance. If you have any special requirements please inform the reception staff.
(Site updated 01/12/2021)