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The Apples Medical Centre is now using accuRx

This is afree software for GP practices in the UK, allowing anyone in the practice to text a patient about anything they need.
The GPs would like to inform you that they are hoping to do video
consultations when appropriate. The following link gives you more details:https://support.accurx.com/en/articles/3790662-my-gp-has-sent-me-a-video-link

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Dr Greg Miles; Dr Rob Lewis; Dr Chris Minton; Dr Angela Tweedie and Dr Dom Parsons

 

Reception hours; 8.00am to 6.30pm

Surgery hours; 8.30am to 6.00pm

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status: 

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Covid Vaccination in Sherborne

Dear Patients

Our vaccine programme locally has been very successful. Last Saturday in a single day, we managed to vaccinate 1926 patients. An amazing achievement. Thanks to all involved.
 
You will all have seen the news about vaccine supply in the next few weeks. Making vaccine is a complex process and each batch needs to meet rigorous standards for it to be distributed and used.
 
Occasionally, batches will not be up to standard and cannot be used. This is what has happened with the AZ vaccine production and is to be expected in the complex process of vaccine manufacture.  It reflects the very high standards of production which is in fact a good thing.
 
We do have some first doses left for this weekend and next week. It is really important that if you are over 50 and that you for whatever reason have not be vaccinated or do not have an appointment, that you come forward now.
 
I appreciate that some of you remain concerned about vaccination. Please talk to someone at your surgery if this is the case. Some of you may not have received an invitation if we do not have your up to date contact details. If you fall into this group, this next week will be your last chance for several weeks to get a Covid vaccination. Please contact your surgery today and arrange an appointment.
 
This vaccine supply issue will not affect those of you who are expecting your second dose. We have been given assurance that supplies of vaccine for second doses will be delivered at 11-12 weeks after your first dose. We are starting next week with revaccinating the Over 80’s , frontline staff and nursing homes. It will be a busy couple of weeks before Easter as we are expecting around 2000 doses per week.
 
Despite the setback over vaccine supply, we are still on track. All over 50’s will have been offered or vaccinated by the middle of next week. If we have spare vaccine that cannot be used elsewhere, we will get in touch with some of you aged under 50 to offer you vaccination rather than letting any go to waste.
 

Thank you

Dr Rob Childs
GP lead for Covid Vaccination in Sherborne Area Network


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