Annandale Surgery
Tel No (Appointments): 01707 644 451

Tel No (Results & Enquiries): 01707 644 451

Out of Hours: 111

Fax: 01707 655 583

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Reopening Response 16/05/2021
You may have seen on the news that from Monday 17 May, doors at GP practices are ‘re-opening’. As you will know, our GP practice has been open throughout the pandemic, offering patients telephone appointments, with face -to-face consultations available for those who need them. Our nursing team are operating with face-to-face appointments and reception is open even though we ask you to obtain admission via the intercom. This is necessary to keep our patients and staff safe. All of the measures introduced were in-line with national requirements to keep patients safe, whilst COVID infection rates were high and before the vaccination was widespread.

We need to consider if we can offer more face-to-face appointments safely. Our waiting areas are small and to enable social distancing we can only have limited numbers of patients in the building at any one time. The waiting areas are also shared with Highview which reduces the numbers safely allowed in the building by each practice even further.

With infection rates rising and uncertainty surrounding the transmissibility of the new variant, we must keep the safety of our patients and staff at the forefront of everything we do.

As we wait for further national guidance on doing that, we ask that patients continue to contact us by phone as you have been doing. We are facing unprecedented demands for our services and will need to continue to adjust how we use our clinicians’ time to best support our patients – particularly those who need us the most.

Our reception staff are under immense pressure due to increased call volumes, and we ask you to respect the fact that they are doing a very tough job in a very pressurised environment. They really do the best they can for you and deserve to be treated with respect. Please do not take you frustrations out on the staff.

As we have already mentioned, general practice is facing unprecedented levels of demand and the whole team are working very hard to provide you with the outstanding service you are accustomed to and deserve as safely as possible. 

Thank you for your support

Delays to 2nd doses
All of the existing Covid-19 vaccines being used in the UK require two doses. The first dose gives good protection, although longer-lasting and maximum protection only comes after the second dose. It is important that everyone gets both doses when they invited to do so. There are enough supplies of the vaccine to give second doses to everyone who has had their first. 

The vast majority of people are receiving their second dose within the recommended 12 weeks from first dose. A small number of people are not able to get their second dose within this period. For people in this situation, the official advice says "If an interval longer than the recommended interval is left between doses, the second dose should still be given. The course does not need to be restarted."

So if your second dose is more than 12 weeks after the first, don't worry. You still have the protection offered by the first dose, and you should still get the second dose when it is offered to you. You don't need to go back to the start. 

Remember that even after your first or second doses, you can still transmit Covid, so stick to the Hands Face Space rules even after you have had your vaccine. 

Astra Zeneca Vaccine Information Update
Following yesterday's guidance update from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) in relation to the use of the  Astra Zeneca  vaccine, the Government has published some new materials for patients.

The  public information leaflet, is available at the following link: COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).  
Coronavirus Latest Advice
In order to limit the spread of coronavirus we have closed our doors to most routine appointments and queries.
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have been advised to do so by a GP or nurse.
We will be conducting consultations by telephone or video for urgent issues only. If you need an examination you will be asked to come to the surgery.
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5 Reasons to Choose Annandale

  1. Location - New purpose built medical centre, meeting all our patients needs.
  2. Reputation - Renowned for quality and experience
  3. Range of appointments - On-the-day, Weekly, Saturday surgeries, advanced telephone appointments.
  4. Top Scoring Practice in Potters Bar according to GP national survey
  5. Wide range of services - For full healthcare confidence

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Saturday Morning Appointments

Routine Appointments - 8.30am - 12noon

What are Saturday Appointments for?

  • For booked routine appointments
  • For the collection of prescriptions
  • For queries and booking appointments
  • Phone lines are closed
  • If you need to be seen during this time as an emergency, please call the Out of Hours Service

High Scoring Surgery in the National GP survey 2019

According to recent GP survey results Annandale has been ranked as one of the top medical centres in Potters Bar.

 

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