Annandale Surgery
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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).  
March 2021:
Covid-19 vaccination programme 

 We are delighted to have been able to deliver the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine to so many of our patients in recent weeks. The vaccination centre at Allum Hall, Borehamwood, has worked really well and we are continuing to bring patients in for their vaccine – particularly focusing on those who are clinically at risk, and also our unpaid carers. We have also started to invite our more elderly patients in for their second dose. 

There are some weeks when we are not receiving as much supply of the vaccine as we would like, and we know this has led to some frustration and concern. We do liaise with our colleagues in the NHS locally to try to get more vaccine stock into our centre, but the supplies are controlled nationally and this means we can’t always offer as many vaccine appointments as we want to. If you or someone you care for is eligible for a vaccination and is very concerned about waiting to be vaccinated, you can alternatively try to book online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus- vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or dial 119 to see if an alternative nearby vaccination centre has any appointments. 

We are expecting the supply to increase considerably from the middle of March so we hope to be able to call in many more people after that – for their first and their second doses, and in line with national guidance about priority groups. Please be assured that nobody who is due a second dose will have to wait longer than 12 weeks for it. 

For more information on the vaccine programme in this area, you can use this link https://www.healthierfuture.org.uk/covid

Thank you for your understanding.  
Hertsmere: Information about local Covid-19 Vaccination Centres
The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is now underway and is starting to be rolled out in GP-led vaccination centres. The information below answers some of patients key questions about getting the vaccine.

All NHS services are under severe pressure at the moment, as we look after increasing numbers of patients who are sick with covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses. 

We are also delivering the huge and vitally important covid-19 vaccination programme.

 So that it can focus on these really important issues, you GP will understandably be prioritising urgent cases.

 This means that when you contact your local practice, they will have an initial conversation with you to understand how urgent your health needs are.

 If you have an issue that is not urgent, you may to wait longer than usual until your problem or concern can be dealt with.

 Do please make sure that you continue to get in touch with us if you need to. This is particularly important if:

 ·         your problem is urgent

·         you have long term condition that is getting worse

·         you are worried about symptoms that might indicate cancer 

Please also remember you can call NHS 111 for urgent concerns, and 999 for serious emergencies.

Your local pharmacist can also help with minor complaints

For adults with mental health problems including depression and anxiety, you can refer yourself directly to the local wellbeing service, via their website.

If you're experiencing a mental health crisis, call this freephone number: 0800 6444 101. 

We have a childhood illnesses leaflet free to download here, full of advice and information for parents and carers of young children https://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/application/files/1716/0941/0098/Help_your_Child_Stay_Well_This_Winter_FINAL.pdf

Herts Help has a range of support and information to help people though the lockdown here https://www.hertshelp.net/hertshelp.aspx

Thank you very much for helping us all manage under these very difficult circumstances. 

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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  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
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