The Covid Vaccination Programme is being managed centrally by the national and regional NHS teams. We are not allowed to vaccinate those that do not meet the criteria and are guided by updates from the national NHS England team. The NHS is aiming to vaccinate all the highest risk individuals in cohorts 1-4 by mid-February. This means that if you are in one of these groups, you will be invited to book an appointment within the next 4 weeks. We are working hard to move through the priority cohorts as quickly as possible, and we will contact you when it is your turn to book. Please do not contact us until we get in touch with you. Our only limitation in speed of delivery is the supply of vaccine. You may receive a letter from the national booking team inviting you to get your vaccine at Ashton Gate or other Mass Vaccinations Centres. You are welcome to book your appointment there or wait to be invited by your GP surgery to your local vaccination centre. We are doing all we can so please bear with us.
W/c 18 Jan UPDATE – we have called and offered vaccinations to all over 80s and will complete our care home and housebound patients this week. Later this week we expect to be making appointments for our over 70s.
Please be aware that, due to Covid 19, we will have staff off sick or isolating. Additionally, our consultations will take longer as we rely on telephones / video or need to change PPE and clean rooms between patients. As a result our capacity is limited. Our GPs are working extremely hard to provide as normal a service as possible but, at times, we may need to prioritise those that are acutely unwell and delay seeing those with chronic / long term conditions and non-urgent cases and it may take longer to get back to you following receipt of your enquiry. We appreciate your support as we work through these challenges. To reduce transmission risk, access to the surgeries is restricted to those with pre-arranged appointments. The front desks will be closed so please use Ask My GP or phone the practice to speak to Reception.
Please note that we are very busy on a Monday and may need to reply later in the week where your request is non-urgent. Please only use this service to consult with a GP or to leave an administrative query. Please be available to take a call or attend the practice on the day that you log your askmyGP request. Please also regularly check your emails for any responses. Please telephone if you have been asked to book an appointment with the nursing team. To order repeat medications, please use the Patient Access or NHS app.
If you need urgent medical advice between the hours of 6.30 pm – 8 am weekdays, during weekends or on Bank Holidays – please telephone 111.
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. For children under 5 call 111