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We are all excited to hear that there is progress on a Covid-19 vaccine and that this should improve the quality of life for all of us.
We know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.
To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:
- The 3 Covid vaccines that have been announced are new and have not yet been licensed to be used on patients in the UK – but we are expecting them to be licensed very soon.
- NHS England have said that there will be some large Vaccination Centres and some mobile units to deliver and administer the vaccines. We do not know yet what there will be in our area.
- NHS England are looking at the IT issues and issues about storage of the vaccine. Once they have finalised arrangements, they will let us know.
- The expectation is that the vaccinations will not start for most people until 2021 and it will take some time to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.
Meanwhile, we all need to keep to the advice of hand-washing, face masks and social distancing but we all look forward to the time when we will return to life as normal
Flu Vaccination Update
Our drive through and walk through clinics for the over 65s and high risk eligible patients are now closed. If you would like to enquire about having a vaccine please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 836410.
We will be giving Flu vaccines to the all our 50-64 years old patients based on the new government guidance. This is still being planned and we are waiting for further guidance from NHS England. We will be contacting all eligibile patients once we have clinics arranged. We ask that you kindly wait for further instruction.
For more information on eligibility please visit our dedicated Flu webpage.
Our Research Team is Supporting Covid-19 Vaccine Trials
Over 500 people in Dorset have signed up to support the trial of a Covid-19 vaccine. The trial is being supported by our research team. You can find out more information form the following article https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-10-14/more-than-500-dorset-residents-to-take-part-in-coronavirus-vaccine-research
Also if you are interesting in signing up to the trial go to www.nhs.uk/researchcontact
Leg Club Update - Opening 15th October
At present we are opening on the 15th October 2020 and aim to continue with the opening every Thursday AM at Upton Social Club. It will run a little different with pre-arranged arrival times and a reduced number of members. So please do not turn up as you would have done previously. Further information is available by contacting the surgery at email@example.com .
We currently have vacancies, please see our vacancies page for more information.
Book a Coronavirus Test - Call Helpline 119
We advise anyone who has symptoms suggestive of Cornonavirus to have a test, which is free on the NHS.
To book a test please call 119 or visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
National Campaign For Coronavirus Vaccination Volunteers
The NHS is seeking volunteers to be part of a national scheme to support vaccination studies for Coronavirus. This research will help find a way to stop the pandemic whilst being part of a large research study.
The Adam Practice research team will be supporting these studies and would like to invite you, your family and friends to take part. Please click on the link below to register your interest at becoming a volunteer.
More information can also be found at:
The NHS is looking for up to 500,000 members of the public nationally to take part. Once registered your details will be stored by NHS Digital and will be sent to local teams for eligibility checks before commencement of any study.
School Children Immunisation - Catch Up Service
Clinics to provide immunisation for school-aged children who missed their vaccinations during the 2019/20 academic year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be running throughout the Summer holidays.
Parents/guardians of children affected will be contacted directly by the service to offer an appointment. For more information please contact Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01425 891162.
NEW Dorset Physiotherapy Service - Self Referral
A new Physiotherapy service is now available in Dorset that you can access without visiting your GP first. This service is available to anyone in Dorset who is registered with a Dorset GP surgery. But is only available to patients who are aged 16 and over. Please visit www.mskdorset.nhs.uk to self refer.
Upton Nursing Hub - Video
Our Upton Surgery is currently being used for Nursing appointments only.
The team have created this short video to show the health and safety precautions that are in place to protect patients and staff while on site Upton Nursing Video.
Covid -19 Research by The Adam Practice
The Adam Practice is taking part in the study of a Covid-19 treatment.
If you've developed symptoms of COVID-19 which include a fever, a persistent cough and/or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste
during the last 3 days, you may be able to take part in a clinical trial of a new treatment.
We're looking for people who are either 65 years of age or older, or over 50 years of age with a pre-existing medical condition.
For more information about the trial, and details of how to take part visit www.covidtrialathome.com.
Previous Covid-19 information releases can be found via part 1 & part 2
Community Support information can be found here