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COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE  

Datchet Health Centre is delivering the NHS vaccination program as part of the Windsor Network delivery plan.  The current thrust of vaccination is aimed at the over 80 age group and those in care homes.  So far 975 vaccines have been given at Windsor Racecourse and another 500 in local care homes including Eton House in Datchet on New Year’s Eve!  All major elderly care homes in Windsor area have now been covered.

The Racecourse is working on an appointment only basis so please do not attend without an appointment as this may slow the process down and people will be turned away.

At present there are no plans to vaccinate at the surgery as there are issues with transporting the current vaccine, but be sure that our staff are busy helping the delivery program at the Racecourse.

We will have to ask you to bear with us around non vaccination routine medical requests over the next few months, as we must achieve extremely ambitious targets for vaccination, as you will have read in the press.  Nonetheless we are, as we have been through the entire pandemic, open for business.

The vaccine delivery is being coordinated centrally and the pre New Year success is due to great NHS team working.

Patients will be contacted and do not need to call us, this slows the process down so please trust the system to get to you.

The schedule is changing rapidly so we are reacting all the time to NHS England instructions, the second doses for example are now being delayed to approximately 12 weeks after the first, to allow more people to receive their first dose and the partial immunity this offers, more quickly.  Please be understanding and if possible please accept short notice for appointments and changes to second dose appointments where this is requested.

We are strictly following the schedule laid out by NHSE

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

We will endeavour to keep you updated.

Message from Hilary Hall -  Director of Adults, Health and Commissioning

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead:

Government have identified an increase in COVID-19 cases in Slough and they have subsequently been named as an ‘area of concern’ by Public Health England and the Department for Health and Social Care. As part of the Berkshire-wide Public Health team, we are monitoring the situation and have offered our support to colleagues in Slough Borough Council.

 

“We understand that the cases in Slough are localised and decreasing and this is not a reason for undue concern, but serves as a reminder to everyone that the virus is still circulating in our communities and guidelines on social distancing, face coverings and handwashing still need to be followed. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you must self-isolate for at least ten days from when your symptoms started and arrange to have a test.”

 

“While this is not the case at this time, we have an outbreak management plan in place for the Royal Borough should we need to take action.

 

Thanks

Hilary

 

Hilary Hall

 Datchet Health Centre want to reiterate that guidelines on social distancing, face coverings and handwashing still need to be followed.  Please help protect us all.   Mick Watts GP

 

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

Prescriptions are taking longer to process due to the volume and staff shortages. Please allow 4 days for prescriptions to be processed and sent to your designated pharmacy. 

Can all patients only request repeat prescriptions they may need within the next week, we will not issue repeats for 4-6 weeks ahead as you should have adequate supply and claiming these too early will cause unnecessary demand on pharmacies.

Local support, for those in need

There are now two volunteer groups set up to assist vulnerable and elderly patients, if you are concerned about a neighbour or friend please pass on these details to them to seek support during this difficult time.

Datchet Corona Volunteers 01753 905247 datchetcoronavolunteers@gmail.com

Facebook group: @datchetcoronavolunteers

Wraysbury Voluntary Care 01784482515 wraysburymatters@outlook.com

Local pharmacy contact details,

 

Datchet Village Pharmacy

 

Address: The Green, Datchet, Slough SL3 9JH

Hours:

 Monday 9am–1pm, 2–6pm

Tuesday 9am–1pm, 2–6pm

Wednesday 9am–1pm, 2–6pm

Thursday

9am–1pm, 2–6pm

Friday

9am–1pm, 2–6pm

Saturday

9am–1pm

Sunday

Closed

Phone: 01753 541786

Wraysbury Village Pharmacy

Address: 58 High St, Wraysbury, Staines TW19 5DB

Hours:

Open

Monday

9am–6pm

Tuesday

9am–6pm

Wednesday

9am–6pm

Thursday

9am–6pm

Friday

9am–6pm

Saturday

9am–1pm

Sunday

Closed

 

Phone: 01784 482430

 

Phone: 01784 482430

RESCUE PACKS

Inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions

⚠️We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.

For patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.

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