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TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

2021-2022

To request for travel vaccinations, please fill out an eConsult at least 14 days in advance of your date travel date. This will be triaged by our practice nurse and you will be contacted to book your appointment.

FLU VACCINATIONS 2021-2022

This year we are planning to combine our flu vaccinations with Covid booster vaccinations in specific clinics for eligible patients. We were planning to start this at the end of September but due to a nationwide delay in vaccine delivery this process has been delayed.

As soon as we have a confirmed date for the delivery of the flu vaccine, we will plan those clinics (to be held on a Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning) and release the dates on our website. In conjunction, all patients who are eligible will be contacted with our most vulnerable patients being vaccinated first.

NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAMME

We would like to advise our patients that Amwell Group Practice has engaged with the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) centralised text message project.

This project will support high-risk patients into the NDPP through a centralised text message/letter approach. The project has been through NCL CCG governance processes and the programme is now ready to start. High-risk patients who are eligible for the NDPP and have a diagnosed long-term condition will be contacted by SMS (consent permitting) or by letter if not, and invited to participate in the Programme should they wish to.

If you are contacted via this programme and would like to talk to a member of staff about the process, please do not hesitate to contact reception and one of the team will support you.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE PASSPORT

From 17 May 2021

People in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from the NHS App which you can download from app stores (main ones provided below):

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access this online service, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

WE ARE ISLINGTON

Community Assistance

WE ARE ISLINGTON is offering community assistance to our patients for activities such as:

* Food delivery
* Medication delivery
* Addressing social isolation
* Offering support for vulnerable people

They are contactable on 020 7527 8222 and at
weareislington@islington.gov.uk

Your Named Accountable GP

(Known as your usual GP)

We would like to remind all our patients including children that they have been allocated a named accountable GP more commonly known as usual GP

Your usual GP is responsible for overseeing your primary health needs including prescriptions, results and any communications from secondary care.

You would have been advised who you usual GP is at the time of registration or subsequent correspondance or when you visited the practice.

If you are unsure who your usual GP is please ask reception either in person or by telephone

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REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

Due to a higher demand of repeat prescription requests, they will now take 72 working hours/3 working days to process.

Please bear this in mind when ordering your medication.

DECOMMISSIONING OF FAX MACHINES

We are currently phasing out the use of faxes here at the practice. Please be advised that from the 31st August our fax machines will be decommissioned so we will no longer be able to receive any correspondence via this route.

MISSION STATEMENT

We aim to provide high quality primary care, responsive to the needs of the local community, to the mutual satisfaction of patients, clinicians and practice staff. We will respect the needs and beliefs of patients without discrimination, in a supportive and friendly environment. We aim to create an atmosphere of personalised care and accessibility , and to work in partnership with patients and other health care professionals.

Amwell Group Practice, 4 Naoroji Street, London, WCIX 0GB | Tel: 020 7837 2020

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Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery, so please remember to observe the following guidance:

* Attend at your appointment time and whenever possible, alone
* Wear a face covering
* Follow social distancing on the way to and whilst in the practice
* Ensure you follow any advice as displayed on posters or advised by staff
* Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19