Information for the Public on NHS Industrial Action
There are planned strikes taking place in parts of the NHS. Regardless of any strike action, it is important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to attend as normal, especially in emergency and life-threatening cases - when someone is seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk.
GP services are not impacted by this strike action. Please continue to attend your GP appointments, unless you are contacted and told otherwise.
Covid Autumn Booster
This year’s autumn flu and Covid-19 vaccine programmes will start earlier than planned in England as a precautionary measure following the identification of a new Covid variant.
Vaccinations will begin on 11 September for those most at risk, including adult care home residents and staff, those that are housebound and people who are immunosuppressed.
This is because the risk of severe Covid continues to be strongly associated with increasing age and underlying health conditions.
From 18 September, the NHS and St Andrew’s will start to invite people by letter, e-mail or text, in priority order of risk. Eligible people should wait to receive an invite from the NHS or St Andrew’s.
Eligible people include:
- Residents in care homes for older adults
- All adults aged 65 years and over.
- People aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group including pregnant women.
- Frontline health and social care workers.
- People aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression.
- People aged 16 to 64 years who are carers, and staff working in care homes for older adults.
Covid booster eligible persons may be offered the flu and Covid jabs at the same time subject to supply. The doses are approved to be co-administered.
However, the purpose of these clinics is Covid vaccinations and if the flu vaccine is not available, another appointment will need to be made.
The surgery will update our Facebook page, the website and the waiting area TV presentation as required.
Click here for more information: Covid autumn booster vaccine 2023: Everything you need to know
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