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Coronavirus

Have you been to a affected place in the last 14 days

or

had contact with somebody with Coroavirus

AND

do you have any of these symptoms?

COUGH / FEVER / SHORTNESS OF BREATH

If yes, to protect yourself and others please go home and call NHS 111 for expert advice.

DO NOT ENTER PILGRIMS WAY SURGERY

Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirus


Face masks / Facial coverings

Face masks / Facial coverings are now Mandatory in most public areas. We understand some patients will be anxious about wearing a mask especially if you have breathing difficulties.

Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva.


The prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service across Kent and Medway is closing on 31st January 2022

Since the service began, more efficient technology has been developed that allows patients to order their medicines securely online via the NHS APP or other NHS login supported platforms.

Repeat Prescriptions


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If you do not have access to online services you can also order your repeat prescription directly through this site. Click on the link above and complete the simple registration form. Please telephone the surgery after 48 hours to see if it is ready.

We need 48 hours notice to prepare a repeat prescription.

You may also call the surgery after 2pm each day to request your repeat prescriptions or pop into the surgery.

Alternatively if you provide a stamped self addressed envelope we will post the prescription back to you as soon as it is ready.


 We are now offering  telephone consultations only from 8am-12am daily to speak to a GP/Nurse/Paramedic Practitioner



*IMPORTANT* NHS Health Screening Check - Find out more by clicking on our "NHS SCREENING SERVICES" tab on the right hand side menu for details on Cervical, Bowel & Breast screening services. 

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Pilgrims Way Surgery will be closed on the following dates/times:

Please see 'When we are closed' tab for further information on who to contact when we are closed.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pain and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

February 2022

22nd February 1300-1830 (Protective Learning Times)

March 2022

23rd March 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)

May 2022

19th May 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

June 2022

14th June 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

July 2022

14th July 1300-1830 - IN HOUSE TRAINING

September 2022

20th September  1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

October 2022

13th October  1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

November 2022

22nd November  1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)


 

COVID INFO

Vaccinations

The Government and Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation have developed a schedule for vaccinating patients based on several factors. Whichever group you’re covered by, we’ll be in contact as soon as we can to offer you a vaccination. Please don’t contact the practice to arrange your appointment until we’ve informed you that we can provide you with a vaccination.

We are in the process of contacting patients to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccination. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, such as a high temperature, cough and loss of taste or smell, please don’t attend your appointment. Please contact the practice to rebook.

If you’re unable to attend your appointment for vaccination against COVID-19, please contact the practice to cancel your appointment as soon as possible. This will enable us to offer vaccination to someone else, and ensures that the vaccine isn’t wasted.

Groups:

1 Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

2 All those 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers

3 All those 75 years of age and over

4 All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

5 All those 65 years of age and over

6 Individuals aged 16 to 64 years with underlying health conditions

7 All those 60 years of age and over

8 All those 55 years of age and over

9 All those 50 years of age and over

WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING THE SPRING BOOSTER TO: People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those with weakened immune systems will be offered a spring booster of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. 

For Covid Vaccination information regarding walk-in and bookable centers in Kent please visit:  www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk

 Symptoms 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • No one in your household should leave home if any one person has symptoms
  • Find out how to get a test and how long to isolate at nhs.uk/coronavirus

  • Facts for Children

Childrens Fact Sheet

Supporting your recovery after COVID-19

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.

These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help. 

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

For further information on your covid recovery visit this NHS website:

https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/ 



 
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