Bodriggy Health Centre
60 Queensway, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4PB
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COVID-19 update 25/5/2021
Bodriggy Health Centre local vaccination service
This service will cease form Wednesday 30th June 2021
From Wednesday 30th June 2021, vaccine services will no longer be delivered from Bodriggy health centre. Remaining patients requiring vaccination will be able to access other local vaccination services including hospital hubs, community pharmacies and larger vaccination centres which are now in place to deliver this service. This will allow GP practice teams to fully focus their time on their usual services to patients.
To book an appointment use the NHS online booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119.
Patients who have already had their first dose Astra Zeneca vaccine at Bodriggy Health Centre will be invited for their second or will be able to book as above. Anyone who is due their second dose Pfizer vaccination should book in using the National Booking Service.
So where can I get my vaccine from?
For all other patients yet to be invited for their first dose, you will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn and invited to book an appointment using the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or calling 119. You will be given the option of attending a local participating pharmacy or vaccination centre. It’s important that when you get your invitation, you take up the offer of having the vaccine, as you will be protecting yourself and friends and family around you.
Will I have to wait longer?
No, you shouldn’t have to wait any longer for your vaccine.
I fall in to one of the first cohorts – how can I get my vaccine?
If you are 38 years old or older or are in another eligible group and haven’t had your first vaccine yet, it’s important you are vaccinated as soon as possible. You can access an appointment from the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by phoning 119.
What about getting my second dose of the vaccine?
Patients who have already had their first dose Astra Zeneca vaccine at Bodriggy Health Centre will be invited for their second or will be able to book as above. Anyone who is due their second dose Pfizer vaccination should book in using the National Booking Service. If you have any problems booking your second vaccination please contact the surgery.
Are you withdrawing from the programme because there is a problem with the rollout of the vaccine?
There are no issues with the further rollout of the vaccine programme. When we were asked to help deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme it was to vaccinate people in cohorts 1 – 9 only. Large scale vaccination sites were not up and running at that point and we wished to support getting our most vulnerable groups vaccinated as quickly as possible.
There are several other services in this area that have sufficient capacity to be able to vaccinate everyone who is eligible when it is their turn including different vaccines required for different age groups.
Will the surgeries be providing a booster campaign in the autumn?
At present there is no confirmed information on how and when any booster campaign will be provided. When this information is available the surgeries will consider the options available and will keep patients informed.
Where can I get more information about the vaccine?
You can find more information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme NHS.UK website.
COVID-19 update 24/5/2021
The Government has announced that from 17 May 2021, people will be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccine status for travelling purposes, by accessing the NHS app, or by calling 119. People are also strongly advised not to contact their GP to prove their vaccine status.
“Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.”
COVID-19 update – 8/2/2021
COVID-19 update – 21/1/2021
We would like to update you on some urgent but hopefully short-term changes.
As you may be aware the country and the NHS is at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and Cornwall is no exception.
The COVID-19 infection rates for Cornwall are the highest that we have seen since the start of the pandemic.
As well as supporting our patients, our colleagues are also being affected. All this is happening while we are offering the largest vaccination programme the NHS has ever delivered.
We want to deliver the vaccines to you and your families, as quickly and safely as possible.
To help us do this national guidance has advised us to reduce all non-urgent work.
We will continue to offer urgent and emergency appointments.
But we need your continued support and ask for your patience during this challenging time.
Please do not contact the surgery for routine appointments or check-ups if at all possible.
Alternative ways you can seek medical advice and treatment include the NHS website, and your community pharmacy, who can offer expert information and provide medication for many conditions.
We continue to be available for urgent appointments.
Other services like cervical smears, baby immunisations and urgent dressings will continue as normal
If your condition is life-threatening always call 999. For urgent but not life-threatening you can always contact 111, if your usual GP is not available. 111 provides advice and can also direct you to a local service and will let them know you’re on the way.
As we continue to work together to try and keep everyone safe and well and follow national lockdown rules, social distancing and Hands, Face, Space guidance, you may experience delays in other areas of health and care.
Anyone due to have an outpatient appointment at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust can check on waiting times and if you are concerned about the time you are waiting for your appointment please call the Elective Care hotline on 0800 0357777
We appreciate that this is a challenging time but please be reassured we are all working as hard as we can to look after you.
By following lockdown rules together and with your continued support to help us continue to look after our most poorly and vulnerable we will make it back to the path of normality.
Thank you for your help and understanding.
GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. Once you have signed up, you will be able to:
- book or cancel appointments online
- renew or order repeat prescriptions online
- view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
You can still contact the practice by phone or in person, this is just another option, which other patients have found is more convenient and saves them time. More information including “how to” leaflets and videos of patients and why they are using GP online services are available at https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/online-health-and-prescription-services
How to sign-up
For more information, please contact reception or next time you visit the surgery, bring with you a piece of photo ID (passport, driving licence) and something with your address on like a bank statement but not a gas or electric bill. If you don’t have these, please talk to us and we will help you sign-up.
Important information about your GP practice
It’s business as usual for Bodriggy
Following the Prime Ministers announcement that England will be subject to new restrictions from Thursday 5th November to help control the spread of Covid-19, we want to let our patient’s know that we remain open & continue to treat our patients.
We will continue to see patients.
The Government has confirmed you can leave home for medical treatment, including NHS urgent & non-urgent appointments.
If you are attending the surgery you can be assured that we will keep you safe, we are continuing to operate with protective measures in place, including strict social distancing & personal protective equipment (PPE) for our team.
We hope that you all stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Welcome to Bodriggy Health Centre
Our mission, the reason we are here, is to provide our patients with appropriate healthcare of the highest standards and to work together to deal effectively with ill health and to promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We strive to offer a caring and efficient service which is responsive to our patients needs.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as respiratory disease including asthma, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and cervical smear tests.
We are a recognised training practice and often have GP Registrars and Medical Students attached to the practice.
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