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 17th November 2021

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Covid Booster

Covid Booster

5th October 2021

A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.

This includes:

people aged 50 and over

people who live and work in care homes

frontline health and social care workers

people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

carers aged 16 and over

people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

How and when to get your COVID-19 booster vaccine

You'll be offered a booster dose at least 6 months after you had your 2nd dose.

The NHS and Mocketts Wood Surgery will let you know when it's your turn to have a booster dose. It's important not to contact the NHS or GP Surgery for one before then.

Who can book online

You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online (link below) if you are a frontline health or social care worker or  if you have been contacted by the NHS and you are either:

aged 50 and over

aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/book-or-manage-a-booster-dose-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-vacc

Bookings through the Surgery

Mocketts Wood Surgery will also be inviting eligible patients through the AccuRx message booking system. Should you receive a text message you can make your booking by clicking on the link provided in the text.

The surgery will also follow up by phone or letter for those patinets who do not have a mobile phone.

Location of Covid Boosters 

The covid boosters will be done at the SAGA Vaccination Centre, Haines Road, Ramsgate CT12 5ZW. At the moment there are clinics running every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday up until the end of October.

Patients who are in a care home or who are housebound will be contacted by the surgery as soon as dates have been confirmed for the roll out of these.

Additional Notes

We apologise for any covid booster invitations you may still be receiving subsequent to having had your vaccination. At the moment NHS digital are still working on the filing of these booster vaccinations to your medical records. Until such time as this is done the medical systems cannot identify and remove from the invite lists any patients who has already been vaccinated. 

Everyday in the NHS

FLU VACCINATION - 2021

13th September 2021

FLU CLINICS 2021

Re:  Flu clinic 18th September 2021 at SAGA, Westwood Cross.   Thank you to all patients who attended.  It was a great success whereby 1618 patients were given their flu vaccinations. 

Eligibility:  All patients who are eligible are being contacted via the Surgery. If you have received your invite via text message, please either book on-line via patient access if possible, or do call the Surgery in order to book your appointment.  All appointments will be held at Mocketts Wood Surgery. 

 

Online consultations - August Bank Holiday Weekend 2021

25th August 2021

To help practices better meet the needs of patients who require care over the August Bank Holiday weekend the online consultation system eConsult will NOT be available from:

18:30 on Friday 27th August until 08:00 Tuesday 31st August 2021.

If you need urgent care, NHS111 is there for you 24 hours a day.  Pharmacists are experts in medicines and can help you with minor health concerns.  You can find out opening hours of pharmacies near you on the NHS England website.  

Face coverings still needed in healthcare settings

19th July 2021

As of Monday, 19th July 2021, we will be following the guidelines set out by the Kent and Medway CCG, please visit their website below for further information.

https://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus/Face-coverings-still-needed-in-healthcare-settings

 

Opting out of Information Sharing for Research and Planning

21st June 2021

There has been a lot of information on social media recently regarding opting out of data sharing The deadline for this has now been extended to 30th September 2021.

All of the information you need to know on how to opt out can be found on the following website:

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/

If you wish to opt out you need to follow the link and guidelines of either submitting your choice online, printing out the form to complete and either send back to them via email or post. The surgery is not responsible in submitting your choice.

It is important to remember that this information is used to help the NHS plan for future services and to research items, like the COVOD pandemic.

100.000 Covid Vaccinations given

21st June 2021

The SAGA GP Vaccination Site which is made up from the Margate & Mocketts Wood PCN (Primary Care Network) and CARE PCN celebrated last week giving our 100,000 Covid vaccination.

Thanks goes out to all the staff across the surgeries and volunteers who have worked tirelessly in supporting the programme by vaccinating, coding, marshalling, cleaning and booking and arriving patients.

The vaccination programme has been rolled out well and has seen Thanet record a very low rate of infection.

We are on the final push now and are grateful for such a wonderful team that has been created at SAGA.

Margate and Mocketts Wood PCN (Primary Care Network)

 1st June 2021

Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. Many people are living with the following:

  • long term conditions
  • suffer from mental health issues
  • may require further input from social prescribing
  • may need to access their local health services more often

In order to meet these needs and to support our patients in the best way possible, GP practices are now working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as primary care networks (PCNs) who support each other, although all Surgeries still remain independent.

Mocketts Wood Surgery is proud to be part of the Margate & Mocketts Wood PCN which consists of four GP surgeries, namely:

Bethesda Medical Centre

The Limes Surgery

Northdown Surgery

Mocketts Wood Surgery

Letter to Patients Regarding Care at Mocketts Wood Surgery Following COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Mocketts Wood Patients

Thank you for bearing with us during the last year which has been a challenging and stressful time for everyone.  We have tried to provide you with the best care during this period, and have thank you for your support which we have received.

This letter is to update everyone on how we are coping post Covid pandemic with the increased demand, the changing delivery of primary care and how we can work collaboratively with you to deliver safe care.

Increased demand

NHS England has published data on the increased numbers of appointments within General Practice compared with the same period in previous years, the following link displays the data:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/appointments-in-general-practice/march-2021

With a very elderly population who naturally have a greater need for primary care we are experiencing a huge increase in demand. This demand is above what we would expect and includes:

  • Consultations from patients with numerous problems
  • Requests to chase hospital appointments
  • Requests for help with minor problems where self-care would be more appropriate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Self-Management

Many patients phone with concerns about minor illness/ problems, without trying home remedies such as simple pain killers or other treatments for problems like constipation or diarrhoea.  We are not suggesting that if you are seriously ill, or if you have a red flag symptom, that you wait to get worse before getting in touch with us.  

With self-care most cases of minor illness do resolve without ever needing treatment from the GP.  By encouraging self – management in these instances this will reduce the huge pressure we are currently experiencing.

Red flag symptoms are symptoms like chest pain, bleeding, paralysis, difficulty swallowing that could indicate serious disease like cancer, a stroke or heart attack. We actively encourage you to get in touch with the right professional if you have red flag symptoms.

Telephone Consultation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHS England and NHS Improvement supported all GP practices in England whilst in the lockdown period with the rapid implementation of a ‘total triage’ model using telephone and online consultation.

Total triage means that every patient contacting a GP practice is first triaged before making an appointment.

Looking Ahead

All appointments are managed via telephone triage in the first instance.  Once triaged the appropriate face to face appointment will be made if necessary, with the most appropriate clinician, at the most appropriate time.  

This system benefits all patients, as it ensures that those with immediate needs are given priority.  

Working collaboratively

There remains a lot of work for the team to do at Mocketts Wood Surgery such as:

  • palliative care
  • care of the elderly
  • support for those with chronic conditions, immunisations
  • planning and working with others such as secondary care colleagues to improve health outcomes

Whilst we continue to do this you can help us by:

  • Using services carefully and thinking about self-care first.
  • Helping the doctor to prioritise care if you have a number of problems that need to be dealt with.
  • Contacting others that can help you like mental health support services.
  • Letting us know when it’s a good time to call you for telephone consultations.
  • Updating the Surgery with your current contact telephone number and email address.
  • Ensuring that you give accurate details to the receptionist to pass on for the telephone triage.

Please continue to work with us, to help us help you.

We have learnt a lot during the pandemic and want to improve care as we come out of it however we can only do this within the resources we have and we need to use them wisely.

Mocketts Wood Surgery

 

Thanet Coronavirus Assistance Page - Local Service

Comprehensive list of services in order to get help, and also give help to your local community.

http://thanetcoronavirusassistance.com/volunteer/

Help for Over 70s – Coronavirus - Local Service

FREE help for anyone who is:

Over 70, vulnerable, has no other support and lives in the BROADSTAIRS are.

Shopping delivery:

Can collect shopping and medicine and deliver it to you with no physical contact

Friendly chat:

If you feel lonely, isolated or worried, call one of our volunteers for a chat. You don't need to request a service. Sometimes it's just nice to talk

Who we are:

We are a local residents working in association with the award-winning Gap Project charity (based at Queens Road Baptist Church) to offer this FREE service in these worrying times.

CALL OR MESSAGE 07432 585515

Alternatively, call 01843 602762 or email cllr-aram.rawf@thanet.gov.uk

Thanks to the Royal British Legion and UK Mask Force

To the Royal British Legion and UK Mask Force

We wish to express our extreme gratitude to you for managing to source and provide critical PPE supplies for Care Homes and Doctors surgeries during these trying times. It was an honour to meet the team who came to present the PPE to Maurice House Care Home and the generous donation of face masks to our surgery as well!

We wish you all the best with this venture and hope to meet again.

Kind regards

The Doctors and Staff of Mocketts Wood Surgery

For those wanting to find out more or wishing to donate to this wonderful cause, please go to www.ukmaskforce.co.uk