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Covid-19 Vaccination - why do I have to wait?

Please do not contact the practice to ask about COVID-19 vaccination. You will be contacted when you are eligible.


We have been asked by NHS England and NHS Improvement to start delivering the COVID-19 vaccination programme in December. This will be done by working together with other local GP practices (called a Primary Care Network) to provide the vaccines, rather doing vaccinations here at the practice. To enable everyone to get the vaccine in a safe and controlled way, priority groups have been agreed, so the vaccine can be delivered to people who need it first. We will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about where to go and when.  


Please don’t contact the practice to ask for a vaccine before then


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IMPORTANT It is vital to realise that not every child has COVID19. If your child is unwell please seek help. Remember NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are STILL providing the same safe care. Please enter "Healthier Together" into your internet search engine for more information STAY SAFE.

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South Solihull Hub

GPS Healthcare and Solihull Healthcare Partnership are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new patient care facility called the South Solihull Hub. Working in collaboration with the Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, we have worked together to create a new facility to provide specialised, face-to-face care for the community of south Solihull at the site of Blossomfield Surgery.

The first priority of the South Solihull Hub is to face the current challenges posed by COVID-19. South Solihull Hub will be a modified facility for patients in the south Solihull area who need to be seen by a healthcare professional during the COVID-19 crisis and where their condition sits outside the scope of our existing practices. We are really pleased to be working across our Primary Care Network boundaries with our colleagues across Solihull to deliver this vital health provision.

Patients who are experiencing certain symptoms, such as breathing difficulties/and or fever, or who are self-isolating because a member of their household has Covid-19 symptoms, will be called to the South Solihull Hub for a face-to-face appointment if it is deemed necessary and safe following a telephone assessment with a GP.

The hub will only be accessible via appointment and will only treat patients who have been directed there by their GP. Details for visiting the South Solihull Hub will be sent to patients once their appointment has been confirmed.

The opening of the new site will enable patients without Covid-19 symptoms to see their healthcare professionals safely at other surgeries in the community, if invited for an appointment after speaking to a healthcare professional on the phone.

Thank you for your co-operation on this matter and we look forward to working with our partners in Solihull to provide this vital facility.                                                                                     

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Flu Vaccinations for 50+: We are following government advice that all patients who are 50+ will be able to receive the vaccine this year. GPS Healthcare are awaiting more guidance for this service and estimate the vaccines will be available sometime in November, all being well. We understand this is an uncertain time but we assure you we will be fulfilling this service as outlined by the government in due course when we have received all the relevant information to do so.
Thank you for your patience and we will update eligible patients as soon as we can.

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Covid Vaccinations: As you may have heard Covid vaccinations are scheduled to begin next month. GPS Healthcare is working with other healthcare colleagues withing the local area to take part in the national vaccination programme. More details will follow as they are confirmed. This is a national programme ans there are still many details to be confirmed with local practices. Please do not contact the surgery for further information at this stage. We will update this information as soon as we have it.

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Cancer Support

Macmillan have compiled some resources to support those living with cancer, the below PDF contains emergency grant fund information, impact on your work, Telephone buddies, wellbeing coaches and more!

Macmillan resources and services to help you during the Coronavirus pandemic

Carers Support

Solihull Council, in partnership with Carers Trust Solihull, have set up an emergency fund to support family carers struggling during the Covid-19 crisis.  

The fund, which is being administered by the Carers Trust Solihull, is for unpaid/family carers who are at the point of crisis and need help with essentials when no other solutions are available.  The fund will be capped at £250 per carer and may also be accessed by young carers supporting family members who require items such as learning resources or access to internet-based support groups.

CLICK HERE to find out more and apply

Mental Wellbeing Matters

We are living in challenging times. Every one of us is facing new situations at work and home that can leave us feeling at best unsettled and at worst anxious and upset. It is ok to have these feelings and often they will pass off quickly but it is important to have some resources to hand that you can turn to if they start to feel overwhelming.

Click Here to see guidance on simple things you can do to maintain your mental health

Have a look at the NHS Five ways to Wellbeing https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/or NHS Top Tips to improve your mental wellbeing https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/top-tips-to-improve-your-mental-wellbeing/for more ideas on how to look after your mental health during this time

 
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