The Weaver Practice Notice Board

UPDATED PRIVACY NOTICE: Please read.

The Weavers Practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. You can choose whether your confidential information is used for these purposes. For more information about this, please see the following link:

General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice – NHS Digital

Our full updated privacy notice can be found on the “Quick Links” section under “Confidentiality” on our home page.

Data collections start on the 1st July 2021, so if you DO NOT want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with your GP Practice by the 23rd June 2021.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

VACCINATIONS

The Acorn Centre will be holding more vaccination clinics next week on behalf of Pennine Lancashire. The clinics will be held on Thursday 17th June, Friday 18th June and Saturday 19th June 2021. These will be Pfizer 1st appointment clinics and appointments are now available to book.

You can now find The Acorn Centre included on the National Booking System (through simply book) or by following this link:

https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/CovidVaccination/blackburn/acorn-medical-centre-accrington

You can get the COVID-19 vaccine if:

  • you’re aged 25 or over
  • you’ll turn 25 before 1 July 2021
  • Aged 18 and over with any underlying health conditions
  • Aged 18 and over AND living, caring or working with anyone with underlying health conditions
  • Health and Social Care staff
  • Any carers – paid or unpaid. You will not be asked for proof as unpaid carers are eligible

You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.

FACE to FACE APPOINTMENTS

It has been announced in the news today that from Monday 17th May GP Surgeries will be expected to offer Face to Face appointments.

At the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic most of our appointments in the first instance, were triaged by way of telephone or video consultation except for Urgent blood tests, ECG’s, Childhood Immunisations, and Injections for ongoing medical treatment which we continued to provide a face to face service for.

Throughout the pandemic we have continued to see patients who, after a triage assessment needed a face to face appointment, and for the time being this will remain the same. To provide a safe environment for our staff and patients, social distancing measures still need to be followed and adhered to and because of this we need to limit footfall within our waiting rooms. We are however, constantly reviewing these measures and aim to increase our face to face appointments on a step by step basis over the coming months.

We are also in the process of making plans to review our current services which (include appointments) and reinstate services which were stopped at the beginning of the pandemic. I’m sure you can appreciate that this will take a little time to do it safely, so we would like to take the opportunity to thank you in advance for your understanding and support throughout the past year and your patience during the coming months.

If you are asked to attend the surgery either by a member of our admin team or a clinician you must wear a face covering that covers both your mouth and nose.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A MASK AS OUR STOCK IS LIMITED.

If you any have symptoms of coronavirus:

  • A high temperature of 37.8 or above
  • A new continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste.

STAY AT HOME AND GET A TEST – DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY.

You can find information on how to get a test at:  www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Check your symptoms and get the latest advice by going online to: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19

If you do not have access to the internet you can call 111.

We can all help stop the spread of Coronavirus by:

  • Staying at home wherever possible
  • Washing our hands regularly
  • Limit contact time with other people
  • Keep our distance (at least 2 metres apart)
  • Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Work from home