IMPORTANT… Latest Notices and News….
Magnolia House Surgery has joined with the other Ascot practices, & some Bracknell practices, to deliver in the COVID-19 vaccinations from a vaccination centre at Waitrose Sports Centre in Bracknell RG12 8FP.
When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation which may be via the phone, text or through a letter. The invitation may not be from the surgery, it may be from BPC who are providing local vaccination service or the NHS directly.
We know lots of people are keen to get the vaccination but we are asking you NOT to contact the practice to get an appointment. You will be contacted when we are ready, and have the vaccinations available, for your priority group.
Please be patient – you will be contacted.
A provisional ranking of prioritisation for the vaccine for persons at-risk is set out below and patients will be invited according to this ranking:-(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-care-home-and-healthcare-settings-posters/covid-19-vaccination-first-phase-priority-groups
For the latest guidance on COVID-19 and how our surgery is operating, please follow the link: 'Magnolia House - COVID-19 updates and guidance...'
Further Patient Notices and News….
Flu vaccines for eligible patients: we are still running flu clinics at the surgery for all adults who are eligible for the seasonal flu vaccine. If you are eligible for a flu vaccine, please call the surgery ASAP to book an appointment or book online via the NHS App
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the flu vaccination is now available to you. We have a mixture of week day clinics please contact the surgery for further information and to book or book online through your online access account.
You still need to get the flu jab if you are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, as the COVID vaccine will not protect you against the flu or stop you spreading the flu virus. You should still get your flu jab at the earliest opportunity to protect yourself and those around you.
Do not delay getting a flu jab in anticipation of being offered the COVID-19 vaccine. To check whether you are eligible, visit www.nhs.uk/flujab. Guidance for social care workers on how to get the flu vaccine is also available.
Ideally there should be a gap of at least seven days between the flu jab and either dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. If you are called to get a COVID-19 vaccination within seven days of receiving your flu jab, in the majority of cases, vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine will proceed to avoid any further delay in protection. The suggested seven-day gap between the flu jab and COVID-19 vaccine is recommended so that if you experience any side-effects it will be easier to identify which vaccine caused them.
Child Flu vaccines: schoolchildren who should be getting their flu vacs through their school should still be getting these through the school. The surgery will be administering the child flu vaccine to the two and three year old groups. For school age children, the allocations of flu vaccines have gone to the schools directly.
Immunisations for School Age Children: with regard to children who have missed or not completed their course of immunisations provided by the school, e.g. Tetanus and HPV Vaccine, please note that these are not provided by your GP surgery. The schools immunisation programme will provide a catch-up service for children affected due to Covid-19 measures when the schools restart.
Childhood Immunisation Clinics: we will continue to run these at Magnolia House on a Monday morning and Thursday afternoon, as it is vital that the routine vaccinations are given as near as possible to the advised programme. To reassure you, we will be making this as safe as possible for patients and staff. Attendance at appointments is limited to one parent per child during this period.
Prescription Requests: we are experiencing very high levels of phone calls relating to prescriptions and medication queries. We are unable to accept repeat medication requests by phone or email. Please download the NHS App to order your medication. You can also post your request through the surgery letterbox.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation at this time.
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Try the new NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use EMIS Patient Access, you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp