We are very excited to be running our first in-house Covid-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday 23rd February.
Whilst our clinicians will be vaccinating our most at risk patients, there will be a limited number of routine appointments available to book that day.
As the surgery will be extremely busy on Tuesday morning please avoid coming to the surgery unless you have a pre-booked appointment. Prescription requests and general queries can be emailed to our practice email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also post prescription requests into our post box.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation whilst we run these essential clinics.
Have any queries regarding the Covid-19 vaccination?
Please don't contact the surgery, instead call 0300 500 80 80 or email email@example.com with any queries. This will help keep our phone lines free for patients requiring appointments.
Covid-19 vaccination booking for people who are identified in JCVI cohort 6 is now open
- Anyone between the ages of 16 to 65 with underlying health conditions which put them at a higher risk of serious disease or mortality. This is also known as “clinically vulnerable.”
- Anyone who is in receipt of carer’s allowance.
- Anyone who is the main carer of an elderly or disabled person, whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
If you are eligible under one of the above categories, you can book your Covid-19 vaccination appointment by visiting this booking link: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19v-clinv.php
or call the local booking line on 0115 883 4640 between 8am – 8pm during weekdays and 9am – 5pm on weekends.
For more information visit
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FACE COVERINGS
Our guidelines for wearing face coverings of any kind have been reviewed over recent weeks due to the high number of COVID-19 cases across the country. We need to keep patients and staff safe and also ensure everyone feels safe attending the practice. Following guidance from the LMC (Local Medical Council) we have now made amendments to our guidelines which are outlined below. This guidance has been shared amongst all members of staff and can also be found on our Facebook or website.
Patients who feel unable to wear a face mask for health or personal reasons are being asked to wear a face shield provided by the practice. If the patient feels this is unacceptable a video or telephone consultation should be considered.
On occasions where video/telephone appointments are not suitable, such as if the patient requires some form of physical contact, we ask patients:
- Not to attend the practice until your exact appointment time - no earlier.
- Let us know you have arrived by either alerting the receptionist from the doorway or using the self-check in screen by the sliding doors.
- You can then either wait in the foyer or in the education room next to the main entrance.
- Your clinician will be notified that you are unable to wear a face covering and continuing the appointment is at their discretion.
- Once your name is called on the patient call screen you must go straight to the consulting room.
We also ask patients with a face-to-face appointment to attend alone wherever possible. This avoids overcrowding in our waiting area and consulting rooms.
Over the recent weeks footfall into the practice has increased causing our waiting area to be a little more crowded and we need to ensure social distancing is adhered to.
We have taken the following steps to reduce footfall into the practice:
- Our practice email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is available for any non-urgent requests and queries.
- You are able to request and collect medications through your nominated pharmacy; this can also be managed through your online account.
- A post-box is located by the main door (car park entrance) for you to post any requests or queries.
We do hope that this detailed explanation of our procedure whist attending the surgery makes it clear what you should expect from the staff here at Trentside and in return what we expect from our patients.
We thank you for all your help and consideration during these very trying and difficult times.
Please see Covid-19 vaccination booking links for eligible cohorts:
Age specific cohorts
1. Age cut off applied
Clincally Extremely Vulnerable
1. Must take Invitation to Book or Sheilding letter to appointment or will be turned away
1. Disclaimer on booking to confirm they are a frontline Health or Social Care worker
2. Must show ID on arrival if requested. This could be staff badge, payslip, contract of employment or eligibility letter (provided by Programme)
Latest information: Clinically extremely vulnerable people
February 1st 2021
Statement from Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Group:
Due to a processing error, those under the age of 70 who are clinically extremely vulnerable have received a letter signposting them to a SwiftQueue link only eligible for the over 70s.
A second letter has been sent to rectify this and will direct them to a bespoke page on the website where they are able to book their Covid-19 vaccination.
Anyone under the age of 70 who is clinically extremely vulnerable will need to bring their second invitation letter or their shielding letter to their appointment as proof that they are eligible for vaccination.
A spokesperson for NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG said: “Letters have been sent to the over 70s cohort and those who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. People under the age of 70 who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable will receive a second letter with a bespoke link to book their Covid-19 vaccination. They will need to bring this second letter to their appointment as proof that they are eligible.”
Over 70s who have received the letter can use the link as normal.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Covid Vaccine for Housebound Patients
January 25th 2021
Are you waiting for a home visit for your vaccine?
Do you support an elderly housebound relative/friend who is waiting for a Covid vaccination?
Please ensure Trentside Medical Group know who you are.We need consent from the patient OR the person who has Lasting Power of Attorney in order to vaccinate in their own home.
There is a short form which can be completed in advance. It is very helpful to have this consent form completed before we arrange an appointment.
The form can be downloaded from the Practice website, emailed to the patient/family member or collected from surgery on paper.
We hope to start vaccinating our housebound patients very soon.
There are hundreds of you, so please continue to be patient. If it is at all possible to bring loved ones to the surgery for the vaccine, this would be very, very helpful in speeding up the roll out. We can even administer it in the car!
If you are the carer or hold LPA for a family member or friend please consider giving us your details for future reference and to facilitate arrangements for the second dose.
Email the completed form to NNESTCCG.C84010@nhs.net
Thank you for your help in getting things moving as fast as possible.
Covid Vaccine consent form
Supporting the COVID vaccination programme in the Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire region.
January 21st 2021
This practice is supporting the COVID vaccination programme TODAY - Friday 22nd January
We will not be operating as usual during normal practice hours. For appointments, please ring within Surgery opening hours on Monday.
All patients who had appointments that needed to be cancelled have been contacted. Call us as normal and we will advise you on the best place to call for the service you need.
We will be open as normal on Monday 25th January.
If you need urgent medical attention that cannot wait, please call 111.