COVID 19 VACCINATIONS
We have started work on Vaccinating our Patients against Coronavirus at both Irchester Surgery & Summerlee Medical Centre. Please be aware that we are Vaccinating our Patients based on eligibility and the amount of Vaccinations that have been allocated to our Practices. Please do not call us, we will call you when the time comes for you to receive the COVID 19 Vaccine. Please don't call the NHS, your local GP or any other local or national numbers. You will be called in due course as long as you are registered with a GP. Please be aware that due to the storage of these Vaccinations, we are booking our patients to have their Vaccination administered at Queensway Medical Centre in Wellingborough, however your invitation will still come from us at the Practice. We are still involved in Administering the COVID 19 Vaccination to patients, our Nurses will be working at Queensway, vaccinating any patient who is booked in, from any Practice.
Frontline health workers and the vulnerable will be the first to be vaccinated and in the meantime we all must continue to follow the guidance. Simple hand washing, social distancing and face covering are all extremely effective
measures and must be maintained as we continue the fight.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
Cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly across the whole county and the NHS is under extreme pressure. We must all ACT NOW. Let’s stand together, by standing apart. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3mXCFyk
It is advised to protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.
· The vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free to people in priority groups, the NHS will contact patients when it is your turn. You will not be asked to pay for the vaccine.
· The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask for payment or for your bank details.
· The NHS are not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine.
For all patients, please be aware the GP Surgeries are OPEN from 8am - 6.30pm - Monday-Friday.
ACCESS TO GP SURGERY:
Due to Covid-19 the front door is locked for some of the day. The front door is mainly unlocked if we are expecting a patient to attend for an appointment. Please do not attend the GP Surgery unless you have been invited down by a member of staff. All queries are dealt with over the phone, however if you do not have access to a phone or you are hard of hearing, a member of staff will be happy to assist you in person on site. When you arrive at the GP Surgery please knock on the front door and a member of staff will let you in.
UPON YOUR ARRIVAL:
The Nurse will take your temperature in the waiting area. You will be asked to use the hand gel provided. We have a one way system in place, please enter the building through the front door and exit via the back.
If you are a delivery driver and the front door is locked, we ask can you please knock on the front door and a member of staff will assist you.
We are trying to avoid as much face to face contact as possible to keep both patients and staff safe; therefore we are sending as much paperwork as we can electronically. We ask that if you are dropping anything off to the GP Surgery and you do not need to speak with a member of staff, please post the item through the letterbox. If you are collecting something, please contact reception first. This is to avoid having too many patients on site at one time as we are a small practice.
We ask patients if they can, to sign up to our online services if not done so already. You can then request your medication online. Once actioned, this will then be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. For those who do not have a device to access online services, please post your prescription request through our letterbox. Please be aware we will still not be taking prescription requests over the phone.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Unfortunately routine appointments may also be cancelled in the process.
We are open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01933 413888 (Irchester) or 01933 682203 (Summerlee) or visit our website – our opening hours are 8am - 6.30pm.
You can also call NHS 111 after 6:30pm.
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.
If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch.
Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
We ask ALL staff, patients and visitors to wear a face mask or covering at all times when visiting the GP Surgeries.
On behalf of all staff at Irchester Surgery & Summerlee Medical Centre we would like to thank you for your ongoing co-operation.
STAY AT HOME, STAY SAFE.
Last updated: 6th January 2021
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At Irchester Surgery & Summerlee Medical Centre we aim to provide a high quality service that is available to all patients.
We are two separate surgeries run by the same lead GP. Irchester Surgery is a small surgery based in the middle of Irchester. We are located between Rushden and Wellingborough. Dr Pasquali took over Irchester Surgery in 2004. Summerlee Medical Centre is again a small surgery based in the middle of Finedon.