Some of you will be aware our long-standing manager Jacki Barnes recently retired. Jacki has been brilliant and we will miss her! We are delighted to have found a wonderful experienced practice manager in Vida Tonna, who has joined us properly this month and is settling in very well.
Dr. Romans has commenced Thursday evening clinics from 4pm to 7pm with a mix of e-appointments (blood pressure clinic, econsults) the telephone consultations. You can book the telephone appointments using the NHS App / Patient Access / calling the surgery in the same way as his other telephone appointments.
We have now vaccinated most of our over 65s and under 65 at risk population with both flu and covid vaccinations. We have put on four additional clinics for covid and flu vaccination for anyone who missed out, and including now all over 50s who are this year eligible for both flu and covid boosters.
Best wishes, the Cornerways Team
Our latest news is included below this post.
COVID 19 surgery precautions – click here for NHS guidance
- Wear a mask in the surgey unless exempt.
- The door is unlocked and you are free to come in during reception opening hours.
- Hand sanitiser available at reception.
- Try to keep socially distanced in the waiting room.
- Try to book by phone rather than walk-in.
- If you need any of the following facilities, please ask and we will help
- Accessible toilet.
- Baby change.
- Private area for breastfeeding (you are welcome to breastfeed anywhere).
- Confidential area to speak to a receptionist.
- Please feel free to bring a friend / relative / advocate / child with you – we want you to feel comfortable and supported.
Reception is closed to walk-in enquiries for lunch between 12 and 1pm.
An urgent enquiry line remains open until 6.30pm on weekdays (01903 247740).
After 6.30pm and before 8am call 111 for urgent, non-emergency help.
We have released more clinic slots for your jabs:
4th & 18th October: 65 & overs (on 31/03/23)
11th October: Under 65 who are in an at-risk group
Links to self-book have been sent to everyone with a mobile.
During week commencing Monday 3rd October we’ll be phoning all those eligible in the above groups who do not have a mobile number recorded.
We have created nearly enough slots for everyone, and will release more if there is demand for this. After completing the above risk groups we’ll move onto those aged 50 to 64 eligible for flu and Covid by age only.
For our housebound patients, 30 vaccines were delivered yesterday, and we plan to contact the remaining patients to provide vaccinations on Friday 7th October.
Please try to book into these walk -through clinics as they are very time efficient. Organising individual vaccines in surgery is far harder, especially as covid vaccine vials contain 5 or 6 doses and must all be used quickly once opened.
Thank you, the Cornerways Team
Our first walk-through clinic of the year yesterday went very well! We are now organising more clinics and will send out invites by text (for most) or call you (or you call us) shortly. It’s been extremely helpful those with mobiles booking online so please do this if you can. Please bear with us for 1-2 days more whilst we organise the extra clinics then we will text those that need to book in & update our website for those who want to phone us. Thank you, Cornerways Team