News

25 August 2021

Blood tests – routine blood tests postponed

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician feels that it is appropriate to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

 

25 August 2021

This Week's COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

There are walk-in appointments at these sites for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca for all eligible groups and the latest availability can be confirmed here: https://www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres

August Pfizer Pop-up Clinics

Primark, 14-28 Oxford St., W1D 1AU
 Friday 27th August          12:00-17:00
Saturday 28th August      12:00-17:00
Walk-in Pfizer available for anyone 16+ for 1st and 2nd doses (8 weeks after 1st dose).

Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road, W10 5YG
Saturday 28th August      10:00-17:00 
Walk-in Pfizer available for anyone 16+ for 1st and 2nd doses (8 weeks after 1st dose)
Booking link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/168152090429

 

Mass Vaccination Centres

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Monday-Sunday              09:00-19:00

Marble Arch Vaccination Centre, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA
Monday-Sunday              09:00-19:00

Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands Hammersmith International Centre, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR
Monday-Sunday              09:00-19:00

There are walk-in appointments at these sites for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca for all eligible groups and the latest availability can be confirmed here: https://www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres

 

Vaccine Bus

Pfizer has now been approved for use on the Vaccine bus and it will be in the following locations next week:

Sloane Square Tube Station, SW1W 8NS
Friday 27th August: 09:00-15:00

Churchill Gardens Estate, Chippenham Road, W9 3SP
Saturday 28th August: 12:00-16:00

Luna Cinema, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DX
Sunday 29th August: tbc

Hippodrome (rear), Little Newport Street, WC2H 7JJ
Tuesday 31st August: 12:00-16:00

Paddington Recreation Ground, NW6 5EP
Wednesday 1st September: 10:00-16:00

The latest updates on the Vaccine Bus can be found here: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-bus

 

Westminster & NWL Pop-ups & Walk-ins

There are also Walk-in Pop-up Vaccination Centres that can be used by patients looking to access 1st dose & 2nd Dose Pfizer.

The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, London W2 5ES

Mondays in August and September: 10:00-14:00
1st & 2nd Dose Pfizer Walk-in

The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU
Thursdays in August and September: 12:00-16:30
1st & 2nd Dose Pfizer Walk-in

 Further details on availability of vaccinations in Westminster and to book are here: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/walk-vaccination-service-now-available-westminster . Other NWL sites are available here: https://www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres

 

Community Pharmacy Pop-ups

Goldborne Pharmacy, 106 Goldborne Road, London, W10 5PS
Book through National Booking System, walk-in or call 020 8969 8741
Monday-Saturday. Moderna only

Bayswater Pharmacy, 39-41 Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP - Call 020 7221 6895 or drop-in to book
Tues & Wed
AZ (only) – (Moderna expected back soon)

Medicine Chest, King's Rd, London SW10 0LR  - Call 020 7351 11 42 or drop in to book
Monday-Saturday
AZ (only) – (Moderna expected back soon)

Zafash Pharmacy, 233-235 Old Brompton Rd, London SW5 0EA - Call 020 7373 2798 or drop-in to book
Wednesday-Sunday
AZ only

Bramley Chemist, 132 Bramley Rd, London W10 6TJ - Call 020 8969 0053 or drop-in to book
Thursday
AZ only

The national booking system can be booked here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

18 August 2021

This Week's COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Planned August Pfizer Pop-up Clinics

St. Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing

Friday 20th August          10:00-16:00
Sunday 22nd August        10:00-16:00
Monday 23rd August       10:00-16:00
Tuesday 24th August       10:00-16:00

Walk-in available or Bookings available via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pop-up-covid-vaccination-event-st-charles-centre-for-health-and-wellbeing-tickets-167337068677

    St. Mary The Boltons  8 The Boltons, London, SW10 9TB

 Saturday 21st August      10:00-17:00
Walk-in Pfizer available

Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre  244 Acklam Road, W10 5YG

Saturday 18th August      10:00-17:00
Walk-in Pfizer available

 

Mass Vaccination Centres

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Monday-Sunday              09:00-19:00

Marble Arch Vaccination Centre, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA
Monday-Sunday              09:00-19:00

Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands Hammersmith International Centre, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR
Monday-Sunday              09:00-19:00

There are walk-in appointments at these sites for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca for all eligible groups and the latest availability can be confirmed here: https://www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres

Vaccine Bus

Pfizer has now been approved for use on the Vaccine bus and it will be in the following locations next week:

St. Luke and Christ Church, Sydney Street, SW3 6NH
Wednesday 18th August: 10:00-16:00

Chelsea Festival, Blantyre Street, SW10 (On World’s End Estate)
Friday 13th August: 12:00-17:00

WECH Summer Festival, Chippenham Road, W9 3SP
Saturday 21st July: 10:00-17:00

Sainsbury’s Car Park, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5AA
Sunday 22nd August: 10:00-14:00

St. Mary’s Hospital, Maternity Section, W2 1NY
Monday 23rd August: 10:00-16:00

Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP
Tuesday 24th August: 15:00-19:00
 

Westminster & NWL Pop-ups & Walk-ins

There are also Walk-in Pop-up Vaccination Centres that can be used by patients looking to access 1st dose & 2nd Dose Pfizer.

The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, London W2 5ES

Mondays in August and September: 10:00-14:00
1st & 2nd Dose Pfizer Walk-in

The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU
Thursdays in August and September: 12:00-16:30
1st & 2nd Dose Pfizer Walk-in

 Further details on availability of vaccinations in Westminster and to book are here: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/walk-vaccination-service-now-available-westminster . Other NWL sites are available here: https://www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres

Community Pharmacy Pop-ups

The following pharmacies are working with local PCNs to provide AstraZeneca and Moderna appointments to patients. Moderna appointments are managed on the National Booking System and each pharmacy is managing their own bookings for AstraZeneca so should be contacted directly for patients to make arrangements.

Goldborne Pharmacy, 106 Goldborne Road, London, W10 5PS
Book through National Booking System, walk-in or call 020 8969 8741
Monday-Saturday. Moderna only

Bayswater Pharmacy, 39-41 Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP - Call 020 7221 6895 or drop-in to book
Days tbc
AZ (only) – (Moderna back next week)

Medicine Chest, King's Rd, London SW10 0LR  - Book through National Booking System (Moderna), Call 020 7351 1142 or drop-in to book
Monday-Friday
AZ (only) – (Moderna back next week)

Bramley Chemist, 132 Bramley Rd, London W10 6TJ - Call 020 8969 0053 or drop-in to book
Thursday
AZ only

The national booking system can be booked here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

19 July 2021

This Week's COVID-19 Walk-in Vaccination Clinics

St. Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing

Wednesday 21st July – Walk-in clinic 10:30-13:00
Sunday 25th July – Walk-in clinic 12:00

 Violet Melchett Clinic

 Friday 23rd July – Walk-in clinic 10:00-17:00 (Pfizer & AZ)     

Mass Vaccination Centres

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD -  Monday-Sunday 09:00-19:00
Marble Arch Vaccination Centre, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA - Monday-Sunday 09:00-19:00
Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands Hammersmith International Centre, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR - Monday-Sunday 09:00-19:00

There are walk-in appointments at these sites for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca and the latest availability can be confirmed here: https://www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres

Vaccine Bus

The latest updates on the Vaccine Bus can be found here: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-bus

Pfizer has now been approved for use on the Vaccine bus and it will be in the following locations next week:
Sainsbury’s Ladbroke Grove, 2 Canal Way, W10 5AA - Saturday 10th July: 10:00-16:00
Earls Court Farmers Market, Warwick Road, SW5 9UE - Sunday 11th July: 10:00-14:00
Kensington Central Library, Hornton Street, W8 7NX - Tuesday 13th July: 10:00-16:00
Maida Hill Market, Fernhead Road, W9 3ET -  Wednesday 14th July: 10:00-16:00
Westbourne Festival, Canalside, Warwick Estate, W2 - Saturday 17th July: 10:00-16:00

Westminster Pop-ups & Walk-ins

There are also Walk-in Pop-up Vaccination Centres that can be used by patients looking to access 1st dose & 2nd Dose Pfizer.

The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, London W2 5ES - Sundays: 12:00-15:00 & Mondays: 10:00-13:00
The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU - Wednesdays: 10:00-14:00 & Thursdays: 12:00-16:00

Further details on availability of vaccinations in Westminster are here: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/walk-vaccination-service-now-available-westminster

Community Pharmacy Pop-ups

Bayswater Pharmacy, 39-41 Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP - Call 020 7221 6895 or drop-in to book
Medicine Chest, King's Rd, London SW10 0LR - Call 020 7351 1142 or drop-in to book
Bramley Chemist, 132 Bramley Rd, London W10 6TJ - Call 020 8969 0053 or drop-in to book

 

09 July 2021

Timing of Covid-19 Second Doses

Please note there must be 8 weeks between having first and second doses of both types of vaccines.

This Weekend Walk-in Vaccination Clinic

This Sunday 11th July at St. Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing there is a Walk-in Vaccination Clinic  that will be providing Pfizer vaccinations from 12:00 with vaccines available on 1st come, 1st serve basis.  

Next Week’s Pfizer Clinics

St. Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing

Sunday 11th July – Walk-in clinic 12:00
Wednesday 14th July – Walk-in 10:30-13:00
Thursday 15th July – Walk-in clinic 17:00-19:30
Sunday 18th July – Walk-in clinic 12:00
Wednesday 21st July – Walk-in clinic 10:30-13:00
Sunday 25th July – Walk-in clinic 12:00

Violet Melchett Clinic

Wednesday 14th July – Walk-in clinic 10:00-17:00
Sunday 18th July – Walk-in clinic 10:00-14:00
Friday 23rd July – Walk-in clinic 10:00-17:00           

Mass Vaccination Centres

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD -  Monday-Sunday 09:00-19:00
Marble Arch Vaccination Centre, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA - Monday-Sunday 09:00-19:00
Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands Hammersmith International Centre, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR - Monday-Sunday 09:00-19:00

There are walk-in appointments at these sites for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca and the latest availability can be confirmed here: https://www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres

Vaccine Bus

The latest updates on the Vaccine Bus can be found here: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-bus

Pfizer has now been approved for use on the Vaccine bus and it will be in the following locations next week:
Sainsbury’s Ladbroke Grove, 2 Canal Way, W10 5AA - Saturday 10th July: 10:00-16:00
Earls Court Farmers Market, Warwick Road, SW5 9UE - Sunday 11th July: 10:00-14:00
Kensington Central Library, Hornton Street, W8 7NX - Tuesday 13th July: 10:00-16:00
Maida Hill Market, Fernhead Road, W9 3ET -  Wednesday 14th July: 10:00-16:00
Westbourne Festival, Canalside, Warwick Estate, W2 - Saturday 17th July: 10:00-16:00

Westminster Pop-ups & Walk-ins

There are also Walk-in Pop-up Vaccination Centres that can be used by patients looking to access 1st dose & 2nd Dose Pfizer.

The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, London W2 5ES - Sundays: 12:00-15:00 & Mondays: 10:00-13:00
The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU - Wednesdays: 10:00-14:00 & Thursdays: 12:00-16:00

Further details on availability of vaccinations in Westminster are here: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/walk-vaccination-service-now-available-westminster

Community Pharmacy Pop-ups

Bayswater Pharmacy, 39-41 Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP - Call 020 7221 6895 or drop-in to book
Medicine Chest, King's Rd, London SW10 0LR - Call 020 7351 1142 or drop-in to book
Bramley Chemist, 132 Bramley Rd, London W10 6TJ - Call 020 8969 0053 or drop-in to book

 

06 July 2021

NHS Covid Pass Letter

You can get your NHS Covid Pass Letter here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/get-your-covid-pass-letter/

You can use this service if the following apply:

  • you've had 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • you had your vaccination in England
  • you’re aged 16 or over

You can use this service 2 weeks after you've had your 2nd dose.  If you were vaccinated as part of a trial, you can get an NHS COVID Pass exemption.

 

27 May 2021

NHS Digital Data Collection and Opt Out Options

This collection will start from 1 July 2021. Patient data will be collected from GP medical records about:

  • any living patient registered at a GP practice in England when the collection started - this includes children and adults
  • any patient who died after the data collection started, and was previously registered at a GP practice in England when the data collection started

We will not collect your name or where you live. Any other data that could directly identify you, for example NHS number, General Practice Local Patient Number, full postcode and date of birth, is replaced with unique codes which are produced by de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital.

This process is called pseudonymisation and means that no one will be able to directly identify you in the data. The diagram below helps to explain what this means. Using the terms in the diagram, the data we collect would be described as de-personalised.

NHS Digital will be able to use the same software to convert the unique codes back to data that could directly identify you in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason. Only NHS Digital has the ability to do this. This would mean that the data became personally identifiable data in the diagram above. An example would be where you consent to your identifiable data being shared with a research project or clinical trial in which you are participating, as they need to know the data is about you.

Please click here to choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning. For more information see the NHS Digital section on our website here.

 

COVID-19 Update 

17 May 2021

International Travel Vaccination Status

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine.

Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access this online service, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

 

12 May 2021

Evidencing COVID-19 vaccinations for international travel

Following the ministerial announcement on Friday 7 May which mentioned the impending lift of international travel on the 17 May, the government has provided inital information about how to demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status via the GOV.UK website here

Countries will decide whether they require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry, and it is the traveller’s responsibility to check individual requirements. If needed, people in England who have both vaccine doses will be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status via the NHS App from 17 May. Those without access to the app can request a letter from the NHS proving their vaccination status by calling 119

 

Community Pop-up Vaccination Sites

We continue to work in collaboration with the Mass Vaccination Sites and Local Authority to provide additional opportunities for patients to be vaccinated in the community. We have the following pop-up vaccination clinics taking place in the coming days:

-        Thursday 13th May: 11:00 – 15:00: Chelsea Theatre , 7 World’s End Place, World’s End Estate, SW10 0DR

-        Friday 14th May: 15:00 – 17:00: St Cuthbert’s, 50 Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court, SW5 9EB

-        Saturday 15th May: 10:00 – 14:00: Dalgarno Community Centre, Dalgarno Way, North Kensington, W10 5LE

All 3 of these clinics have appointments available on a walk-in basis and we encourage practices local to these pop-ups inform their patients of these additional opportunities to be vaccinated.

 

Appointments at Mass Vaccination Site

The Science Museum continues to offer walk-in appointments now to any residents aged 40 and over as well as any patients in Cohorts 1-9 and appointments can also be booked through the national booking system via: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/.

From Wednesday 12th May, vaccinations using Pfizer will be offered from this site.

 

11 May 2021

Public Health England (PHE) has identified a small number of cases of the South African variant of Coronavirus in parts of W11, around Portobello Road.  As a precaution, and in order to help us better understand any potential infection, we are working with the PHE to carry out enhanced testing of everyone of working age or older in this area.  For up-to-date information see: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/enhanced-surge-testing-colville-ward-w11 

We encourage everyone aged 16 and over, who lives, works or will be visiting Colville ward or parts of Pembridge ward and does not have Coronavirus symptoms to get a PCR test as soon as possible. 

You can check if your postcode falls within the surge testing area.

Where to get tested

You can go to one of the mobile testing units based at:

  • Tavistock Square, junction of Portobello Road (Monday 10 May 9am to 4.30pm, Tuesday 11 onwards 8.30am to 4.30pm)
  • All Saints Church, between Powis Square and Clydesdale Road (Monday 10 May 9am to 4.30pm, Tuesday 11 onwards 8.30am to 4.30pm) 

You can also go to the testing sites at 2-4 Malton Road (8am to 8pm).

Staff will be available at the above sites to help you register your test after you have taken it.

Home Testing

There is also the option of collection a home testing kit from Kensington Leisure Centre, Silchester Road.  This is open:

  • Monday and Wednesday between 8am and 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm

If you test positive

You and any other members of your household will need to self-isolate for 10 days.

There is a variety of support available to you if you have tested positive, including:

  • Check-in and chat support
  • Help to collect medicines
  • Advice on financial support

Please visit our COVID-19 hub for information on how to access support.

Find out if you are eligible and apply for financial support.

If you have Coronavirus symptoms

If you have symptoms do not go to one of the testing sites, please book a test online or by suing the NHS COVID-19 app or calling 119.

 

13 Apr 2021

Patients over 45 are now being invited for their COVID-19 vaccinations. Please note we do not have Moderna vaccine available as yet and we are only able to book AstraZeneca. Pfizer vaccines are only available for patients who have already received the Pfizer 1st dose.

To book your COVID-19 vaccinations please go to this NHS website.

You can only use this service if any of the following apply:

  • you are aged 45 or over
  • you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you are a carer.

If you think you are an eligible unpaid carer who has not been contacted for your coronavirus vaccination, call us.

If you are eligible to use this service but cannot get an appointment, call us.

Find out more about who is eligible to have a coronavirus vaccination.

**You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to use this service. To find out how to register with Pembridge Villas Surgery go here.

 

24 Mar 2021

We are no longer booking 1st dose appointments for St Charles Hospital and the Violet Melchett Centre.  For those patients who have their second vaccines booked with us, please note the dates may be moved a few days depending on when vaccine supplies arrive. If you do not have an appointment for a second vaccine then please contact us.  

To book your COVID-19 vaccinations please go to this NHS website.

You can only use this service if any of the following apply:

  • you are aged 50 or over
  • you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus

You also need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to use this service. To find out how toregister with Pembridge Villas Surgery go here.

 

22 Mar 2021

We are currently booking over 50s for their first dose of the AstraZeneca Vaccine. If you are over 50, we invite you to please call the surgery to book your appointment at St Charles Hospital or the Violet Melchett Centre.

We know many people have concerns regarding the COVID-19 AstraZeneca Vaccine and blood clotting. 

Please see this information on safety from the government 'UK regulator confirms that people should continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca.'  "Following suspensions by some countries of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca over suspected blood clots, the MHRA confirms that the benefits of the vaccine in preventing COVID-19 far outweigh the risks. People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so".

And also this article from the European Medicines Agency. 'COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca: benefits still outweigh the risks despite possible link to rare blood clots with low blood platelets'
"These are rare cases – around 20 million people in the UK and EEA had received the vaccine as of March 16 and EMA had reviewed only 7 cases of blood clots in multiple blood vessels (disseminated intravascular coagulation, DIC) and 18 cases of CVST. A causal link with the vaccine is not proven, but is possible and deserves further analysis."

Please click the link below for access to a leaflet about the coronavirus vaccine. 
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/941464/PHE_11843_Covid-19_guide_for_adults_leaflet.pdf

New Registrations 

23 Mar 2021

We are seeing a huge increase in the amount of new registrations and therefore there are delays for new patient registering with us. For people applying for an NHS Number for the first time, this can take up to 2 months but it does vary. Please do not call us to enquire how long it will take. We will contact you as soon as the registration is processed.  We very much appreciate your patience at this time.

For information about how to register, please click here.

 

Today is National No Smoking Day.  

10 Mar 2021

The last year has been difficult for many of us. Stress and concern about our health is on the rise. For smokers this has pulled them in two directions. On the one hand, the chances of smokers successfully quitting are has high as they’ve ever been. On the other, smokers experiencing stress and mental distress are more likely to be smoking more. This No Smoking Day we want to take the opportunity to inform smokers that quitting can be less stressful than they fear and can ultimately improve their sense of wellbeing. We all of us have less control over our lives than we’d like at the moment, but smokers can take some positive control on No Smoking Day. We can support smokers to cease the moment and look forward to happier smokefree future.

For #NoSmokingDay 2021 we’re celebrating the mental health benefits of quitting. Withdrawal can be stressful but ultimately ex-smokers are happier and healthier. For advice on make quitting easier visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree Research shows that smokers who quit might experience short term stress but smokers who quit for 6 weeks or more show signs of improved mental as well as physical health. Start your quit attempt today and join the millions who have quit for good. #TodayIsTheDay. 

You can get help managing withdrawal visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree

COVID-19 Vaccination Update  

23 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccinations

We are now booking all of our over 80 year old patients and care home staff for the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccinations. The vaccinations are being done at St.Charles Hospital. We are contacting eligible patients by phone and will book them for two appointments, 3 weeks apart.

Please see this  leaflet for more information.

Please DO NOT come to the practice unless you are asked. If you have an appointment, please make sure you have a mask/facecovering. You will not be allowed into the practice without one. For the latest government information, including test, please go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

14 Dec 2020

Firstly, we would like to say that we do appreciate all the enquiries and interest we have been receiving from all of you. We are all excited to hear that there is real progress on a Covid vaccine and that this should improve the quality of life for all of us.

We know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.

To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:

  • Some hospitals have now received the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine and have started to vaccinate patients. The hospitals are sending out invitations to the patients they are able to vaccinate.
  • The vaccine will be made available for groups of general practices and will initially be delivered from central sites such as St Charles Hospital.
  • We are waiting to hear the delivery date of local vaccines which is expected at the end of December 2020.
  • We have to follow strict government guidelines which tell us which group of patients to vaccinate first.
  • We will contact you if you are eligible for a vaccine when we know what date the vaccine is available for you.
  • It is essential, if you are given a vaccine, that you return for the second part of the vaccination on the date that you are advised to.
  • Please do not telephone us to ask when or if you are going to get a Covid Vaccine. We will contact you individually if and when you are invited to have one and will keep this website updated with as much information as we can.
  • We have many patients to vaccinate so we ask for your patience as we work through this vaccination programme which will last well into 2021.

Meanwhile, we all need to keep to the advice of hand-washing, face masks and social distancing but we all look forward to the time when we will return to life as normal. 

Please click the link below for access to a leaflet about the coronavirus vaccine. 
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/941464/PHE_11843_Covid-19_guide_for_adults_leaflet.pdf

Thank you for your patience and keep safe,
The Pembridge Villas Team

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