WELCOME TO LITTLE WALTHAM & GREAT NOTLEY SURGERY

Our team aims to provide healthcare with courtesy, care and efficiency, referring you, where necessary, to colleagues in the primary health care team or hospital sector. We also encourage the role you can play in maintaining a good state of health by looking after yourself, by eating and drinking sensibly, taking regular exercise, and stopping smoking if you do smoke.

We are asking, if possible, that all patients wear a face mask/covering when attending the surgery for an appointment or for any other reason
 

CORONAVIRUS: SURGERY UPDATES

COVID VACCINE 

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Update

Up until this last week we have not had any Covid-19 vaccinations available to administer at Little Waltham and Great Notley Surgery sites. Our mobile over-80 patients have therefore travelled to Basildon hospital, Maldon and Broomfield hospital for their vaccinations. Some may have been invited to locations further afield.

 

We are now able to access vaccines via collaboration with Danbury Medical Centre who are a ‘designated site’ for receiving deliveries of vaccine. Unfortunately they (and we) have no control over how many they will be receiving but in future we anticipate being able to provide the Astra Zeneca (AZ) vaccine from one of our sites as supplies allow. With our first ‘batch’ we have vaccinated the old-age care homes and in the coming two weeks we anticipate being able to complete our care homes and housebound over-80’s. When Danbury receives the Pfizer vaccine our registered patients who are mobile will be asked to travel to their location to be vaccinated. Whilst we appreciate this isn’t ideal we trust you will appreciate that, due the logistical difficulties in providing that particular vaccine, this is the most sensible way of organising access for our patients. When we receive further supplies of the AZ vaccine we will contact patients who have not yet been vaccinated to invite them to have it with us. This will be strictly in the order of the stipulated ‘cohort’ groups.

Alongside this provision it is probable that a mass-vaccination centre will open locally in the coming weeks and you may be contacted by NHS England to offer an appointment for vaccination with them. We are notified in the records whenever one of our patients is vaccinated elsewhere.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINATION: YOU WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY WHEN VACCINATION IS AVAILABLE TO YOU

 

Please continue to follow all the guidance to control the spread of the virus and save lives.

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