Omicron and COVID Vaccination affecting our services

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To all our Patients

We are all concerned about the effect of the Omicron virus and are very aware of the warnings from the Prime Minister, NHS England and the Chief Medical Officer. On Government advice, we are having to prioritise the patients who are in most need of medical help. Please only ring the surgery when it is essential, we can then respond to our patients with the highest need more efficiently. We have been told to stop as much routine care as we can.

It is important that you continue to put your health first so please continue to seek urgent medical help when you need it.

The call to support delivery of the new booster campaign makes it impossible for us to maintain all normal services. If you need routine care and your condition is stable, we may need to ask you to wait longer than usual to arrange an appointment.

If you already have an appointment, there are no changes at the current time so please attend as normal. We hope that this does not change.

We realise that it is frustrating to have to wait longer than usual for routine appointments and reviews, but we ask for your patience and understanding when contacting the surgery.

Before contacting the practice, please do consider self-help and pharmacy options such as these

Covid-19 Boosters

All our patients aged 18+, who had their 2nd dose more than 3 months ago have now all been invited.

Wherever possible please book via the SMS text message you would have received from us to protect our Practice phone lines.

If you have not received a SMS text message then feel free call us after 10:00

Alternatively you can book via the National Booking Service via www.nhs.uk or ring 119 but this may send you further afield for an appointment.

Help us to keep you all safe and well by keeping our phone lines free for those who need urgent medical help. Please do not attend the Practice if you have COVID symptoms without speaking to our same day care team first. Mask wearing and social distancing is still very important if you have to attend the surgery for any reason.

Thank you

Adelaide Medical Centre Team