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Exciting News - see Kingsnorth Medical Practice Relocation Plan under "Further Information".

Vaccination Programme Update:

Cohorts 1-4 have now all been invited for the vaccine. 

From 15th February primary care have been asked to focus on inviting cohort 6 (aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions) as indicated by the JCVI guidance.

Cohort 5 (aged 65-69) will receive national letters inviting patients to use the National Booking Service to have the vaccine at either a mass vaccination centre or a pharmacy.

Our phone lines are extremely busy due to patients ringing with queries around cohort 6. Our team is doing their best to answer your queries, but national guidance can be found using the link below. Please note the cohorts have been set nationally and our staff cannot influence this.

Please be rest assured if you are in cohort 6 you will be invited. One third of KMP patients in this cohort have already been invited, but we are limited by vaccine supplies. Please do not call the Practice we will contact you. You can help us by responding to any text invitations as soon as you receive them to avoid us having to contact you.

We are also receiving many calls regarding second doses. As soon as we have further information we will contact you so there is again no need to contact the Practice. We have systems in place ready to go as soon as we are given the second dose vaccine delivery dates. 

Please remember once vaccinated you should continue to follow social distancing rules and any government guidance on restrictions. 

Thank you to all our patients for their continued understanding and support in these difficult times. Our teams are working extremely hard to vaccinate as many people as possible as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Vaccination Information;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

CORONAVIRUS

The NHS in Ashford and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is high. If you have a temperature and/or a new dry cough and/or have been in direct contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus:

DO NOT PRESENT AT THE SURGERY/PHARMACY/A&E instead go to https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 

Only call 111 if you cannot manage your symptoms at home

Click the below link for the most up to date isolation rules

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Repeat Prescriptions

pills3Requests for repeat prescriptions can be sent by

  • Post
  • Handed in at Reception
  • Via e-Consult
  • Via the NHS App

Tick the items you need on the right-hand section of your previous prescription form.

Your prescription will be ready for collection within 3 working days. If you require collection by a local Chemist or have nominated a Chemist to receive your electronic prescriptions please tick the Chemist of your choice and allow extra time for this to be ready.

We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review with a doctor or nurse has passed you will be asked to make an appointment. There may be a delay in processing your prescription if you have not attended for reviews as requested.

 
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