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Flu Campaign 2020


COVID Vaccination's. 


We are delighted that we are now well into our COVID vaccination programme and have held clinics at Bartlemas Surgery over a number of weekdays and weekends. Our next weekend clinic is Saturday 6 February 2021. We are now vaccinating all patients aged over 70 as well as patients who are clinically vulnerable.

 If you are in one of these priority groups and have not been invited for your vaccination please contact us asap by email at stclements.reception@nhs.net or phone us on 01865 248550 so we can review your records urgently.

If you have been given an appointment or invited to attend Bartlemas Surgery but unable to travel then please let our reception team asap  know by email at stclements.reception@nhs.net or phone us on - so that we can arrange for you to be vaccinated at home. 

If you are not in one these invited cohorts please prepare by making sure we have up to date contact details for you so that we can confirm appointment dates and times as soon as we are able to invite you for your vaccine. This will usually be by text message or email as there is only usually a few days notice of the next vaccine delivery. If we are unable to contact you we will send out appointments by first class post however the postal service is not currently at full strength and there may be delays in you receiving your invitation as a result.

If you are waiting for your appointment for your second dose we are not able to offer these at the moment but as soon as we are we will invite you. We are highly confident that this will be within a 12 week time frame of your first dose.

If you have any other queries please contact us, preferably by email on stclements.reception@nhs.net, and we will respond within 1 working day.

Healthcare Professionals & COVID Vaccination's. 

Unfortunately we are unable to vaccinate healthcare professionals currently. For further information - please email occg.primarycareCOVID@nhs.net 

Invitations for COVID-19 vaccinations

Across the country COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered to everyone over the age of 70 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. So far, most patients vaccinated from this practice have received their vaccination at the East Oxford Health Centre. To speed up vaccinations being given, mass vaccination sites are opening up and some pharmacies are offering the jab; these are being managed nationally. Letters are being sent directly to patients aged over 70 and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable who have not yet had their vaccination.
If you receive one of these letters it will provide the information you need to book your vaccination at one of these sites. You will be able to do this by phone or online. This may mean you get your vaccination sooner but you may need to travel further.

If you prefer, you can wait to be contacted by us and have your vaccination at the East Oxford Health Centre. We are making really good progress and expect all patients over 70 to have had their vaccination by mid February.

Whichever option you choose, it is important to be aware that you will need to have your second dose at the same place where you had your first dose and this cannot be changed.

Unpaid Carers COVID-19 Vaccinations

The national Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI) has recommended that unpaid carers who get Carer's Allowance, or who are the main registered carer of someone whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill, should be prioritised alongside people with underlying health conditions. This means unpaid or informal carers are now in priority group 6.
Please can you email us at stclements.reception@nhs.net if you are a unapid carer and we will be able to add you to priority group 6 for a COVID-19 vaccination. 

National Lockdown: Stay At Home. 

For further information and detailed guidance please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. You should follow this guidance immediately. This is the law.

Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it. We must all take action to protect each other and our hospital capacity.

You can help to protect your friends and family by downloading the NHS COVID-19 App to keep updated on the latest guidance.


The National Flu Immunisation Programme - 2020/21

Please click here, to find out who is eligible for a free flu vaccination.

NHS Flu Vaccination 

People who are 'at-risk' of flu are encouraged to have a free NHS flu vaccination. These include: 

  • People aged 65 years and over
  • Patients aged from 6 months to 65 years in clinical 'at risk' groups
  • Pregnant women
  • All children aged 2 to 10 (not 11 years or older) on 31st August 2019 
  • People in long-stay residential care homes
  • Carers

Flu is not the same as getting a cold. It can seriously affect your health and the risks of developing complications are greater for people within the 'at-risk' groups. Healthy individuals usually recover within 2 to 7 days, but for some the disease can lead to a stay in hospital, permanent disability or even death.

The free flu vaccine is available to patients who have one of the following conditions: 

  • A heart problem
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema or severe asthma
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver diseaseFree flu jab
  • Had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) 
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological condition (e.g. multiple sclerosis)
  • Morbid obesity (BMI over 40)
  • Cerebral palsy or learning disability 

Please click here for more information on the flu vaccination visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/


GDPR - What it means to our patients:

At St Clements Surgery, we take the security of your data very seriously. We value your privacy and have robust security in place to ensure we protect your personal data. We collect and hold data for the purpose of providing healthcare services to our patients and running our organisation, which includes monitoring the quality of care that we provide. Secondly, we ensure that the information we hold about you is relevant, useful and timely. 

We collect and hold data for the purpose of providing healthcare services to our patients and running our organisation. In carrying out this role, we may collect information about you which helps us respond to your queries or secure specialist services. 

We may keep your information in written and/or digital form. The records may include basic details about you, such as your name and address. They may also contain more sensitive information about your health as well as information such as assessment outcomes. 

We do not sell your personal data to third parties. 

For more information, please refer to the St Clements Surgery, Practice Privacy Notice

We have concise information leaflets to help and explain how we use your data and the options available to you, please take a look: Privacy Information Leaflet & Children's Privacy Information Leaflet

Please click here to fill out a Subject Access Request Form, for more information regarding the Subject Access Request Policy, please see the Access To Medical Records Policy.


National Data Opt-Out

The NHS has launched the national data opt-out as part of the 'Your Data Matters to the NHS' campaign. This campaign informs the public of the strict rules about how health and care data can and cannot be used. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used. The campaign will also let the public know that they can choose whether their confidential patient information is used for research and planning. The following website allows the public to find out more about how their data is used across health and care to make this choice: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/. If you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used, you do not need to do anything - you can change your choice at any time. 

Type 1 Opt-out: Medical records held at your GP practice
You can tell your GP practice if you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care. This opt-out request can only be recorded by your GP surgery. 

Type 2 Opt-out: Information held by NHS Digital
Previously it was possible to tell your GP surgery if you did not want NHS Digital to share confidential patient information, for purposes other than your individual care - this was called a type 2 opt-out. From 25th May 2018, type 2 opt-out was replaced with National Data opt-out. Previously recorded type 2 opt-pits have automatically been converted to national data opt-outs. For more information about the difference between type 2 opt-out and the national data opt-out, please visit: https://www.digitalhealth.net/2017/09/type-2-opt-outs-replaced-with-national-data-opt-out-plan/


Smoking Cessation Information

We no longer provide smoking cessation advice. Smoke Free Life Oxfordshire now offer Smoking Cessation Advice. For more information: please call them on 0800 2461 0712 or 01869 814216, you can also text QUIT to 66777 or visit https://www.smokefreelifeoxfordshire.co.uk/


Clinical Pharmacist

We have a clinical pharmacist available at the practice on Monday, Thursday and Friday. The pharmacist is available for: medication reviews, blood pressure checks and any medication related queries. If you would like to book an appointment, please call the surgery and ask for an appointment with the pharmacist. 


Patient Participation Group (PPG) Meeting

The PPG have decided to rotate the PPG chair role every quarter. The PPG email address will continue to be: ppgchair.stclements@nhs.net


Additional Appointments

Evening and weekend NHS appointments are now available using the OxFed Evening and Weekend GP Clinics. For more information, please see the appointments section. 


New Integrated Urgent Care Service - NHS 111 Service

Please see new and improved access to urgent care services. 


St Clements Surgery Care Quality Commission (CQC) Report

Please see the link above for the CQC report. 


Please see new and improved access to urgent care services. 


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