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Saturday flu vaccination visits - 14th November

Saturday flu vaccination visits - 14th November

Many of you will have seen the item on Keep Milton Green facebook page at the weekend regarding the legitimacy of the visits being undertaken.

I can assure you that the visits were carried out by our staff but the last minute nature of the Saturday being worked didn't allow us the option to contact you in advance. Nor did we know how many patients the nurses would be able to visit.

Information regarding the upcoming COVID vaccination program (due to start in Portsmouth shortly) came available late in the week. Part of the guidance for the COVID vaccine is the requirement for at least a 7 day gap between the flu vaccine and the COVID vaccine.

So a decision was taken to ensure that all those that required the flu vaccine were vaccinated as soon as was possible to avoid any impact on the upcoming COVID vaccination program.

Apologies for any anxiety caused by some of the 'fake news' entries made on the facebook page.

The positive news is that these 10 hours spent visiting ESP patients has completed this stage of our flu vaccination program and puts our patients in a good position regarding the upcoming COVID vaccination program.

Thank you.





We are OPEN - just a new kind of open


I know there has been a lot of discussion in the news this week about GP's providing face-to-face appointments.

I wanted to explain some of the reasons why we have been offering a reduced number of face-to-face appointments. I would also like to reassure our patients that NHS Digital have confirmed that in July 2020 over 50% of the 22.8 million appointments carried out were conducted face-to-face.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have remained open to patients. We have also offered appointments using new ways of working and new technology.

We have, and will continue, to work hard to ensure we remain available to speak to and to offer appointments to anyone that needs one.

Thank you

Justin Cotchin

Performance and Practice Manager




Exemptions from wearing Face Masks

We are receiving a number of calls at present regarding the current guidance on this subject and requests for reports / letters / certificates from GP's to confirm.

WE WILL NOT BE PROCESSING SUCH REQUESTS

The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to:

  • a child under the age of 11
  • passengers in an allocated cabin, berth or other similar accommodation, when they are alone or with members of their household or support bubble
  • passengers who remain in their private vehicle while on board public transport, for example on a car ferry
  • an employee of the transport operator, when they are acting in the course of their employment
  • any other person providing services to the transport operator, under arrangements made with the transport operator, who is providing those services
  • a constable or police community support officer acting in the course of their duty
  • an emergency responder such as a paramedic or fire officer acting in the course of their duty
  • an official, for example a border force officer, acting in the course of their duties

You also do not need to wear a face covering if you have a good reason not to. This includes:

  • if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
  • if you are travelling with, or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • if you are travelling to avoid injury or escape the risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
  • if you need to remove it during your journey to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
  • if you need to eat, drink, or take medication you can remove your face covering
  • if you are asked to remove your face covering by a police officer or other official, for example to check your railcard

Emailing Pictures into the practice

Unless you have been specifically asked by the clinician to send in images by email we will not process them.

They will be deleted with no action taken.

SO PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL PHOTOS / IMAGES UNLESS ASKED TO DO SO

COVID 19 - Update in Privacy Statement


There has been a recent update provided by NHS Digital regarding the use of your data during this COVID pandemic.

Details can be found on our Privacy Notices and also by following this LINK

CORONA VIRUS - PLEASE READ



IMPORTANT:


For the latest guidance and information click here

Remember: WASH HANDS, COVER FACE, MAKE SPACE

Thank you for your understanding.





Our Surgeries

St Cuthbert’s Church
Hayling Avenue
Portsmouth
PO3 6BH
Tel: 023 9282 7132

Milton Park Surgery
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6DW
Tel: 023 9282 7132

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Located in a central location with ample parking.


Location & Contact

Baffins Surgery
St Cuthbert’s Church
Hayling Avenue
Portsmouth
PO3 6BH
Tel: 023 9282 7132

Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30

Location and Contact

Milton Park Surgery (temp closed)
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6DW

Tel: 023 9282 7132

Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30