COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel.
A full course is currently two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:
- the NHS Appwhich you can download from app stores
- the NHS website
- 119 - by requesting a paper letter
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.
We would like to thank all our patients for their ongoing support and patience.
KLINIK ACCESS IS LIVE!
Klinik will allow patients of our practice to submit queries 24hours a day, such as:
Blood results, Referrals and requesting an appointment.
You won’t need a password, just an email address or a contact number!
Once you have submitted your enquiry; a member of the designated team will be in touch.
NEW Phone Opening Times
From Thursday 7th July 2020; Praze Surgery Phone Opening Times will be changed.
Klinik will allow patients of our practice to submit queries 24 hours a day, such as:
Blood results, Referrals and requesting an appointment
GP Training Practice
We are a GP Training Practice.
Dr.Adam Ellery , Dr Joanne Ellery and Dr Spencer Quick will be training GP Registrars at Connor Downs Surgery.
Clinical Research Update
COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on people's health, and society in the UK and internationally. So far, there are no specific treatments for COVID-19 that have been proven in rigorous clinical trials to be effective. Most cases are being managed in the community. It is essential that we urgently identify interventions that may favourably modify progression of the infection. An ideal intervention would be one that is safe, with few side-effects, helps prevent disease progression, and can be administered in the community using existing NHS processes.
Our surgery is taking part in a research study being conducted through Oxford University, looking at the different interventions bring used to combat COVID-19 in the community. If you are over 50 and have developed a fever or new, continuous cough, and wish to discuss taking part, please call the surgery to speak to one of our doctors or our dedicated research team.
Further information can also be found by visiting
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands
IF YOU HAVE AN APPOITMENT PLEASE WEAR A MASK/FACE COVERING
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for advice on COVID-19 information before attending the practice.
NHS/GOVT. VULNERABLE PEOPLE LETTER
PLEASE BE ADVISED: IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A LETTER, YOU HAVE NOT YET BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 'VULNERABLE' HOWEVER THIS MAY CHANGE IN THE COMING WEEKS.
IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTONS AND REQUIRE A SICK NOTE TO GIVE TO YOUR EMPLOYER, YOU CAN FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW:
Due to Covid-19 Outbreak; resulting in high influx Of Prescription Requests.
Please allow 5 working days for prescription to be processed.
Given the recent communications regarding the CCG’s decision to suspend routine referrals for 3 months, the RMS has been instructed to return any routine referrals received from today (25/03/20)
March 2020 Friends and Family Results
"How likely are you to recommend our GP Practice to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?"
Neither Likely nor Unlikely
Mar 2020 SMS
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