STRAND MEDICAL

STRAND MEDICAL

1B The Causeway, Goring By Sea, Worthing, BN12 6FA

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Telephone: 01903 243351

Cancellation Line: 01903 705855 (Please leave a message)

COVID-19

GOVERNMENT PUBLIC GUIDANCE – AT RISK GROUPS

Please follow the web link for more information https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing

Please see the videos on the following link to see how the rollout is happening https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/vaccination-programme-videos/ 

We are working hard to roll out the Covid vaccine as quickly as possible, often 14 hours a day 7 days a week. The number of vaccines we receive dictate the number of patients that we are able to vaccinate. Please note: we have no control over how many or what type of vaccine is delivered, but please be assured both vaccines (Pfizer and AstraZenica) are deemed safe and extremely effective.

Due to the scale of the task, we are working with IPC (Innovations in Primary Care, a not for profit organisation formed by local GP surgeries)  to book vaccination appointments for patients in line with government and NHS guidelines and these cannot be influenced. If you are eligible and we have not been able to contact you, please call the number above to book your Covid vaccination appointment.

Covid 19 Vaccination booking line:

0333 370 4111

Please do NOT call the surgery directly to book a Covid-19 vaccination appointment otherwise patients with urgent medical needs will wait longer for their call to be answered, please call the number above.

Requests for evidence of Covid vaccination

Please do not approach us for letters or evidence of your Covid vaccination, GP surgeries are not equipped to provide this information, please see the official government advice below:

please follow this link for more information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

House Bound patients – COVID-19 Vaccine 

All housebound patients have now been offered the vaccination, if you have not or you have missed our contacts please call the booking line.

Care/Nursing Homes – COVID-19 Vaccine

Due to the high number of patients in care/nursing homes that are registered with different surgeries, we are working with local Practices to administer the vaccine. Therefore it is probable that a nurse or doctor from another surgery will visit the care home and administer the vaccine. This will save multiple nurses attending the same home to deliver the vaccine to different patients.

If your Care/Nursing home has not yet been vaccinated, please call the booking line.

 

Patient Leaflets (Click on name of leaflet below to open it up)

Covid-19 Vaccination – What to expect

Why do I have to wait for my Covid-19 Vaccination?

Covid-19 Vaccine – A guide for older adults

Covid-19 Vaccine – Pregnant patients

Covid-19 Vaccination for Healthcare workers

Covid-19 Vaccination for Social Care workers

 

COVID-19 Vaccine – UPDATES & SCAM ALERT

We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.

People are warned to be alert to these scams.

The vaccine is only available from the NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. At present, appointments are only being offered to members of the public over 80 years old.

The NHS will:

  • NEVER ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

For more information please follow this link: https://www.westsussexccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination-scam-alert/

 

Face covering – Exemption letters

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.

GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.

The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.

The responsibility for issuing exemptions does not lie with your GP. Practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.

Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

Please remember some people do not have to wear a face covering for health, age or equality reasons.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
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  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
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  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
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  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
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  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
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  • Saturday
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  • Sunday
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