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Covid-19 Vaccination Update

We would like to update our patients on our COVID Vaccination programme, As of the 18 January 2021 we have vaccinated almost 5% of our patient population this is around 458 patients,  we  have roughly another 11000 patients to vaccinate.

At the moment our team are still working through priority groups 1 and 2 with our main focus being patients over the age of 80 and Care Home Staff.

This is the biggest vaccination programme the NHS has ever undertaken, It is a huge challenge and rolling programme. We hope you find this update helpful and will be updating our page on a weekly basis – the next Update will be provided on Monday 25th January 2021.

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NHS Number

We are receiving a number of calls from patients asking for their NHS number, you can find your NHS number on the following:

– letters from the Hospital

– on your prescriptions

Please check if you have any of these before contacting the surgery, Thankyou

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Covid-19 Vaccination

We are receiving a high number of calls with regards to the delivery of the covid-19 vaccine. Patients over the age of 80 years will be contacted directly by Balance Street in due course.

We are unable at this stage to advise you any specific dates, as we are governed by a central distribution and NHSE guidance.

For more information please download the Covid-19 Vaccination – First phrase priority groups poster or visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj6zJ_7fV7QIVUuvtCh2N_wuZEAAYASAAEgKQGvD_BwE

Download a copy of Scams to be aware of regarding Covid-19.

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Supporting your recovery after COVID-19

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.

These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery. Find out more information at www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk 

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Book your free NHS flu jab

Its been a tough few months but before we know it flu season will be upon us again.

If you are in a high risk category, you still need to make sure you are protected from seasonal flu.

Patients in the high risk categories will once again be eligible to get their FREE flu vaccine at their practice from early September 2020 to protect them from seasonal flu.

High risk categories include:

  • Adults 65 and over
  • People with certain medical conditions (including children un at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • Pregnant women
  • People living with someone who’s at hight risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • Children in primary school
  • Children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • Frontline health or social care workers

To book your flu jab, please contact the reception team who will be more than happy to help.

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Free mental health and wellbeing service

For patients of Balance Street, Millview and Northgate GP Surgeries.

Are you confused by what support is there for you and your child/young person? Are you unsure of where to go, or who to ask?

For information, guidance and advice contact us Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.

Please call our main office number on 01889 567756 or our duty mobile number on 07763 225412 and speak to a member of our team.

Please note this is not an emergency or crisis service, in a mental health emergency please call the NHS Mental Health Support Line:- South Staffs 0300 555 5001.

Thank you Children in Need | Linkage | Specialist Further Education
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Dr Emma Wood has joined us!

Balance Street Practice is pleased to announce that Dr Emma Wood joined the Practice on a permanent basis in June 2020. We are delighted to have such an experienced GP on board and all patients that have up until now been assigned to a locum GP will be allocated to Dr Wood. However, we will still be supported regularly by our long standing locums covering sessions for all the GP Partners.

We would like to thank patients for your continued support and understanding over the last couple of years.

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When attending the surgery for any reason, you will need to wear a mask or face covering. Thank you for your co-operation

When attending the surgery for any reason, you will need to wear a mask or face covering. Thank you for your co-operation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

We thank you for maintaining social distancing measures in an aim to keep everyone safer.