PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS IT IS ESSENTIAL
MOST MATTERS CAN BE DEALT WITH OVER THE PHONE, INCLUDING PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS
All visitors to the Surgery are required to wear a FACE COVERING and WAIT OUTSIDE or in your car, your Doctor or nurse will tell you when it is time to come into the surgery.
In order to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus, we are now changing all booked face-to-face DOCTOR appointments to telephone calls. This will be in place for the foreseeable future.
The doctor will call you in the morning, on the day of your booked appointment and if they feel you need to be seen, you will be given a time to come to the surgery.
Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.
If you require a note for your employer as you have had to stay at home because of Coronavirus, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
The government have launched a new website for patients to use in finding out what help they can get if affected by coronavirus. This service is available to all patients who are seeking advice and guidance on the topics such as:
· feeling unsafe
· going in to work
· paying bills or being unemployed
· getting food
· having somewhere to live
· mental health and wellbeing
Flu Vaccine Update 6th October 2020– An explanation of the current situation
As many of you know our flu vaccine clinics’ are now well underway. This year, as you can imagine, is very different for us as we have to administer hundreds of vaccines in a Covid safe environment and we have worked very hard to provide this for our patients.
We know that many of you have been asked to make an appointment and when contacting us been told that we have no vaccine left. We apologise for this and felt it might be helpful to give you some background to the situation; it is as frustrating for us as it is for you. GP practices have to order their flu vaccines almost a year before the next flu vaccination season meaning that our final order was placed in January 2020, before Covid was within the community. In a usual flu season we also have to return about 100 vaccines due to patients not wishing to be vaccinated.
This year we have already vaccinated over 350 over 65 years and over 350 patients aged 2-64 with pre-existing medical conditions and we prioritised those who were shielding. We have also vaccinated 2 and 3 year olds, some of our nursing and residential homes and housebound patients.
During the spring and summer every GP practice was informed by the Department of Health that they could NOT order any more flu vaccines; the Government have subsequently bought flu vaccines from the manufacturers and we cannot order any more directly.
We have been informed that further stock will be available to order directly from the Department of Health sometime in November and guidelines will be issued as to who we can vaccinate at that stage.
We would advise that you contact pharmacies within your community as they are also able to vaccinate eligible patients; we do know however, that they are experiencing similar problems with vaccine supply.
In the meantime please follow Government advice; Hands, Face, Space
We will update the website as more vaccine becomes available.
Message from Dr Hanson
Welcome to Yelverton Surgery
Yelverton Surgery covers a large rural area extending from the north of Plymouth across to Dartmeet and Hexworthy in the east and Grenofen to the west.
We have a branch surgery at Princetown which is held Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays between 8.30am and 9.40 am. The surgery at Princetown is only available to patients who live in Princetown. We dispense prescriptions for patients living in the Princetown area.
We are a training practice and have doctors training to become General Practitioners working in the Surgery. They work with us for up to a year at a time.
Please be aware that Yelverton Surgery NEVER shares any patient information with third parties, without your consent. We will never ask for any of your bank details over the telephone. If you are ever concerned about the validity of a call made by us please ring us back on our telephone number and report any suspicious calls to the police on 101.
- For many people things are difficult right now, and that’s why we’re supporting the @NSPCC who are still here for children who need their support now more than ever. If you’re worried about a child, please call their helpline on 0808 800 5000 or you can email email@example.com.