COVID vaccination status
Regarding certificates or evidence about your COVID vaccination status.
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available in the NHS app from 17th May 2021, and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/
If you already have access/ login details for patient online services, for example "Patient Access", you may use this.
Alternatively, 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, and the letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or more if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.
You may have seen on the news that from Monday 17 May, doors at GP practices are 're-opening'. As you will know, our GP practice has been open throughout the pandemic, offering patients telephone and online appointments, with face to face consultations available for those who need them. This was in-line with national requirements to keep patients safe, whilst COVID infection rates were high and before the vaccination was widespread.
GP practices are now being encouraged to offer patients a choice of whether they would like a remote or face to face consultation. However, before we have more people coming into the surgery to see us in person, we need a bit more time to put in place measures to keep everyone safe. As we wait for further national guidance, and in light of new COVID variants, we ask that patients continue to contact us by phone or online as you have been doing. We are facing unprecedented demands for our services and will need to continue to adjust how we use our clinicians' time to best support our patients - particularly those who need us the most.
We will keep you updated as soon as we are clear about how we can re-open our reception areas safely. Thank you for your support.
Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
We are working alongside NHS England to ensure our patients receive invitations for the Covid-19 vaccination. Here is a link to the Covid-19 Groupings
Please DO NOT call the surgery to ask about the Covid-19 vaccine.
This practice is only offering COVID-19 vaccinations to those patients in priority groups 1-9 who have not yet had their first dose or are awaiting a second dose. Please do not contact us about vaccinations unless you are in one of these groups. You can check your eligibility here.
If you are in the priority groups 10 - 12 (people aged 49 down to 18) you will need to book your appointment via the national NHS booking service when your age group becomes eligible. This will allow you to find a suitable date and time at another site including the Guttman Vaccination Centre (or other large centre in a neighbouring county) and a participating community pharmacy. Currently, people aged 40 – 49 can book their first dose on the system, together with people in groups 1 - 9.
Any NON-URGENT COVID related queries can be dealt with by email with a 7-14 day response time: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transport for your COVID-19 Vaccination
Dial-a-Ride requires 3 days notice and can be reached on 07923591955
The Ivers Good Neighbourhood Scheme available to reach on 01753 358101
Volunteers Responders Portal (click on the link) or call 0808 196 3382
Community Bucks Transport Hub can be reached on 01296 841026
Visiting the Surgery
Due to Coronavirus we are asking patients to call the Surgery on 01753 653008 to book a telephone appointment. You may be seen after discussion with a doctor or nurse. We will NOT be booking appointments at the reception desk until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
Patients who attend the surgery are requested to wear face masks or face coverings - the exceptions are children under the age of 11, those with disabilities or those with breathing difficulties.
Do not leave your home if you have coronavirus symptoms.
Do not leave your home if you have any of the following:
- a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss of sense of smell and/ or taste
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Please see attached links below for advice and support on How to self isolate and also How long to stay at home for:
MIND-Wellbeing Support - Please click on link to view support
Mental Health Advice - Please click on link to view support
Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia - Please click on link to view support
Advice for patients to reduce COVID-19 Infections
Bereavement Counselling during COVID-19
Communicating with children about COVID-19
COVID 19: Support for Children and Families in Slough
Your COVID Recovery
This link is to a website that supports patients through their recovery from having had COVID19. This website gives information not only for the patient who is recovering from COVID19 but also information for family, friends, carers. A road to recovery: