Flu Clinics 2020
This year's flu vaccination clinics are going to be different from previous years due to the need for social distancing. Please note that our patients in the 50-64 year old age group with no underlying health conditions will not currently be offered a flu vaccination. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and eligible for a flu vaccine because you've got a chronic condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier and the appointment for the flu vaccine can be booked using online services. The situation will be revised later in the year depending on the vaccine availabilityand we will update our patients in due course.
Please see below how they will be run and what you need to know when you attend.
- Flu clinics are running at Bridge Street Surgery only
- Do not attend the surgery if you feel unwell and/or have any COVID symptoms
- A face covering must be worn at all times
- You must come unaccompanied
- Clinics will be run on a queuing system with a "jab and leave" basis
- Appointments should be booked via systmonline access Login to SystmOnline
- Appointments are 2 minute slots
- Please do not arrive before your allotted time and you may have to wait up to 20 minutes in the queue (some of this time may be outdoors)
- There will be no opportunity to "discuss other things" in the appointment
- Please wear light clothing with short sleeves
- Please remove your jacket whilst standing in the indoor queue and keep in your possession
- Please try to avoid touching surfaces and doors
- Unfortunately, there will not be any facilities for you to sit down. If you have mobility issues, please ring the surgery
- Please enter Bridge Street Surgery through the rear car park door, which will be clearly marked and marshals will be available to guide you
- Leeds City Council have kindly given us the use of the car park of the rear of Bridge Street Surgery and it will be free of charge for patients attending this year's flu clinics.
- Once inside queuing should be at 2 metres apart
- Please stay within the floor markings
- The queue will snake around the waiting room at 2 meter intervals
- Marshals will direct you to the Nurse stations
- Exit by one of 2 exits, guided by marshals and floor markings
- Please try to move your car from the car park when you leave the surgery to allow parking for the next group of patients
If you will struggle with any of the above, please ring the surgery to discuss your requirements and the receptionist will triage your request for an alternative appointment type at a later date.
These guidelines are important to keep both staff and patients safe during these unconventional times.
If you would like to register for online services, click here for further information
To access online services click here
To find out more information about the measures we have put in place to minimise the risk and keep our patients and our staff safe, please click here
eConsult is a quick, easy and safe way for patients to contact the practice anytime, without having to travel to the practice or wait in a phone queue.
Coronavirus: latest information and advice
The government advice is now Help Control the virus.
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.
Updated information on national guidance including testing eligibility can be found on the government website www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
If you have a face to face appointment with the surgery, please attend just prior to your agreed time and wait patiently; please do not ring the door bell, you will be met at the door by your clinician wearing PPE. Alternatively, you can wait in the car if it's raining. Please wear a face covering if you have one. We will only admit you and one carer (if needed) - this is to protect everyone and minimise risk.
More information can be found on the government website
Please use online ordering facilities for medications and be aware that we are not issuing more than the standard quantities and there are no shortages of medications at this time.
Face Covering Exemptions
An exemption card has been developed for people who are unable to wear face coverings in shops and other indoor public spaces.
West Yorkshire Metro have also developed one for public transport.
Electronic Prescription Service
Please be aware we use the Electronic Prescription Service to send prescriptions electronically to local pharmacies. To enable us to process all prescriptions this way, please:
•nominate a local pharmacy
•register for online services to order repeat prescriptions, or
•use the NHS App
If you order your prescriptions online, you no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from the surgery. Instead, if the repeat prescription is pre-authorised, you can go to the nominated pharmacy to pick up your medicines or medical appliances.
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 10th June 2020.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money and is more convenient for patients.
You can read more on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/electronic-prescription-service/
NHS & Private Digital Hearing Aids
NHS & Private Digital Hearing Aids are now available at Chevin Medical Practice.
- Latest digital technology
- 3 year follow-up and servicing
- Batteries and parts from your local surgery
- Aim to be given hearing aids at first appointment
- Hearing test and fitting at our Bramhope Surgery
- If you've had your NHS hearing aids for more than 3 years, you may be eligible for new ones
Ask your GP for a referral or speak to Reception for more information.