Covid Vaccination Update Oakwood Medical Centre 2021
7th January 2021
Following the announcement concerning the lockdown in England on the 4th January 2021 please remember we are still open and here for you when you need us.
Like many across the country some of our staff will now be shielding, as well as dealing with caring and childcare responsibilities. While we are doing what we can to facilitate flexible and home working as well as reorganising workloads, there will now be extra pressure on the practice to continue to work alongside reduced capacity.
At the same time we are working very hard to roll out the vaccine as quickly and as safely as possible, which obviously has an impact on our manpower in practice.
We are asking you to be patient with us if some things take a little longer than you would normally expect from us, or if we are asking you to do things slightly differently from normal. Please understand we are working as hard as we can to keep everyone safe.
You can still use the online consulting option on our website here: https://www.oakwoodmedicalcentrebarnton.nhs.uk/online-consulting/
You can call us on 01606 544 241 between 8.30-6.00 every weekday, but please have patience if it takes a little longer to get through, especially at peak times.
If you have a query that can wait please feel free to post it in to us, or you can use the online consulting option.
Patients will still be seen in practice after triage, as they have been throughout the pandemic, and we continue to offer support for our most vulnerable patients if clinically necessary via home visits, as well as supporting our care homes.
To help save you time we would ask that any general queries about COVID-19 and fit notes or shielding are directed to the gov.uk website initially.
As always, if you have any queries or concerns please contact Laura Clare on Vrccg.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on our covid vaccination programme please see the practice webpage here: https://www.oakwoodmedicalcentrebarnton.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination/
On behalf of the entire practice we want to thank our patients for your support during this difficult time.
The Partners, Oakwood Medical Centre