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Advance Notice - SNEE ICB Shutdown 15th September 2022

The Guildhall Surgery will be closed from 12:00pm Thursday 15th September 2022 and will re-open 8:00am Friday 16th September 2022.
This is for clinical education and training purposes.
If you need advice for any minor ailments, please see your local Pharmacist.
If you require urgent medical attention, please contact 111.
If you have a life threatening medical emergency please call 999 immediately.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme

Across Suffolk the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.

All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with Guildhall Surgery, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

Covid booster vaccination clinics

 We are working in conjunction with Wickhambrook and Glemsford Surgeries to deliver Covid booster Vaccinations for our patients
These vaccination clinics will be held in November at:
The Old School Hall
Callis Street
Clare C010 8PX
Please do not call the surgery to book an appointment you will receive a text message invitation for you to click on a link and book yourself, or if you do not have a mobile telephone a member of our team will contact you.
Please note you cannot have the booster if you have had a positive Covid PCR test within the last 28 days.
The vaccine you will receive is Pfizer as recommended the JCVI, regardless of what you have received before.
These clinics are for patients that have booked and confirmed their appointment date and time. Please do not attend without doing this as you will be sent away.
Prior to attending the appointment please ensure the following:
• You have no COVID symptoms
• You are not waiting for a PCR test result
On the day of the appointment please ensure:
• You wear a mask
• Wear a sort sleeve top with easy to remove outer clothing
• That you come alone as other people will not be able to come into the hall unless you need aid / support
• You come at the time of your appointment and not early as you will be told to wait until your allocated time
• Please remember that there is a 15 minute observation period after your vaccination
Parking at the Hall is limited but there will be pick up and drop of points and helpers/signs to show you where to go.

23 August 2021- Covid vaccinations for 16-17 year olds

A letter has gone out from NHS England regarding Covid vaccines for all eligible 16-17 year olds.

We will not be doing this at The Guildhall Surgery.

Please click on the link below for details of nearest vaccination sites.

19 July 2021 - Update on ease of restrictions

We thought it would be helpful to clarify the position about attending GP practices post 19 July when all restrictions are expected to ease.

The government announced that legal restrictions requiring the public to wear face coverings indoors will be eased from 19 July along with rules concerning social distancing and the number of people you can meet indoors.

Health and care leaders say while restrictions are being eased in some public places, strict infection control measures need to be followed in healthcare settings.

This will reduce the risk of vulnerable people from becoming infected and help prevent Covid-19 outbreaks that could result in the temporary closure of a surgery.

As such patients and visitors to GP practices across Suffolk and north east Essex will be required to wear face coverings. Any patient who fails to observe these protocols will be asked to do so.

Treating all patients, especially those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, in a clinically safe environment is our top priority and we will do everything we can to ensure this happens.

It will remain a legal requirement for people to self-isolate if they test positive or are told to do so by NHS Test and Trace. Please therefore stay away from the practice if you do test positive for Covid.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are still asking for patients not to come to the surgery, but to call first.

Only come to the surgery if you have been asked to by a member of the Surgery team

If you are asked to attend the surgery, you MUST wear a face covering.

All appointments are currently being dealt with via the telephone.

Please do not put prescription requests in early as they will only be processed when they are due.

If you have a routine query of any kind or need a test result and have internet access, please go to our website and use the eConsult system to contact us.

If you have loss of taste or smell, a temperature or a new continuous cough please self-isolate and follow the latest Government advice on self-isolation and test and trace from the links below.

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse NHS 111 has an online Coronavirus service that can give advice. Only call NHS 111 direct if you are unable to use online service.


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