Wychwood Surgery Covid Vaccination Programme Update 07.04.2021

We are pleased to be able to say that we have offered a first vaccination to nearly all our patients in Groups 1-9. If you are a patient in these Groups and have not received an invitation for vaccination please contact the surgery by emailing Vanessa.newman@nhs.net as soon as possible. If you are unable to email then please contact reception on the usual surgery phone line. Please note that the preferred method of contact us about Covid vaccinations is Vanessa.newman@nhs.net

We are also offering vaccinations to household members of those who are immunosuppressed due to medication or diagnosis. If you think you fall into the immunosuppressed category and you have household members who are 16 or over who have not yet been vaccinated please contact Vanessa.newman@nhs.net and we will look into whether your household members qualify or not. Please note household members must share the same address as the immunosuppressed patient and may be asked to prove this. The immunosuppressed individual must give consent for household members to be contacted in the first instance, again please contact Vanessa.newman@nhs.net for further information.

If you are an informal carer for a relative or friend who relies on you and cannot cope without your “caring” and you have not yet been vaccinated please contact Vanessa.newman@nhs.net giving full details and we will look into this matter further.

2nd dose vaccinations – we are currently well into the programme of 2nd dose vaccinations and if you or a relative reaches 11 weeks since your 1st dose vaccination without being offered an appointment then please contact Vanessa.newman@nhs.net and we will look into this matter urgently.

Please remember that your 2nd dose vaccination should be at the same venue as your 1st dose wherever possible and it must be of the same vaccine.

Covid Vaccination Clinic Patient Health Questionnaire for 2nd Dose

Covid vaccincation 2nd dose health screen form to download.

Wychwood Surgery - Health questionnaire.pdf

Latest update on the Covid Vaccination Campaign 15th February 2021

We have been advised that NHS England will be issuing invitations to all of our Group 5 cohort (those aged 65-69) and that we should not be inviting Group 5 patients for vaccination through Wychwood Surgery.

If you are aged 65-69 and would like your COVID vaccination please follow the instructions you will be given in the invitation from NHS England to book an appointment at one of the local mass vaccination centres. 

We are being allocated limited stock of vaccines and have been directed to invite our group 6 cohorts (those aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions) to be vaccinated with the stock that we do receive.

If you are aged 65-69 and you wish to not attend a mass vaccination centre for some reason please email us at vanessa.newman@nhs.net . Do not phone the surgery directly, the receptionists will not be able to assist you in this regard. If you choose not to visit a mass vaccination centre, it may be a longer wait for you to be vaccinated through the surgery. Please note the vaccinations for Wychwood Surgery patients are taking place at Chipping Norton Health Centre. 


Prioritisation group 6 – those aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions

All of our group 6 cohort will be sent a text message with a link to book their appointment. If you cannot use the link for some reason or if you do not have a mobile number registered with the practice we will be making a phone call to you to book the appointment, do NOT contact the surgery.  We will be following up any patient who has not either booked an appointment or declined the invitation.  If you have recently changed your mobile number or think that the practice does not hold this information please email vanessa.newman@nhs.net with the details.


Prioritisation group 6 – Adult unpaid carers

If you are an adult unpaid carer (those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill) – please email us at vanessa.newman@nhs.net with the word CARER in the title. We have many patients recorded as carers however sometimes circumstances change and these records are not always up to date. If you let us know you are a carer/you remain a carer still, we will be able to invite you for vaccination. Please give us the details (with the persons consent) of who you care for, including their name, date of birth, a contact telephone number and also which GP surgery they are registered with.  Please do not contact the surgery unless you do not have access to an email account.


Second dose queries

We have just received notification of when we are expecting to receive deliveries to administer second doses. We will aim to invite patients for vaccination around 11 weeks post their first dose.  Please do not contact us we will contact you about booking your 2nd dose appointment. 


Flu Immunisation

If you are > 65 years old or 18-64 years old and are considered “at risk” please contact reception on 01993 831061 to book an appointment for your flu immunisation.

For further information on who should have the flu vaccine please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/ or contact the surgery.

Patients in the 50-64 years old age group can book an appointment for their flu immunisation from 14th December 2020.  Please contact reception on 01993 831061 to book an appointment.  Do not turn up at the surgery unless you have booked a prior appointment.


NHS 111 First

tAs you will be aware Oxfordshire launched the new NHS 111 first service today. Now, people who need urgent clinical advice but aren’t in a life-threatening emergency are encouraged to contact NHS 111 first before attending their local Emergency Department.They will then be assessed and, if appropriate, booked into either the John Radcliffe or Horton General Hospital Emergency Department for treatment.For more information, visit the OUH NHS 111 First webpage.

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Booking an appointment at Wychwood Surgery!

Patients are reminded that currently all GP appointments will be triaged by a telephone consult with a GP &, if they think that you need to be seen face to face, you will be given an appointment. For some health matters or medication reviews, we may be able to help you over the telephone. 


If you need to speak to a GP, call the surgery between 08.15 & 17.00 & a receptionist will give you further instructions. Please note that the receptionist will ask for details of the nature of your call so that the GP can prioritise his/her calls.


This form of appointment is likely to be the norm for some months to come.

If you are unwell or have symptoms you are concerned about please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.  We are adhering to Social Distancing guidelines as required by the NHS and Public Health England and are trying to keep footfall in the surgery to a minimum. 


If you require a blood test or appointment with the nurse or Healthcare Assistant these appointments must also be prebooked by contacting reception. 

In line with government and NHS recommendations we are now asking that all patients, members of the public and contractors entering the Wychwood Premises adhere to the following instructions.


With effect from Monday, 15th June 2020 we are asking all patients, members of the public and contractors to wear face coverings before they enter the Wychwood Surgery premises, this will include those visiting Wychwood Pharmacy.  Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times during your visit unless you are advised otherwise by a member of the practice team.

Please bring your own face covering with you as the practice will not be able to supply these for you.

Very young children, disabled people, or those who have breathing difficulties and respiratory problems that may be exacerbated by wearing a face covering are exempted from this requirement.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our patients and volunteers for their patience during these difficult times. 


The Management team


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