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Covid update - 24.01.2022
Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.
From the 27th January 2022 nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the Covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people.
Thank you for you patience and understanding.
Update on the COVID-19 booster programme - 13th December 2021
Across Sussex 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. We have been offering more than 80,000 appointments a week and in the last two weeks we have increased the number of available appointments by more than 10,000 a week. 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 Park Practice, 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.
See more about the vaccination programme in Sussex, including the vaccination services: COVID-19 vaccinations - Sussex Health & Care Partnership (sussexhealthandcare.uk)
Missing or incorrect Covid-19 vaccination records
Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS)
The Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) aims to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England or abroad, who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England.
If a patient believes they have missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data, please ring 119 (option 1 then option 4) and ask the call agent to make a referral to the VDRS team. They will respond within five working days.
Please note: 119 and VDRS call agents will not provide clinical advice.
Covid Pass - please follow the link below
Covid-19 Vaccinations: Booster doses - Update
The practice continues to work in partnership with South Downs Health and Care (SDHC) to provide our patients with COVID-19 Vaccines. This model allows SDHC to provide the Vaccination service in full and allows us to ensure that the practice continues to focus on patient care and continues to provide the significant number of appointments that we do every week for GP services.
We are aware that patients are receiving letters for 3rd dose Covid 19 vaccines and letters for boosters, as well as the public announcement to book your appointment if you are over six months. The practice is working with our local GP Federation South Downs Health and Care (SDHC). They will be in contact with patients who are 6 months post second dose, or need a third dose, via text messaging or letters inviting you to attend the vaccination centre at The Crumbles, Pevensey Bay Rd, Eastbourne BN23 6JH. Please do not contact the practice as we have no further information. You can email SDHC on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07933821551 for further information following your invitation. Please be advised that SDHC are experiencing an extremely high volume of queries and we would ask for your patience at this time, so please wait for them to make contact with you. The practice phone lines are extremely busy with regular practice demands.
The booster programme commences today and the key messages are:
- Please wait to be contacted by SDHC or the NHS England Team, the practice team is unable to provide any further information or book you in directly for the vaccine
- As with the previous vaccines those aged 80 years old and over will be invited first, working down the age groups to 50 years old, as well as those who are in the clinically extremely vulnerable group. The current aim is to have those aged over 70 years old vaccinated by 14th November and those between 50 – 70 years old by the end of 2021.
- You will be invited by SDHC via letter (for those without mobiles), text messages or phone calls
- If you are housebound and this is known to your practice, SDHC will be in touch with you to organise a home visit
- Important – If you are unable to attend an appointment that has been given to you by SDHC, you do NOT need to take any action, you do NOT need to contact SDHC or the practice, patients who do not attend are contacted again in due course with another appointment.
- The current location of the site is The Harbour Community Centre, The Crumbles, Pevensey Bay Rd, Eastbourne, BN23 6JH. Plans are being considered to ensure those who may find it difficult to travel to the site can have local access, however this may take a few weeks to come to fruition and it is therefore advised that those who are invited and can travel to the site should do so to avoid any delays in receiving the vaccine
Flu vaccines 2021
We are now taking bookings for flu vaccines - please call the surgery on 01323 502200 to arrange your appointment.
Please see the information leaflets below on our flu vaccines this year
Over 65 vaccine information
Under 65 vaccine information
Nasal Flu vaccine information
Covid-19 Latest Information - Please see the Covid-19 information section located to the right hand side.
We are unable to supply face coverings and ask all patients to kindly bring their own. Face masks can be brought from most pharmacies, supermarkets and online. There is also a number of guides online on how to make your own face covering at home with little or no expense. Please see the following link for some suggestions from the BBC website.
Make at home face coverings
Park Practice supports the national cancer screening programmes. We actively encourage our patients to accept any invitations they receive and if you miss such an appointment you may receive communication directly from our clinicians asking you to reconsider taking part and providing the information you need to book a new appointment. Below are the links you need if you require any further information on the current programmes –
Bowel Screening –
Breast Screening –
Cervical Screening –
If you have any concerns or questions about screening please do not hesitate to contact the practice or speak to one of our clinicians.
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Practice Mission Statement
To cultivate a caring, happy, empowered and resilient team with the knowledge, skills and professionalism to deliver high quality, effective, person-centered, pro-active, responsive and timely care.
To make efficient use of all resources and develop the team to enable a focus on high quality, job satisfaction and work-life balance.
To strengthen and develop partnerships with other stakeholders to support the delivery of high quality health and social care to the local population.
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