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Covid-19 vaccinations - 01 June 2021
Since December 2020, we have worked with other local practices to help provide COVID-19 vaccinations for patients in the priority groups. Regretfully, to ensure we can meet the needs of all our patients going forward, we are not able to continue offering this service for the next phase of the vaccination programme (people aged under 50).
We are still providing second vaccinations for people in the priority groups who had their first dose at Alwoodley Medical Centre and will contact you when your second vaccination is due. The second dose is really important to make sure you get the maximum amount of protection against Covid-19 so please book your appointment as soon as you hear from us. If you prefer, you can book your second vaccination at a community vaccination centre or pharmacy by using the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
How to book your first vaccination
If you are eligible for your vaccination and would like to book an appointment, please visit the National Booking Service website. If you are not able to book online you can call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.
Vaccinations are available at the following centres across the city:
Elland Road Community Vaccination Centre, Leeds
The Village Hotel Leeds North, Headingley
The Village Hotel Leeds South, Morley
Superdrug, The Merrion Centre, Leeds
Bramley Village Health & Wellbeing Centre, Bramley
The Grange Medical Centre, Seacroft
Wetherby Town Hall, Wetherby
St Mary's Parochial Hall, Middleton
St Martins GP practice, Chapeltown
Your practice is delighted to be part of the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS. They are balancing this programme with continuing to be open and managing your other clinical needs. Please do be reassured that if you need medical attention, your practice is here for you and will determine how to best support you, based on your symptoms.
Your NHS services have a range of measures in place to keep you safe from COVID-19 including regular cleaning of patient areas and social distancing. Please ensure you wear a face covering to your appointment
Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients where there is a clinical need. You will be asked to first discuss your conditions over the phone or online with a member of the healthcare team to assess what would be most appropriate for you and which practice member would best provide it.
Online consultation requests for non-urgent help can be made at any time. They will be responded to as soon as possible, usually within two working days. (see link to e-Reception).
Alternatively, visit the local pharmacy for clinical advice on minor health concerns. https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/pharmacy/find-a-pharmacy
The NHS is vaccinating those people who experts have agreed will benefit from it the most. A vaccination programme of this size and scale will still take some time to roll out in full.
Please be assured that everyone who needs the vaccine will be offered it. The NHS will be in touch with you when it is your turn to be vaccinated. Please don’t call us before you are invited. In the meantime, you can get information about the COVID-19 Vaccination online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination
The NHS is here for you when you need us. If you’re worried you might have symptoms of cancer or any other concerns about your health please call your GP practice or NHS 111. Please do not leave anything to chance, your NHS – including your GP practice - is still here for you.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) –
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
Testing for Coronavirus
Testing is now open to any member of the public with COVID-19 symptoms by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119 to book a test
Winter illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs can easily be treated at home with medicines available at low cost from your local pharmacy - no GP appointment or prescription required.
Winter medicine cabinet essentials include:
- pain relief (paracetamol)
- cough and sore throat remedies
- first aid kit
- upset stomach treatment
- rehydration treatment
- heartburn and indigestion treatment
Having these winter essentials at hand will not only save you time and help you to feel better quicker, but help save the NHS much needed resources.
Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you – no appointment needed. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends.
Find a pharmacy near you by visiting the NHS website
NHS 111 is much more than a helpline – if you’re worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser.
Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or even a GP, and can arrange face-to-face appointments if they think you need one.
They are also able to book you an appointment at your GP Practice.
NHS 111 advisers can also assess if you need an ambulance and send one immediately.
Extended Access Video - What does it mean?
DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR OUR ON-LINE SERVICES FOR ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS AND BOOKING APPOINTMENTS
You can now order your repeat prescription by email on email@example.com
Patients are encouraged to sign up for online ordering: To sign up you are required to produce photographic identification such as your passport; driving license or a bus pass and proof of address such as utility bill or bank statement to the GP surgery. You will then be issued a personalised online log in and a password which should only be used by you to access your repeat orders. (If you require a family member or carer’s assistance when ordering please highlight this to the surgery staff when registering). This is a very straight forward process and will allow you to access your repeat orders at a time convenient to you, 24 hours a day.
Welcome to Meanwood Group Practice
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription book or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
There is disabled parking and access for the disabled to the surgery from the surgery car park.
Meanwood Health Centre is a purpose built, recently refurbished Leeds Community Trust owned building which is compliant with DDA and Infection control.
The treatment room we use for procedures has been specifically equipped and is large enough to accommodate patients with disabilities, wheelchair users and carers.
We have access to Language Line and Sign Language for translation services, male and female surgeons and appointments throughout the week and after 5.30 pm.
All clinical and nursing staff have mandatory training in equity and diversity and safeguarding.
The Health Centre is owned by the Leeds Community Healthcare Trust and the GP Practice is a tenant in the building. There a a number of other services in the building including, Podiatry, Musculoskeletal and Physiotherapy services, Speech Thereapy, Midwifery and the building also hosts a number of other services including the Travel Clinic.
PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR OLD BYPASS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (2618510)
(Site updated 09/06/2021)