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Surgery Closed for Essential Training Wednesday 13th October from 13:00

Please note our surgery telephone lines and surgery doors will be closed from 13:00 Wednesday 13th October and will both re open at 08:00 Thursday 14th October. If you require urgent medical attention during these closed times please contact NHS111

** URGENT NEWS ABOUT BLOOD TESTS **

There is a national shortage of blood bottles which is expected to last until at least 17th September 2021. This is affecting every healthcare service provider. We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests.

Please note that as a practice we will:

1. Review all of the required blood tests to determine those that can safely be delayed 

2. Advise you if we feel that you urgently require having blood taken to assist your treatment

3. Add your name to a waiting list so we have your details to be able to re-arrange your blood test

4. Advise you when the situation changes

Thank you for your co-operation and patience, this is something completely out of our control

FLU VACCINATIONS 2021

If you are aged over 50 or aged between 18 & 50, have a chronic disease or are a carer you are eligible to have your free Flu vaccination.

We are pleased to announce you can now book for your Flu Vaccination for the Flu season 2021. You can book an appointment on-line for our Flu Clinic being held at the surgery on Saturday 9th October from 08:30. You must have a booked appointment to attend this clinic.

If you are unable to book the appointment on-line please contact the surgery on 01246 456938 preferably in an afternoon when our phone lines are less busy where our reception team will book the appointment for you.

Important Notice to all our patients

Despite the lifting of restrictions from Monday 19th July 2021, it will continue to be a MANDATORY requirement for a face covering or face shield to be worn when visiting us at Whittington Moor Surgery unless a VALID exemption exists.

The Health and Safety of both our patients and staff remains our priority. Thank you for your co-operation.

Recruiting Now for new members for our Patient Participation Group

Have your say about your practice.

We are currently recruiting additional members for our patient participation group (You must be a fully registered patient here at Whittington Moor Surgery)

We meet every quarter (we are currently organising the meetings via zoom); where we discuss potential new services the practice may be looking at providing, we keep you updated with any staffing changes and updates from the PCN (Primary Care Network). The patients also have the opportunity to raise points to be added to the agenda.  

Interested ??  If you would like to register your interest in becoming a member please send this via our email address admin.whittingtonmoor@nhs.net 

Covid-19 Vaccination/Vaccination passport queries

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 
  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had two vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take seven working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.


When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

Domestic Abuse

The Government has published guidance on domestic abuse and how people can get help during the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help 

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