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Welcome to Huntcliff Surgery

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 IF YOU REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILE THE SURGERY IS CLOSED PLEASE CONTACT 111

The Practice will be closed on Saturday's for the foreseeable future, if you require medical attention whilst the practice is closed please contact 111

COVID VACCINATIONS

Who is being vaccinated next?

The NHS is prioritising vaccinating those experts have agreed will benefit from having it the most.

From Monday 15th February, people in cohorts 5 and 6 are being invited by the NHS to have their

vaccine.

These are:

Cohort 5 - all those 65 years of age and over

Cohort 6 - all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

Local GP vaccination services are focusing initially on the clinically vulnerable from cohort 6 because

of the relationship between general practice and those with long term conditions, and continuity of

care.

Patients who meet the criteria for a learning disability have been added to the current cohort for vaccination. Please do not call us; we will call you to invite you for your vaccination. You can find out more here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/

People may also receive a letter from the National Booking Service inviting them to book at a Large

Vaccination Centre.

People may wish to wait a little while until they receive an invitation from their own GP practice as this

is likely to be closer to where they live and might be more convenient depending on individual

circumstances.

We know people are very keen to have their vaccine but remember it might be more convenient to

wait for your local vaccination service run by GPs to get in touch.

People should not be worried about travelling to a large vaccination centre, everyone in the priority

cohorts who wants to have a vaccination can do so from their local GP vaccination service.

If you want to wait to be called by your local GP vaccination service then don’t respond to the national

booking service invitation.

The way the cohorts are being invited may result in a younger person with an underlying health

condition being offered an appointment before someone in the over 65 year age group. This doesn't

mean you have been missed so please wait until the NHS contacts you.

In the meantime the message remains the same - the NHS will be in contact with you when the time is

right for you to be invited for your vaccine. Please do not contact the NHS, please wait for the NHS to

contact you.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine

www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

Patients can order prescriptions and/or book appointments online. To register for these services:

  • You will be required to complete an on-line access form and show address confirmation such as a utility bill and also photo ID, such as a passport or photo driving licence to a member of the administration team at Huntcliff Surgery.
  • You will then be issued with an access code and registration instructions.

  • This is a quick and easy process and need only be done once. 

  • Registered users will be provided with a password, which will be required to sign in.

Once signed up you can book appointments here or order prescriptions here.

Appointments onlinePrescriptions Online

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Our Practice’s main objective is ensuring that our patients receive the optimum level of care available. Our Practice Mission Statement is as follows:-

Our wish is to accommodate the needs of our patients while promoting self-reliance. There is an emphasis on the prevention of illness while maintaining the traditional values of family medicine. We hope to provide a friendly personalised service.

We are a training practice for the Teesside branch of the Northern Deanery of the University of Newcastle which means you may see a different GP registrar in the surgery every 6 months. Training is carried out by Dr Fish. Dr Fish gives valuable tuition to these fully qualified doctors who are gaining experience in a general practice setting.

(Site updated 01/03/2021)
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