News

Prescribing changes

From 1st September 2020 pharmacies will no longer be able to order your medication for you.  Patients can order their medication from the practice in the following ways:
  • Online - registration forms are available from reception (proxy access can be given to family or carers with the patients consent - see the receptionist for details)
  • NHS App - you can register to use the NHS App this is another form of online access.
  • Using the practice prescription e-mail - nel.b81031-prescriptions@nhs.net (remember to include three identifiers on the e-mail)
  • In person - drop your request off to the ground floor reception desk or through the post box found on the ground floor (this is emptied at least twice a day)
  • By post - send your request in the post along with stamped addressed envelope if you would like us to post it back to you
  • By telephone - the order line is currently open from 09:30 - 16:00

If none of these options are suitable please talk to the receptionists about an alternative - REMEMBER we need 48 working hours to process your request.

We will still be able to send your prescription electronically to your nominated pharmacy - this is not changing.

COVID Vaccine

Most people will be aware of the news about the approval of one of the COVID Vaccines (the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine) announced nationally today. This is very welcome news and we will be working with our NHS and council colleagues to get the vaccine to those eligible as soon as it is available. Patients will be contacted when the vaccine is available to them.  Please do not contact your GP practice regarding the COVID vaccine.

UPDATE 21/12/2020

The UK vaccination programme is being rolled out in phases and over the next few weeks and months many more clinics will be established to provide vaccinations.

The national Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has determined the priority order for people receiving vaccinations and in this initial phase we are focusing on the over 80s, care home residents and care home staff. Vaccinations of the over 80s and care home staff are underway and the vaccination of care home residents will also begin soon. Everyone in the UK will be offered a vaccination, however the whole programme of work will take months to complete due to its scale and complexity.

We appreciate that many people are enthusiastic about having a vaccination and in the Humber Coast and vale region we are working hard to vaccinate people as quickly as we can in line with the JCVI prioritisation.

UPDATE 11/01/2021

We are delighted to be offering the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients, with the rollout well underway as we vaccinate our more vulnerable patients, care home residents and staff first.

We understand there is a huge amount of interest in the vaccine however, please do not contact the Practice to book an appointment. The vaccination programme will take months, it will not happen in a few days. Please be patient, do not worry, no one will be excluded from the programme and when it is the right time for you to be vaccinated, we will contact you to book your appointments. In the meantime, do continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.

You can get information about the COVID-19 Vaccination online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination.

UPDATE 02/02/2021

How to get your COVID-19 vaccination

Currently those people at risk of serious illness from coronavirus in the priority groups 1 – 4 are being contacted by the NHS in a range of ways to book an appointment. 

You may already have been contacted by your own practice or somebody working on their behalf to offer you an appointment at one of the local designated primary care centres. They are currently working through the eligible cohorts and you will be contacted when it is your turn. 

However, local people may also receive a letter from the National NHS Vaccination Booking Service offering them to book their vaccine with the national system at a nearby vaccination centre or community pharmacy. If you have not already got an appointment, you can book in this way if you wish to. 

If you receive a letter from the NHS to book with the national system and you have already had your vaccination, or you already have an appointment booked at a local primary care centre, then please ignore the letter. Please ensure that you keep any appointments that you have already booked.

Christmas Opening Times 2020

Monday 21st December 08:00 to 18:30
Tuesday 22nd December        08:00 to 18:30
Wednesday 23rd December   08:00 to 18:30
Thursday 24th December

08:00 to 18:30

(we will not be closing at 13:00 - 14:00)

Friday 25th December Closed
Saturday 26th December Closed
Sunday 27th December Closed
Monday 28th December Closed
Tuesday 29th December 08:00 to 18:30
Wednesday 30th December 08:00 to 18:30
Thursday 31st December

08:00 to 18:30

(we will not be closing at 13:00 - 14:00)

Friday 1st January Closed
Saturday 2nd January Closed
Sunday 3rd January Closed
Monday 4th January Open as normal from 08:00
 
 

 

Ordering your medication over the holiday period

Remember to check you have enough medication to see yourself over the Christmas and New Year period, though we will be open until 18:30 on 24th December it is always a good idea to order your medication a few days early to allow for any complications.