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Covid Vaccine/Booster Clinics

By appointment only (no walk ins)

Where/when?

We are running our next covid vaccine/booster clinic at our Long Hanborough Surgery on Fridays between 08:30-13:00. This clinic is by appointment only.

How to book?

Bookings can only be made online and we ask that you do not call reception to book in. 

To register for the NHS app, simply search in your app store on a smart device or follow this link to access the desktop version https://www.nhsapp.service.nhs.uk/login

Who can attend?

The clinic is open to anyone who is eligible for a booster over the age of 18 but must be a registered patient of the practice. To check your eligibility please follow this link. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/

This clinic is also open to those who are due for 2nd doses but must be a registered patient of the practice & over the age of 18.

An important message from Eynsham Medical Group

Due to sickness and isolation, we have very few Patient Care Advisors (PCA) to staff reception at the moment. Therefore, at various times throughout this week, the reception desk at either site will not have a staff member to help you.

If you need to contact a PCA please do so by phone. 

If you have an appointment with a nurse or Health Care Assistant please use the self-check in screen available in the waiting room.

If you have a face-to-face appointment with a doctor please take a seat in the waiting room and someone will come to collect you.

If you need to contact our PCA staff please ring either of our usual numbers; 

01993 881330

01865 881206

Patient Access Emails
9 Nov, 2021

EMIS Health have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received Covid passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.

They would like to share the following guidance from Patient Access:

  • EMIS Health advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender; all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in @patientaccess.com.
  • EMIS Health advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here: https://www.patientaccess.com/security
  • EMIS Health strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.
  • Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. They do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.
National Institute of Health Research and Royal College of General Practitioners practice research award

Eynsham Medical Group has been nationally acclaimed at the Royal College of General Practitioners conference by being awarded the annual  National Institute of Health Research and Royal College of General Practitioners practice research award. 

A joint application was entered with the Windrush Medical Practice in Witney for the research work that the two practices have worked on collaboratively. In the last year, the research work has primarily been on Covid-19 treatments and vaccine studies, but the practices do get involved in a wide range of research. Dr. Ian Binnian, as GP lead on research at Eynsham, received the award jointly with Dr. Nick Thomas from the Windrush Medical Practice. 

The practices employ practice nurses, a research manager and research assistants to specially work on these studies. The practices are very grateful to our patient population who become involved in these studies, and help drive forward the research work which can then translate into future medical treatments and health policies in the UK and globally. 

For further information please click on this link from the National Institute of Health Research:

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/oxfordshire-gp-practices-honoured-for-covid-19-research/28946

Infection Prevention Risk Assessment - updated 27/10/2021

RISK ASSESSMENT

The infection control team has completed a risk assessment of the 'updated UK health security agency advice. 

At present Covid infection rates are at a very high level.  This is resulting in increased hospital admissions, long term health problems (Long Covid). 

Staff being off sick and isolating due to Covid has a huge negative effect on our ability to maintain our patient services.

We need to protect our often vulnerable patients but this also applies to all patients and ensures they feel safe to attend the surgery if needed.

Considering all of this we have concluded that we will maintain our current social distancing measures of 2 meters between people and not 1 meter as advised in the new guidance.  We will continue to adhere to the other measures laid out in the guidance. 

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