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Station House Surgery Closure Dates

The Surgery (including Dispensary) will be closed for mandatory training from 1pm on:

Wednesday 21st April 2021

Thursday 20th May 2021

The practice will re-open as normal at 8.00am the following day

Please check you have sufficient medication supplied whilst we are closed

If you have Coronavirus symptoms or are living with someone who has, you are advised to self isolate for 7 or 14 days respectively. Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ to obtain an isolation notice for your employer. You do not need to contact the practice.

 

 

 

Coronavirus

REGISTER FOR YOUR FIRST VACCINATION IN KENDAL. All Groups 1-9 (Over 50s and clinically vulnerable) are eligible to receive their first dose vaccination. If you haven't got an appointment yet, please register your details here, and we will contact you with a link to book an appointment.

Kendal’s Mass Vaccination Site has now been launched on the top floor of  Westmorland Shopping Centre.

Kendal Primary Care Network will also be vaccinating in the units next to this site and sharing some of it’s resources.

Here are some of the common questions we are asked:

1. Is Kendal primary Care Network (KPCN) still vaccinating patients or is the Mass Vaccination Site (MSV) taking over now?

a) KPCN will still be vaccinating patients. We anticipate most of the vaccinations happening at the Westmorland Shopping Centre site, as parking, public transport, access and movement around the site is easier. It also allows us to share resources such as stewards.  

2. Will this mean more vaccine being available?

a) Yes, MVSs vaccine comes from a different ‘stream’ to the KPCN one, so we expect more vaccine to be available to our patients.

3. If someone has had their first vaccine with KPCN, can they get their second with them?

a) Patients should have both doses of vaccine from the same site.

4. If patients have already booked into the Mass Vaccination site before we call them to book their appointment, can we book them to our site instead?

a) Patients are free to cancel appointments – either with KPCN or the MVS – as they wish.

b) To reduce waste in the system, patients should ensure that they cancel both 1st and 2nd MVS site appointments should they wish to be vaccinated with ourselves.

5. Why are patients with an appointment with us being contacted by the MVS and visa versa?

a) The Community (KPCN) system and the MVS system are COMPLETELY independent. We can see, within a couple of days, if a patient has been vaccinated, but neither side can see if a patient has an appointment.

6. Will we still be using Captain French?

a) The mass vac site doesn’t have adequate seating for Pfizer vaccination. We also have patients who have had a vaccine at Captain French Surgery (CFS).

COVID VACCINATION ADVICE

Patients who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 Vaccination will be invited to book an appointment.

It is really important that you make arrangements to have the vaccine once invited so that together we can return to some state of normal. If you have not received a letter, phone call or text message to book a vaccine, please do not worry, we will notify everyone in priority order when the vaccine becomes available. We would be grateful if you do not telephone the practice or hospital, please wait to be invited.

For the latest news on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Kendal please visit https://www.kendalprimarycare.network/kendalvcovid/

STATION HOUSE SURGERY APPOINTMENTS

We are continuing to provide access to a doctor or nurse if you need this.

1. A full telephone triage system is in operation. The clinician will speak to you on the telephone in the first instance to assess what you need. 

2. Face to Face appointments will be offered by the clinician if he feels you need to be seen.

3. Please contact Reception on 01539 772660 if you need an appointment for to see or speak to a nurse or require a blood test.

4. On-line appointment bookings are currently suspended.



Please do not attend the surgery if you have COVID symptoms.

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you have any of these symptoms, get a test to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result.

We are working in extraordinary and uncertain times and recognise that the significant steps we are taking will cause disruption. We are continuing to follow Pubic Health England guidance and will make further changes as the situation develops.

We wish to reassure you that we are working extremely hard during this challenging and unsettling time to ensure that we provide a safe service to all our patients and staff.  

Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ if you need an isolation notice to give to your employer. You do not need to contact the practice.

If you need to speak to a GP or other healthcare professional please ring the surgery as usual 01539 722660

Find latest Coronavirus information and advice at

  www. Gov.uk or  www.NHS.UK

Rescue Packs

We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating (especially on social media) regarding special "rescue packs" of antibiotics and oral steroids for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or even for those who don't have these conditions).

We would like to reassure you that patients who suffer with severe respiratory conditions already have these in place (along with the instructions on how to use them). Oral steroids are powerful medicines and any decision to use them would need careful evaluation by a prescriber, usually a doctor or respiratory specialist nurse. 

Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack unless this is something that has been previously agreed and prescribed by your medical team. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call 111 (online services should be used as a first choice) before doing anything else

Privacy Notice  - update COVID 19

Station House Surgery is committed to protecting your personal information. In the fight against this global pandemic we are currently working with all of our partners in Health and Social Care to ensure information is shared with the right people at the right time to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Data Protection rules will not hinder the sharing of personal information during these unprecedented times and we will continue to process information in accordance with national law and GDPR.

The processing of personal information relating to this is necessary for reasons of planning and providing health and social care to both individual data subjects and is in the substantial public interest in the area of public health and specifically to support the control of an epidemic. For more detailed information regarding the lawful basis to undertake these activities please see the links below: 



 
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