Downland Practice Update 5 Jan 2021

Dear All,

Work on the COVID-19 Vaccination Hub based at the Newbury Racecourse is underway and it is likely that patients will be booked in for COVID_19 vaccination once delivery dates of the vaccine are confirmed.  These clinics will be held at the Newbury Racecourse.  Please do not contact the surgery to book in for a COVID-19 vaccination, the practice staff will contact those patients who are eligible.  For all patients who are healthcare workers, we will require you to bring your work ID badges to your appointment as confirmation of your position.  The vaccination clinic will likely be fairly short notice once we receive confirmation of vaccine delivery.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who have came forward to help at the Vaccination Hub, we have had 74 names put forward, including 52 to help in administration, 12 Healthcare workers, 6 medical administrators and 4 First aiders.  The practice will be in touch with these people later today to advise them of the next steps.

Lockdown January 2021 – Lockdown is upon us again, the Pharmacy Team are working on the medication delivery scheme that we had in place during the first lockdown in March 2020.  This scheme will be reduced to include only those patients who are shielding or are too frail to collect their own medications.  More details will emerge in the next few weeks as we get in touch with the local volunteers who worked on this project the last time.

Kind Regards

Practice Manager