Monthly Archives: February 2021

First Contact Physio now available at DHC

You can now see specialist Physiotherapist Nicki at Deddington Health Centre instead of a GP. Booking an initial telephone consultation with First Contact Physio gives you faster access to expert diagnosis along with advice and exercises you need to start tackling the problem. Nicki can also refer you on to hospital services where necessary, order tests and write prescriptions.

First Contact Physio will:

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening
  • Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary.

First Contact Physiotherapists can deal with any of the following problems:

  • Soft tissue, muscle and joint pain
  • Strains or sports injuries
  • Arthritis – any joint
  • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, eg tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
  • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
  • Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, eg pins and needles or numbness

Please speak to the Patient Services Team to book a telephone triage appointment with our specialist physiotherapist.

Vaccination Update 15th February 2021

Prioritisation groups 1-4

We have now invited all of our patients within the first 4 prioritisation groupings for vaccination and these vaccinations were completed on Sunday 14th February, this means that we have vaccinated around 10,000 patients within our Primary Care Network.

If you are in these groups and have not been vaccinated and would like to be then please email admin.deddington@nhs.net with the subject heading of ‘Group 1-4 requesting a vaccine’.

Prioritisation group 5 – those aged 65-69

We have been advised that NHS England will be issuing invitations to all of our group 5 cohorts (those aged 65-69) that have not already been vaccinated and that we should not be inviting group 5 patients for vaccination at our clinics at Chipping Norton Health Centre.

If you are aged 65-69 and would like your COVID vaccination please follow the instructions you will be given in the invitation from NHS England to book an appointment at one of the local mass vaccination centres.

We are being allocated limited stock of vaccines and have been directed to invite our group 6 cohorts (those aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions) to be vaccinated with the stock that we do receive.

If you are aged 65-69 and are not able to not attend a mass vaccination centre for some reason please email us at admin.deddington@nhs.net with the subject heading of ‘Cannot attend max vaccination centre’ and include the details of why you cannot attend the max vaccination centre. Do not phone Deddington Health Centre or Chipping Norton Health Centre, the reception team will not be able to assist you in this regard. If you choose not to visit a mass vaccination centre, it may be a longer wait for you to be vaccinated at Chipping Norton Health Centre.

Prioritisation group 6 – those aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions or carers

All of our group 6 cohorts will be sent a text message with a link to book their appointment. If you cannot use the link for some reason, please do not call Deddington Health Centre or Chipping Norton Health Centre, we will be making a follow up phone call to you anyway.

JCVI priority Cohort 6 includes ‘all individuals aged 16 years to 65 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality’. This also includes those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

When you have your appointment booked please print and complete the form at the following link and take this form to your appointment with you, www.deddingtonsurgery.co.uk/patient-covid-19-suitability-assessment-form/

There are no current plans for vaccines to be done at Deddington Health Centre or for choosing which vaccine to have at any clinic, we will update this notice if either of those change. Deliveries are currently at short notice and so we may contact you to attend at short notice for your vaccine.

We are waiting for further guidance on second dose vaccines and will update this notice when we know more, patients will be contacted when we are able to offer second doses of the vaccine.

Updated 15th February 2021

JVCI Priority Groups

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults – completed
  • All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers – completed
  • All those 75 years of age and over – completed
  • All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age) – completed
  • All those 65 years of age and over – NHS England are inviting to max vaccination centres if not yet vaccinated
  • Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group – invitations started 15/02/21
  • All those 60 years of age and over
  • All those 55 years of age and over
  • All those 50 years of age and over
  • Rest of the population (to be determined)

COVID-19 Vaccine Suitability Assessment

Please complete the below form, with the information provided being used to assess your suitability to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please complete the below form, with the information provided being used to assess your suitability to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccination Update 8th February 2021

Invitations for COVID-19 vaccinations

Across the country COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered to everyone over the age of 70 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. So far, most patients vaccinated from this practice have received their vaccination at Chipping Norton Health Centre. To speed up vaccinations being given, mass vaccination sites are opening up and some pharmacies are offering the jab; these are being managed nationally. Letters are being sent directly to patients aged over 70 and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable who have not yet had their vaccination.

If you receive one of these letters it will provide the information you need to book your vaccination at one of these sites. You will be able to do this by phone or online. This may mean you get your vaccination sooner but you may need to travel further. You can choose to have the vaccine in one of our clinics.

We have now invited all patients in the top 4 priority groups below. If you are in one of the top 4 groups and have not received an invitation and would like to have the vaccine at our clinics running at Chipping Norton Health Centre this week please call us on 01869 338611.

Whichever option you choose, it is important to be aware that you will need to have your second dose at the same place where you had your first dose and this cannot be changed.

There are no current plans for vaccines to be done at Deddington Health Centre or for choosing which vaccine to have at the clinic, we will update this notice if either of those change. Deliveries are currently at short notice and so we may contact you to attend at short notice for your vaccine.

We are now starting to send out electronic invitations to book appointments where we have a mobile telephone number for patients, this is a national system approved for use by NHS Digital and will significantly help to reduce the workload for our practice teams. Patients will just need to make their booking using their DOB. If we do not have a mobile telephone number we will try to call a home number, it is important to provide us with up to date contact details so that we can book your appointments as efficiently as possible.

We are waiting for further guidance on second dose vaccines and will update this notice when we know more, patients will be contacted when we are able to offer second doses of the vaccine.

JVCI Priority Groups

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults – completed
  • All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers – completed
  • All those 75 years of age and over – completed
  • All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age) – clinics running this week, all invitations completed
  • All those 65 years of age and over
  • Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group
  • All those 60 years of age and over
  • All those 55 years of age and over
  • All those 50 years of age and over
  • Rest of the population (to be determined)

COVID Vaccination Update 2nd February 2021

Invitations for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Across the country COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered to everyone over the age of 70 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. So far, most patients vaccinated from this practice have received their vaccination at Chipping Norton Health Centre. To speed up vaccinations being given, mass vaccination sites are opening up and some pharmacies are offering the jab; these are being managed nationally. Letters are being sent directly to patients aged over 70 and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable who have not yet had their vaccination.

If you receive one of these letters it will provide the information you need to book your vaccination at one of these sites. You will be able to do this by phone or online. This may mean you get your vaccination sooner but you may need to travel further.

If you prefer, you can wait to be contacted by us and have your vaccination at Chipping Norton Health Centre. We are making really good progress and expect all patients over 70 to have had their vaccination by mid-February.

Whichever option you choose, it is important to be aware that you will need to have your second dose at the same place where you had your first dose and this cannot be changed.

We have vaccinated all of our care homes residents and staff, housebound patients, those aged 80 and over and are about to complete vaccinations for those aged 75-79 and those patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable. This means we can now start to invite those who are in the 70-74 age bracket. Please do not call the Practice about your COVID vaccine as we are busy dealing with our patients who require GP or nurse appointments and calling patients in our current priority group to book them in.

There are no current plans for vaccines to be done at Deddington Health Centre or for choosing which vaccine to have at the clinic, we will update this notice if either of those change. Deliveries are currently at short notice and so we may contact you to attend at short notice for your vaccine.

We are now starting to send out electronic invitations to book appointments where we have a mobile telephone number for patients, this is a national system approved for use by NHS Digital and will significantly help to reduce the workload for our practice teams. Patients will just need to make their booking using their DOB. If we do not have a mobile telephone number we will try to call a home number, it is important to provide us with up to date contact details so that we can book your appointments as efficiently as possible.

We are waiting for further guidance on second dose vaccines and will update this notice when we know more, patients will be contacted when we are able to offer second doses of the vaccine.

Updated 2nd February 2021

  • 1. Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults – completed
  • 2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers – we have now offered a vaccine to all patients aged 80 and over.
    We are working centrally within Oxfordshire to offer vaccines to frontline Health & Social Care Workers
  • 3. All those 75 years of age and over – ongoing, to complete bookings this week
  • 4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age) – invitations to commence
  • 5. All those 65 years of age and over
  • 6. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group
  • 7. All those 60 years of age and over
  • 8. All those 55 years of age and over
  • 9. All those 50 years of age and over
  • 10. Rest of the population (to be determined)