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COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Programme

The Collingham Medical Centre will be supporting the Booster (3rd dose) COVID Vaccine Campaign.    Now we have Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) approval, we are getting ourselves ready to support the Newark & Collingham communities.

Eligible patients need a minimum of 6 months between their last COVID Vaccine and booster.   For our communities these will start to be due from mid-October.  

Once we have confirmation of vaccine delivery, we will contact eligible patients to invite.   There is no need to contact us.   

We aim to deliver a large part of this campaign at weekends in order not to disrupt your general practice services during the working week.

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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
From 17 May, patients can access their COVID-19 vaccination status though the NHS App. Patients are being advised by Gov.uk that they do not need to contact their GP surgery about their COVID-19 vaccination status.   

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FREE Lateral Flow Test Devices are available from the Collingham Pharmacy - it is important to continue to test to protect you, your family and our community.  Follow national guidance to isolate on a positive test and attend a PCR testing Centre. 

Lateral Flow Testing offers reassurance that you are not carrying the virus, even if symptom free.   If you have symptoms, please book PCR test and isolate. 

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Further information around COVID can be found in our "All things COVID" page 

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If you have been advised to self-isolate and require a Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Employee Statement of Sickness for your employer, please click on the link below to open a printable form.  This form can also be completed on-line on the GOV.UK website.

Employee Self Certification form

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National Diabetes Prevention Programme - Champion uptake in Collingham

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Please note that following current guidance around the Coronavirus (Covid 19) we have temporarily suspended online appointment booking.  Please contact the surgery by telephone. 

Please do not attend the surgery in person if you have symptoms of persistent cough or fever/high temperature.

calendarAppointments

Appointments may be made in the following ways:

  • Tel: 01636 892156
  • By calling in at the surgery
  • Online (click on the link above) - To register for this service please ask at reception. Once your username and details are confirmed, please click the logo from any screen to access this facility.
  • You can also download the new NHS app for Apple and Android devices.  Please click on the links below:

                  

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Routine appointments may be made well in advance (rota's are confirmed 2-3 months in advance).

To help improve our patient services we will send you a free reminder via text before your appointment. Should you no longer need your appointment, early cancellation will enable us to provide care to another patient.  If we have an unplanned event which means we have to cancel/postpone your appointment we will let you know by text if we hold your mobile number. 

Same Day Support

A clinical practitioner is available for advice and minor illness appointments every day.

If we have an unplanned event which means we have to cancel/postpone your appointment we will let you know by text if we hold your mobile number.

A GP leads the clinical team each day and, in addition to routine appointments which have been booked in advance, a the nominated GP ('The Duty Doctor') will support same day telephone advise where it is urgent for that day and facilitate home visits where the clinical need is identified.

Did you know you can book an extended access GP appointment?

Lombard Medical Centre and Collingham Medical Centre are working in partnership to offer additional evening GP appointments as well as Saturday morning appointments. These appointments are available to Newark residents who are registered with a GP Practice in Newark. 

Evening appointments are available on Mondays at Collingham and Tuesday to Friday 6.30pm – 8.00pm at Lombard Medical Centre. 

Saturday morning appointments will be available on a rota basis.

Please note that these appointments are for non-emergencies and are pre-bookable only.

For further information please contact our reception staff.

Emergencies

Emergencies take priority at all times - and are seen as soon as possible - it is our aim to offer a non urgent appointment within 14 working days.

Rash - please let our PCA know if chicken pox is suspected. This could be very dangerous to some of our patients. If your child has a rash you will be asked to wait in a room away from the general waiting area.

Patient Choice

We do our best to accommodate your rights as a patient to express a preference of practitioner. However, there may be occasions where this is operationally difficult, particularly in sudden illness and same day appointments.

Chaperones  

If you wish a chaperone to be present during your consultation, please advise the reception, clinician or manager who will arrange this for you.

Waiting Time

All effort will be made to see patients on time in surgery. However, surgeries can run late for a number of reasons. If clinics start to run 20 minutes or more late we will lt you know.

We do ask that patients arrive promptly.   If you are than 10 minutes late for an appointment the healthcare professional may not be able to see you or ask you to wait until the end of their clinic or rebook.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

 
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