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COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Programme – Winter 2021/22

The Collingham Medical Centre is supporting the Booster (3rd dose) COVID Vaccine Campaign for Newark and Collingham Districts.

This site is one of a number of locations you can receive your COVID booster – other services and locations can be found on the national booking system - Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or dial 119. 

Eligible patients need a minimum of 6 months between their last (primary dose) COVID Vaccine and their booster. 

We have started to contact patients with mobile numbers with a text link to book directly into a slot … the text reads “Book your COVID Booster Vac at Collingham Hub, NG23 7LB” followed by a link which takes you straight to dates/times to choose at Collingham Medical Centre. 

For patients without mobile numbers noted on your records, you can call 119 once you receive your invite to say you are eligble. 

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

Thank you for your patience whilst we build these services and train the new dedicated team to support your COVID Boosters.   Unfortunately, due to the timing of deliveries, we are not co-administering flu vaccines at Collingham.    Please contact your own GP practice to book and receive your flu vaccination this Winter. 

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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.   

Currently, the Booster is not required for your COVID passport (it is your primary doses) which define your COVID passport.   Vaccination information is available on the NHS App to view. 

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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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Collingham Medical Centre's first PPG was established in 1982.

The current Collingham Medical Centre PPG first met October 2017 and maintains a maximum of 16 members.

The National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP) on http://www.napp.org.uk/ defines a patient group as a unique partnership between patients and their practice which is essential to and results in high quality and responsive care.

PPGs can work in partnership with their practice to:

  • help patients to take more responsibility for their health.
  • contribute to the continuous improvement of services and quality of care.
  • foster improved communication between the practice and its patients.
  • provide practical support for the practice and help to implement change.

What the PPG is not

  • a forum to discuss patient health care concerns, these should be directed to the NHS Organisation that is provided care

Our PPG members are:

Linda Dales - Chairperson

Michael Davies - Vice Chairperson

Secretary (Vacant)

Treasurer (Vacant)

Judith Whysall

Ann Mackie

Ann Candlish

Barbara Wilson

Jim Barrie

Lynne Carter

Mary Brown

Sarah Markell

Jean Andrew

June Townsend

Julie Reid, Executive Partner of Collingham Medical Centre, supports/attends all meetings.  Each meeting we introduce a member of the team, their role to help support the PPG understanding of the services at Collingham. 

Our Terms of Reference have been agreed at the December 2017 and during January 2018 some members will be supporting patients to offer feedback about services and navigate around services.

During 2020/21 meetings have been bi-monthly and virtually.   The PPG and Collingham Medical Centre have been regular participants of the Collingham Community Conversations held the second Thursday evening of the month and recorded for Facebook - Collingham Community Conversation - to try and help cascade information to our community. 

Collingham Medical Centre PPG Terms of Reference

The Chair, Linda Dales, does hold a waiting list of patients who wish to become members of the PPG.  If you are interested in being part of this new group, please email your expression of interest and some information of why you would like to support this group to collinghamppg@gmail.com

You can also complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form below and we will contact you for further information.

complete the form Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

 

 
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