Covid updates

Covid-19 vaccine

We will contact patients when the Covid-19 vaccine is available for them.                     Please DO NOT contact us but just keep rechecking this webpage. Due to limited supply of the vaccine, the NHS will initially be targeting patients in order of the following Priority Groups – currently Priority Groups 1 – 6 are being targeted (as of 16th Feb those in group 6 will be contacted in age order due to amount of space in the vaccine hubs). Please read this leaflet to explain why you might need to wait: Covid-19 Vaccine: Why do I have to wait Leaflet.

Priority group Risk group
1 Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
2 All those 80 years of age and overFrontline health and social care workers
3 All those 75 years of age and over
4 All those 70 years of age and overClinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
5 All those 65 years of age and over
6 All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality (this includes carers). For more info please read the Green Book p10 onwards. 
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

For more information about the Covid-19 vaccine, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or read this leaflet:  Covid-19 Vaccine Guide for Adults

Patients cannot currently receive the vaccine at Crown Street Surgery but will be booked into a Covid-19 vaccination centre (likely at Ealing Town Hall or Dominion Centre in Southall). You will require 2 doses of the vaccine which are now likely to be administered at least 3 months apart. Please read this leaflet to know what to expect after having the vaccine: Covid-19 vaccine: What to expect after vaccine leaflet

       

As you will be aware, the COVID-19 rates of infection have increased to significant levels in our area.
At the same time we need to maximise our work of vaccinating patients with the COVID-19 vaccine.
We have been advised to free up time with our team to help look after patients with emergencies and protect patients with the vaccine.
If your problem is an emergency then please call 999
If you need to contact the practice with other symptoms or queries please use the eConsult link below.
Your online form will be reviewed by a clinician and you will be contacted back with a text.
You will either be contacted by the surgery to ask you more questions or you will receive a text on what to do next.

During December, Covid infections have risen sharply in London and this has led to increased demand for hospital care.

  • Please be aware the 111 service is currently under extreme pressure in our area. GP surgeries are open from 08:00 to 18:30 (core hours), except on weekends and bank holidays.
  • If you need non-covid medical help during the weekend between 8am and 8pm, please call the extended hours GP service on 020 8280 2785. If you are calling outside these times, please visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111.
  • If you have COVID symptoms, please visit 111.nhs.uk  or call 111
  • If you have a medical emergency, please dial 999 as usual.