The Spring Booster is the 2nd Booster dose of Covid Vaccine. You will already have had 2 primary doses followed by a 1st booster dose, and this will be your second booster dose (so in effect the Spring booster is your 4th vaccination).
Appointments are made through the NHS National Booking service or you can attend a local walk-in clinic (please take your NHS number).
Details of both can be found on this website: www.bnssghealthiertogether.org.uk/book-your-vaccine/covid/
The appointment dates you’ll be offered start from 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose but booking an appointment around 6 months after your previous dose is preferable.
If you need assistance, please call us on 0117 942 6811.
About the event
Are you looking for health advice? Do you live in or near Easton, Bristol?
Go along to the Community Health event at Easton Community Centre
Saturday 26 March 10am – 2pm
Chat to a health professional and get health advice and support
Free snacks and refreshments available
Face painting and henna artist for Kids
All communities welcome!
A step forward in management of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee
Two new shared decision-making tools have been designed by local GPs, Physiotherapists and Orthopaedic surgeons for people with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. The tools aim to help people to understand their condition, providing lots of useful information about the different treatment options for osteoarthritis and what is appropriate at each stage.
There is information about the benefits and risks of each treatment option. The purpose of the tools is to help people make shared decisions with their clinicians on what treatment is right for them.
The charts include information about the local support available and helping people to look after themselves to either get better or reduce the need for surgery. For those people who do need surgery, the charts will help them get fit for surgery and recovery quickly after surgery.
Look at the charts by visiting their website.
Dr Shaba Nabi, a local GP who has helped design the Hip and Knee Charts says “As a GP, it is so important that I understand what matters to patients so I can help them decide what treatment is right for them. To be able to have those shared decision-making conversations, people need to understand the risks and benefits of the different options and I hope these charts will provide people with the information they need”.
Please ask your clinician if you need a paper version of the charts.
Children aged 5 to 11 who are clinically extremely vulnerable or household contacts of people who are severely immunosuppressed are being offered two doses of a paediatric version of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) Covid-19 vaccine. Parents and carers of children in this position have been contacted by their consultant, GP or national letter with information about how to book a vaccination at a dedicated clinic. Full details of eligibility can be found in the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation guidance here in table 4.
It has been announced that from April, all children aged 5 to 11 will be offered a Covid-19 vaccine. In our area, children in this age group will be invited to have their vaccine in a dedicated clinic outside school hours, they will not be vaccinated through the school immunisation programme. Our local NHS vaccination programme will provide more information on how to book an appointment, nearer the time at www.grabajab.net.
Please see the attached infographics showing the number of appointments provided, how many telephone calls were handled, vaccinations administered, documents processed and the number of patients who did not attend their appointment in January.
It’s the most common cancer in men, but most men with early prostate cancer don’t have symptoms.
Prostate cancer is not always life-threatening. But when it is, the earlier you catch it the more likely it is to be cured.
You can check your risk level for prostate cancer through the Prostate Cancer UK Risk Checker.
If you’re a trans woman or non-binary, your risk may be different – read the information for trans or non-binary people in the Prostate Cancer UK Trans Women and Prostate Guide.
We are sorry to announce that Dr. Kim Hearn has retired from the practice after 36 years. She will be greatly missed by staff and patients alike. We wish her every happiness in her retirement.
Please see the attached infographics showing the number of appointments provided, how many telephone calls were handled, vaccinations administered, documents processed and the number of patients who did not attend their appointment in December.
In light of the urgent need to deliver Covid booster vaccines to prevent the spread of the Omicron Variant we will be following government advice to focus on urgent care only in the practice for the next few weeks.
We will be focusing our efforts on supporting the delivery of the booster vaccines in the inner city.
We would like to ask you to help us by holding off contacting us about any routine matters until the New Year. We remain open and will have a duty team available every day to speak to anyone with a health issue that cannot wait and will continue to see you in person when required.
Our eConsult service continues to be available but will be closed over the Christmas and New year period.
If you have any queries regarding covid vaccine and boosters, please refer to www.nhs.uk where you will receive the most up to date information.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Please see the below infographics showing the number of appointments provided, how many telephone calls were handled, vaccinations administered, documents processed and the number of patients who did not attend their appointment in November: