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Mental Health Awareness Week 9th-15th May

Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and it can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. It’s important to remember that these feelings can pass and that there are lots of ways we can help each other too.

Fancy a cuppa? Fancy a walk? Sometimes reaching out to each other with as little as three words can make a difference.

As part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters campaign, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are encouraging people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ by taking a simple action to help someone who may be feeling lonely. If we do this regularly, we can all help to lift each other up.

Find our how you can help to lift someone out of of loneliness.

Better Health - Every Mind Matters Loneliness. Mental Health Awareness week 9-15th May 2022.

Covid-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11

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.

Covid Update – 24/12/2021

We recently sent a text message to all our patients in order to provide an update on the services we are currently able to provide during the recent surge in the Covid pandemic. Thank you to the vast majority who offered support and understanding for the current situation.

Sadly however, some of our patients responded to our message with rude and inappropriate replies.

We continue to work within difficult and challenging times because of COVID-19. We understand that this has been strange and uncertain time for everyone. The effects of the Covid pandemic have had a huge impact on the services that we can provide and we ask for your patience as we work through this. Please be assured that the clinical and administrative staff employed at the practice continue to work extremely hard to meet the needs of our patients as best as they can under such unusual circumstances.

Those messages left us saddened as we endeavour to cope with the unprecedented pressures during these demanding times.

We would ask those patients to reflect on their actions in sending such offensive messages, and to please not communicate with the practice in this manner again.

Alternatively, they may feel that their medical needs may be better served by registering at a practice elsewhere within the local area.

Covid-19 Update

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.

Practice information for September

Below you’ll see the number of appointments, phone calls and vaccinations that Montpelier Health Centre provided in September 2021.

Our patient population is 21,450.

In September 2021 we:

  • Provided over 8,743 overall appointments
  • Handled over 20,893 telephone calls
  • Provided over 3,926 urgent appointments
  • Handled over 1,523 documents
  • Administered over 2,551 COVID vaccinations
  • Administered over 287 flu vaccinations