Patients under 50 will be sent their invitations for vaccinations direct from the NHS. Do not contact the practice as we are not involved in the vaccination of this cohort.
Staffing week commencing 5th April
Please be aware that from Wednesday 7th April we are deploying a larger number than previously to the Covid vaccination clinics. In addition we will be sending staff into care homes to help with the programme. We will therefore have less staff in reception and clinical appointments during this period.
Please be patient whilst we support this vital piece of work.
We are currently working hard to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible patients in the priority groups, at the same time as providing care to all those who need it.
You will be contacted when it is your turn to be vaccinated by either:
- A letter or text from the National Booking Service inviting you to book at a local vaccination centre
- A text, call or letter from your GP Practice
If you are aged 60 or over, are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, in receipt of Carers Allowance, or a frontline Health or Social Care worker you can now book direct online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
If you are not eligible yet, please wait to be contacted. The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine.
Whether you have had the vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.
Further information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme, including frequently asked questions and patient information leaflets here
15th February 2021
We will make contact directly with those eligible for the next vaccinations. At the moment we do not have details of when the vaccine for this group will be available. Please do not contact the practice, we will contact you directly.
3rd February 2021
Our next clinic is Saturday 6th February at East Barnwell medical centre. The practice will make contact directly those those due to be invited.
2nd February 2021
We are awaiting our next delivery of vaccines before inviting our next patients for their vaccination at the East Barnwell site.
Patients may also receive a NHS letter inviting them to book directly and attend the vaccination site at the Grafton Centre. This is not administered by the staff at Nuffield Road Medical Centre.
2nd February 2021
Help us help you – busy service
All NHS services are under severe pressure at the moment, as we look after increasing numbers of patients who are sick with covid-19 in the community, and other deteriorating conditions too.
We are also delivering the huge and vitally important covid-19 vaccination programme. Please do not contact us regarding a vaccine, we will contact you.
So that we can focus on these really important issues, we will understandably be prioritising urgent care.
This means that when you contact us, we may have an initial conversation with you to understand how urgent your health needs are.
If you have an issue that is not urgent, you may to wait longer than usual until your problem or concern can be dealt with. You may be asked to rebook at a later date, or at a safer time (e.g. attending for a non-urgent blood test).
Do please make sure that you continue to get in touch with us if you need to. This is particularly important if:
your problem is genuinely urgent
you have a long term condition that is getting worse
you are worried about symptoms that might indicate cancer
Please also remember you can call NHS 111 for urgent concerns, and 999 for serious emergencies. Your local pharmacist can also help with minor complaints too.
For adults with mental health problems including depression and anxiety, you can refer yourself directly to the local wellbeing service, via 0300 300 0055.
If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, call the First Response Service by calling 111 and select option 2 (in Wisbech call 111, select option 1 and ask to be put through to the First Response Service).
The Cambridgeshire County Council has a range of support and information to help in times of urgent need: telephone 0345 045 5202 8am-6pm weekdays 9am-1pm Saturdays. Outside office hours if someone is in danger telephone 01733 234724. In an emergency, call 999. Also see https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/adults.
Thank you very much for helping us all manage under these very difficult circumstances.
Covid 19 Vaccination
Nuffield Road Medical Centre, as part of the Cambridge City Primary Care network will start to vaccinate patients at the end of week commencing 18th January in vaccination priority groups one and two (patients aged over 80, frontline health and social care workers, and care home residents)
The designated vaccination centre will be at East Barnwell Medical Centre and not from the premises here at Nuffield Road.
We will contact every patient as they become eligible for vaccination and arrange your appointment with you.
Please be patient, we are working with less staff because of staff self isolating, staff working at the vaccination centre and staff making vaccination appointments.
Please don't call us to book as it is essential we keep our phone lines free for patients who are unwell.