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Covid-19 Vaccine latest - updated 12th April 2021

 

Second Vaccine Invites

We are now providing second vaccinations to patients, but only those who have had their first vaccine under our programme at the Poole Ferry Port.

You will be contacted by our booking team when it’s your time to have the vaccine. 

However, if for any reason you are past the 12 weeks of having your previous vaccine (or very close to this) and have not yet been contacted by our booking team, please call your registered surgery.

 

If you are in Groups 1-9 (Over 50 or with an increased Clinical Risk and have yet to receive your first dose, we  will be holding a first dose clinic on Tues 13th April. Please either reply to the invitation we may have already sent you via text message, or contact your Surgery to book into this clinic.

 

Carers

we are now inviting carers as part of priority group 6. You will be contacted by the booking team. Please find below information for unpaid carers:

Coronavirus vaccine and carers: FAQs for unpaid carers - News - Carers Trust

For the latest information on our Covid-19 vaccination programme please see document attachment below: 

Covid-19 Patient FAQ Sheet v10

 

We’re now inviting priority Groups 1-9

We have vaccinated the majority of patients in groups 1 – 9, please contact the surgery if you fall within one of these groups, but haven’t had your vaccine and would like to.

Please note priority group 6 is broadly similar to that of the yearly flu vaccine criteria, which usually includes carers and some asthmatics, however there are some specific changes for the Covid-19 vaccine eligibility, so please do not assume that you are in Group 6 just because you received the flu vaccine. Please see Appendix 2 in our patient FAQ sheet above, to find out if you are eligible.

  

Frontline Health & Social Care workers

If you're a frontline health & social care worker your employer should now be completing the form in the below document, to refer you for vaccine at the BIC

H&S care worker - Employee referral to Mass Vaccination centre

Please pass the above to your employer.

 

NHS England Letter Invites

Some patients may receive an invitation from the NHS England to book their vaccine at the Mass vaccination Centre at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

 

BCP Council - Transport to Vaccine Centres 

Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Council are providing some support for people to get to vaccination centres. Please see below links for more information:

https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/news-article.aspx?title=councils-offer-support-to-get-people-to-vaccinations-safely

To speak to someone about the travel support available, BCP Council residents should contact the community response helpline on 0300 1237052 or complete the online form. Residents in the Dorset Council area should call 01305 221000 or complete the online form.’

 

Eligibility Criteria

We will be following the published Public Health England guidance on the order of people who are priority for the vaccine, this is currently as below:

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  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
  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

The speed of vaccination will depend on vaccine delivery quantities and number of patients in each group. Please wait you turn. PATIENTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY WHEN ELIGIBLE TO BOOK IN TO RECEIVE A VACCINE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT THE PRACTICE.

For more information please visit - 

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination, 30 December 2020 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

The speed of vaccination will depend on vaccine delivery quantities and number of patients in each group.

PATIENTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY WHEN ELIGIBLE TO BOOK IN TO RECEIVE A VACCINE.

 


Thank & Praise in the Bournemouth Echo and ITV Meridian

Click here to watch Clare, our Nurse manager discuss how staff at The Adam Practice are using the Thank & Praise platform. 

TAP Echo Article


Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine - 89.3% effective in preventing Coronavirus

We’re pleased to share that the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, trialled here in Dorset, has been found to be 89.3% effective in preventing Coronavirus.

The Novavax vaccine trial, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest ever double blind, placebo-controlled trial in the UK. It recruited over 15,000 participants from 35 UK research sites in just over two months, with 591 participants from Dorset taking part, at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Dr Patrick Moore, our Lead Researcher and Local NIHR Investigator, comments:

 “It’s fantastic to see the results of the Phase 3 trial, which show that this is a highly effective and safe COVID-19 vaccine – importantly, it also shows that this vaccine is effective against the UK variant that has spread so quickly.

 “Almost 600 Dorset residents took part in this trial, and I’d like to thank them all for their contribution to this important research.

“Our county is playing a key part in the global search for COVID-19 vaccines, with the people of Dorset coming together with the NHS to find a way out of this pandemic.”

The UK government has already secured 60 million doses of the Novavax vaccine. Provided it continues to meet required standards, manufacturing will take place in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees.


Website - Patient Survey - Feb 21

As a patient, your feedback is really important to us. We are currently working on re-developing our website and would be very grateful if you’d help us by sharing your thoughts on how we can improve, via a short online survey.

The survey is completely anonymous and will close on 18th February. To complete our survey please click the link below:

Website - Patient Survey - Feb 21

Thank You!


Dr Seal Retirement - message from Dr Seal

I am writing to let you know that after 30 + years as a partner in the Adam Practice, I am retiring. I leave the practice at the end of February 2021 having started 1.1.1991. I write this with very mixed emotions having thoroughly enjoyed my time as GP and having had the privilege of getting to know so many of you through all sorts of challenges, both medical and personal, over these years. There have been many real pleasures including having been involved in the Ante Natal care of patients whose children are now parents themselves, and there is much that I will miss.

My last working day will be at the end of February, and I will be taking a six-month sabbatical from 1.3.2021, and officially retire at the end of August. I am delighted to let you know that the remaining partners have appointed Dr Liam Barron as my successor. Some of you will already know Dr Barron, who has been working as a salaried colleague here at Poole surgery for the past 2 or more years. He will inherit my list of patients, and I have every confidence you will be in excellent hands.

Thank you for sharing your experiences and showing your trust in me over the years, and I do wish you all the very best. I know both locally and nationally we will emerge from the grip of Covid 19 before too long-and who knows, I might well bump into you in Poole High Street or on the beach, perhaps with a grandchild in tow!

With every best wish and my kind regards,

Dr Patrick Seal

GP Partner at The Adam Practice


New Annual Review Recall System for 2021

Do you have a long-term condition and/or take medication which requires an annual check up?

If so, please note that we are now operating a new recall system in the practice whereby you will be called for your long-term condition and/or medication reviews around the month of your birth rather than at separate points in the year.

We feel this will help patients to remember when their review is due and reduce the number of times you are called in for different parts of your review. For certain conditions/drugs you may be asked to attend more than once a year, but you will be informed of this by the clinician.

Please note, this may mean that this year your review will fall more or less than 12 months after your last review.


More sites in Dorset to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations

More GP-led sites will start to vaccinate Dorset’s most vulnerable residents against COVID-19.

The new locations, including Poole Ferry Port, are part of the phased roll-out of the NHS vaccination programme in Dorset and will add to the existing 15 sites that have started vaccinating people.

GP-led sites have been developed by primary care networks (groups of local GP practices) who have worked closely together to develop detailed plans to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations in their wider community locations.

People who have been identified nationally by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) as the highest priority will be invited first, particularly people over-80.

Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you. When we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments. If you can’t make an appointment let us know as soon as possible and we can then offer the slot to someone else. You will be called again.

Dr David Broadley is a GP Partner at Rosemary Medical Centre and Clinical Director of the Poole Central Primary Care Network, he said “The roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme is one of the most important and largest challenges the NHS has undertaken and it has seen everyone involved put in an extraordinary amount of effort over the past weeks and months.

We will be offering the vaccination here at Poole Port in line with the national guidance and I would encourage everyone invited to take up the offer and get themselves protected. I thank all our residents for their patience, we will contact you when it is your turn, in line with the government’s priority cohorts.”

In Dorset, the health and care system is working in partnership to make the vaccine available to the people of Dorset in line with national guidance. This includes delivering it in a number of ways to enable easier access for as many people as possible. The national programme roll-out includes hospital hubs, care homes and GP-led local vaccination services. Across the country, vaccination centres treating large numbers of patients in sporting venues and conference centres will subsequently stand up nationally when further supplies of vaccine become available.

Whilst this is good news, people are reminded to reduce their risk and the possibility of passing it to other people by sticking to the national guidelines https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know.

Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health for Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Councils, said “We’re pleased to see the vaccination programme continuing to expand and being offered from more sites across Dorset. However, we are in the early stages of the vaccine rollout, and the recent announcement of another national lockdown should serve as a reminder to everyone that we are still in a very serious situation.

Whilst the vaccine offers us some hope of a return to a more normal way of life, the rise in case rates across Dorset and BCP Council areas is extremely concerning. We must all stay at home unless absolutely necessary to stop the spread, protect the NHS and save lives.”

We know that people are very keen to find out about our developing COVID-19 vaccination programme in Dorset and we will share more updates as information becomes available.

Further information on the vaccine is available via the national NHS website.

The latest Government information on priority categories can be found here: Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Germ Defence Website

We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.
It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes - just click on this link:
www.germdefence.org/index.html?src=J81006
(If this link does not open when you click on it, please copy and paste it into your web browser.)
Please pass details of the Germ Defence website to your friends and family.
There’s a button at the bottom of the Germ Defence website for sharing by social media.
If you’d like to know more:
• Over 20,000 people previously took part in research about Germ Defence
• People who followed the advice in Germ Defence had fewer and less severe illnesses - and so did the people they lived with
• Results of the a previous study on Swine Flu were published in The Lancet medical journal
• Germ Defence has been updated with COVID-19 advice to help prevent a wave of COVID-19 and ‘flu this Winter
• Information about how the Germ Defence website is being evaluated is available here.

GP Retirements

Message from Dr Graham Moyse:

Some of you will already be aware that I am leaving the Adam Practice after many very busy, but generally happy years. I first came to the Practice in 1986 as a part-time trainee GP for 18 months whilst also being in the Royal Navy and working at Royal Marines Poole. I enjoyed it so much that I re-joined the Practice in 1991 as a partner on leaving the Royal Navy!

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the people of Hamworthy and meeting some great characters. I have decided to retire however whilst my health is good, and I am able to travel and enjoy life.

 

I will be taking a 6-month sabbatical from 1st January 2021 and formally retiring on 30th June 2021. It is my intention to continue to keep an interest in medicine by doing some informal locum work and I may therefore be back occasionally!

 

Dr Chimbwanda has been appointed, starting 1st January 2021 and comes highly recommended.

 

Best wishes and good health,

Dr Graham Moyse

GP Partner at The Adam Practice

Message from Dr Jenny Webb:

After 21 years as a Partner at The Adam Practice, the time has come for change.

 

From 1st January 2021, I will be taking sabbatical leave for six months and then I will be retiring on 30th June 2021.

 

I am delighted to tell you that from the end of December 2020, your care will be expertly taken over by Dr Chimbwanda, who will be joining our practice.

 

Thank you for sharing experiences with me over the years and for continuing to place your trust in The Adam Practice.

 

With warm good wishes,

 

Dr Jenny Webb

GP Partner at The Adam Practice.


Weekend Smear Clinics @ Rosemary Medical Centre

Over the coming months our patients will be able to attend smear clinics at Rosemary Road Medical Centre on Saturday's. These are being run as part of our Primary Care Network (PCN) partnership.

You must be within the eligible age group and due or over due your smear to attend.

To book please contact your registered Adam Practice surgery. 


Government advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People

The government have produced advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable patient group which can be

found here COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


NEW! Video Group Consultations  

We are now hosting Video Group Consultations for patients who have Diabetes or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). For more information please see our dedicated page


Flu Vaccination Update

Our drive through and walk through clinics for the over 65s and high risk eligible patients are now closed. If you would like to enquire about having a vaccine please email: fluqueries@dorsetgp.nhs.uk or call 01202 836410

We will be giving Flu vaccines to the all our 50-64 years old patients based on the new government guidance. This is still being planned and we are waiting for further guidance from NHS England. We will be contacting all eligibile patients once we have clinics arranged. We ask that you kindly wait for further instruction.  

For more information on eligibility please visit our dedicated Flu webpage.


Our Research Team is Supporting Covid-19 Vaccine Trials

Over 500 people in Dorset have signed up to support the trial of a Covid-19 vaccine. The trial is being supported by our research team. You can find out more information form the following article https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-10-14/more-than-500-dorset-residents-to-take-part-in-coronavirus-vaccine-research 

Also if you are interesting in signing up to the trial go to www.nhs.uk/researchcontact  


Leg Club Update - Opening 15th October

At present we are opening on the 15th October 2020 and aim to continue with the opening every Thursday AM at Upton Social Club. It will run a little different with pre-arranged arrival times and a reduced number of members. So please do not turn up as you would have done previously. Further information is available by contacting the surgery at enquiries@theadampractice.co.uk .


We're Recruiting!

We currently have vacancies, please see our vacancies page for more information.


Book a Coronavirus Test - Call Helpline 119

We advise anyone who has symptoms suggestive of Cornonavirus to have a test, which is free on the NHS. 

To book a test please call 119 or visit  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ 

 


National Campaign For Coronavirus Vaccination Volunteers

The NHS is seeking volunteers to be part of a national scheme to support vaccination studies for Coronavirus. This research will help find a way to stop the pandemic whilst being part of a large research study.

The Adam Practice research team will be supporting these studies and would like to invite you, your family and friends to take part. Please click on the link below to register your interest at becoming a volunteer.

https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/vaccine-studies/

More information can also be found at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/research/coronavirus-vaccine-research/

The NHS is looking for up to 500,000 members of the public nationally to take part. Once registered your details will be stored by NHS Digital and will be sent to local teams for eligibility checks before commencement of any study.

  


NEW Dorset Physiotherapy Service - Self Referral

A new Physiotherapy service is now available in Dorset that you can access without visiting your GP first. This service is available to anyone in Dorset who is registered with a Dorset GP surgery. But is only available to patients who are aged 16 and over. Please visit www.mskdorset.nhs.uk to self refer. 

  


Covid -19 Research by The Adam Practice

The Adam Practice is taking part in the study of a Covid-19 treatment.

If you've developed symptoms of COVID-19 which include a fever, a persistent cough and/or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

during the last 3 days, you may be able to take part in a clinical trial of a new treatment.

We're looking for people who are either 65 years of age or older, or over 50 years of age with a pre-existing medical condition.

For more information about the trial, and details of how to take part visit www.covidtrialathome.com.  

Previous Covid-19 information releases can be found via part 1 & part 2

Community Support information can be found here

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