COVID VACCINE BOOSTER UPDATE
Our COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics are on 23rd and 30th December. Please do not be in touch with the surgery as we will contact you. We are not able to invite you until at least 180 days have passed since your second Covid-19 vaccine. Please note that all boosters will be with the Pfizer vaccine irrespective of whether you had Pfizer or Astra Zeneca for your first two doses unless there is a specific reason you cannot have Pfizer.
As you are aware General Practice is still struggling with unprecedented demand and in order to offer Covid-19 boosters and organise flu clinics at the same time as maintaining our usual service this is causing a significant stretch on our already exhausted staff.
Charlbury Surgery is in the Primary Care Network (PCN) with Burford, Bampton and Broadshires surgeries. We work together to co-ordinate and deliver the Covid-19 vaccines.
On the days we are vaccinating the majority of our staff from Charlbury will be deployed to the effort. We therefore need to suspend routine work to prioritise vaccinations and so we ask for your understanding.
When attending vaccine clinics please wear clothing with loose fitting arms that is easily pushed up above the shoulder.
Covid-19 Vaccination Service - Record Form:
C19 Vaccination Service Record Form
ATIC (All Together in Charlbury) the details of which may be found on the local Charlbury website may be able to help with transport to Carterton if required Tel 01993 776 277
For Covid-19 vaccinations the paperwork you will receive includes:
A Covid-19 Vaccination Service - Record form: Please fill in the first and second sections of this form before your appointment and bring it with you.
- Please telephone the surgery if you need an appointment.
- Please don’t contact the surgery by e-mail & try to request an appointment this way, or try to open lines of communication with a doctor this way. This will not work for you and your request will be ignored. Our reception team are on hand to receive your telephone calls and can’t be expected to monitor two lines of communication at the same time. The same is true for the doctors.
- Please don’t try to contact any of the doctors directly by their personal NHS e-mail or personal telephone numbers as they don’t have time to monitor their personal NHS e-mails whilst at work and do not expect to be contacted by patients in this way. E-mails may not be checked for a couple of weeks if a person is on annual leave. Information being sent outside the normal channels is dangerous and may lead to causing you harm. We have had one or two incidents of patients doing this and wondering why their medical problem was overlooked.
Mobile Phone Numbers
Please ensure we have your mobile phone number as we are using the mobile text service more and more. It is important that your contact details are current for your medical record so we can contact you.
Home blood pressure monitoring
Please use the form provided on this website which can be accessed by clinking on the Services tab above & then Nursing Team Clinics.
Appointment Reminder by text
Patients will receive a text message appointment reminder along with any other information we feel may be helpful. Please would all patients registered with us ensure we have your correct mobile number listed on your medical record.
Surgery closed daily between 1 and 2pm
This is to deal with paper work, staff training and for meetings.
If you have an emergency during this time call the surgery on 01608 811680 and press the emergency option 1.
On-Line Service and On-line Appointment Booking
Have you registered yet? Once registered you will be able to do the following on-line:
- book or cancel an appointment
- order repeat prescriptions
- change your address and other contact details.
For more information on how to do this click on the Online Services tab at the top of the page.
OCCG Patient Participation Groups (PPG)
If you're interested in having your say about the way local health services are delivered, getting involved with Charlbury Patient Participation Group (CPPG) is a good place to start. The group is made of volunteer patients from the practice, there are regular meetings (obeying current social distancing guidelines)
Issues such as services on offer and how improvements may be made for benefit of both patients and practice staff are debated. Joining a group can help to shape the delivery of local services. Many members also find that volunteering is a great way to meet new people and develop your own skills. A positive and diplomatic approach is welcomed. To find out more click on the Have Your Say icon in the top right-hand corner.