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Leek Pop up Clinics - Covid Vaccination

There are still appointments available for our pop up vaccine clinic for anyone who lives in #Leek, works in a school or has a child at school in Leek

Book Friday and Saturday here: https://twbstaffsandstoke.org.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/where-can-i-get-my-vaccination-from/community-vaccination-sites

or by calling 01785 898844.

Please note, these vaccinations are not available for children under age 18.

Covid-19 vaccination status

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website 

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

 

New Patient Registration

To register with the practice you must live within the practice boundary. If you are new to the area we can register you immediately. If you wish to transfer from another doctor's surgery in the area we would need further information from you.

To register please visit reception and fill in a registration form. It would be helpful if you could bring with you your NHS card or number. You will be registered with the practice rather than an individual GP and may see any of the doctors. You can express a preference for which doctor you wish to register with and if possible we will register you with that doctor. You can express a preference of which practitioner you wish to see and if possible the practice will arrange this.

As part of the registration procedure you will be asked to attend an appointment with a Health Care Support Worker or Practice Nurse for a new patient check. This enables us to ensure we have the correct details and to be aware of any current medical problems or medications. You can only register with us if you agree to attend this appointment. Usually it should be within one month of wishing to register with the practice.

All staff within the National Health Service have the right to work without being subjected to violent, abusive or threatening behaviour. The practice will not tolerate violent or abusive or drunken behaviour towards any staff members or other patients. The practice reserves the right to remove these individuals from the practice list. If necessary we will also call for Police assistance.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

Visiting the UK?  You may be chargeable for NHS treatment.

Whilst you can register with this GP practice as an NHS patient and see the GP without charge, you should be aware that not every person is entitled to all their NHS care free of charge in England.

Generally, NHS care is free for those:

ordinarily resident in the UK;

insured by an EEA member state, eg with a valid EHIC or S1 form;

covered under the Immigration Health Charge ("Surcharge");

exempt in law -eg refugees or victims of modern slavery (see over).

Some services are always free to all people, eg the diagnosis and treatment of most infectious diseases, see leaflet below:

Information for visitors from abroad

 
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