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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.

 

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Liz Knobbs

BSc Hons Clinical Practice
RGN, RMN, Diploma Adult Nursing,
Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing
Certificate Level 3

Nurse Louise Potts

Diploma Adult Nursing, Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENB A33 Level 3), Post Graduate Diploma Primary Care, Independent and
Supplementary Nurse Prescribing Certificate Level 3

Nurse Liz Hicklin

Diploma in Adult Nursing
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate ENB A33, Mentorship Certificate
Principles in Physical Assessment Certificate
Triage & Management of Patients with Minor Illness Certificate
Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescriber

The emergency nurse practitioners offer daily urgent surgeries in the morning and in the afternoon. These appointments can be booked on the day. These surgeries are for urgent minor illness for example coughs, colds, sore throats, water infections, chest infections, skin infections, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea and vomiting, emergency contraception. These surgeries are also for minor acute musculoskeletal problems, for example, acute lower back pain, tennis elbow and the unwell child. These practitioners are also capable of assessing an acute deterioration in any chronic illness. They are also capable of triaging any other illness whose full assessment may involve a doctor.

The nurse practitioners are highly trained and experienced in health assessment. They are able to assess, diagnose, refer and treat individuals with a wide range of ailments. They are able to prescribe independently. They have close access to the duty doctor for verbal advice or physical assessment if required. For review of ongoing ailments the individual should book an appointment with their own doctor.

Nurse Clare Kirkham

Care Home Nurse Practitioner

Nurse James Parton (m)

Nurses

Sister Andrea Birchall

Andrea has a special interest in asthma and monitoring blood pressure. Her asthma clinics are usually Tuesday and Friday afternoon.

Sister Fiona Barnes

Fiona has a special interest in coronary heart disease and diabetic care. Her coronary heart disease clinic is usually Monday afternoon.

Sister Debbie Shiers
Sister Helen Pointon

All the nurses are involved in blood pressure management, performing ECGs or heart tracings, taking blood samples, ear syringing, performing cervical smears, changing vaginal ring pessaries, family planning (including fitting caps, contraceptive injections, pill checks) performing injections and travel vaccinations, stopping smoking advice and general dietary advice.

Please try and attend the specific clinic for your chronic illness. If you are unable to attend the specific clinic times then please ask reception who will try and find you an alternative appointment.

Healthcare Assistants

Alicia Rutter
Sarrane Lawton

Spirometry/reversibility tests, COPD annual rev, Diabetic Foot checks, NHS Health Checks, Weight Referrals.

The health care support workers offer daily surgeries providing new patient medicals, blood pressure checks, smoking cessation advice, taking blood samples, performing heart tracings or ECGs. They can also perform well woman and well man checks, the elderly or over 75 year old check-ups and arrange the local Exercise on Prescription scheme.

 
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