IMPORTANT INFORMATION 14/12/2021
Following Sunday’s announcement Southmead Surgery will now be deploying staff to support the COVID vaccination programme at Burnham Health Centre.
You can only book your COVID vaccination on the National Booking Website or by calling 119. Southmead Surgery cannot help you
As per National Guidance we will not be seeing any routine appointments until the New Year. A skeleton staff will remain at Southmead in order to deal with all emergency appointments and any patients who have concerns regarding cancer.
Booked Nurse Appointments will continue.
We apologise for any inconvenience and are grateful for your understanding
SHARING OF INFORMATION
Practices are legally required to share data with NHS Digital – this is mandated by the Secretary of State and there is a legal basis to do so
For patients with queries regarding the data collection including opt-out forms:
Collecting GP Data - advice for the public - NHS Digital:
IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM CORONAVIRUS IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ISOLATE YOURSELF & VISIT 111.NHS.UK
We will expect all patients to continue to wear a facemask when coming to the surgery unless you have a medical exemption.
Regarding certificates or evidence about your COVID vaccination status.
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available in the NHS app from 17th May 2021 and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone/iOS
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for Android.
If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/
If you already have access/ login details for patient online services, for example "Patient Access", you may use this.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or more if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.
COVID - How to Self Manage Recovery:
Post COVID Mental Helath Issues: