COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAMME
We are very pleased to announce that the date of our first delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine has just been confirmed.
We will be running vaccination clinics from Carterton Health Centre in partnership with Burford Surgery, Broadshires Health Centre and Charlbury Medical Centre. Each of the four practices will be vaccinating its own patients on one day in each week. This may be on a week-day or at the weekend, according to when the vaccine is delivered. The first delivery is 975 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, of which 345 are allocated to Bampton patients aged 80 and over. We have started inviting those in greatest need from that group of highly vulnerable patients to our FIRST CLINIC ON SUNDAY 17th JANUARY.
We will also be receiving a small quantity of the Astra Zeneca Oxford vaccine. This vaccine is more easily transported and will be used to vaccinate care home residents and staff during January.
The order in which we must vaccinate patients is set by the Government. Please read the leaflet Why You Have to Wait for Your Covid-19 Vaccination for more information. Our reception team are very busy inviting patients, so please do not contact the surgery to ask for the vaccine. We will contact you when it is your turn to receive it.
You will need two doses of the vaccine and these will be given twelve weeks apart. The interval between doses was extended from 3 to 12 weeks by the Government on 31/12/2020 to enable as many people as possible to have the benefit of the significant immunity which the first dose gives. We will text you with details of your appointment for your second dose approximately 11 weeks after your first dose.
There are some things which you can do to help us complete this very large vaccination campaign as quickly and efficiently as possible.
STEP 1 - Before we ring you to invite you for the vaccine, please;
-make sure that we have up to date phone contact details for you. You can notify us of a change in your contact details here
-have a mobile phone number to hand that you know for certain will be checked on a daily basis. We will use this designated number to invite you to your second appointment, 11 weeks after you have received your first dose. Please note that we will not be inviting you for this appointment by any other means, so it is important that this phone is in constant use and regularly checked. We will also use it to warn you if our delivery does not arrive on time and we have to re-schedule your appointment. If you do not have a mobile phone, please ask a friend or relative if they will let you use theirs.
STEP 2 - After you have booked your appointment please;
-read the Government’s information about the vaccine so that you understand why it is important to get vaccinated and feel confident about your decision to have it. Currently available leaflets include;
Women of child-bearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Social Care Staff
Covid-19 Vaccine Easy Read Information
-download, print and complete the first 3 sections (“Patient Details”, “Clinical Screening” and “Consent”) of the following questionnaire. You do not need to enter your NHS Number. BRING THE QUESTIONNAIRE WITH YOU TO YOUR VACCINATION APPOINTMENT. Please do not drop the questionnaire off at Bampton Surgery or Carterton Health Centre before your appointment.
-if you cannot print the questionnaire, we will give you a copy when you arrive for your vaccine. However, it will be helpful if you know the answer to each question in advance.
-Question 3 of the questionnaire asks if you have ever had a serious allergic reaction to any of the ingredients of the Covid vaccines. The ingredients of the three vaccines currently approved for use in the United Kingdom are listed in section 2 and section 6.1 of the following documents;
-expect to receive a message from us, confirming your appointment. Only call us if you have not received this 48 hours before your appointment is due.
-contact Bampton Aid Network on 07946 192638 or Volunteer Link-Up on 01993 776277 if you are going to need transport to Carterton Health Centre
-check this website for updates. Some practices in other parts of the country have had to cancel vaccination clinics due to delayed deliveries. The current status of forthcoming vaccination clinics is as follows;
Sunday 17th January 2021
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Sunday 24th January 2021
STEP 3 - When you attend for your appointment please;
-go to Carterton Health Centre, Alvescot Road, Carterton OX18 3LJ. (Between Aldi and the library).
-arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time, as we have limited car parking space.
-BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A ROAD CLOSURE IN OPERATION ON STATION ROAD AT BRIZE NORTON BETWEEN 11/1/2021 AND 8/2/2021.
-wear clothing which will enable access to your upper arm with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
-follow the traffic circulation pattern shown here.
-park in Alvescot Road Free Car Park (as marked on the traffic circulation pattern).
-enter the building on your own. There is limited space and we need to maintain social-distancing. Your companion can meet you at Collection Point A (or Collection Point B if using a wheelchair) as shown on this plan.
-wear a face-mask and sterilise your hands as you enter the building. Sanitiser will be provided.
STEP 4 - After you have had the vaccination please;
-follow the instructions you are given. If you have been given the Pfizer vaccine, you will need to complete an observation period of 15 minutes in the waiting room.
-when you are told you can go, please leave the car park immediately to make room for those arriving.
-read the leaflet What to Expect After the Vaccination
-If you are due to return for your second dose in 12 weeks' time, remember to look on your designated mobile phone for a message confirming the time of your appointment during the week before. We will not contact you by any other means to notify you of this appointment. Only call us if this message has not arrived 48 hours before your appointment is due (i.e. exactly 12 weeks after your first dose).
As part of the NHS’s efforts to protect patients and healthcare workers at this difficult time, Oxfordshire GP practices have changed the way they work.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE GP SURGERY IN PERSON. If you have a temperature, have developed a continuous cough or there has been a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste you should visit 111.nhs.uk (or phone 111) for further advice on Coronavirus. You can contact the surgery by telephone if you are concerned about Coronavirus or any other health condition or symptom. You will be offered a telephone appointment with a GP who will advise whether you need to be seen in a face-to face consultation. If this is the case, safe arrangements will be made for your appointment.
ADVICE FOR PATIENTS
Please click here for information which will help you plan your self-isolation.
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The Bampton Medical Practice covers Bampton and the surrounding villages of Aston, Cote, Clanfield, Black Bourton, Alvescot, Brize Norton and the town of Carterton where it has a branch surgery situated in the Carterton Health Centre. The surgery in Bampton is a beautiful, spacious purpose built building which was opened in 1991. We offer a full range of NHS services.
So that you can identify staff in the practice, they will all be wearing name badges. There is also a photoboard in the entrance to reception which includes attached staff such as District Nurses and Health Visitors.
Occasionally we have a medical student attached to the practice. We feel this is an important part of our work in training future doctors and we ask for our patients co-operation. However, we respect your wishes if you do not want a student to sit in during a consultation.
Bampton Medical Practice uses the Witney Neighbourhood Hub for some of our patients who need to see a GP or Nurse the same day they call. The Hub is located on the ground floor at Windrush Medical Centre and offers 15 minute slots. If you need to see someone urgently, the reception staff will ask you for some information so that they can offer you the appointment that best meets your needs.
Patient Participation Group (PPG) - Bampton Medical Practice hold PPG meetings throughout the year. If you are interested in adding your voice to what goes on at Bampton Medical Practice then please do get in touch with the surgery on 01993 850257, inform the reception staff that you are interested in joining the PPG and the practice manager will contact you with further information.
Remember to follow this advice from Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group when we are closed and if you need medical assistance or advice dial 111 to access the Out of Hours Service.
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