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Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme
Across Derby and Derbyshire, the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll
out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13th December, and you will be able to book via
the National Booking System from Wednesday 15th December.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can
access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty
of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination
services may also contact patients directly.
New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further
availability will come online from Wednesday 15th December.
We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer
again, including opening later and on more days.
All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we
encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is
approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to
arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments with Ashbourne Medical Practice, there are no
changes at the current time, and everyone should attend their planned appointments as
normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
Derbyshire Home from Home Service
Be Self-Care Aware
Please see below details regarding transport help available to your Covid 19 Vaccination
Self Care Guide
Self-care is recommended when you have a minor condition which doesn’t normally need medical care (from a doctor or nurse) or any treatment in order to get better .In practice this means a person decides that they can manage their illness without seeing a doctor. This may be because they don’t like taking remedies or pills, or because they believe they will recover just as quickly if they stay at home and rest until their illness goes away of its own accord. Or they may pop out to buy medicines over the counter at a pharmacy. Either way, ‘self-care’ is something millions of us do every day – for positive and practical reasons.
But what if you feel you need some advice before you are able to self-care? For instance, if you’re not sure if your condition is minor, or one that goes away of its own accord, i.e. a virus, or if you just want advice on how to relieve the symptoms.
The good news is, your local pharmacist can help you:
Local pharmacies provide NHS services in the same way as GP practices – and pharmacists train for five years in the use of medicines before they qualify as health professionals. What’s more, it’s a walk-in service, open all day. A pharmacist will assess symptoms and consider any long-term conditions, and the medicines that you’re taking, before providing a recommendation.
They will either:
- Support/advise you in your decision to self-care.
- Sell you an ‘over the counter’ medicine (which doesn’t need a prescription or visit to a GP) that will help relieve symptoms and make you more comfortable.
- Signpost you to the right medical care if you need it.
From Wednesday 3rd February the way you order prescriptions will be changing.
Non dispensing patients (collect medication from the community pharmacy i.e. Boots and Lloyds)
Patient will be able to order their repeat prescriptions in any of the following ways;
Medicines order line - This is a dedicated phone service for you to order your prescriptions. All members of staff are highly trained. Phone lines will be open 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday. This will be the preferred method.
Please telephone 01246 588860
Online - Register with Reception
At the practice (post box outside the building)
Email - The dispensary email address is email@example.com
Telephone - 01335 230085 Option 2
Our aims are to ensure that the people of Derbyshire benefit from an improved, safer and more cost effective repeat prescribing system and would appreciate your ongoing support.
Derbyshire Cancer Buddies
Derbyshire Cancer Buddies is a not-for-profit community-based group comprising a team of compassionate comprehensively trained volunteers who have lived experience of cancer and now provide emotional support Derbyshire cancer patients, survivors and carers though their cancer journeys. We support people via our Facebook page and our trained Buddies also offer quality assured 1-1 telephone Buddy support via a self-referral system. So far we have received 100% positive feedback from service receivers – some have described Buddy support as a ‘lifeline’ and all really appreciate the opportunity to socially interact with others who are able to share experiences and aspects of their everyday lives.
Our contact details are provided on our Facebook page re: https://www.facebook.com/derbyshirecancerbuddies/
Please see our Coronavirus Advice page for the latest information and guidance.
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
ALL ROUTINE GP APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. ALL PATIENTS REQUESTING A FACE-TO-FACE APPOINTMENT WILL RECEIVE A TELEPHONE TRIAGE APPOINTMENT WITH A CLINICIAN TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS A NEED FOR FACE-TO-FACE APPOINTMENTS. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION WITH THIS.
Taran Gill & Nicola Field
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are experienced registered Nurses with advanced level training and prescribing ability.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP’S) can
- Take a comprehensive patient history
- Carry out physical examinations
- Refer patients for investigations – blood tests, x-rays etc.
- Make a diagnosis and provide treatment
- Support and treat all chronic conditions such as Asthma, COPD, Chronic Heart Disease and Diabetes
They can also assess, diagnose and provide treatment for most common clinical conditions and ailments such as
- Chest Infections
- Ear Infections
- Eye Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Skin Conditions e.g. Eczema, Psoriasis etc.
- Wound Infections
- Wound Care
ANP’s work in close collaboration with the Doctors.
We have introduced ANP’s here at Ashbourne Medical Practice to
provide a proactive response to the changing of the healthcare environment.
This allows the practice to offer an improved quality service for
appointments with GP’s and available time for patients with more complex medical needs and end of life conditions.
Our Reception Team may ask the reason for your appointment.
This will help us to triage and signpost you towards the most appropriate healthcare professional and help you to be seen in a timely manner.
We welcome your valuable feedback to ensure we continue to offer an effective, efficient and improved quality service to our patients here at
Ashbourne Medical Practice.
Test and Trace App
The BBC link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54270334 explains how the Test and Trace App will work and how to access it.