COVID VACCINATION PROGRAM FOR ANGMERING COPPICE FITZALAN PCN
The Local Vaccination Service (LVS) is currently located at Angmering Medical Centre. We are in the process of finalising arrangem,ents to move this site to Angmering Community Centre and will update this page once a date has been finalised.
Please do not call the surgery requesting an appointment. We will contact patients in order of the priority list advised to us by the Joint Commitee on Vaccination and Immunisation. The priority order is detailed below.
With regards housebound patients we are happy to arrange a vaccination at our LVS, and for the AZ vaccination this can be done on a drive through basis (drivers do need to wait 15 minutes if they are receiving the vaccination).
Otherwise, housebound patients will be soon contacted by Sussex Community Trust in order to receive their vaccination by roving mobile teams/
Cohort | 01. Residential care home patients
Cohort | 02. Age 80y+ or health and social care workers
Cohort | 02a. Age 80y+
Cohort | 02b. Health and social care workers
Cohort | 03. Age 74-79y
Cohort | 04a. Age 70-74y
Cohort | 04b. COVID-19 high risk
Cohort | 05. Age 65-69y
Cohort | 06. Age 16-64y with underlying health conditions
Cohort | 07. Age 60-64y
Cohort | 08. Age 55-59y
Cohort | 09. Age 50-54y
The surgery is now using a system called AccuRX it allows us to communicate with a patient regarding their health. If necessary we can send a message or document such as a sick note/med 3 to a patient or advice leaflets after consultations etc. One of the key features of AccuRX is the ability for a patient so send the surgery a message and photo related to their health issue.
We can also code any forms or questionnaires directly into the patient record so creating accurate and timely updates.
FLU CLINICS NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK.
PLEASE PHONE RECEPTION FOR
Flu clinic criteria
Over 65 years - BOOK NOW*
18-64 years (In 'at risk' group with long term condition) - BOOK NOW*
50-64 years (Not in 'at risk' group) - Further details of when to book will be given late Autumn*
2-3 years - BOOK NOW
2-17 years (In 'at risk' group with long term condition) - BOOK NOW
All primary school children aged 4-10 years (Not in 'at risk' group) - Only given at school or school catch up programme
1.Pregnant women, carers, people in long-stay residential care homes, close contacts of immunocompromised individuals, health and social care staff are eligible as * above.
2.Those people who are housebound and those people in nursing homes have separate arrangements for vaccination and will be told prior to visit by surgery.
COPPICE AND ANGMERING MEDICAL CENTRE ARE OPERATING A TELEPHONE TRIAGE SYSTEM ONLY
In view of the developing circumstances surrounding the spread of Covid-19 and in line with NHS England policy, you will not be able to book routine or face to face appointments for the foreseeable future. All health concerns will be dealt with using our telephone triage system and we may offer video consultation.
Face to face appointments will only be offered after speaking to a clinician.
If you have a fever or new cough please self-isolate for 14 days and use 111 online for further information.
Please download the NHS app to order prescriptions online or post the request in our letter box.
For any patients that do not at present have a nominated pharmacy, the
prescription will be sent to Kamsons Station Road, East Preston for you to collect until you nominate a pharmacy.
Further information about the NHS app can be found at
If you have a fever or new cough please self-isolate for 14 days and use www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for further information.
Thank you for your patience.
(Site updated 17/03/2020)
WEEKEND AND EVENING APPOINTMENTS
GP and nurse appointments are now available during the evening and at the weekend for people across Coastal West Sussex.
This means that urgent appointments are available up to 8pm during the week, and during clinics on a Saturday and Sunday.
This aims to improve access to GP appointments and help local people to get the help and support they need.
The service is run by Innovations in Primary Care (IPC), a not-for-profit company owned by local GP practices.
The appointments will be available at local GP access hubs, run from GP surgeries, and they will be both routine and urgent appointments with a doctor, nurse or healthcare professional.
The teams will see new illnesses when you urgently need to see a health professional, and offer planned appointments such as family planning and smear tests that can be hard to arrange whilst at work or when you are caring for family or a loved one.
IPC has been running the MIAMI clinics in Adur and Worthing for the last three years, which has offered a very similar service, offering help for ‘Minor Injury Assessment & Minor Illnesses’.
These clinics have been successful and helped local people to access the help they need outside of normal opening times.
We hope that this roll out of the hubs across the whole of Coastal West Sussex will mean that all patients registered with a GP practice in our area can benefit.
You book into the GP access hubs by ringing either the Coppice Surgery or Angmering Medical Centre and you may also be offered an appointment at one of the hubs at the weekend if you call NHS 111 for urgent health advice and support.
The hubs may be at your GP practice or they may be at a neighbouring GP practice locally in the community around you.
The teams will have access to your medical records with your consent, and any care they provide will be added to your notes so your GP practice can continue any ongoing care.