We continue to work hard to vaccinate our patients in line with the priority groups defined in the JCVI guidance. We are currently prioritising the over 70s, frontline health and social care workers, and those that are aged 16+ who are clinically extremely vulnerable individuals. If you fall into one of these priority groups and have not received your first dose of the vaccine nor have an upcoming appointment booked, please contact the NHS to book your appointment now without delay.
Appointments for those in the priority groups can be booked by contacting your GP, through the national booking system or by calling 119 for an appointment at a larger vaccination site or pharmacy. www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
If you fall within one of the priority groups and have concerns about transport to and from the vaccination centre, please speak to your adviser at the time of booking. If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, please refer to our frequently asked questions.
The next group to be vaccinated will be those aged 65+.
If you are aged 65+, you will be called in the coming weeks, please do not contact us at this time.
We are very busy and doing so could prevent a patient who needs our help from getting through. For more information on the vaccination programme visit www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination
It's estimated 50 million visits to the GP are made every year for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete's foot.
But by visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble. Instead of booking and waiting for a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacist any time – just walk in.
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- mild skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, athlete's foot
- coughs and colds, including blocked nose (nasal congestion), and sore throats
- bruises, sunburn, and minor burns and scalds
- constipation and piles (haemorrhoids)
- hay fever, dry eyes and allergies (including rashes, bites and stings)
- aches and pains, including earache, headache, migraine, back pain and toothache
- vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
- period pain, thrush and cystitis
- head lice (nits)
- conjunctivitis, cold sores and mouth ulcers
- warts and verrucas
- nappy rash and teething
Pharmacy First is a scheme available for children and people who don’t have to pay for their prescriptions and are suffering from a common ailment.
Your local pharmacist can offer you expert advice and medicines for a wide range of common ailments without the need to visit your GP. No appointment is necessary but you will need to give the pharmacist your NHS number, or your child’s NHS number to receive advice and, where appropriate, medicines free of charge.