Coronavirus Information

Covid Booster Information

14/12/2021

Kendal Primary Care Network along with our partner organisation are increasing the number of COVID vaccinations available via the National Booking System.

For more information on who is elidgible for COVID vaccinations and boosters or to book an appointment following this link – Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk).

Everyone over 18 can book a COVID booster appointment 3 months after their second vaccine. Getting a booster is the best way to protect yourself from the Omicron variant – boosters are around 70-80% effective against Omicron.

General Practices in Kendal are open and continuing to see patients. We ask that everyone wears a mask when inside our buildings, and cancels their appointment if they have a new persistence cough, high fever, or lose their sense of smell. In these situations, please book a COVID PCR test by following this link – Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19).

Unless you hear from us, your nurse or GP appointment is continuing as planned. We understand that NHS England will be releasing more guidance soon, but in the meantime we are continuing with our usual appointments.

Thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.

For the latest information and advice on COVID-19 please visit:   www.gov.uk or  www.nhs.uk

 

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May.

 

Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.

 

Follow this link for further information on Coronavirus vaccination record

COVID-19 and Station House Surgery

We are working in extraordinary and uncertain times and recognise that the significant steps we are taking will cause disruption. We are continuing to follow Pubic Health England guidance and will make further changes as the situation develops.

We wish to reassure you that we continue to work extremely hard to ensure that we provide a safe service to all our patients and staff.  

Station House Surgery Appointments

We are continuing to provide access to a doctor or nurse if you need this.

  1. The telephone triage system is still our main system of operation for patients with an urgent, on the day need. You will then be offered the most appropriate course of action which may include a face to face appointment if needed. 
  2. For less urgent problems then the Reception Team will offer you an appropriate appointment.  You can ask this to be Face to Face or by Telephone.
  3. On-line appointment bookings are now being offered for childhood immunisations and cervical screening. This is being monitored and we hope to offer a wider range of appointments on-line soon.

What to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or you have had a positive test result in the last 10 days.

Please do not attend the surgery if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you have any of these symptoms, get a test to check if you have COVID-19 and stay at home until you get your result. You can arrange a COVID-19 test by contacting 119 or visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Do you have a Pre-Existing Condition?

Macmillan – Cancer & Covid-19

Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma

Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer

Diabetes UK – Coronavirus & Diabetes

Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with chronic kidney disease

Are you a Vulnerable Patient?

Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19

COVID-19 means we are all experiencing an unprecedented situation. Everyone reacts differently, and we will have periods where we find it more difficult to deal with. It’s okay not to feel okay. Talking to someone can often help.

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.

COVID-19 Urgent Public Health Study

If you have any of these symptoms, get a test to check if you have COVID-19 and stay at home until you get your result. You can arrange a COVID-19 test by contacting 119 or visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Station House surgery is supporting vital COVID 19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study called PRINCIPLE.

If you have symptoms of COVID 19, are aged 65 or over, OR are aged 50-64 and have an existing health condition, you may be eligible to join this important study.

To find out more please visit www.principletrial.org to check if you are eligible and complete an online screening questionnaire

If you'd like to discuss taking part in PRINCIPLE, please contact the surgery

Or watch the following PRINCIPLE trial video on youtube https://youtu.be/dAETV3Yj0e8

Self-Isolation Advice

Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ if you need an isolation notice to give to your employer. 

You do not need to contact the practice. 

If you need to speak to a GP or other healthcare professional please ring the surgery as usual 01539 722660.

Privacy Notice - update COVID 19

Station House Surgery is committed to protecting your personal information. In the fight against this global pandemic we are currently working with all of our partners in Health and Social Care to ensure information is shared with the right people at the right time to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Data Protection rules will not hinder the sharing of personal information during these unprecedented times and we will continue to process information in accordance with national law and GDPR.

The processing of personal information relating to this is necessary for reasons of planning and providing health and social care to both individual data subjects and is in the substantial public interest in the area of public health and specifically to support the control of an epidemic. For more detailed information regarding the lawful basis to undertake these activities please see the links below: