Under 65yrs in Clinical at Risk Group Flu Clinic

We are now booking for our Flu Clinic on Wednesday 27th October in the afternoon at Goring surgery. We are booking for patients age 50-64 in a clinical at risk group (Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Cardiovascular Disease, Immunosuppression). Please book online or via reception teams if unable to access online booking.

COVID-19 Support

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice. For the latest information and guidance please refer to the UK Government website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme:

Thank you to our patients (all 10,000 of you) for being patient with us as we work on the biggest vaccination project ever undertaken. Since the vaccination roll out began in December nearly 30 million people have been vaccinated with a first dose in England, two thirds of the adult population. We will have given over 11500 of these!

We are currently completing our second dose clinics for those patients aged 18 +

Our final 2nd dose clinic will be held at Wallingford Community Hospital on 13th August. We will be inviting eligible patients by text and phone in the coming week.

Pregnant and breastfeeding patients information here:

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-womens-health/covid-19-vaccines-and-pregnancy/covid-19-vaccines-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding/

NHS COVID pass for travel or events

You will need this for travel abroad and some domestic events.

You can request a COVID pass online or by ringing 119 if you do not have internet access

For more information about how you can access this click on link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass

We are unable to issue this certificate at the Practice

The NHS COVID pass will always be free, please beware of fraudsters and scams

The NHS will never ask you for your bank details

If you have had one or both COVID vaccinations abroad and send us proof, we are able to add the information to your medical record. HOWEVER, only vaccinations given in the UK will show up on your NHS Covid Passport (although they will show up on your medical record section of the app)

The NHS app is also valuable for accessing your health record and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHS app can be downloaded from:

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone

or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an “NHS login” as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/

VOLUNTEER SUPPORT GROUPS

There have been some necessary changes to local support services during the COVID 19 pandemic. We are incredibly fortunate to part of a proactive and engaged community and are very grateful to all volunteers who provide support to patients and our team. Thank you.

GORING & STREATLEY COVID SUPPORT GROUP

Helpline: 01491 525 639

Up to date position

This group and helpline has been set up to provide a free community support service for any local residents. They can help with all manner of things including:

  • Find someone to help with your shopping or to pick up your prescription/medication.
  • Find someone who will generally keep in touch to make sure you are ok, links to listening buddies
  • Provide more in-depth emotional support from fully trained counsellors (free)
  • Liaise with the pharmacy to ensure your medication is ready before you ask someone to pick it up
  • Provide local information such as shop opening times, vet services, entertainment in isolation services
  • Signpost you to central and local government services

WOODCOTE COMBAT CORONA VOLUNTEERS

Helpline: 07713 285 628 Email: woodcoteccv@gmail.com

This volunteer group covering the Parish of Woodcote helps coordinates street champions and volunteers who are offering support to those who need extra help during the COVID pandemic.

They are able to help with shopping, collections of prescriptions. They have been able to offer lifts to vaccination clinics to those who may have struggled to get to clinics, taking COVID precautions as necessary. They also offer befriending and listening services remotely and can signpost to other support services as needed.

GORING VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

This service provides help with journeys to hospital or the surgery for those having NHS treatment. They will make a small charge. The office is open at the Goring Community Centre in Station Road, Goring from 10.00am to 12 noon Monday to Friday tel: 01491 873565.

Woodcote Volunteers

This group is currently planning a safe return to service and we will update you as soon as they are active again.

This service normally provides help with visits to hospital or surgery, collection of medicines, etc. The office is open 09.30-11.00 Monday to Friday tel: 01491 681171 but is temporarily closed.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

Wait to be contacted!

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Covid 19 – Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home

Well-being while staying at home

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

Get urgent support now from Every Mind Matters

Keeping Active

To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.

Support for the bereaved

Information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions.

Scams advice during coronavirus outbreak

Advice for Parents

For Children

Actor Hugh Bonneville voices audio for Nosy Crow’s coronavirus book for children

The nosy crow

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested – GOV.UK

For guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available. COVID-19 – Getting tested

Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions

Support for the employed

Isolation Notes are available online from NHS 111, if you are self-isolating and need a note for your employer.

Support for self-employed

Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Current guidance and support from Gov.UK

Advice for Vulnerable Patients

Useful links

  • National Domestic Violence   Helpline 0808 2000 247
  • Rape Crisis England & Wales 0808 802 9999
  • NSPCC  Helpline 0808 800 5000 – If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support
  • Childline 0800 1111 – Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry
  • MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on “Coronavirus and your wellbeing”
  • YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and naxiety about Coronavirus
  • ICON: Babies cry: You can cope
  • SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID

Recovering from COVID-19

Watch the video below to see how you can ease your recovery from a COVID-19 infection.