Coronavirus Information

Children aged 5 to 11 eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine

Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Parents and guardians can book from this week onwards. Appointments are currently by booking only in Barnsley - the team makes sure children get the best experience, so please help by booking ahead.  Weekend slots are added on a regular basis but are going fast - if you can't see anything to suit you, check the website on a regular basis. To book call 119 or click on the image opposite.

Eligibility for Spring COVID-19 booster vaccine

People aged 75 and over, and people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed, are now eligible for a Spring COVID-19 booster vaccine.  The NHS advice is to try and book your spring booster appointment for around 6 months after your last dose to get the best protection from your booster. You can book online or by calling 119 or by clicking on the link further down this page named Covid Vaccination Programme.  Please help the vaccine team by booking ahead rather than arriving without a booking. The NHS will contact eligible people to book their next vital jab. Click on this image for more information.

Surgery Covid Information

The Surgery has no current plans to run any further Covid Vaccination clinics at the moment, please see links above on how to book at others sites.

The Surgery has now completed all their Covid Vaccination home visits for house bound patients therefore we have no current plans for further deliveries of the vaccine for home visits.

 

NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings (up to date as of 01.02.2022)

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.

Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from 26.01.2022.

However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.

That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.

 

Message to our Patients

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, ways of accessing the surgery have been different. We would like to remind our patients that:

  • Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients, it is your choice whether you would like face to face or telephone consultation.

  • Some of our appointments are same day GP appointments at the moment. This is to reduce the risk of last minute cancellations, if any staff members cannot attend work at short notice due to; symptoms, isolation etc. However, we have now re-introduced advanced appointment bookings for some of our appointments.
     
  • You can also call NHS 111.

Nurse appointments are a mixture of both face to face and telephone appointments, the type you require depends on the reason for your visit to our nurses. Our reception team will be able to help you with your nurses appoinment before booking.

Please note: Our reception staff and administration team are experiencing a high volume of calls and as a result your wait time might be longer than normal.

We are dealing with an unprecedented amount of queries - please consider whether your call to the surgery is absolutely necessary.

Please be assured that all our staff are working extremely hard to maintain service levels.

Please follow this link to read the latest advice from the NHS regarding Coronavirus... www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We thank you for your patience.

Your visit to the surgery during COVID-19

Whilst we encourage our patients to contact the surgery via telephone in the first instance, and any requests for appointments should always be made this way, we are here to provide medical care which means patients will need to come into the building.

For the safety of our patients and staff we have made some changes in our waiting room. We have the capacity to hold a number of patients (max 12) at any one time whilst still adhering to social distancing guidance. There are clear markers on the floor and chairs have been positioned at a safe distance from each other. In addition to this, a safety screen has been installed on our reception counter and we have upgraded our cleaning schedules by introducing regular sanitisation of the communal areas.

Face Masks - If you need to attend the surgery for any reason, you must wear a face covering whilst inside the building. Please remember to bring one with you.

We would like to reassure all our patients, that by introducing these measure we can offer you a safe environment to receive the medical care you need.

Please remember – only visit the surgery if your problem cannot be dealt with any other way.

Please help us to help you stay safe.
The Walderslade Surgery Team

BSL Service for Deaf Clients

Please contact our reception team if you are needing to use the face-to-face BSL service for deaf clients.

If you need help you can access our services via the following channels:
WEBSITE: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
EMAIL: barnsleycab.org.uk/contact-us

Over 5's NHS Covid Travel Pass

Fully vaccinated children aged 5 and over can now get an NHS COVID Pass letter for travel. It can be requested via the NHS website or by calling 119.

For more information please click on image opposite.