We are very excited to be running covid vaccination clinics at present and have successfully vaccinated nearly 5000 of our most vulnerable patients to date. We are working within the SEOxHA primary care network with Temple Cowley Health Centre, The Leys Health Centre, Donnington Health Centre and Hollow Way Medical Centre to provide vaccinations at The Leys Health Centre.
We are very proud to be have a dedicated team of volunteers helping with the Covid Clinics. If you would like to volunteer to help in the clinics please do send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Patients will have also be receiving invites also from the Kassam Stadium where a mass vaccination centre.
In preparation for receiving the vaccination or if you would like to read more about the vaccines available please click on the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
Covid Vaccination Invites
We are working under national guidance in delivering the vaccine. We are currently inviting patients who are over 49 years old or those with underlying health conditions identified by the JVCI to the vaccination clinic (Groups 4 and 9). Please wait for an invite text or phone call to book an appointment. The JCVI have developed guidance for how we deliver the vaccine to those most vulnerable to coronavirus (you can read here for further information regarding who is in the different priority groups).
2nd dose of vaccination
As per government guidelines - by the JCVI and MHRA - we expect to be offering 2nd doses of vaccine approximately 12 weeks after the date of your first vaccination. You will be contacted closer to the time. The second dose of vaccine should be given at the site that you got your first. Those patients who received their first dose of vaccine at The Leys Health Centre should have their second dose at The Leys Health Centre. Those of you who are invited into the Kassam Stadium for the vaccine should have first and second dose there. If you receive an invite to the Kassam Stadium but have already had your first dose of vaccine at the Leys Health Centre, please do not take the invite up - and allow the space to be given to someone who has not yet had the vaccine.
Self Isolating for further information go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice
Getting your health needs met by the Practice
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IN PERSON ABOUT A MEDICAL ISSUE. YOU WILL ONLY BE SEEN IF NECESSARY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.
If you have a health concern or symptoms that are not coronavirus-related please contact the surgery by calling 01865 778244 or online through econsult at Leyshealthcentre.co.uk. All doctor, paramedic, pharmacist or physiotherapist appointments are initially by telephone at the moment. They will do all they can to help you over the phone. However, if they feel you need to be seen face-to-face, safe arrangements for this appointment will be made. The Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants are seeing patients face to face for COPD reviews, smears, bloods, diabetic reviews, injections and other issues that are more suited for face to face appointments.
Please order your prescriptions online Click Here or sign up for patient online access. Please speak to the Reception team for more information. If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone please bring or post your prescription request to us. If you are housebound and do not have anyone to bring your prescription request to us and no internet access please contact the Reception Team.
You are able to deliver your prescription request to the box inside the front door or at Lloyds Pharmacy opposite.
Covid Advice for Parents:
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Online Booking of Appointments through Patient Access is currently suspended. Please only phone the practice if you have an urgent medical issue. We apologise in advance for any waiting you may experience whilst phoning the practice. DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE. Also please do take into account Government Coronavirus Advice not to visit any health facility if you have concerns but to go to: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
Advice on taking a good photo of a skin complaint to send your GP Click Here
Anxiety and Mental Health Support
If you are anxious about the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic please use this resource Anxiety and Coronavirus
Mental Health Support during Covid-19 please Click Here
Welcome to The Leys Health Centre
We are a practice of 10 GPs assisted by a physiotherapist, a pharmacist, four Practice Nurses and three Health Care Assistants. From time to time we need to employ locums to cover absences. In addition, we have District Nurses, Health Visitors, a podiatry service, speech and language therapists and a range of psychotherapy professionals attached to the practice.
The team is supported by a dedicated Reception and Admin team who are able to help you find the most appropriate appointment and sort out any administrative issues you may have such as sick notes or checking on a hospital referral.
Our aim is to provide an effective and personal service, working confidentially in partnership with you, to achieve a high standard of medical care in a friendly and professional manner.
If you have any suggestions or feedback please Click Here. Do not use this for prescriptions use prescription request forms nor for medical queries please use econsult (blue box above).
Our Privacy Notice:
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has directed NHS Digital to collect and analyse data from providers and other organisations involved in managing the COVID-19 response and then disseminate information and analysis to other bodies for the purpose of planning and managing the response. NHS England and NHS Improvement have been given legal notice to support the processing and sharing of information to help the COVID-19 response under Health Service Control of Patient Information Regulations 2002.
Individual healthcare organisations and Local Authorities have also been given legal notice under the same regulations to support the processing and sharing of information to help the COVID-19 response. This is to ensure that confidential patient information can be used and shared appropriately and lawfully for purposes related to the COVID-19 response. Please see link to the COPI Notice here. This notice applies to:
• All providers of healthcare • All GP practices • All Department of Health and Social Care's Arm's Length Bodies • Local Authorities
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