Station Lane Medical Centre

Station Lane
Featherstone
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF7 6JL

Tel: 01977 600381
Email: admin.stationlanemc@nhs.net



Coronavirus - COVID 19

Tuesday 11th May 2021

OAZ 11th May

Wednesday 28th April 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations

The NHS has now moved to the second phase of the vaccine rollout – people under 50 – and vaccinations will be offered by age.

Getting an appointment

Currently, anyone in an eligible age group can book a vaccination online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. If you are not able to book online you can call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. As the age limit reduces, this will be updated on the booking homepage.

If you would prefer to have your vaccination at Station Lane Medical Centre you do not need to do anything – we will contact you when we have appointments available. The invite from the GP practice will often be in the form of a text message.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please do not contact your GP practice for an appointment. People will not be able to make an appointment unless they have been invited and you might stop someone who needs medical help getting through to us.

Getting your second vaccination

People need two doses of the vaccine to make sure they get maximum protection. If you had your first dose at a GP centre, you will be contacted by your practice when it is time for your second dose. This will usually be 11-12 weeks after your first vaccination.

If it is 11 weeks after you received your first vaccination, and you have not yet been invited for your second vaccination, please contact your GP practice who will arrange an appointment for you.

For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk or www.wakefieldccg.nhs.uk

Tuesday 13th April 2021

Please see updated AZ information for patients regarding the vaccine

OAZ Information April 2021

Tuesday 16th March 2021

Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine

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Monday 15th March 2021

If you are aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions or, 60-64 years old without, you should have received a text message from us inviting you to book your 1st covid vaccine.

If you have not received a message please contact the surgery on 01977 600381.

COVID-19 vaccinationsUPDATE

The NHS is currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations to people in the following priority groups:

· Cohort 5 – people aged 65-69

· Cohort 6 – people with underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk from Covid-19 and carers of elderly and disabled people.

· Cohort 7 – people aged 60-64

· Cohort 8 – people aged 55-59

If you are in one of these groups, you will be contacted when it is your turn for a vaccination, either by your practice or the NHS national booking service.

Anyone aged 55 or over can book an appointment through the national booking service without waiting for a letter or by calling 119. This will be extended to people in cohort 9 (50-54) over the next few weeks so keep an eye on the site homepage to see when you can use the service.

The NHS is aiming to have offered everyone in the first nine priority groups a first vaccination by the middle of April.

Please note that vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

WAKEFIELD COVID POSTERS V1

Wednesday 10th February 2021

If you are over 70 and haven’t had your first vaccination yet you can contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment.

We are working to contact all patients over 70 by the middle of February but if you haven’t heard from us yet and want to book an appointment, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.

This will allow you to choose a time slot and location that suits you. If you are not able to book online you can call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. (Please be aware that phone lines can get very busy so you may prefer to call later in the day when it is can be less busy.)

This is only available for first vaccination appointments and if you are aged 70 or over. Everyone else will still need to wait to be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn for a vaccination or for an appointment for their second vaccination if they don’t already have one.

You still need an appointment to get a vaccination so please do not go to any of the centres unless you have one booked. This is important because booking slots are carefully managed to allow for social distancing and the number of appointments is based on the supply available that day.

We are also contacting all patients who are registered as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been asked to shield, as well as people in the eligible cohorts who are housebound. If you haven’t been contacted yet, you should hear from us this week.

Friday 22nd January 2021

If you have received a letter from the national booking system about a vaccination appointment and have any questions about this, please contact them on the number given.
The practice does not have any information on the centres and is not able to book appointments for patients at these venues.

If you would prefer to have your appointment at our local service, you do not need to do anything – we will contact you as soon as an appointment is available.

Thursday 7th January 2021

FAQ for Patients

FAQs for patients

COVID Information for Patients

The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people who are most at risk from Covid-19. This follows the approval of both the Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines as safe and effective, after extensive trials. The first vaccinations are being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), starting with people in care homes and those aged 80 and over. Groups of GP practices are working together to provide local vaccination services and will contact eligible patients when it is their turn.

When it is your turn, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment, as you will not be able to get one until you receive an invitation.

If you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite straight away and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.

Please note that vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.

In the meantime, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives

Covid Vaccine 2nd Dose

Due to new national guidance, we will need to reschedule your second Covid-19 vaccine appointment to a later date.
Please do not call the Practice. We will contact you to re-arrange this in due course.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Patient Leaflet for Suspected Covid

Covid Vaccine Advice for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women

Wednesday 16th December 2020

We are planning for our COVID-19 vaccination service to be open to eligible patients from Monday 21 or Tuesday 22 December and we will soon start booking our patients into the clinic accordingly.
However, there is a chance that the service will not be available until after these dates, and if this is the case, we will contact you to rearrange your appointment.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY – WE WILL CONTACT YOU

Thursday 26th November 2020

COVID VACCINEUPDATE

Although there is not an approved vaccine for COVID-19 yet, a lot of work is taking place to make sure the NHS is ready to offer these to people as soon as a vaccine passes all the strict safety checks and is approved.

When will a vaccine be available?

At the moment, we do not have any information about when a vaccine will be ready. The NHS will not offer COVID-19 vaccinations until it is safe to do so and a vaccine is proved to be both safe and effective.

Where can I get a vaccine?

Vaccines will be offered from a number of different locations to make sure everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one. These locations are still being decided and we will share these details with patients as soon as we know.

Who will get a vaccine?

The vaccine will be offered to those most at risk from COVID-19 first, starting with older people living in care homes and those over 80 years old. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here. Currently, it advises that it should then be offered to people with high or medium risk clinical conditions and those aged between 50 and 80, and then to the rest of the population over the age of 18. This will be done in a phased approach and full details of when and where will be shared once a vaccine is confirmed.

Further information

We will contact patients to invite them to book their vaccination when the vaccine becomes available and they become eligible. In the meantime, please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine as it may stop someone who needs urgent medical help getting through to us.

23rd November 2020

The NHS is doing things a little differently at the moment due to Coronavirus.

GP Practices across Wakefield are working together to prioritise same day care and symptoms which might indicated serious illness. We ask that you do not come to the surgery in person unless booked in for a face to face appointment. You can contact us online or by calling us on 01977 600381. We will then give you advice what to do. A phone or video consultation with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional will usually be booked for you as many problems can be sorted out this way. If you are booked for a confirmed face to face appointment with a GP or nurse you may be asked to see them at a neighbouring GP practice to the one you would usually attend. This is to help the health service effectively cope with increased demand and suspected Coronavirus patients. We will always let you know the location at which you will be seen.

As we are dealing with more telephone and video consultations we are dealing with an increased number of phone calls. Avoid busy periods (8am to 12noon) when contacting us about any non-urgent matters such as sick notes, prescription queries and routine check ups. This helps us to prioritise our calls for those who have a same day medical problem. Online services may suit you instead of a phone call.

If a telephone appointment is made with a GP or nurse, make sure that a receptionist knows your current phone number and any times you cannot answer the phone. If you are calling about someone else let the receptionist know. Phone again if things get worse.

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple yet secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can find out more about the services on offer by visiting NHS App

If you are not sure if you need urgent medical care use NHS 111 or phone 111 to find out. The 111 service can book you into the urgent care centre at Pontefract if this is what you need.

If it is not a life-threatening emergency and you don’t need immediate medical attention, other options should be considered before dialing 999 or visiting the Emergency Department.

Choosing the most appropriate place for care allows Emergency Department staff to help people whose lives are at risk and can also potentially save you a long wait.

15th September 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01977 600381
You can also call NHS 111.
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch. Appointments are being delivered face-to-face and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a
face covering.

Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.

School Covid Advice for Parents

Coronavirus Symptoms & Isolation Advice

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
If, anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days.
The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at NHS Coronavirus
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service NHS 111 symptoms checker that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

Do you need non-medical support during the current COVID-19 Outbreak?

Live Well Wakefield is a social prescribing service that links adults 18+, registered with a Wakefield GP – like ours, with non-medical support in the local area.

During the current COVID-19 outbreak they’re still accepting social prescribing referrals and are also encouraging referrals from our vulnerable patients who are self-isolating and have no support to access shopping, medication delivery and/or befriending support. They can also support you with information on up to date safety advice and help you to access additional support services as appropriate during this time. Please click on the following link to self refer or for further information Live Well Referral

Mental Health Helpline
24 Hour Mental Health Helpline – 0800 1830558
Confidential helpline offering support, advice, information & guidance.
Available for anyone registered with a GP in Wakefield

Wakefield STAR Bereavement Service
The Wakefield Mental Health Alliance has commissioned Wakefield Star Bereavement service to support children and young people who are tragically grieving during this time.
Any child, young person or someone caring for them who feels they need help and support due to bereavement can contact the service on info@starbereavement.co.uk or on 07599640714.

Yorkshire Smokefree Service
Smoking tobacco is known to damage the lungs. Evidence shows COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory system. Smokers with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to develop severe disease. In light of this there has never been a better time to quit. Call Yorkshire Smokefree for phone support today on 07767008956

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