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Covid-19 3rd Primary Dose and Boosters & Flu/

Dear Patients,

Boost your immunity this winter

Flu and Covid-19 can both be life-threatening and spread more easily in winter, when we are all crowded together inside.

This winter, most adults and children will be eligible for a flu jab, a Covid-19 vaccination and/or a booster.

These free vaccinations are the most effective way to boost your natural immunity and protect yourself and your family from these viruses.

You will be contacted by letter or text to let you know which vaccines are available to you. It’s really important this year to take the vaccines that the NHS invite you for. You can also book to have your jabs at your local pharmacy.

Book your vaccine appointments, boost your immunity, stay well and protect the NHS this winter.

Who is eligible to receive the free flu vaccine:

  • People aged 50 and over
  • People with long term health conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • Parents of 2-16-year olds
  • Carers
  • Frontline health and social care workers.

For more information on flu, visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/

Who is eligible to receive the Covid-19 booster vaccine & vaccination hub for Northfields Surgery

Please note that our Covid-19 boosters will be administered by Mattock Lane Pharmacy at their vaccination site which is St John’s Church Hall.

  • People aged 50 and over
  • People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from Covid-19.

You need to wait for a least six months after your second Covid-19 vaccine dose to receive your booster. Please wait to be contacted by the NHS before booking your booster dose.

Who is eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine:

  • Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccination.

For more information on how to get your Covid-19 vaccine in North West London visit: www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres.

For more information on Covid-19 visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Look out for more information on NHS services and staying well here: www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/.

If you live in North Kensington and have been affected by the tragedy at Grenfell, you can also find information on NHS services and staying well here: www.grenfell.nhs.uk/. 

FLU SEASON 2021/22

Dear Patients,

We are pleased to inform you that we are in a position to offer you, your seasonal flu jab at our Practice.

If you are at age of over 65 or you are at high risk, or you are pregnant, please call the surgery to book your seasonal influenza vaccine.

Kind regards,

Northfields Surgery Team

Blood tests

Blood tests – routine blood test postponed

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. 

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician feels that it is appropriate to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.  

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you  normally would.

Covid-19 Infection Rise

During December, Covid infections have risen sharply in London and this has led to increased demand for hospital care. Please be aware the 111 service is currently under extreme pressure in our area. GP surgeries are open from 08:00 to 18:30 (core hours), except on weekends and bank holidays.

If you need non-covid medical help during the weekend between 8am and 8pm, please call the extended hours GP service on 020 8280 2785. If you are calling outside these times, please visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111.

If you have COVID symptoms, please visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111

If you have a medical emergency, please dial 999 as usual.