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COVID-19 Vaccination

Please click HERE for the latest update on the COVID-19 Vaccination. 

**Covid-19 Vaccine Update** 19.01.21

As of today, the 19th of January we are delighted to inform you that so far we have vaccinated 777 patients which includes 62% of over 80s. Across West Sussex 45% of the over 80s have received their first injection. We would like to publicly thank the Glebe Surgery in Storrington who have done an outstanding job helping our Primary Care Network to be ahead of the majority across the county. The remaining patients from the 80+ cohort will be receiving phone calls within the next week.

Housebound patients are our next challenge and we are working with Sussex Community Foundation Trust to ensure this priority group is not missed out.

On the 13th of January we informed all Health and Care workers in Sussex that they could go to the hospital hubs to receive their injection. We noticed yesterday that the link to book had been removed from the website. The CCG and Acute Trusts are working to resolve this issue. We fully understand that the removal of this link will be extremely frustrating however, the interest in the website was much higher than expected. If you were successful in booking an appointment these will go ahead as planned.

It is hoped a mass vaccination site will be setup in Brighton, details will follow as soon as we know more.

We fully understand your concerns and desire for you and your family to receive the vaccination as fast as possible. However, we are following national guidelines with regards to the priority groups. Everyone will be offered a vaccination and we will keep ringing your loved ones until they accept the vaccine invitation or decline.

Have a lovely evening, 
Henfield Medical Centre

**Covid-19 Vaccine Update** 13.01.21
NHS England formally wrote to our Primary Care Network (Henfield, Steyning, Billinghurst and Storrington) yesterday with clear instructions on offering the second dose of Covid vaccinations in order to ensure maximum optimisation of the vaccination programme. 
We will be calling all patients who are expecting their second dose in January to confirm that this will be rescheduled and booked in for the second dose in the 12th week.

From today, all health and care workers in Sussex are able to book a vaccination at one of the six hospital-based vaccination sites across the region. 
Defined by central government this applies to:

• All NHS staff from primary (including general practice and general dental practice), community and secondary care
• Staff of independent and third sector health and care providers
• Care and care home staff in public, private and not for profit sectors.

To receive your vaccination, you must present photographic staff ID when you attend along with confirmation of your appointment, which will be provided when you book. 
All you have to do is visit: https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/workforcevax/ 

If you have any questions please see the below links.

For further information on who gets the COVID-19 vaccine please click HERE.

Please click HERE for further information on 'Why I have to wait for my COVID-19 Vaccine?'.

For patients needing transport:

If you need transport to go to Glebe Surgery(Storrington) for their Covid-19 Vaccine please note that the links service is still running. 
The contact details are:
Penny Ann - 01273 494109
Jackie Clark - 01273 047248
Diana Halsey - 01273 757834

If you need the address for the Glebe Surgery please follow this link - https://goo.gl/maps/1KHETvZtne8ozjSk9 

When will I get my jab?

Sussex Health and Care Partnership have launched a public campaign this week called ‘When will I get my jab?’ to help people know when and where they will get their vaccination.
The roll-out of the programme is complex and can be confusing so they are aiming to provide simple and easy to understand messages.

They have also created a new video that will help explain how the vaccination is currently being delivered to the first priority groups - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh4DLdKD6uw&feature=youtu.be

The link to all of this information is available on their website - https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/covid-19-vaccination-sites/ 

FAQ on COVID-19

Please click HERE to see our answers to your frequently asked questions.

Are you aged between 13-19 years old?

If yes please click HERE for further information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Information for health professionals can be found HERE.

STAY 2 METRES APART TO STOP CORONAVIRUS SPREADING

Starting from 00:01 Boxing Day(26th December) West Sussex will be in Tier 4.

You must only leave the place you are leaving for:

  • Work and Volunteering
  • Shopping for essentials as locally as possible
  • Collecting items through click and collect or as a takeaway
  • Fulfilling legal obligations
  • Education and Childcare
  • To visit your support bubble
  • Exercise and recreation
  • Medical reasons
  • Communal worship
  • Meet others safely

Further information on the above can be found HERE.

ENSURE YOU ARE 2 METRES APART FROM ANYONE OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSEHOLD/SUPPORT BUBBLE.

You do NOT need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. 

Further advice on what you can and cannot do click HERE.

DO:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often - do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get back home
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Stay at home if you are showing symptoms or anyone in your household is self-isolating
  • wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult , and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet

DON'T:

  • Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool

URGENT ADVICE: Use the NHS 111 online service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

ONLY CALL 111 IF YOU CANNOT GET HELP ONLINE.

COVID-19 Key points in multiple languages

Please click HERE to view an educational Facebook page that aims to post simple, yet key information in multiple languages for everybody to understand COVID-19 and future developments. 

West Sussex County Council Community Hub

WSCC is offering people help and support that need it as a result of COVID-19. Click HERE to see how they can help you. 

West Sussex County Council

Treatment for coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus; antibiotics DO NOT help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

Advice on Vitamin D Supplements

For advice on taking supplements, including Vitamin D during COVID-19 please click HERE.

Advice for those with Diabetes

For further information and a helpline for those with diabetes please click HERE.

There is now online help and support available for those with diabetes. For more information on that please click HERE.

Advice for children or those with children going back to school

For further information and advice from a top NHS doctor please click HERE.

Advice for those that have been discharged and been tested positive for COVID-19

If you have the COVID-19 infection and have recently been discharged from A&E or a GP consultation click HERE for further advice. 


Henfield Medical Centre's Privacy Notice - COVID19


What to tell your children?

Please click HERE for a book that has been written for children to give information on the Coronavirus without fear.


Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    • a continuous new or worsening cough
    • a high temperature
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

Find out more principletrial.org


Keep West Sussex Safe - Available in multiple languages

West Sussex County Council have written an article to summarise what we all need to do to prevent new outbreaks and keep West Sussex safe. 

Please click HERE to access and scroll to the bottom to read in multiple languages. 


Public Health England - Translated COVID-19 Guidance for the public

Please click HERE for the full article from Public Health England. For translated guidance please follow the link and look for the grey box near the top titled 'Translated advice and guidance for the public'


NHS Test & Trace explained in multiple languages

If you click HERE it will take you to a document with links to numerous videos explaining Test and Trace in different languages. 

Please select the link in the language that you need and it will open a Youtube Video for you to watch.


Your COVID Recovery

– helping patients to understand what to expect as part of their recovery from COVID-19

Your COVID Recovery is an NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19 and support them to manage their recovery. It has information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support. A significant proportion of post COVID-19 patients are likely to have ongoing health problems. How quickly somebody recovers and the problems they have is likely to vary, and this website can help to answer some questions for patients.


COVID19 - Got Symptoms? Get Tested!Hand Hygeine


Do not enter pharmacy with symptoms

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