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For fit notes/self isolation note please refer to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/


 


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19



During the coronavirus outbreak the surgery remains open but will be operating differently.  We are suspending booking all face to face appointments with effect from 16 March 2020 until further notice.  Please do not attend the surgery.  If you believe that you need to be seen, please request a telephone appointment.  If you already have an appointment booked do not attend the surgery. If it is clinically appropriate the clinician will arrange for you to be seen. Essential nursing appointments will continue as usual for now. This action is essential to maintain your health and the health of your community as advised by the Department of Health.


If your query is about Coronavirus go to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call 111


Anyone with a new persistant cough and/or fever should self-isolate for 7 days; do not call 111 or contact other healthcare providers.  If symptoms deteriorate and you feel you need medical care, contact NHS 111.  Testing will only be done for those in hospital with symptoms



 


 


 

Travel Advice and Vaccinations

Our Practice Nurses, Alison Plaistow, Becky Collins and Emma Oliver, are able to provide travel advice and a general travel assessment for those patients who are travelling abroad to a single destination.   All patients who are booking for travel advice and vaccinations will be asked to complete a Risk Assessment form which must be returned to the nurses before their appointment is arranged.  The form can be downloaded here: Travel Risk Assessment Form or can be emailed or posted to you on request. 

The following vaccines are available without charge:

  • Typhoid  
  • Hepatitis A
  • Diptheria / Tetanus / Polio

The nurses are also able to administer Hepatitis B for travel purposes but this is chargeable.  Prices are subject to change and will be advised of the current fee before attending your appointment.

We recommend that you visit the website Pro Travel Health (below) as this provides comprehensive information including vaccines needed for your chosen destination.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide a vaccination service for patients who are visiting multiple destinations, but our nurses will be able to give advice on the appropriate vaccinations for the areas of travel and advise you how to receive your immunisation.  To check which vaccinations you need for your travels visit:  www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

All vaccines listed below and Hepatitis B can be provided by Travel Clinics e.g. Boots in Oxford, Manor Hospital Oxford, Abingdon Surgery:

  • Rabies
  • T.B.E.(Tick Borne Encephalitis)
  • J.E. (Japanese Encephalitis)
  • Meningitis ACWY
  • Yellow Fever

A fee will be charged by Private Travel Clinics for the consultation and the vaccinations although these rates may vary.

Arranging your Vaccines before Travelling

To ensure that you allow sufficient time for your immunity to develop before travelling please return your risk assessment for at least:

  • 8 weeks before departure for routine trips of 2 – 4 weeks in duration
  • 6 - 12 months before departure for world treks.

Anti Malaria Tablets

If anti-malaria tablets are required for your journey, you will be informed during your consultation.  Most chemists can supply these without a prescription.

Please note anti-malaria tablets are not available on the NHS and you will be charged the retail price by the pharmacy.

 A copy of this information can be down loaded by following the link: Travel Vaccinations 

Travel Vaccination Service

Passport Forms 

Due to revised regulations introduced by the Passport Office, GPs are no longer able to countersign passports unless they have known the applicant personally for at least two years (for example as a friend, neighbour or colleague and should not be someone who just knows the applicant professionally).

 
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