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MORE EVENING AND SATURDAY & SUNDAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

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EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS

Evening appointments

There are now extra routine appointments available in the evening, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time to suit you.  

A virtual clinical pharmacist serviceThis is a telephone appointment for patients who: need to speak to a pharmacist regarding a medication issue; but don’t need to come to the surgery. The pharmacists are able to prescribe and organise prescriptions electronically. 

 A virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) service This is a telephone appointment for patients who need to speak to an advanced physiotherapist regarding muscle and joint problems. They will issue advice and where appropriate arrange a follow

A virtual mental health support service (Healthy Minds) This is a telephone appointment for patients aged 18 and over who would like help with emotional wellbeing. It will provide a 20minute telephone consultation with Healthy Minds Practitioners who will be able to offer support for patients experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety. They will offer support, explore and develop coping strategies and offer signposting and recommend other support services. Please speak to the Reception team for further information on how to book an appointment.

For any of the above please speak to the reception team for further information on how to book one of these appointments. 

 Saturday & Sunday morning appointments

There are now routine appointments available on Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am-12pm available through our extended access service at:

Rutland Lodge Medical Practice, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 3DR

This increased availability is an extension of the services offered by your practice and is provided by a range of local clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants.

Please note, this is not a walk-in service – you still need to make an appointment. Appointments can be made either via your own GP practice or by calling the extended access team on 0113 221 3540 between 9am and 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Extended Access appointments are for routine general practice issues and not for urgent care. If your practice is closed and you are unwell please call NHS 111.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 COVID-19 Vaccine

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups as soon as supplies arrive.

When will a vaccine be available?

The first, limited, deliveries of the vaccine started week beginning 7 December and the NHS is offering them to those who need them most based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations.

Who will get a vaccine?

The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from COVID-19 first, people over 80 years old and prioritised frontline health and social care workers. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here. As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn so please avoid contacting your local hospital or GP practice.

Where and when can I get a vaccine?

To start with, vaccines will only be available at hospital ‘hubs’ where the Pfizer vaccine can be stored safely. However, arrangements are also being put in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies and different vaccines become available. These include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.

We will be contacting more and more people over the coming days and weeks, as well as protecting those of our staff who are at greatest risk. Please don’t contact your NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you

Further information and how you can help us

We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:

  • Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours
  • Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
  • Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

e-Reception

Welcome to eReception. This is The Avenue's new web-based tool, enabling you to get what you need, when you need it.

Please answer the key questions and we’ll direct you to where you need to be. We can only reply to your enquiries between 8am and 5pm Monday – Friday. Outside these hours we will respond the next working day.
If your matter is urgent please call 111 or 999.

Note that eReception can only be used by registered patients of The Avenue Surgery

Please enter your contact information. We will use it to reply to you, to identify you and to verify that you are our patient. Note this is absolutely confidential and will not be shared.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS E-RECEPTION

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