Coronavirus Information

COVID Vaccination Updates

COVID Booster Programme

For the latest information on the COVID vaccination campaign please visit the following link:

COVID Vaccine | New Forest PCN 

Spring Boosters

Eligible patients can now book their spring booster using the national booking service at Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or by calling 119.


NHS COVID Pass

Please note that GP Surgeries cannot provide patients with a COVID Pass. Please visit the following website for details on how to obtain your pass.

NHS COVID Pass - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

If you have had any of the UK approved vaccinations abroad you can tell the NHS by following the guidance in the following link below:

Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had abroad - NHS (www.nhs.uk)


Travelling Abroad with Children

Please read the following letter from Wessex LMC regarding travel companies requesting letters for children travelling abroad.

Wessex-LMC-Template-Letter-to-Travel-Companies.pdf

GP Services during the pandemic

Our current services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please note in order to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus we have had to make significant changes to our services.

  • Entry to the Surgery - our reception desk is now open. Face coverings and social distancing rules must be adherred to when entering the surgery. Please note that face to face appointments are still by prior arrangement with a clinician. Our reception staff cannot book these directly.
  • We are operating a telephone service for all patients requesting clinical advice or appointment with a GP. In the first instance we ask that you do this by using the e-consult service on the homepage of our website. E-consult can only  be used if you are wanting advice about your own health and are over 16 years of age; if you need advice regarding anyone else please call the surgery.  
  • If you cannot use our e-consult service, you can call the surgery on 01590 622272/682617.
  • Prescription Requests - please order medication online, or email your request to the new addresswhccg.nfcmg-prescriptions@nhs.net 

Photos of medical conditions

We have an increasing amount of patients sending in photos of their medical condition - please only send a photo of your ailment if you are asked to do so by a clinician following our triage process.


Statement from NHS Hampshire & IOW

NHS Hampshire COVID Pandemic Statement

Recovering from COVID

Please visit the link below for information and support available to help patients recovering from COVID-19.

https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

Support

Mental Well Being

Mind Solent Support info:

helpline.pdf

NHS Every Mind Matters info:

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/?WT.tsrc=Paid_Social&WT.mc_id=coronavirus-mh

For Educational Staff and Parents concerned about the emotional wellbeing of the children they care for:

Telephone Support Line Info

Support line for children and young people (aged 11 to 17 years old)

HIOW CYP Crisis Line


Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Victim Support.pdf

Safer New Forest


General Advice and Support

The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline - Hantshelp4vulnerable - is 0333 370 4000.

The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm, and is for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with practical issues. 

 

QUIT4COVID

Smokers are at an increased risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19. If you are a smoker and would like help quitting please see the poster linked below for more information.

Quit4Covid

Testing

COVID Antibody Testing

The practice is NOT presently in a position to offer the recently announced Covid antibody test. 

The sensitivity of antibody tests is not yet clear: there are clear examples of people who were confirmed (through PCR testing) to have had Covid-19, but in whom the antibody tests remain negative.

It remains unknown if having antibodies for Covid19 will prevent reinfection.

It remains unknown if having antibodies prevents the ability to pass on the virus to others. 

The quality and duration of immunity is not yet clear. 

By the time the test becomes positive, the patient may no longer be infectious, so the test has little or no value in contact tracing and isolation.