COVID 19 Vaccination Help and Support in Sefton
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU VACCINATION (OVER 65 YEARS OR IN AN AT-RISK CATERGORY)
PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT WITHOUT DELAY 01704 226973
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice if you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and / or a high temperature. Anyone who lives alone is advised to stay at home for 7 days or if you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. If anyone else in your home gets symptoms they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days. If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service. NHS 111 online for the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Coronavirus vaccination information
*** UPDATE 08/02/2021 - we have now started calling patients from JCVI Priority Group 5 (see below) - please do not contact our reception unless you have received an invitation from us - thank you ***
Norwood Surgery has joined with the other practices in North & Central Southport to set up a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site. The project is being co-ordinated by Southport & Formby CCG on our behalf. The NHS will get in touch when it is your turn to be vaccinated. In the meantime, if you have any urgent questions about the vaccination programme, please ring 01704383624 (leave a message & you will receive a call back), rather then the GP surgery.
Vaccination is taking place at Southport Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 44-46 Houghton Street, PR9 0PQ. There are car park facilities & signs/marshalls will be available to help you navigate around the site. Please arrive as close as possible to your appointment time & please wear a face covering. If necessary, you may bring one other person with you as a chaperone. Please do not attend if you are unwell on the day or following isolation rules.
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation (JCVI) about who is most at risk from Coronavirus. When each delivery of vaccine is received, it will be shared out fairly between practices in North & Central Southport. You may be required to remain on site for 15 minutes post-vaccination & a second dose of vaccine will be required; usually after 12 weeks.
Phase 1 - JCVI Priority Groups
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
Please note, there are a number of other vaccination sites who may offer you an appointment too: the large national sites, the community pharmacy sites & the Southport hospital site (health & social care workers are being vaccinated at the latter). The speed with which we can work through the JCVI priority cohorts is limited by the amount of vaccine that our site is allocated, & the need to vaccinate care home patients/staff first (no other sites are helping us with this & Southport has an unusually large care home population).
Norwood Surgery & our staff are excited to be taking part in this project, which should finally help us to move on from the pandemic & return to normal life. However, in order for us to prioritise the project & supply staff as vaccinators, some of our less urgent activity at the Surgery is likely to be postponed from time to time. Thank you very much in anticipation of your support & understanding.
Welcome to Norwood Surgery, Southport
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With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Walking For Health
Norwood Surgery has a "Walking for Health" group. Click here for details
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course, we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
Our walking group meets every Thursday at 1:30 by the café in Hesketh Park – it’s free and we would love to see you there. Find out more here Norwood Walking Group
Norwood Surgery is a certified parkrun practice. Southport parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am in Hesketh Park. Why not come down and run, walk or volunteer? It’s free. Find out more at: Southport parkrun
Many of our patients have inspirational stories of how parkrun has changed there lives…..
here’s the links: https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2018/12/10/gp-stories/ and https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2019/12/10/where-my-heart-is/
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The surgery has disabled car parking space adjacent to the treatment room at the rear of the building. Wheelchair access is available to the main building via external and internal lifts. A disabled WC is also available in the nurse’s treatment room adjacent to the disabled parking space. If you need assistance please arrange with reception.
(Site updated 26/08/2020)