Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

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NHS

Telephone: 01584 872 939

Fax: 01584 879 031

portcullis.surgery@nhs.net

Covid Vaccination Sites in South-West Shropshire-Where to go for your vaccine and how you will be invited

Our practice is working hard in order to help plan and help staff the Covid Vaccination campaign at various locations.

It is important that patients and their relatives do not call the GP surgery as our staff are dealing with extremely high volumes of calls as well as going out to carry out vaccinations in people’s homes, as well as staffing the hubs. Additional calls with questions about the vaccination program will mean patients wanting to get through to the practice who are ill and need to speak to a Doctor may not be able to get in touch with us in a timely manner.

Thanks to all our patients for continuing to be so supportive of our endeavours when we know that everyone is so keen to get their vaccination as soon as they can. We will call you or send you a letter as soon as it is your turn.

 

Where can I get my Covid Vaccination and how will I be invited to attend my appointment?

 

Patients in Ludlow will soon be able to access Covid Vaccinations from a number of locations.

  • Home visits to Nursing and Residential Homes (completed)
  • Home visits to Private Homes (ongoing)
  • Walk-Through Clinic at the practice (starting Saturday 30th January and ongoing)
  • Walk-through Clinic at the Mascal Centre (approved by CCG 1st clinic in February)
  • CCG Centre at the Ludlow Race Course (0pened Tuesday 2nd February and ongoing)
  • PCN Hub at the Health and Well-being Centre in Church Stretton (Opened on Thursday 28th January and ongoing)

 

Nursing and Residential Homes

The practice has already carried many vaccinations in care homes. We have vaccinated all residents and staff in Four Rivers Nursing Home, Churchill House Nursing Home and Alexandra House Residential Home.

Photo: Mr John McConnell with Dr Robert Colebrook,  HCA Anneka Lewis and Manager Christine Thomas from Four Rivers Nursing Home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home visits to housebound patients

We are visiting all our Housebound patients for their Covid vaccinations in each cohort. Each Doctor or nurse will need to go out to our patients who are housebound and administer the vaccine in their home. We will call you to let you know when we will come to visit and offer you the opportunity to have a relative with you during the visit.

 

Left: Dr Beanland doing housebound vaccines in the snow.

Right Mrs Marina Clent visited at home by ANP Joy

 

 

 

 

 

Walk Through Vaccinations at the practice

Some limited Covid 19 Vaccinations will be done at the practice mostly on weekends. You will get sent a letter of invitation which you will need to bring with you on the day and time of your appointment. The clinic will be a walk through clinic where patients will enter through the front entrance and exit via the back entrance. We will send you a letter or call you to offer you an appointment as soon as it is your turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCA Angie Runicles and Dr Chris Targett with a patient at the walkthrough

 

 

Walk through Vaccinations at the Mascall Centre 

The Ludlow Mascall Centre has now been approved as a vaccination site for our patients as it offers us much better free car parking facilities as well as larger rooms to assist with social distancing. We will carry out the majority of our practice (Portcullis) vaccinations from this site as this allows us to offer covid vaccination during weekdays without impacting on the practice workload. We will text you with our Accurx system or send you a letter or call you to offer you an appointment as soon as it is your turn.

We would like to thank the Mascal Centre for their enthusiasm and support.

Mascall Centre link: https://www.ludlowmascallcentre.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walkthrough video on our Facebook for the Mascal Centre

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=314&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLudlowGPSurgery%2Fvideos%2F2076965789106889

 

 

 

Main PCN Hub in Church Stretton run by the South-west Primary Care Network (SWPCN) at the Health and Well-being Centre which is next door to the local GP surgery aswell as the Mayfair Centre in Church Stretton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hub in Church Stretton will be run by the South-west PCN  (Primary Care Network) and patients from the whole of the South-west of Shropshire will be invited to attend this hub.We will send you a letter or call you to offer you an appointment as soon as it is your turn and ask you if you are happy to travel to Church Stretton for your appointment.

The South-west PCN includes both Ludlow practices, Church Stretton, Clun, Craven Arms and Bishops Castle practices.

You will receive a call or a letter from the practice to invite you to make a booking for this hub.

It important to note that you don’t have to travel that far if you don’t want to. If you do decide to travel to Church Stretton your GP record will be updated automatically, usually within 24 hours so that we are aware that you have been vaccinated.

Many local GPs and nurses will be working in the hubs as locums or volunteers including both Dr Beanland and Dr Targett, partners at Portcullis Surgery.

We realise that this may be a bit of drive from Ludlow however we would like to point out that there is a large council car park opposite the Centre which is very convenient for parking. In addition Church Stretton is easily accesible by public transport from Ludlow and the train and bus stop is minutes walk away from the Centre.

Link to the Mayfair and the Health and Wellbeing Centre: https://www.mayfaircentre.org.uk/

Train times from Ludlow to Church Stretton are posted on the National Rail Website.

https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

The Minsterley 435 bus runs frequent trips from Ludlow to Church Stretton. For details of their timetable please follow the link below:

https://www.minsterleymotors.co.uk/435-S-L-MF.php

The Council can also provide transport FREE
Subject to availability, Shropshire Council will be able to provide transport to help you get to your appointment and back.
All vehicles will have appropriate ventilation, with strict infection control measures in place to ensure they are operated with the highest levels of public health safeguards.
Transport can be booked by calling the council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (option 0).
Plans are also in place to extend the transport offer to cover Shropshire’s larger local vaccination centres in Shrewsbury and Ludlow which are due to open in early February. More details will be published shortly when the opening dates have been confirmed.

There are also a number of Taxi Firms offering Transport

The taxi and private hire trade in Ludlow have mostly agreed to give a discounted fare (all fares are the same from Ludlow across all of the below firms!) to get you there and back if you wish not to travel by public transport. This would have to be one household/bubble per car for obvious reasons. All vehicles are sanitised and all drivers will be wearing masks within government guideline!
Fare to Church Stretton including return £20
Fare to Ludlow Racecourse including return £10
Please give us a call on 01584 878787 (7 days a week) or any of the following firms
Annettes Taxis 01584 878787
Wolfcar private hire 01584 856690
Teakys taxis 01584 879478
Andy’s Private Hire 07966 954047
Ashford cars Ludlow 07968 890696
T J & sons private hire 01584 875978/ 07592 483278

Main CCG Vaccination Centre run by the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at the Ludlow RaceCourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ludlow Race Course vaccination centre opened on Tuesday 2nd February. This hub will be run by the National Team and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Patients will be invited to attend this hub from all over the area by the National Team. The Ludlow Race Course centre (and other mass vaccination sites) are being run independently from the clinics by Portcullis and we have no visibility of their clinic dates.  

You can only book if you have received a letter from the national team.

Patients are asked to call 119 or book in via www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.

Many local GPs and nurses will be working in the hubs as locums or volunteers including both Dr Beanland and Dr Targett, partners at Portcullis Surgery.

Link to Ludlow Race Course: https://ludlowracecourse.co.uk/

Dr Beanland was the afternoon Medic onsite on the opening day Tuesday 2nd February

Transport options

Shuttle bus

The first shuttle bus will leave the Eco Park at 7:45am. It will call at The Compasses on Corve Street at 7:50am. The bus will arrive at the Racecourse at 7:57am. The return journey to the Eco Park via Corve Street leaves three minutes later.

This free shuttle will continue every 15 minutes both ways throughout the day with the last bus from the Racecourse departing at 20:14.

The 701 service will run hourly from Ludlow Assembly Rooms and will visit areas of the town normally served by the 722.

Ludlow town bus timetables from 2 February

Normal charges will apply on the 701. The 722 vaccination shuttle service will be free. The service is provided by Minsterley Motors and is supported by Shropshire Council.

There are also a number of Taxi Firms offering Transport

The taxi and private hire trade in Ludlow have mostly agreed to give a discounted fare (all fares are the same from Ludlow across all of the below firms!) to get you there and back if you wish not to travel by public transport. This would have to be one household/bubble per car for obvious reasons. All vehicles are sanitised and all drivers will be wearing masks within government guideline!
Fare to Church Stretton including return £20
Fare to Ludlow Racecourse including return £10
Please give us a call on 01584 878787 (7 days a week) or any of the following firms
Annettes Taxis 01584 878787
Wolfcar private hire 01584 856690
Teakys taxis 01584 879478
Andy’s Private Hire 07966 954047
Ashford cars Ludlow 07968 890696
T J & sons private hire 01584 875978/ 07592 483278

 

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
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  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
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  • Saturday
    CLOSED
    Open one Sat per month Pre-booked appointments only. Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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