Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

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Information regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine

In this page we will set out all the information we have regarding the Covid-19 vaccines.

This information has been updated on 15/1/2021

We are delighted to announce that the South-West PCN under the leadership of Dr Finola Lynch and with the support of the CCG has now agreed to sign the national contract for the national COVID vaccination programme so the Covid-19 campaign is now under the leadership of the Southwest PCN with support from the CCG.

These are the current priority groups for the vaccination program

Priority groups for Covid Vaccination Program

GPs will also be providing clinical care to their patients as usual but may reduce routine clinical care at times to accommodate for participating in vaccine delivery as locums or volunteers. Depending on their capacity, they will be vaccinating in care homes, on home visits and helping ensure vaccination of each age group cohort is achieved in our area. Many pharmacies are also expected to deliver vaccinations.
All practices in this area will begin to work our way down through the cohorts as soon as vaccine becomes available.
At the moment we have no additional information to provide with regards to dates, times or how patients will be called but it is hoped that we will know more by next week.
We will pass on any additional information as we have it but would like to thank everyone for their patience.
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Vaccinations will be also given at the following locations run by the CCG or the PCN. It is anticipated that all will be operational before the end of January.

Vaccination Centres:

  • Telford- several sites currently operational including Telford International Centre
  • ​Shrewsbury – several sites currently operational including RSH

Local Vaccination Services:

  • Ludlow Racecourse- Centre opened on Tuesday 2nd February run by the National Team and the CCG
  • Church Stretton-currently operational and run by the SWPCN
  • ​Bridgnorth – currently operational and run by Southeast PCN for SE PCN patients only.
  • Whitchurch
  • ​Market Drayton
  • Oswestry (RJAH) – currently operational and run by the CCG in partnership with the North Shropshire Primary Care Network and RJAH for N.Shropshire PCN patients only.

Other locations are being considered. The ambitions are to provide a vaccination site within 40 minutes travel time for everyone nationally and a shorter travel time in Shropshire. Arrangements for transport for those without a vehicle are being examined. If you are housebound or at risk from travel, a home visit will be provided.

For more information about vaccination centre please follow the link below

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

Information about Shropshire CCG and PCNs can be found following this link:

Information about Shropshire CCG and PCNs can be found following this link:

 

If you are happy to travel at short notice to any location in order to receive your vaccine please fill in the form below and we will contact you if there is any spare appointments or vaccines in the area

Waiting list for patients who “able to travel” or are “happy to travel at short notice” for the Covid 19 vaccine

For the latest update on the vaccine delivery follow the link below:

Covid Vaccine updates

For General information about vaccines and the evidence behind the two currently available vaccines in the UK please follow the links below:

Effectiveness and safety profile of COVID-19 vaccine-evidence so far

For frequent questions and answers about the vaccine follow the link below:

Frequently asked Questions and Answers about the Covid Vaccine

Our counsellors Andy Boddington and Tracey Huffer have prepared these additional questions and answers which were answered by a panel of experts.

Our panel is:

  • Dr Catherine Beanland, Portcullis Surgery
  • Dr Caron Morton, Station Drive Surgery
  • Rachel Robinson, Director of Public Health for Shropshire.

This article is based in information available on 8 January 2021.

Covid Watch: Your Covid Vaccination Questions Answered –by Counsellor Andy Boddington

 

Patient leaflets and consent forms on the Covid Vaccine see the links below:

General Patient leaflets and consent forms regarding Covid Vaccines

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.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 20:30
    Open 1-2 Fridays a month. 6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Saturday
    08:30 until 12:30
    Open 1-2 Sat per month Pre-booked appointments only. Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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