COVID-19 Information

Spring Boosters

From Monday 21st March the following cohorts become eligible to receive an extra Spring dose of the Covid-19 vaccine:

  • adults aged 75 years and over,
  • residents in a care home for older adults,
  • individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in in the COVID 19 healthcare guidance Green Book

Green Book Definition of Immunosuppressed – Green Book – Chapter 14a, Table 3, p16

  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression, patients undergoing radical radiotherapy, solid organ transplant recipients, bone marrow or stem cell transplant recipients, HIV infection at all stages, multiple myeloma or genetic disorders affecting the immune system (e.g. IRAK-4, NEMO, complement disorder, SCID).
  • Individuals who are receiving immunosuppressive or immunomodulating biological therapy including, but not limited to, anti-TNF, alemtuzumab, ofatumumab, rituximab, patients receiving protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors, and individuals treated with steroid sparing agents such as cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil.
  • Individuals treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day for adults.
  • Anyone with a history of haematological malignancy, including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
  • Those who require long term immunosuppressive treatment for conditions including, but not limited to, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma and psoriasis.
  • Some immunosuppressed patients may have a suboptimal immunological response to the vaccine (see Immunosuppression and HIV).

The latest JCVI guidance can be found here. It is important to note that at this stage additional boosters are only available to those listed above which does not include patients previously identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable as well as health and social care workers. Should these criteria change we will be sure to inform you.

The GP Federation team have begun contacting eligible cohorts of patients and appointments will also be made available on the national booking system.

For w/c 21st March, walk-in appointments should not be encouraged while demand is assessed with the aim of re-opening clinics to walk-ins from the following week.

Covid 19 Boosters

The government has announced the roll out of boosters for the over 50’s (see attached letter).  Anyone who received a Covid vaccine in Phase 1 of the programme (Groups 1 – 9) will be offered a booster vaccine a minimum of 6 months after completion of the primary course.

Boosters will not be available until after we have received the updated national Patient Group Directive and National Protocol from PHE which we are expecting on September 21st.

 

Co-administration of Flu and Covid 19

The JCVI have approved co-administration of flu and Covid 19 vaccine where this is operationally possible.  The Federation Winter Vaccination Group is working on a protocol on the supply and transfer of flu vaccines from practices into hubs and the supply, transfer and administration of Covid 19 and flu vaccines to care homes. 

 

Invitation Process

Patients will be invited to the vaccine hubs centrally by the GP Federation via a text link. A telephone number will also be included so that patients who are not IT confident can call and book.  Patients who have not booked will also be followed up by the call and recall team as well as those without mobiles to text. Patients should therefore await their invite and be encouraged not to call the practice.

 

Vaccinations for Children

The majority of healthy children and young people aged 12-15 will be vaccinated in schools and the attached letter was circulated to all practices earlier this week. There are two cohorts of 12-15 year olds that will be invited into specialist clinics (those that are immunosuppressed and those that are household contacts of immunosuppressed) and additional locations and dates for these are in the process of being finalised and will be communicated in due course.

It is not possible to identify centrally household contacts of patients that are immunosuppressed and therefore practices are asked to identify these patients and then invite them when the clinics have been confirmed.

 

Flu vaccine

Practices who have received supplies of vaccines should begin vaccinating patients without delay while awaiting an update on co-administration

 

Prioritisation of patient groups

Patients will be called for vaccination in line with JCVI Groups 1 – 9 so that the most vulnerable and those who had their vaccination course completed earliest are offered boosters first.

There is an urgent need to offer co-administration of Covid 19 and flu vaccines in care home and planning is underway, led by the Winter Vaccination group to establish a team to do this on behalf of practices. 

 

Housebound patients

The GP Federation is working with the borough team, CLCH and the Local Pharmaceutical Committee to agree a process and workforce for co-administration of vaccines to the housebound.  Timing will depend on delivery of the new Pfizer vaccine which can be reconstituted before it is transported which is not possible with the current Pfizer vaccine.

 

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

This Month’s Clinics 

PCN-led Clinics 

w/c 14th March

Tuesday 15th March: St. Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing 09:00-16:00 (walk-ins until 15:30)

Friday 18thMarch: Violet Melchett 09:00-14:00 (walk-ins until 13:30)

 

w/c 21st March

Tuesday 22nd March: St. Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing 09:00-16:00 (No walk-ins)

Saturday 26th March: Violet Melchett 09:00-16:00 (No walk-ins)

 

w/c 28th March

Tuesday 29th March: St. Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing 09:00-16:00 (walk-ins until 15:30)

Friday 1st April: Violet Melchett 09:00-16:00 (walk-ins until 15:30)

Sunday 3rd April: St. Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing 09:00-13:00 (walk-ins until 12:30) – Children’s Clinic (Vulnerable 5-11) as well as all other cohorts

 

Walk-in Pfizer and AstraZeneca is available for anyone 12+ for 1st, 2nd and booster doses.

 

Please text patients that are yet to be vaccinated to encourage them to take up these opportunities.

 

Mass Vaccination Centre

 

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

              Monday-Sunday              08:00-20:00

 

This site will be open until Sunday 24th April and there are walk-in appointments at this site for Pfizer for all eligible groups and the latest availability can be confirmed here: https://www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres

 

Hospital Hubs

 

St. Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY

              Monday-Thursday           09:00-17:00

 

Gordon Hospital, Bloomburg Street, London, SW1V 2RH

              Monday-Sunday              08:00-19:30

 

First, second, third vaccines and the booster vaccine are available for those who are eligible. Walk-in or bookable via National Booking Portal: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

Vaccine Bus

 

Pfizer has now been approved for use on the Vaccine bus and it will be in the following locations next week:

 

Chelsea Theatre, 7 World's End Place, London SW10 0DR

              Saturday 19th March: 10:00-16:00

 

Earls Court Farmers Market, Warwick Road, SW5 9UE

              Sunday 20th March: 10:00-15:00

 

Chelsea Theatre, 7 World's End Place, London SW10 0DR

              Monday 21st March: 10:00-16:00

 

Earls Court Farmers Market, Warwick Road, SW5 9UE

              Sunday 27th March: 10:00-15:00

 

Trellick Tower, Goldborne Road, W10 5PB - opposite

              Monday 28th March: 10:00-16:00

 

Lancaster West, Bomore Road, W11 4HD – next to Kensington Leisure Centre

              Wednesday 30th March: 10:00-16:00

 

Earls Court Farmers Market, Warwick Road, SW5 9UE

              Sunday 3rd April: 10:00-15:00

 

Sloane Square tube station, SW1W 8BB - opposite

              Monday 4th April: 10:00-16:00

 

If these sites are local to your practice please text eligible patients to inform them of this opportunity to be vaccinated.

 

The latest updates or any changes to the Vaccine Bus can be found here: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-bus

 

Westminster & NWL Pop-ups & Walk-ins

 

There are also Walk-in Pop-up Vaccination Centres that can be used by patients looking to access 1st dose & 2nd Dose Pfizer

 

The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU

              Tuesdays in March: 09:00-17:00

1st & 2nd Dose Pfizer Walk-in

 

Little Venice Sports Centre, 10 Crompton Street, London, W2 1ND

Fridays in March: 09:00-17:00

1st & 2nd Dose Pfizer Walk-in

 

First, second, third vaccines and the booster vaccine are available for those who are eligible.

 

Further details on availability of vaccinations in Westminster and to book are here: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/walk-vaccination-service-now-available-westminster  

 

Other NWL sites are available here: https://www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres

 

Community Pharmacy Offers

 

The following pharmacies are working with local PCNs to provide appointments to patients. Pharmacies are offering vaccinations to all patients over the age of 18.

 

Bayswater Pharmacy, 39-41 Porchester Rd, London, W2 5DP

Call 020 7221 6895, drop-in to book or use National Booking System

Pfizer & Moderna (Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat)

 

Goldborne Pharmacy, 106 Goldborne Road, London, W10 5PS

Book through National Booking System, walk-in or call 020 8969 8741

              Pfizer (Mon, Fri & Sat)

 

Medicine Chest, King's Rd, London, SW10 0LR

Call 020 7351 1142, drop-in to book or use National Booking System

              AZ (Tues)

Pfizer (Mon-Sat)

         

Zafash Pharmacy, 233-235 Old Brompton Rd, London, SW5 0EA

Call 020 7373 2798, drop-in to book or use National Booking System

             Pfizer & Moderna (Mon-Sat)

 

Benson Pharmacy, 276 Harrow Road, London, W2 5ES

Call 020 7286 8738, drop-in to book or use National Booking System. Walk-ins available 13:00-14:00 & 17:00-18:00

             Pfizer & Moderna (Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri)

 

No Clinics w/c 14th March

 

Pestle & Mortar, 213 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BD

Call 020 7937 9154, drop-in to book or use National Booking System.

             

Bramley Chemist, 132 Bramley Rd, London, W10 6TJ

Call 020 8969 0053 or drop-in to book 

 

The national booking system can be booked here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Notice

Your GP practice is working hard on getting as many people vaccinated against coronavirus as possible. We remain open but we are currently having to prioritise urgent issues only.

  • If you have a health issue that isn’t urgent, please use the nhs website www.nhs.uk or app for information or speak to your local pharmacist. You can also use e-consult which is available through our practice website.
  • If you need urgent care or advice we are here to help, don’t hesitate to contact us.
  • We will be back to normal operation soon, thank you in advance.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different.

Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone.

All appointments are by TELEPHONE in the first instance to reduce footfall related to COVID-19.

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.

This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 02089695151 or visit our website.

Our opening hours are 8am-6.30 pm Monday to Friday. We are opened until 8.30 pm on Thursday as we continue to offer exteded hours surgery service. You can also call NHS 111.

Please use e-Consult below for online consultations.

If the telphone consultation is not answered doctor will call back within the session if patient informs the practice within one hour of missed appointment that the call can be taken.