Measham Leisure Centre are running Covid Vaccination Clinics for first, second and booster doses for over 18s on the following days and times between Christmas and New Year
Monday 27th of December 09:00 till 20:00
Tuesday 28th of December 09:00 till 20:00
Wednesday 29th of December 09:00 till 20:00
Thursday 30th of December 09:00 till 20:00
All eligible patients should have received a text message containing a link to book their appointment. Alternatively, if you have not received a text message you can contact your GP Practice who will be able to book a vaccination appointment for you. We are also now bookable from the 119 Covid service and have a limited a number of Walk In Appointments available. Don’t delay and book your Covid vaccination appointment with us today.
Message from the Practice
In light of the negative press general practice is currently facing we would like to draw your attention to some figures.
The amount of appointments the government says we should have available per week is 75 appointments per 1000 patients per week. The amount of appointments that we are actually providing at Measham Medical Unit is between 125-140 appointments per 1000 patients per week.
During the pandemic we have continued with, blood test, smear tests, antenatal care, six week baby checks, childhood immunisations, and chronic disease reviews. We have used a total video/triage model as requested by the government through the pandemic, BUT have always brought patients in for a face to face review when clinically required. We are now busier than ever and there is no let up.
In addition to all our normal work we have also staffed the COVID vaccination clinics and are continuing to do flu vaccinations on top of our normal work. We have suffered some of the worst abuse in the 25 years I have worked for the NHS and our staff are feeling it. Please remember that our staff are carrying out doctors’ orders and if we say no to something it is because there is a valid reason or the demand for appointments is outstripping even the increased number we are currently providing. If the phones are busy it is because we are dealing with one of the 11000+ calls coming into our practice every week. Please be mindful that our staff are humans too! #BEKIND.
The practice has a duty of care for the health and safety of our staff. They come to work to care for others and our staff should be treated with courtesy and respect. The practice will not tolerate aggressive or violent behaviour towards our staff. Anyone giving verbal abuse to members of staff will be warned and if this behaviour continues during that phone call our staff have been advised and encouraged to hang up on that call if the behaviour remains unchanged. A letter will also be sent advising that the behaviour will not be tolerated from our practice manager and this may result in the patient being removed from the practice list.
Once again, please be kind to our staff they are working very hard for patient care.
Kirk Moore GP
On behalf of Measham Medical Unit
We have now finished giving flu jabs for the 2021/22 season. Our clinics for 2022/23 season will be advertised later in the year.