URGENT UPDATE – 13th December 2021
Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme
The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.
New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December. We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days. All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments with West View Surgery, there are no changes at the current time, and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
See more about the vaccination programme in South Tyneside, including the vaccination services: https://www.southtynesideccg.nhs.uk/news-media/news/this-weeks-vaccine-drop-in-clinics-in-south-tyneside/
WEST VIEW SURGERY
Our Practice is highly patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care. We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers in the community.
We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.
This website is aimed at providing you the important information about our practice, our services and our staff in addition to some other useful information and tools available for you to use. Please have a look around and send us any comments or suggestions if you like. We can use your comments and ideas to improve our online services and develop the content of this site accordingly.
You can contact the Reception Team 8am-8pm Monday and 8am-6pm Tuesday to Friday on (0191) 2834820. E-Consultation can be accessed via our website www.westviewsurgerysouthshields.nhs.uk 24/7.
Please continue to order your medication via the online app or by telephone and a Receptionist will be able to send your prescription electronically to your pharmacy. Please advise the receptionist or the pharmacy if you are currently in Isolation.