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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Practice Closed - Wednesday 24th November

The Practice will be closed for the afternoon today and incoming calls will be diverted to 111 for urgent matters . If the matter is not urgent please call us back when we reopen on Thursday morning from 8am 

Flu Vaccinations - 2021/22

If you are over 65 and not yet been contacted for your flu vaccination please phone the surgery. We have a number of appointments available including Saturday 2nd October between 9am and 12noon.

If you are less than 65 and have underlying health conditions we have now received our first flu delivery for this season so please book in for your vaccination. Flu vaccinations are now also available for all patients over the age of 50 so please contact the surgery and book in. 

Covid Vaccination News 30 September 2021

We have recently started the COVID Booster programme. This can be given to all patients over 50 who have completed their second dose 6 months ago. If you have not yet heard from the surgery and it is over 6 months since your second dose please book in for your Booster.

If you are a Priory Gate patient aged 18 or over and have yet to receive your vaccination please phone us to enable you to book in. If you have previously declined your vaccine and now wish to go ahead please contact the reception team.

We have a small number of patients with incorrect contact details so please check this with us when you phone.

We may well be contacting you by text message and these are often sent at weekends.

Our lead vaccine for first dose patient under 40 is Pfizer.

If you have previously advised that you do not want a COVID vaccination and have now changed your mind please contact the reception team and we will book you in.  

Parkrun- Memorial Park Coventry

Priory Gate Practice is now a Registered Parkrun Practice and we plan to be running at 9am in the Memorial Park in Coventry. If you are interested. If you wish to join us follow the link below and register. We will post on here when staff are running.

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/

Patient Participation Group

Priory Gate is looking to expand our Patient Participation Group. The Group meet quarterly and support the Practice with a range of activities. If you are a patient and would like to consider joining the group please contact the Practice Manager Glenn Walker to express your interest or to have an informal discussion. glenn.walker@nhs.net or 02476 961370.

Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance Awards

Priory Gate Practice is honoured to have received 5 shortlisted nominations for the first GP Alliance Awards event that took place on 6th July 2019

The following are the shortlisted nominations:

GP of the year 2018 - Dr Helen Tyrrell

Practice of the year 2018

Practice Nurse of the year 2018 - Dawn Barker

Unsung Hero of the year 2018 - Dionne Morgan

Practice Manager of the year 2018 - Glenn Walker

The Partners and staff were delighted to be shortlisted for 5 awards ( more than any other Practice of the 65 that make up the Alliance) and Dr Tyrrell was thrilled to receive her award.

Extended Hours Appointments

Priory Gate have formed an alliance with a number of Practices across the city and are now able to offer telephone appointments between 6.30pm and 9.45pm between Monday to Friday and at daytime on Saturday and Sunday. If you wish to benefit from these appointments please contact our reception team before 6.30pm on Monday to Friday.

Access to Medical Records

All patients now have the right to access some of their medical records online. Please send an email to the Practice if you would like this facility: priory.gate@nhs.net

Cancelled or Did Not Attend Appointments

If you are unable to attend an appointment at Priory Gate please contact us at the earliest opportunity to enable the appointment to be made available to other patients. The cost to the NHS for one week of missed appointments is usually around £2000.

Yellow Fever Clinic

Priory Gate is authorised to provide Yellow Fever vaccinations. Our Prescribing Nurse Dawn Baker has undertaken appropriate training for this service. The cost of this service is £60 per patient and this includes a certificate with the vaccination. Duplicate certificates if they are needed can be provided for £10.

Appointments

If you wish to speak to a doctor or nurse plan ahead and book on line with appointments now available at least 7 weeks in advance.

Alternativelywriting_in_diary telephone the surgery on 024 76 961370 and press 1 from the menu where your call will be answered in turn.

You can be offered an appointment in advance with your usual doctor - planning ahead normally increases your choice. You will get to speak to a GP over the phone initially and they will agree with you the best method of treatment

Sicknote requests- Please note that sicknote requests are not considered urgent cases. We operate a 'telephone triage' system at Priory Gate if you believe your condition requires urgent attention a doctor will phone you back to discuss this on the day.

If you feel that your condition requires same day attention, your contact details will be taken and a clinician will normally ring you back that morning or afternoon to arrange for urgent advice or an appointment. 

Please ensure that you provide up to date contact numbers and that you are available to answer the call back to avoid disappointment. We will normally not try to contact you more than two times. If using a mobile number please ensure that you have adequate reception to receive a call. Please do not use phones with "Call Blockers" for anonymous numbers

Please try to avoid ringing at busy times such as 08:00-09:30 for non urgent enquiries.

Frequently asked questions:

Why aren't there any appointments for my doctor today?

Your usual doctor may be part-time, on leave or involved in administrative matters . You can help us. Remember to book ahead for routine things - like you would for dental check ups or a service for your car. Urgent cases or emergencies will be rung back and assessed on the phone and seen by appointment if needed. Please try to stay away from A&E unless you have a life threatening "999" emergency. Remember that your local pharmacy or 111 can often help too. The Pharmacy is able to provide help and advice on 'minor' illness such as coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms

What alternatives are available for routine appointments

Priory Gate are part of an Alliance of GP Surgeries in Coventry and we are able to offer evening and weekend appointments at the City of Coventry Health Centre. It is more likely you will be seen by a doctor other than a permanent one from Priory Gate in these clinics however they will have access to your medical history.

 

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