Autumn Covid Vaccination Programme

As you are aware the Autumn Covid Vaccination programme is commencing within the UK. GP surgeries have been asked to agree and sign up to working collaboratively within their Primary Care Network groups in offering this service to their registered patients.

Oxted Health Centre, Lingfield Surgery and Pond Tail Medical Practice are working together as South Tandridge PCN and have agreed to provide this service locally for our patients and we are currently in the strategic planning stages of commencing the administration of the Covid vaccination programme from end of September/beginning of October alongside the flu vaccination.

We would ask our patients to not contact our practices in regards to booking an appointment. The practice will make contact with our patients following the guidelines issued by NHSE and the JCVI.

Please note that we cannot change an individual status in relation to when an individual will be called in for the vaccination.

We have had patients contacting the practice and being abusive towards our staff in relation to the Covid Vaccination – we would like to reiterate that practices do not have to sign up to provide this service within the local community however Oxted Health Centre, Lingfield Surgery and Pond Tail Medical Practice have agreed to continue to do this.

Please also note that the supply of the Covid vaccine is being centrally managed and the delivery timeframe is completely out of our control.

On behalf of all our practices staff we would like to wish you all the very best and stay safe.