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Non-urgent advice: Coronavirus

The Garforth Medical Practice requires all patients entering the surgery to wear a face mask or face covering. This is to help reduce the risk of infection during COVID19

Non-urgent advice: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Covid Vaccinations

If you are over 55 and haven’t had your first vaccination yet you can contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment. Please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.

This will allow you to choose a time slot and location that suits you. If you are not able to book online you can call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. (Please be aware that phone lines can get very busy so you may prefer to call later in the day when it is can be less busy.)

This is only available for first vaccination appointments and if you are aged 55 or over. Everyone else will still need to wait to be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn for a vaccination or for an appointment for their second vaccination if they don’t already have one.

You still need an appointment to get a vaccination so please do not go to any of the centres unless you have one booked. This is important because booking slots are carefully managed to allow for social distancing and the number of appointments is based on the supply available that day.

We are also contacting all patients who are registered as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been asked to shield, as well as people in the eligible cohorts who are housebound. If you haven’t been contacted yet, you should hear from us.

Finding your NHS number

You can still book an appointment if you don’t have your NHS number, provided you are registered with a GP practice. However, it will be quicker if you have your number: this will be on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, or you can find it online at www.nhs.uk/find-nhs-number

Registering with a GP You can find a GP practice on the NHS.uk website. You will need to fill in a form to register – for some practices you can do this on their website so check there first. Alternatively, you can download a GMS1 registration form on GOV.UK or arrange a time to pick up a registration form from the GP surgery. If you have problems registering with a GP practice, call the NHS England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33.

JCVI issues interim advice on Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccination programme rollout.

Extended Hours Access

Extended Hours Access Service has now been transferred to Seacroft Hospital.

To access a routine appointment at the Seacroft Hub (Seacroft Hospital Outpatients Department) during the Out of Hours period please call 0113 2062049 between the following hours:-

Monday to Friday 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sundays 8:00am to Midday

Do not call this number outside of these hours as you will be unable to book an appointment.

Out of Hours and Emergencies

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

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