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From the 21st of December we are doing covid booster vaccinations daily. Like all GP Practices we are already very busy and are trying to do everything. We wish to reasure those with possible serious problems that they should seek our help but if your problem is less urgent please be mindful of the pressures we are currently under. 

If your doctor has asked you to send them a quick message concerning your condition or if you have a question regarding a known condition or non urgent query, please use our Quick GP Message system ©The Elms Practice 2016 system by clicking on the link below


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Covid Vacine Booster Update

We know that following the national Government announcement that the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme is due to be opened to a wider group of people that many of you understandably are keen to know when you will be able to have your vaccination. 
The NHS is working quickly to respond to the new variant (Omicron) and to put in place the next and most complex phase of the successful COVID-19 vaccination programme
Following updated guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) the NHS will shortly set out how staff will expand the booster programme – this will include how booster jabs will be given in priority order so that the most vulnerable people are protected first, while also increasing capacity to vaccinate millions more people in a shorter space of time. 

The NHS will contact you when you are due to book in for your lifesaving booster vaccination, and when you get the call, it’s vital that people come forward as quickly as possible.


Could we please ask people NOT TO call the practice to ask about their vaccine as this takes away our staff from responding to people who need health care. Please could we ask you to continue to remain patient and respectful with our staff as they work hard to support the community. 

Flu Vaccinations

We are now booking appointments for seasonal flu vaccinations. Please contact the practice to book yours on 02392 466 216.

Please ensure you are eligible for the vaccination before calling to make an appointment. Eligible groups include:

  •  All patients aged 50 and over
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
  • Pregnant women
  • Adults morbidly obese with a BMI over 40
  • People in long-stay residential or care homes
  • Household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • Carers
  • Frontline health and social care workers

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