Our staff would like to say a big 'Thank You' to all the patients who have taken the time to write cards and emails expressing their gratitude to the whole team at The Knoll Surgery.
A special Thank You to Jenny Penny for the lovely bouquets that were delivered to our staff, and to all those who have kindly dropped off treats for the team.
May we also take this opportunity to thank those who helped to provide much needed PPE in the early days, and to our much valued team of volunteers who help out at the COVID vaccination clinics.
Reading through your lovely messages helps to brighten our days and they are very much appreciated!
COVID-19 Cohorts and Recall
People aged 50+ to start receiving COVID-19 vaccination invitation letters
Cheshire residents aged 50+ will receive a letter inviting them to come forward for a COVID-19 vaccination.
The quickest and easiest way to arrange an appointment is via the national booking service, which offers appointments at local NHS Vaccination Centres from 9am-11pm, seven days a week.
Venues include NHS Vaccination Centres at Chester Racecourse, Alderley Park Conference Centre and five pharmacies across Cheshire.
People aged 65 or over who have already been invited for a COVID-19 vaccination are also advised to use the national booking service to arrange their appointment.
GP-led services are currently focusing on vaccinating people aged 16-64 who are clinically vulnerable, Carers and 2nd doses for those who were vaccinated in the January clinics. We are contacting patients via telephone and text message.
To help us contact you, please ensure that your details are up to date.
If you receive a text message requesting that you book an appointment with us, please act upon this quickly. Due to vaccine supply we have limited numbers and have to ensure that the clinics are fully booked.
Clinics are booked on a first-come, first-served basis following your personal invitation.
The national booking service is available online here http://www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
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Useful COVID-19 resources
- For post COVID recovery support please see https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/. It includes information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support.
- Local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), has launched a new mental health helpline for residents of Cheshire West, Cheshire East and Wirral. Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, it is open to people of all ages including children and young people who need urgent mental health support. The helpline is part of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve access to mental health support. Originally due to go live next year, it has been fast-tracked to be available to support local people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please call 0300 303 3972 and our dedicated local NHS staff will support you to access the help you need.
* Please see the attached document below for local guidance on the issuing of sick notes