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Flu Vaccines (Updated 19/10/21)
We are aware that NHS England have sent a text message reminding people to book their flu vaccines.
Please note that you do not need to phone us as we will phone you once we have confirmation of clinic dates.
Thank you for your understanding as we have no influence or control as to when NHS England send these texts or letters
Gifts for Dr Tucker
Our patients were very generous with gifts and donations to thank Dr Tucker for all his work over the last 10 years. Alongside the very well received bottles of wine and spirits, any cash gifts were turned into Garden vouchers, Amazon gift cards and Record tokens at Dr T’s request. He has great plans for how to spend all of these.
Amongst the many gifts from the staff at the surgery was a deckchair and some surfing lessons, so that he can fully embrace the Cornish life.
Thank you message from Dr Barry Tucker
'I wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for the beautiful messages and gifts I received on my retirement. I feel honoured to have been a doctor at Cropredy Surgery for 10 years. I have been made very welcome in the community and I have enjoyed meeting you all. We have shared good and bad times and have had some laughs along the way.
I have been so lucky to work with the amazing team of people at the surgery. I do not plan to work in medicine any further as I move on. I'm sure nowhere would come up to Cropredy standards as somewhere to work.
My wife and I are making our new lives in Cornwall now as many of you know. We both will leave this area with very fond memories of our times in Cropredy. You will not be forgotten.
I feel confident that our two new partners at Cropredy will lead the practice well and the good name of our local family surgery will continue.
I wish you all the very best for the future'. Barry Tucker
Update (6.9.21) Flu Jab Delay
You may have read in the newspapers over the weekend, Seqirus, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of seasonal flu vaccines, has said the delay of up to two weeks is due to a shortage of HGV drivers.
At Cropredy Surgery we are continuing to plan our Flu Clinics for October but cannot confirm specific dates until nearer the time.
The clinics are likely to be held on a Saturday and we will be contacting patients directly, closer to the dates to let you know when you will receive your Flu Vaccine.
Please do not contact the Reception Team regarding the Flu Vaccine Clinics so that we can keep the phone lines clear for all other queries.
Update (31.8.21) - National Blood Bottle Shortage
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
We will inform you of any further updates we receive.
PLEASE NOTE: Blood tests alredy booked will still take place. Please do not phone reception to query.
We have been asked by the CCG to post this information.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. There are currently two vaccines being used locally in Oxfordshire:
The vaccines are allocated nationally and local centres do not have any influence over which they receive. You cannot choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you'll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you.
Most people can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines, but some people are only offered certain vaccines. For example, if you're pregnant or under 40 you'll usually only be offered appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
You should have the same vaccine for both doses, unless you had serious side effects (such as a serious allergic reaction) after your 1st dose. These are very rare reactions and if affected, you will be informed by your GP or hospital clinician, that a different vaccine is necessary for your second dose. Minor side effects after having any of the vaccinations are common and not a cause for concern. These are usually mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:
- A sore arm from the injection.
- Feeling tired.
- A headache.
- Feeling achy.
- Feeling or being sick.
If you need to know about certification regarding your covid vaccinations - please look under 'Covid Information' on the right-hand bar.
We have now completed all our first vaccinations for Cohorts 1-9 and are well into our second vaccinations for these groups. We will not be continuing into Cohorts 10-12 as the local population is well served by vaccination centres and we want to focus completely on the medical care of our patients at the surgery. Being only a small surgery it has very much stretched us to deliver the vaccination program, yet we achieved a phenomenal success of which we are very proud
We are inordinately grateful to all the help that our patients and volunteers have given us, without whom we would have struggled to give the initial 2000 vaccinations, let alone the second 2000 doses which we will complete in June 2021.
If you wish to send in a photograph to the surgery, please call the surgery first and we will arrange a simple IT fix which allows you to send the photograph direct into your medical notes.
Cropredy Surgery aims to provide the highest quality, holistic, patient-centred healthcare delivered with respect, compassion and understanding.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team is here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription, cancel an appointment or view your electronic records.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Access & Parking
Cropredy Surgery is a semi-rural, dispensing practice housed in a building constructed in 2001 with suitable disabled facilities.
We have plenty of car parking around the surgery.
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(Site updated 19/10/2021)