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Anyone approaching or entering the surgery building must now wear a covering over their nose & mouth; whether it be to attend an appointment, collect a prescription, or to act as a chaperone.

Please do not arrive EARLY for your appointment.  In accordance with current social distancing guidelines, we are not permitting patients to wait inside the building. You may be asked to return to your vehicle and wait for your clinician to become available.  Please therefore be mindful of the weather conditions when setting out and come prepared.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding and support during these challenging times.  We continue to do our upmost to ensure we offer high standard healthcare in a manner that is safe for both patients and our dedicated staff. 

Need a job? - see our Staff Vacancies page for opportunities


CORONAVIRUS

Please see 'Latest News' in Quick Links or 'COVID 19' in the Further Information section on the right hand side of the screen.

Flu Vaccinations Autumn/Winter 2020

We are still busy booking appointments for flu vaccinations.

Due to Covid-19 we are running our flu clinics slightly differently this year, with enhanced safety measures and social distancing, to minimise the risk to both your health and ours.

Our second vaccine delivery for the over 65 age group arrived on 16th October, but we are not due to receive the vaccine for the Under 65 at risk group until the end of October at the earliest. We will continue dedicated vaccination clinics, primarily on Saturdays, throughout the autumn season.

All clinics will continue to be by appointment only, managed by a bookings team via a dedicated telephone line, separate to our main surgery number.  Please try to avoid contacting our reception team to book or enquire about a flu vaccination; bear in mind they are trying to deal with patients who require medical assistance and also they may not have access to the flu clinic appointment schedules.

We are experiencing a higher than usual demand for vaccinations this year and so we have tried to ensure that patients in the highest risk groups received an invite and were/will be vaccinated first.  We have sent invitations via email and/or text message to those eligible patients who have given us permission to do so.  For those who haven't, a letter has been sent via Royal Mail.

We are now able to offer flu vaccinations to the 50-64 age group.  We will be holding a further clinic on Saturday 12th December. Invitations will be going out very soon. Appointments can be requested via our Flu Line: 01794 885275 Monday to Friday between 09:00 & 16:00. We anticipate that the line will be very busy, so please bear with us

The LINK Scheme

Whiteparish and Landford LINK scheme.

 This voluntary scheme operates in the surrounding villages, providing door to door return journeys for residents who are unable to make normal travel arrangements. The service is mostly used in connection with medical appointments but also allows people the freedom of social visits and shopping excursions when needed.  The Whiteparish and Landford Community Link Scheme is run by volunteer.

To use the service please telephone a few days in advance. During the journey you will be invited to make a voluntary donation towards vehicle expenses for the round trip from the driver’s home. This will amount to approximately 40p per mile.

To use the LINK service please ring the duty co-ordinator on - Tel: 01794 884390

Volunteers.

The scheme is made possible entirely by volunteers and new recruits are always welcome.

If you feel that you can spare the time there are two ways of helping:

Drivers:

Drivers with their own vehicle receive requests from co-ordinators to provide transport for a client on a particular date and time. You will not have to make a regular commitment and will only receive requests when it is convenient for you.

Telephone Coordinators:

If you have a telephone at home and the time to spare you can help by acting as a coordinator, receiving calls from clients for assistance and locating available drivers.

Coordinators operate on a rotational basis, normally on call one week in six. When ‘on duty’ volunteers are expected to be contactable from 9am to 5pm either directly by telephone or by answerphone from Monday to Friday of that week

For further information please contact John SpencerTel: 01794 884390

Email: johnspencer@landford.freeserve.co.uk

For more information regarding the link scheme please click on the following link Wiltshire Community transport

 

 



 
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