Welcome to the Website of both the Little Common & Old Town Partnership Surgeries
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. Although this site is an umbrella site for both practices, patients from each surgery can access all the relevant information they require in regards to their care by clicking on their registered practice information within the links provided.
Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
Our Covid Vaccination Clinics are being held at Sidley Medical Practice, 44 Turkey Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, TN39 5HE
The next vaccine clinics will run from Friday 26th February 2021
Our Practice team are calling patients in order of priority as directed by NHS England. At this time this is Cohort 6 and all those over 70 years of age and clinically extremely vulnerable.
If you are aged over 70 and have not had any opportunity to respond to our phone calls, text SMS or letters, please ring the surgery to book an appointment
Thank you for your patience whilst we are continuing to contact as many patients as we can who are currently eligible to receive the covid vaccination.
We are contacting our patients who fall in to Group 6 (All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality) as well as Group 5 (All those 65 years of age and over).
Any patients who are in Group 5 and have received a letter from NHS England are encouraged to book their covid vaccination via 119. Or alternatively if you wish to attend our Sidley Hub please call the Practice and speak to our covid bookings team.
If you are not in Groups 5 or 6, and not aged over 70, please DO NOT call the Practice. Our entire Practice team are working very hard to strict Government guidelines and your patience during this difficult time is very much appreciated.
Important information. Covid 19 Vaccinations.
The NHS is issuing a fresh warning to residents to be on their guard against fraudulent messages as new scams are being sent to patients.
This week there have been fresh reports that some people are receiving fake fraudulent calls, emails and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.
In the most recent case people are receiving a notification of their ‘vaccination appointment’ and are being asked to confirm it by clicking on a link.
This looks very similar to the genuine texts being sent by GP practice vaccination teams and the NHS is worried people will be conned by them or will not respond to their genuine invitations.
The NHS has this advice for patients:
An official NHS text message will include details of your GP practice. It will also include details of the local vaccination service and its location;
Scam text messages and emails are not including local information such as your GP practice details or where you are invited to attend;
The COVID-19 vaccination is only available by the NHS and it is free – you will never be asked to pay for it or your bank details.
If you are worried about a text message you have received, please be assured you will remain on your GP practice list for vaccination if you don't respond.
You WILL be called or written to accordingly, please be patient, and kindly do not contact the Surgery via telephone or email to enquire about your vaccine.
The priority list for Covid-19 vaccination set out by The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is as follows:
Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
All those 75 years of age and over
All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
All those 65 years of age and over
All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
All those 60 years of age and over
All those 55 years of age and over
All those 50 years of age and over
When you arrive for your appointment, please note the following.
- You must wear a face covering.
- You must Social Distance at all times.
- Please do not arrive early for your appointment, this will increase the queue times.
- Come alone if you are able to. Only one carer may accompany you.
- If you develop any symptoms of Covid, please do not attend your appointment.
- Be prepared to queue outside. There will be chairs for those who cannot stand for long.
Most importantly, please keep your spirits high! This is new to all of us and we are dealing with a very delicate vaccine and have to handle with care. There may be delays to your appointment time, especially when we are transporting the vaccine to the clinic rooms. The staff are working hard to get this rolled out as smoothly as possible.
We thank you very much for your support, we look forward to getting all patients who want the vaccine completed as soon as we are able to.