Wellbeing Enterprises are running a Long COVID support group this is online on a Wednesday at 11am. See the flyer below for further information:
COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION
Please note: Until further notice, Castlefields Health Centre will not be holding any COVID vaccination clinics. We do not have any COVID vaccinations on site.
So, if you are eligible and need to book an appointment for a COVID vaccination, please be advised to use the National Booking Service, which can be found by clicking on the link below:
Or by calling: 119
Please follow the link below which takes you to the updated national walk-in finder centres:
COVID VACCINATION SERVCICE
We have recently been made aware of an increase in scam callers pretending to be from the NHS Coronavirus Vaccination Service. These scammers are attempting to obtain personal information and financial details from patients.
If you receive a call from someone who claims to be from the NHS Vaccination Service, your GP Practice or the Government, and are asking for:
financial details such as bank account information or credit card details
DO NOT PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION
Legitimate callers will never ask for this information over the phone.
Please be aware when answering automated calls where you are asked to select an option - this can leave you at risk of connecting to a high-cost premium number, leaving you liable for a significant call cost.
Furthermore, there has been an increase in scam texts, where victims are asked to click a link that sends them to a fake NHS website where they are asked for personal details.
Phishing emails can also be very convincing at first glance, but by checking the sender, you can see where they have come from. Do not click any links in these emails, which take you to a website that encourages you to enter personal details.
For more information, please visit: Coronavirus scam calls and texts - Ofcom
Always use caution and if you are unsure, call the service back on their published contact numbers to confirm… and remember, the NHS will NEVER ask for financial information.
PATIENT ACCESS COVID PASSPORT SCAM EMAILS
We have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received COVID passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.
We advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender, all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in @patientaccess.com. We advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here: https://www.patientaccess.com/security
We strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.
Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. We do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.
Demonstrating your COVID vaccination status with NHS COVID Pass
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:
- the NHS App which you can download from app stores
- 119 - by requesting a paper letter
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.
Latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the NHS website:
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS DO NOT COME TO THE HEALTH CENTRE.
SELF-ISOLATION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BY VISITING:
SELF CERTIFICATES CAN BE FOUND AT: