Vaccine latest – 12th May 2021
More than 64,000 local people in South Tyneside (around half the adult population) have now had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, with many now receiving invitations for their second dose.
If you’re in one of the first 9 vaccine priority groups and you have not had your Covid-19 vaccine yet, please contact your GP and they can book you into a local vaccine centre.
Local people aged 35-49 will receive invitations from local vaccine centres over the next two weeks – if they receive an invitation to a large vaccine centre like the Nightingale or Centre for Life in the meantime, it is OK to wait to get a vaccine locally if that is more practical for you.
For patients enquiring about Covid vaccination certification, please be aware that we are unable to issue this certification at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app. The app can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17th May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you have completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may take up to 5 days to reach you.
CHANGES TO OUR APPOINTMENTS
Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic, we are following national guidance and changing the way we operate until further notice. Patients will be offered a telephone consultation with a clinician and if a face to face appointment is deemed necessary, you will then be seen at the practice in a safe way
It is a requirement for patients to wear a face covering when entering the surgery. If you do have an appointment we would be grateful if you could come with your face covering on which can be in the form of a mask, scarf, handkerchief or any sort of fabric that covers the mouth and nose.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding during this very challenging time.
Any patients who have had contact with someone confirmed as having COVID-19 OR are displaying symptoms of coronavirus must self isolate.
Symptoms to look out for:
- A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
- A new continuous cough – this means you are coughing repeatedly.
- New loss of taste and/or sense of smell.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU FEEL UNWELL. This puts both other patients and our staff at risk. Please see https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information about coronavirus and current guidance.
Welcome to Albert Road Surgery
Our Practice is highly patient focused and we aim to deliver the best care for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with that of other healthcare professionals and voluntary organisations where appropriate.
We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided.
We are pleased to announce that our CQC rating has been published on the website on 10th February 2020. The Practice is rated as GOOD.
Please click the CQC link on the right hand side of this page to read the report.
All patients now have Dr McManus as their named GP.
Sharing your information
To ensure you receive the most comprehensive treatment, we share information with other healthcare professionals when needed. All healthcare professionals are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as our own staff. If you wish to opt out of this then please contact the surgery. For further information please also read our Privacy Notice.