Bennfield Surgery
Bennfield Surgery 

COVID-19 Information

COVID 19 - main symptoms

Please do not come to the surgery if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID 19. 

 

Main symptoms include:

  • A high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

 

If you have any of the above symptoms, even if they are mild, you should get a PCR test done to check if you have COVID as soon as possible and stay at home (self-isolate) until you get your test results back. 

 

For more information/advice, visit the NHS 111 Covid-19 website. 

 

Rapid Lateral Flow Tests - no symptoms

You can now collect up to 2 packs of 7 lateral flow testing kits from local pharmacies or the lateral flow testing centre to complete home testing. Visit the NHS website for information on the nearest venue to collect testing kits.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

When you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine you will receive a text message inviting you to book an appointment. 

 

Alternatively, you may receive a letter from NHS England inviting you to book an appointment.

 

Pleases click below for further information:

COVID-19 Vaccination Leaflet

Covid FAQs for patients.docx
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COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

 

A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine. 

 

It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

 

The Booster vaccine will be available to most people at risk including: 

 

  • people who are 50 years old and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline Health and Social Care workers
  • people who are 16 years old or over, with a health condition that puts them at high risk
  • carers aged 16 years old or over
  • people aged 16 years old or over, who live with someone who is more likely to get infections, such as: someone with HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis. 

 

Women who are pregnant and in one of the above groups will be entitled to a booster vaccination. 

 

You will be contacted directly by the NHS at least 6 months after you had your 2nd dose and invited to book your booster vaccine. 

 

Please note, invitations are not being sent out by the practice at this time and we are not administering the vaccine from the surgery. You must wait for the NHS to invite you to book an appointment. Please do not contact the NHS for one before then.

COVID 19 - 3rd Primary dose

Patients with a weakened immune system are being offered a 3rd primary dose of the COVID vaccine. This is because if you have had the 1st and 2nd dose, and have a weakened immune system, the vaccine may not give you as much protection as it can for people who do not have a weakened immune system. 

 

The 3rd primary dose is not the same as a Booster vaccine. 

 

A 3rd dose is being offered to people aged 12 years and over who have a weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses/ This includes people who had or have:

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
  • a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • an organ or bone marrow transplant
  • a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
  • a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose

 

You will usually be offered a 3rd primary dose of the vaccine at least 8 weeks after you had your second dose

 

Your hospital Consultant may suggest a different time depending on if you have any ongoing or planned treatment that affects your immune system. 

 

Once you have received your 3rd primary dose, you will be contacted 6 months after this dose for your booster vaccine. 

 

Invitations for the 3rd primary dose are not being sent out by the Practice. 

COVID 19 - Your Vaccination Status

A full vaccination course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccination. You will be asked to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad to some countries. 

 

Your NHS appointment card from Vaccination centres cannot be used as proof of your vaccine status. 

 

You can access your vaccination status through the NHS App; which can be accessed through a smartphone or tablet. For more information on this, please visit the Government COVID-19 page or the NHS website at NHS Coronavirus-covid-19

 

Alternatively you can call 119 at least 5 days after receiving your 2nd dose and request a letter be sent to you. 

 

As a GP surgery, we are not able to provide proof of your vaccination status. 

Attending your appointment at Locke House, Woodside Park

The entrance to The Railings (Locke House) is on Woodside Park, if using a sat nav it may direct you to Woodbridge Court, but please ensure you enter via Woodside Park.

 

The correct address is Woodside Park, Rugby CV21 2NP

 

There is free parking available but please do not arrive too early for your appointment as spaces are limited.  Parking is also available at Myson House which is a short walk from The Railings. 

 

Please DO NOT contact The Railings reception with queries regarding your vaccination appointment. Please contact the surgery on 01788 540860

Sick leave from work due to COVID

If you are off sick due to having coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating, tell your employer as soon as possible. You should work from home if you can and are well enough. If you cannot work from home, there may be some options available to you for receiving money. 

 

Please refer to the Government website for more information. 

 

Useful links

 

How to contact us

Bennfield Surgery

Hilton House

Corporation Street

Rugby

CV21 2DN

 

Tel: 01788 540860

Opening hours: 

Monday-Friday, 08:30am - 06.00pm

 

Please be aware that due to current pressures on our service, non-urgent issues may take longer than usual to resolve. 

 

Prescription requests:

Order your prescription online here.

 

Do we hold the correct contact details for you? If not, please contact Reception

Online Enquiries

For non-urgent medical or administrative enquiries; you can now use our online enquiry facility.

 

Please note; this is a non-urgent enquiry facility and can take up to 2 working days for you to receive a response. If your query is of a complex nature, you will require a more detailed consultation and therefore this service will not be appropriate for you. You should phone to book an appointment to discuss with the Doctor.

 

https://florey.accurx.com/p/M84067

Out of Hours

Outside of normal working hours, please contact the NHS out of hours service by phone on 111. 

 

NHS 111 can help if you need urgent medical help or if you’re not sure what to do. They will ask you questions about your symptoms, so you get the most appropriate help. You can also get help from their website: 

https://111.nhs.uk

 

In the event of a medical emergency call 999

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