WE ARE STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6pm daily
Click here to see a list of Pharmacy opening times over the Bank Holiday in June 2022.
Please note that we don’t yet know whether the rules for the NHS will change.
So, until this is confirmed, please continue to:
– wear your mask in the surgery
– keep distance when in the surgery
– arrive no longer than five minutes before your appointment time
– avoid attending for routine care when you have covid
– tell us if you have covid symptoms or are covid positive when you have an appointment
That way we can keep all patients safe – including those who cannot be vaccinated or whose immune systems are compromised/weak.
Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme
The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.
New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.
We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.
All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments with East Wing Surgery, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
See more about the vaccination programme in South Tyneside, including the vaccination services:
You can now book your flu vaccination at the surgery, the appointments will be held from the middle of September, please telephone reception and they will book you in with the Nurse. Only ring if you are over 65 or under 65 with an “at risk” health condition.
Please note that you must continue to wear a face covering whilst in the surgery
Click here for information on how to stop the spread of Covid-19
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 from:
the NHS App which you can download from app stores
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access this online service, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 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.
When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
Click below to see an animation of how you can still access your GP services.
IF YOU ARE UNWELL OR HAVE AN ONGOING MEDICAL PROBLEM PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
YOU WILL BE TRIAGED BY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL AND INVITED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY WHERE APPROPRIATE
We are offering online consultations and video consultations, as well as telephone consultations. These can be convenient and flexible ways to receive healthcare. Where patients need to be seen by a health professional face-to-face, this will be arranged. If you have a preference about how to access care you can discuss it with the practice clinician when you are triaged.
(Following triage if you are invited to attend the surgery please attend on your own and wear a facial covering . The healthcare professionals you have an appointment with will be wearing PPE)
If you require a routine appointment please use e-consult.
For prescriptions: order your prescription via NHS app/ Patient Online Access / your local Pharmacy / Prescription slip in the box outside of the surgery / Prescription telephone line.
Please nominate a local pharmacy for your prescription to be sent electronically and avoiding an unnecessary attendance at the surgery.
THE NHS APP
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
The NHS App is available now on iOS and Android. To use it you must be aged 13 and over and registered with a GP surgery in England
Click here for more information and how to download.