Altrincham Healthcare Alliance Primary Care Network, which includes Altrincham Medical Practice, Park Medical Practice, Shay Lane Medical Centre (Drs Kelman, Cranston, Naylor, Haslam, Connell and Pathak) and St Johns Medical Centre, is administering vaccines at Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre, 31-33 Market Street, Altrincham WA14 1PF.
Our five GP practices are committed to delivering the COVID-19 vaccination to our patients. Details regarding attending your Covid-19 vaccine appointment at Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre – map of the venue, parking details, a walk through video, what to bring and expect – can be seen here
We are currently inviting patients for COVID-19 boosters in line with NHS guidance. The booster is offered to patients if it’s been at least six months since their second COVID-19 vaccination
Details regarding the vaccination of young people aged 16 and 17 and children aged 12-15 can be found here
Please be assured that we will continue to work through official priority groupings in line with NHS England guidance – starting with the most vulnerable – and will be in touch as soon as possible. Please only attend the COVID-19 vaccination clinics if you have been contacted by your GP practice and have a confirmed appointment.
Please avoid contacting your GP practice regarding your COVID-19 booster appointment. Please be assured that the GP practice will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please only attend the COVID clinic if you have a confirmed appointment.
Information regarding the Covid-19 vaccination is being constantly updated – see www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
OTHER COVID UPDATES
For some people, COVID-19 can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called ‘post-COVID-19 syndrome’ or ‘long COVID.’ For advice regarding recovery from COVID, please click here. And for additional information please see here
NHS COVID PASS AND TRAVEL
To demonstrate proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, patients can access the NHS Covid Pass via the NHS App, via the NHS website or by calling the NHS helpline on 119 and selecting ‘NHS COVID Pass’ to request a letter.
NHS appointment cards cannot be used to demonstrate vaccination status. Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status For full details click here
See full details regarding the NHS Covid Pass via this link
Mental Health and Wellbeing: the impact of the pandemic
Our Social Prescribing Team has been working throughout the pandemic to support patients’ mental health and wellbeing. To find out more information click here.
More at risk of Coronavirus?
For patients who are more at risk of Coronavirus, during the pandemic your GP may be in touch to have a difficult conversation with you about care planning. That means a conversation about what your wishes would be, if you become very unwell from COVID-19. We find ourselves in unchartered waters and unprecedented times. Conversations about what might happen if we become seriously unwell, or have to face death are never easy, but they are really important. Please take 5 minutes to watch the video linked which helps explain the conversation and the purpose. – VIDEO You can find more information about power of attorney HERE