Volunteer to help find the vaccine for COVID-19
Join the national effort and sign up for the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry. Be part of the fightback against the virus by volunteering to be contacted by researchers to take part in COVID-19 vaccine research.
There are a number of vaccines being identified and safety-tested at the moment, but only large scale studies can give researchers the information needed about how effective they are.
The NIHR is working with the NHS and aims to recruit half a million people onto the registry by October, which will allow people to be put in touch with the vaccine studies in the coming months.
Researchers are looking for people from all backgrounds, ages and parts of the UK-including both people with or without existing health conditions-to take part in vaccine studies, to make sure that any vaccines developed will work for everyone.
The service is available to anyone aged 18 or over, living in the UK. There is no obligation to join in any study, if you are contacted. But by taking part, you could help researchers find vaccines to protect us all more quickly-which in turn could help the NHS and save live
Help the fight against COVID-19
Join a COVID-19 clinical trial
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms
for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if:-
* you have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days
- a continuous new or worsening cough
- a high temperature
* You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
* You are aged 65 and above
Help the fight against COVID-19 information
Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters
We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.
GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Local Medical Committee has therefore prepared this guidance note as the statutory body that advises and supports all GPs and practice teams across both counties.
The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
The responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:-
Some people don't have to wear a face covering including for health, age or equality reasons. Some transport staff may not wear a face covering if it is not required for their job.
We hope that this guidance provides some reassurance for you on this issue.
URGENT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
The Old School Surgery requests that all patients over 12 years old attending the practice wear a face covering. Our priority is to keep all of our patients and our staff safe. Thank you.
DUE TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ON COVID-19, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO BE SEEN, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE. INSTEAD, CALL US AND YOUR SYMPTOMS WILL BE TRIAGED.
A TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT WILL THEN BE MADE FOR YOU WITH A CLINICIAN.
WE ALSO ADVISE THAT THERE WILL BE NO FACE-TO-FACE RECEPTION SERVICE AT THE PRACTICE. IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM, PLEASE TELEPHONE THE PRACTICE.
PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO YOUR NOMINATED PHARMACY OR WILL BE COLLECTED BY YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY.
DISPENSARY ARE OPEN FROM 09.00AM MONDAY – FRIDAY FOR DISPENSING PATIENTS WHILST THIS SITUATION IS ONGOING TO GIVE OUR DISPENSERS TIME TO DEAL WITH THE INFLUX OF PRESCRIPTIONS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ALLOW A 5 DAY TURNAROUND FOR YOUR MEDICATION TO ALLOW THEM TO DISPENSE IN A SAFE MANNER.
IF YOU HAVE A NEW COUGH OR HIGH TEMPERATURE, YOU SHOULD SELF ISOLATE FOR SEVEN DAYS AND PEOPLE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD SHOULD SELF ISOLATE FOR FORUTEEN DAYS. IF DURING THAT TIME YOUR SYMPTOMS WORSEN, PLEASE USE THE NHS 111 Online Service OR CALL 111 FOR FURTHER ADVICE AND SUPPORT.
FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS
POST IN THE BOX IN THE FOYER (Please make sure Name and DOB on form)
ORDER ONLINE IF ALREADY SET UP
ACTIVATE THE NHS APP ON YOUR PHONE
NOW THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL PRESCRIPTIONS WILL NO LONGER BETAKEN OVER THE PHONE FROM THE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2020
MED REVIEWS WILL BE UNDERTAKEN OVER THE PHONE
HEALTH FORMS & DOCUMENTS TO BE POSTED THROUGH THE LETTERBOX WITH A COVERING LETTER
Welcome to The Old School Surgery Online
Welcome to our surgery website. We hope to use this site as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.
As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff & the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.
Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.
We have suitable facilities for patients with disabilities
(Site updated 29/09/2020)