Monthly Archives: July 2021

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Walk-in Pfizer vaccinations at Stoke Mandeville now set to continue until 16 August

The walk-in vaccination clinics at the Guttmann Centre in Stoke Mandeville Stadium have been extended once again – now until 16 August.

This means anyone who needs a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine (people aged 18+) can simply turn up to the centre without booking.

Vaccines are available every day from 9.30am to 7pm. Please just make sure you leave 8 weeks between your first and second doses.

The centre has the capacity to vaccinate up to 600 people a day and the walk-ins mean it is incredibly easy to protect yourself, your family and those around you from COVID-19.

You can find the centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP.

Marshals will direct you to the parking area which is separate to other bays for the use of people using the sports facilities.

Buses service Arriva service number 9, X30, or 300 go from Aylesbury bus station to the centre.

What do I need to do?

Please wear clothing that gives easy access to your non-dominant arm.

Please be aware you may have to queue for a short while.

It would be helpful if you could tell staff your NHS number. If you don’t know it you can find your NHS number online by using the Find your NHS number service or by logging on to the NHS App (you’ll need to register if you have not used it before). Having your NHS number will speed up the process, but it is not essential.

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Frimley Integrated Care System to remain within current borders

Following local engagement and consideration by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, a written ministerial statement from Ed Agar, Minister of State for Health has been published confirming Integrated Care System (ICS) boundaries.

As part of this, the decision has been made to support the Frimley Health and Care ICS to continue in its current scale from April 2022 with boundaries remaining as they are.  This means that the Berkshire East area (Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead and Bracknell) will stay within the Frimley system as per current arrangements.

This decision recognises the strong health and care partnership working already in place across the system, and with neighbouring systems such as ours, and helps to create certainty for the future.

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Walk-in vaccinations available at Stoke Mandeville Stadium every day for the rest of July

Walk-in COVID vaccination clinics will continue to operate at Stoke Mandeville Stadium every day throughout the rest of July.

Oxford Health has extended the opportunity to walk into the Guttmann Centre for a jab until the end of this month (Saturday, 31 July).

The centre, run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, has the capacity to vaccinate up to 600 people a day and welcomes people throughout the day who require Pfizer first and second doses (8 weeks minimum after first dose). The doors are open from 9.30am-7.00pm every day.

Tehmeena Ajmal, Oxford Health’s Covid Operations Director, said: “The walk-in opportunity has proved popular so we are running it until the end of the month – this is an easy way to get your first or second dose.

“Whoever you are, if you are aged 18 or older and you haven’t had your covid jab yet – make today the day that you make this happen.

“It is just as vital to get your jab now as it was on day one.

“I also want to pay tribute to all the people who have worked so hard over many months to operate our vaccinations centres. Thanks to their efforts Oxford Health has administered more than 446,000 doses which contributes greatly to the national programme to get as many people as possible protected.”

Where is the centre?

You can find the centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP.

Marshals will direct you to the parking area which is separate to other bays for the use of people using the sports facilities.

Buses service Arriva service number 9, X30, or 300 go from Aylesbury bus station to the centre.

What do I need to do?

Please wear clothing that gives easy access to your non-dominant arm.

Please be aware you may have to queue for a short while.

It would be helpful if you could tell staff your NHS number. If you don’t know it you can find your NHS number online by using the Find your NHS number service or by logging on to the NHS App (you’ll need to register if you have not used it before). Having your NHS number will speed up the process, but it is not essential.

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Health on the Move van returns to Bucks to deliver more COVID vaccines

The Health on the Move van is back on the road this week, bringing more COVID vaccinations to Buckinghamshire with stops at Aylesbury, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe and Chesham.

If you have not had your vaccination yet, now is the time to do it – the Health on the Move van makes getting your jab as convenient as possible. If you have the chance to visit the van, please don’t delay.

These drop-in mobile clinics will be offering first and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged 40 and over.

And also, when the van arrives at Chesham Market on Saturday, 31 July, the Pfizer vaccine will be on board for the first time for anyone aged 18+ looking for their first dose.

NHS guidance is currently to leave a gap of at least eight weeks between vaccination doses.

The bus, which is run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, will be at the locations listed below between 21 July and 1 August.

Please note – all dates and venues may be subject to last minute scheduling changes, so please check here for the latest updates: https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/public/your-services/feeling-unwell/covid-19-vaccination-programme/local-covid-19-vaccination-updates/

  • Weds 21 July, 10am-4pm – Alfred Rose Community Centre, Dunsham Lane, Aylesbury, HP20 2ER
  • Thurs 22 July, 10am-3pm – Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Centre, HP19 9HH
  • Fri 23 July, 10am-3pm – Gerrards Cross Tescos, SL9 8ER
  • Sat 24 July, 10am-3pm – Wrights Meadow Centre, Wrights Meadow Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1SQ
  • Sun 25 July, 10am-3pm – Green St Centre, Green Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2LY
  • Fri 30, July, 10am-3pm – Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Centre, HP19 9HH
  • Sat 31 July, 10am-3pm – Chesham Market, High Street, Chesham
  • Sun 1 Aug, 10am-3pm – Castlefield Community Centre, Wycombe, HP12 3LL

Tehmeena Ajmal, COVID operations director for Oxford Health NHS FT, said: “We’re really pleased to be bringing the Health on the Move bus back to Buckinghamshire and to bring the vaccination programme closer to our communities. We would urge anyone in the areas being visited by the bus who still needs a jab to please make the most of this opportunity. Vaccinations are still the surest way back to a more normal way of life and we want to make getting one as easy as possible for you.”

Dr Raj Bajwa, GP and Chair of NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “This project is a great example of health and local authority partners working together to support the health of our local communities. If you still need a vaccine, please do visit the Health on the Move bus if it comes to your area. The more people who have their vaccine dose, the safer all of us and those around us will be – particularly with cases rising again and more restrictions lifting this week.”

If you have not yet had your vaccination and cannot, or are not eligible to, attend any of the mobile drop-in clinics, you can instead book your appointment at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 for free.

Appointments are now available for anyone aged 18+.

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COVID-19 safety restrictions to remain in place at all healthcare settings across Buckinghamshire

COVID-19 restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday 19 July.

However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines are set to remain in place for all patients, service users, visitors and staff.

That means NHS guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists, vaccination centres and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Patients, service users, visitors and staff will also be required to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using facemasks and other personal protection equipment.

Patients attending appointments will still be required to attend alone and hospital visiting restrictions will remain in place, except in exceptional circumstances as detailed on the Trust website COVID-19 page.

Dr Raj Bajwa, Clinical Chair, NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “On behalf of all local NHS leaders I want to thank the public for their support throughout the pandemic. However, Covid is still at a higher rate in the local community than we would like and until infection rates come down we still need people to help by continuing to respect and follow our safety measures in order to keep our hospitals and healthcare facilities in Buckinghamshire safe.”

Karen Bonner, Chief Nurse for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust said: “We care for the sickest and most vulnerable patients, and we must do everything possible to keep them safe. Even if you have had two vaccinations, you can still carry and pass on COVID-19 to others.

We are therefore asking visitors and patients coming to our healthcare settings to continue to wear a facemask, follow social distancing guidance and use good hand hygiene. Please keep helping us so that we can help you and your loved ones.”

 

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More chances to grab a jab at Stoke Mandeville Stadium every day this week

Walk-in jabs continue to be available at the Guttmann vaccination centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the centre, has decided to extend the opportunity to simply walk into the centre to get a jab, with no need to book first. This follows a series of open sessions last week which proved to be a success.

The centre has the capacity to vaccinate up to 600 people a day and welcomes people throughout the day who require Pfizer first and second doses (8 weeks minimum after first dose). The doors are open from 9.30am-7.30pm every day this week and through to Sunday, 18 July.

Tehmeena Ajmal, Oxford Health’s Covid Operations Director, said: “Whoever you are, if you are aged 18 or older and you are yet to book your Covid jab, today should be the day you make that happen.

“By extending the opportunity to simply walk in we hope that more people will see how quick and easy it is and get their jab.

“It is just as vital to get your jab now as it was on day one.

“I also want to pay tribute to all the people who have worked so hard over many months to operate our vaccinations centres. Thanks to their efforts Oxford Health has administered more than 405,000 doses which contributes greatly to the national effort to get many people as possible protected.”

Where is the centre?

You can find the centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP.

Marshals will direct you to the parking area which is separate to other bays for the use of people using the sports facilities.

Buses service Arriva service number 9, X30, or 300 go from Aylesbury bus station to the centre.

What do I need to do?

Please wear clothing that gives easy access to your non-dominant arm.

Please be aware you may have to queue for a short while.

It would be helpful if you could tell staff your NHS number. If you don’t know it you can find your NHS number online by using the Find your NHS number service or by logging on to the NHS App (you’ll need to register if you have not used it before). Having your NHS number will speed up the process, but it is not essential.

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Want to grab a jab? Just walk in to the Guttmann centre at Stoke Mandeville for a Pfizer dose (until 11 July)

It is now even easier for all adults in the South East to get their COVID-19 vaccination with the announcement of walk-in opportunities at the Guttmann vaccinations centre at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury.

The centre, run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, has the capacity to vaccinate up to 600 people a day and welcomes people throughout the day who require Pfizer first and second doses. The doors are open from 9.30am-7.30pm every day this week and through to Sunday, 11th July.

Tehmeena Ajmal, Oxford Health’s Covid Operations Director, said: “Whoever you are, if you are aged 18 or older and you are yet to book your Covid jab, today should be the day you make that happen.

“By extending the opportunity to simply walk in we hope that more people will see how quick and easy it is and get their jab.

“It is just as vital to get your jab now as it was on day one.

“I also want to pay tribute to all the people who have worked so hard over many months to operate our vaccinations centres. Thanks to their efforts Oxford Health has administered 405,057 doses which contributes greatly to the national effort to get many people as possible protected.”

Where is the centre?

You can find the centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP.

Marshals will direct you to the parking area which is separate to other bays for the use of people using the sports facilities.

Buses service Arriva service number 9, X30, or 300 go from Aylesbury bus station to the centre.

What do I need to do?

Please wear clothing that gives easy access to your non-dominant arm.

Please be aware you may have to queue for a short while.

It would be helpful if you could tell staff your NHS number. If you don’t know it you can find your NHS number online by using the Find your NHS number service or by logging on to the NHS App (you’ll need to register if you have not used it before). Having your NHS number will speed up the process, but it is not essential.