Monthly Archives: January 2022

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Take part in the CCGs’ Governing Bodies meetings in common on Thursday, 13 January

Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West CCGs’ Governing Bodies meetings in common is being held on Thursday 13 January 2022 (1.30pm-3.30pm).

This replaces the 14 December 2021 meeting which was postponed to allow health staff to work on the NHS vaccination programme.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meetings in common will be held virtually via a videolink (MS teams), but members of the public are welcome to join online and are encouraged to submit questions in advance linked to items on the agenda (questions already submitted for the 14 December 2021 meeting will be included in the latest meeting).

The Governing Bodies meetings in common will hear an update about progress in patient care, an overview of performance of local health services and finances.

For information on how to join the Governing Bodies meetings in common on 13 January 2022 and to see the papers being presented, please click here.

Questions for the Governing Bodies meetings in common can be submitted up to 9am on Tuesday 11 January to bwccg.enquiries@nhs.net  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the meetings in common linked to the agenda items.

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Walk-in vaccinations resume at Stoke Mandeville’s Guttmann Centre

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations will resume at Oxford Health’s three vaccination centres in Oxford, Reading and Aylesbury from Monday, January 10.

This means anyone eligible – including 12-15 year olds – can get a jab at the following centres without the need for an appointment.

  • Guttmann Centre: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP
  • Kassam Stadium, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6DE (*closed all day for Oxford United home weekend matches)
  • Broad Street Mall, Units 49-50, Reading, RG1 7QE

It is anticipated that this offer will be available between 9am and 7pm most days, but you are advised to check before setting out on your journey to your chosen centre.

Please visit the NHS Grab A Jab website here which is regularly updated with venues and opening times.

Please click here to view local updates on vaccinations in Buckinghamshire.

Walk in opportunities are available for:

Please note that masks must be worn while attending NHS sites.

If you have had a positive COVID-19 test you need to:

  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you’re aged 18 years old or over
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you’re aged 12 to 17 years old
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you’re aged 12 to 17 years and at increased risk of COVID 19/ are immunosupressed

The resumption of walk in opportunities at large vaccination centres operated by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, comes after a successful Christmas and New Year period which saw the sites administer thousands of booster shots.

Reconfiguring the sites, with the Kassam facility opening a second floor of vaccination booths coupled with the removal of the 15-minute post-jab waiting period, means more capacity at the centres.

Booking an appointment is still the best way to guarantee that you get your booster at a time that suits you, and you can do this by visiting the National Booking Service online.

Anita Sherwood, Oxford Health’s interim Covid Operations Director, said: “Getting your jabs and boosters is the best way to protect yourself against the effects of COVID-19. It is also the best way to protect your family and those around you – if you are yet to get your booster or your initial jabs please don’t hesitate.

“While booking your jab is the best way to ensure you get yours in a location and at a time that suits you, we appreciate that some people like the convenience of being able to decide on the day and simply turn up.

“The safe and efficient running of our vaccination centres is of paramount importance and there may be times when we have to close the walk-in queues if there is especially high demand and we would ask you to come back.”