Southbourne Surgery

Southbourne Surgery

337 Main Road, Southbourne, Hampshire, PO10 8JH

Current time is 16:58 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 01243 388740

southbourne.surgery@nhs.net

UPDATED 14/01/21 CoVID19 Vaccinations

Posted on December 11th, 2020

COVID Vaccinations – Updated 14th January 2021 

Potential Fraudulent COVID Vaccination Telephone Calls and Emails – Updated 14 January 2021

URGENT: Given the scale needed for the Covid-19 vaccination programme all local GP surgeries will be using a range of ways to contact patients to book their appointment. This includes phone call and text message. You will never be asked for anything other than a few personal details to confirm your identification and you will certainly never be asked for anything financial.  In responding to this, please be mindful of the following:

We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination or asking for NHS Numbers in preparation for receiving the vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.

People are warned to be alert to these scams.

The vaccine is only available from the NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. You will not be asked for your NHS Number when you are contacted.  At present, appointments are only being offered to members of the public over 80 years old.

The NHS will:

NEVER ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.

NEVER ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

Vaccination Clinics Latest Information

Subject to the delivery of the vaccine itself, COVID Vaccination clinics for the Chichester Alliance of Medical Practices (ChAMP) will commence as follows:

15th January 2021 – Tangmere Village Centre, Tangmere, Chichester PO20 2HS

16th January 2021 – The Selsey Centre, Manor Road, Selsey, Chichester, PO20 0SE

 

The clinics will last for three to four days in which we expect to vaccinate approximately 1000 people at each site.  We aim to provide regular clinics at both sites, over the forthcoming weeks, subject to vaccine availability. The quantity and frequency of delivery is centrally controlled by the NHS and so we are unable to provide any detailed information on future clinics. We expect to receive regular supplies and will endeavour to make maximum use of all vaccines available to us.

These centres will be used to provide vaccinations to patients from all eight ChAMP Practices (Cathedral Medical Group, Langley House, Lavant Road, Parklands, Selsey, Southbourne Tangmere and Witterings).  We realise that these locations are not ideal for all patients but there were few options available that could accommodate the complex arrangements for the delivery of these vaccines; at least at this early stage, the ChAMP GP surgeries are not suitable.   While other, more central sites, may seem a better solution, there are a number of reasons why they could not be used, including that they will be needed beyond the current lockdown, when those buildings would want to reopen. The vaccination sites will be staffed by a mixture of local GP Practice staff, hospital staff and members of the public who have volunteered from the local community.

 

A central ChAMP NHS Organisation will contact eligible patients directly by telephone alternatively, due to the scale of organising the vaccine, you may also receive a text message but before responding to this please see the message above regarding Potential Fraudulent COVID Vaccination Telephone Calls and emails.to book them into the clinics (please see the message below regarding Potential Fraudulent COVID Vaccination Telephone Calls and emails).  You will not be asked for your NHS Number when you are contacted.  If you will be attending with a formally registered carer, who is employed as a healthcare provider, you can arrange to book their vaccination at this same time whilst you are on the telephone. Separate arrangements will be made for informal carers once we receive further guidance on this group. Please DO NOT contact your GP surgery as they will not be able to book you into this clinic.

Initially Priority 2 Cohorts, listed below will be invited (separate arrangements are being made for the Priority 1 Cohort).  Your practice has already supplied a list of eligible patients to this central organisation. Please be aware, there are a lot of patients in the Priority 2 group and so it will take a number of weeks to vaccinate them all. If you are not invited in the first week or two, you will still receive an invite. We will put an announcement on this news page when we believe we have contacted all patients in one cohort and are moving on to the next; at that stage we will provide details of what to do if you have not been contacted.

The eligible cohorts are:

  • Priority 1: Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults.
  • Priority 2: All those 80 years of age and over, frontline health and social care workers.
  • Priority 3: All those 75 years of age and over.
  • Priority 4: All those 70 years of age and over, those clinical extremely vulnerable individuals over 16 years old.
  • Priority 5: All those 65 years of age and over.
  • Priority 6: Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at risk group.
  • Priority 7: All those 60 years of age and over.
  • Priority 8: All those 55 years of age and over.
  • Priority 9: All those 50 years of age and over.

Please advise us if we should use a different telephone number to contact you if you are temporarily living away from your permanent home but remain within the wider Chichester area.  If you are living temporarily in a different part of the country, please contact a local practice for their arrangements.

Further updates on the COVID Vaccination will be provided on this news page as they become available.

Volunteers to work at Vaccination Clinics

Please use the following links to register your interest in helping at vaccination clinics. You will be contacted by someone from the team as soon as possible but please be patient as this team is extremely busy:

Nurses and Doctors please  Click Here

Non-Clinicians, volunteering as Marshalls, please  Click Here

 

 

A GP will be present on site when vaccinations are being given. If you wish to know more about allergies and the CoVID19 vaccine please visit this website Anaphylaxis campaign CoVID Vaccine FAQ

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED