Welcome to Cathedral Medical Centre
While the Covid Vaccination Programme is running in Ely North and Ely South Primary Care Networks, we will try to update here weekly. Please feel free to share to other public fora as we would like our patients, our volunteers, and our wider community to know the latest news.
First, once again, a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came out this week to help us at the Covid vaccination clinics. Thursday was brutally cold at Cathedral and we were all so impressed by and grateful for your stoicism and smiling faces - truly incredibly job. Staploe - equally awesome, with a slightly gentler ride weather-wise this week! As with last week, everyone was so professional, personable, and lovely to work with - it's such a great experience for staff and patients alike, and such a positive community thing, so thank you. 🌈
Second, the vaccination programme is ramping up nationally now. We are starting to see the pace picking up, so we wanted to say: this is a long-term thing. Volunteers, please pace yourselves! We will be expanding our volunteer base over the coming weeks, first by working through the 200 amazing offers of help we haven't yet used. If we need more, we will let you know.
Third, please all be reassured that all six practices are still open to serve you all for all your healthcare needs, alongside this. As always, it is easy to contact us online via askmyGP or phone and speak to our reception teams if you don’t have internet access.
WARNING: COVID-19 Vaccination Text Message Scam
Please be aware that there are currently scam text messages circulating saying that you are "now eligible to apply for your vaccine" and they give you a link to a web page which then asks for bank card details to prove your identity. This message is not genuine. You will never be asked for any money or bank details to get your COVID vaccination as it is being provided free of charge.
For more information please click here.
COVID-19 Vaccination programme
Patients are asked not to contact the surgery regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations.
The NHS has started to vaccinate the most at-risk priority groups including over-80s and social care workers. Eligible patients will be contacted direct to arrange an appointment. As soon as more vaccines become available, they will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible. Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.
If you have not yet been approached about having the Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information: why you are being asked to wait.
More patient information on the Covid-19 vaccine is available here.
Please continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
FLU CLINIC Process for 2020 IS AVAILABLE HERE
Flu vaccinations are now available for everyone aged 50 years old and above. More information is available HERE
Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home can be found here.
Please click here to see our latest workplace Covid-19 risk assessment.
Please see important information about childhood immunisations during the Covid-19 pandemic here.
Please don’t visit the practice, call or contact us on askmyGP first for advice.
Updated guidance on shielding and protecting people can be found here.
If you are concerned that you may have coronavirus or may have been exposed to it, do NOT go to the surgery but call 111 or use the online 111 service which you can find here:
Use this service if you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer
Please help us to help you - the easiest and fastest way to ask for help from a GP is with askmyGP.
It's available 24/7 - we respond in working hours, 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
We aim to respond as quickly as possible. Since October 2018, we have been able to help people on average within 64 mins of them contacting us, but this may vary on days when demand is particularly high.
All our registered patients are welcome, and as a parent or carer you can use askmyGP on behalf of a patient
You can choose a particular named GP if you wish (so long as they are working that day)
You may prefer a telephone or email response
You can login now, without any paperwork
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Access & Parking
At the Cathedral Medical Centre reserved car parking spaces for the disabled are marked near the front door. Wheelchair access to the building is via the front entrance. A disabled patients' WC is also provided.
Parking is available for patients.
(Site updated 19/01/2021)