Welcome to Cathedral Medical Centre
ALL PATIENTS IN COHORTS 1-9 ARE NOW INVITED TO CALL THE PRACTICE TO BOOK THEIR COVID-19 VACCINATION!
If you are in cohort 5-9 and have received an invitation to be vaccinated at a mass vaccination site, you can still book your vaccination with us if you prefer. For patients in cohort 6, please see here for the list of clinical risk groups which are included.
If you have received a letter with regards to QCOVID please find more information HERE
Ely PCNs Covid Vaccinations - Weekly Update 14 April.
A few quick updates from us this week. Latest stats:
- Total 39,000 vaccines delivered, including over 10,500 second doses
- We are above target on ALL of Cohorts 1-9 in both Ely North and Ely South PCNs, except for people with Learning Disabilities in Ely South - we are 1.5% off target. We'd love to exceed that target so if you are, or are a carer for, someone with Learning Disabilities who hasn't yet had their vaccine, please call your practice!
More good news: we have signed up to continue vaccinating so, as national guidance allows, we will be opening up our clinics and inviting all of cohorts 10-12 (i.e. everyone aged 18-50).
We received the go ahead to invite over 45 year olds today. Exciting! As you know the supply for first doses is a bit limited in April, so we will be offering appointments but please don't be disappointed if you don't manage to get a slot - there will be more as supply increases.
As we have asked before, please do wait until you're contacted to book an appointment; or we specifically ask you to call us. Our reception teams are incredibly busy fielding all the usual care alongside enquiries about vaccinations so your patience really does help a huge amount. Thank you!
Lastly - the all-important THANK YOU to all the volunteers and staff who braved some pretty cold weather last week! And a little heads up - as things open up and more people need to go back to work, we may well need to make a new appeal for volunteers - we're trying to get the timing right for this relative to deliveries so there's lots of opportunity, but watch this space!
WARNING: COVID-19 Vaccination - Call and Text Message Scams
Please remember the COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out by the NHS and it is FREE.You will only be contacted by legitimate NHS bodies when it is your turn and at no point will you be asked to pay anything.If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you have received a text message you think is suspicious, please forward it to the number 7726, which is free of charge and reports the text.If you are suspicious about an email you have received, please forward it to email@example.com
If you believe you are the victim of a COVID related fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040.
For more information on COVID related text scams 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.
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
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
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 14/04/2021)