Welcome to Cathedral Medical Centre
If you have received a letter with regards to QCOVID please find more information HERE
Ely PCNs Covid Vaccination Weekly Update - 17 Feb 2021
Last week was slightly quieter due to the bad-weather clinic cancellation. However, we are delighted to report that, over 95% of everyone in cohorts 1-4 are now vaccinated 🎉
Here are our latest stats:
16,500 vaccines given so far from 15th Dec 2020 to 14th Feb 2021
Cohort 1 (care homes) : 100% of all our consenting care home residents have been vaccinated
Cohort 2 (Over 80s): all invited, and approx. 96% vaccinated.
Cohort 3 (Over 75s): all invited, approx 96% vaccinated.
Cohort 4 (Over 70 and clinical extremely vulnerable): all invited, approx 92% vaccinated.
Cohort 5 (Over 65): 79% vaccinated; outstanding invitations to be sent out this week from mass vaccination sites
Anyone from Cohorts 1-4 who has not yet managed to book an appointment: please call your surgery for assistance. We have tried to reach everyone multiple times, but may still not have been able to get through. If you would like to be vaccinated, we will make sure that you are.
As has been reported in the news, we are now moving on to planning clinics out to the end of February. The key points here are:
- Patients in cohort 5 should be receiving letters from NHS England this week, and can use the link provided in the letter to book an appointment at a mass vaccination site if preferred; we will also be offering appointments as they come available.
- We are now inviting patients from cohort 6. This is a very large cohort, and vaccine supply nationally is limiting the number of appointments currently available. We will be sending invites out in batches to minimise the risk of disappointment. Please wait until you are contacted via SMS or phone call for an appointment - thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
As ever, we would like to express our deepest thanks and gratitude to all of our wonderful volunteers and staff from all six practices who together are rising to this immense challenge. So far, 300 people have together clocked up a MASSIVE 5250 hours to vaccinate our local community - just amazing! Thank you all so much!
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 17/02/2021)