Praze & Connor Downs Surgeries
Dr J Ellery Dr S Quick Dr A Ellery
COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
COVID VACCINATION UPDATE
This week’s COVID vaccine clinic is now full. As soon as we have confirmation of our vaccine resupply our admin team will be booking the remainder of our Group 5 and 6 patients in.
We are committed to ensuring all our patients are offered a vaccine as quickly as possible. We are looking ahead to ensure that we are able to offer our extremely vulnerable patients their 2nd dose as a priority within the allocated supply we have. To help us with this if you are able, and have the means to travel we would encourage patients to use the following link to book in with our colleagues at Stithians vaccination centre. Its an excellent service that has received lots of good feedback. This will allow us to ensure that the most vulnerable within our community are protected as quickly as possible.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND THE SAME SITE FOR YOUR 2ND COVID VACCINATION:
1ST VACCINATION LOCATION
2nd VACCINATION LOCATION
We would like to thank all our patients for their ongoing support and patience.
KLINIK ACCESS IS LIVE!
Klinik will allow patients of our practice to submit queries 24hours a day, such as:
Blood results, Referrals and requesting an appointment.
You won’t need a password, just an email address or a contact number!
Once you have submitted your enquiry; a member of the designated team will be in touch.
NEW Phone Opening Times
From Thursday 7th July 2020; Praze Surgery Phone Opening Times will be changed.
Klinik will allow patients of our practice to submit queries 24 hours a day, such as:
Blood results, Referrals and requesting an appointment
Praze Surgery are migrating to a new Clinical System!
On 22 September 2020 Praze & Connor Downs Surgeries are undertaking IT systems uplift.
This is huge change for the practice and will involve some disruption to services in the weeks before and after the change.
Some systems will be temporarily turned off from Friday 11 September to Monday 21 September.
Full new patient registrations will be suspended until 22 September unless there is an urgent need.
Online access via ‘The Waiting Room’ is one of the services that will be removed and later replaced with a new equivalent service, all Waiting Room active users have been notified of the upcoming change & advised to use a secondary online prescription service (Praze Prescriptions)
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this uplift. The Teams are looking forward to a new system. Please respect our staff members learning new software.
On Behalf Of Partners & Staff Members of Praze Surgery
GP Training Practice
We are a GP Training Practice.
Dr.Adam Ellery , Dr Joanne Ellery and Dr Spencer Quick will be training GP Registrars at Connor Downs Surgery.
Clinical Research Update
COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on people's health, and society in the UK and internationally. So far, there are no specific treatments for COVID-19 that have been proven in rigorous clinical trials to be effective. Most cases are being managed in the community. It is essential that we urgently identify interventions that may favourably modify progression of the infection. An ideal intervention would be one that is safe, with few side-effects, helps prevent disease progression, and can be administered in the community using existing NHS processes.
Our surgery is taking part in a research study being conducted through Oxford University, looking at the different interventions bring used to combat COVID-19 in the community. If you are over 50 and have developed a fever or new, continuous cough, and wish to discuss taking part, please call the surgery to speak to one of our doctors or our dedicated research team.
Further information can also be found by visiting
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands
IF YOU HAVE AN APPOITMENT PLEASE WEAR A MASK/FACE COVERING
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for advice on COVID-19 information before attending the practice.
NHS/GOVT. VULNERABLE PEOPLE LETTER
PLEASE BE ADVISED: IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A LETTER, YOU HAVE NOT YET BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 'VULNERABLE' HOWEVER THIS MAY CHANGE IN THE COMING WEEKS.
IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTONS AND REQUIRE A SICK NOTE TO GIVE TO YOUR EMPLOYER, YOU CAN FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW:
Due to Covid-19 Outbreak; resulting in high influx Of Prescription Requests.
Please allow 5 working days for prescription to be processed.
Given the recent communications regarding the CCG’s decision to suspend routine referrals for 3 months, the RMS has been instructed to return any routine referrals received from today (25/03/20)
March 2020 Friends and Family Results
"How likely are you to recommend our GP Practice to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?"
Neither Likely nor Unlikely
Mar 2020 SMS
Mar 2020 Total