Welcome to Staploe Medical Centre
If you need your COVID booster we have appointments available. Please give us a call to book ASAP.
Routine appointments – a temporary change
The government has increased the Covid alert level up to level 4 and NHS England have asked all GP Surgeries to make vaccinating all adults the number one priority until the end of December. This is to try to prevent a wave of Covid infection that will overwhelm hospitals. The NHS fully acknowledge that routine healthcare in general practice will need to be paused, temporarily.
We will still deal with genuinely urgent needs, but we need your help to reduce the number of non-urgent and routine requests.
Your local Pharmacy is able to give advice around minor ailments, and NHS 111 is also available for advice. For life-threatening health problems, please call 999. The NHS website has good information about everyday health issues https://www.nhs.uk/
Thank you for your help at this critical time.
Flu Jabs and COVID Boosters - Updated 21/12/21
The latest information on the flu jabs and COVID boosters can be found HERE
Have you had your COVID vaccines? Still need your booster? There’s still time to get your lifesaving vaccination before Christmas.
If you do, you will protect yourself, you’ll help protect your family and friends, and help keep your wider community safer.
We are vaccinating 5,000 people this week but there are still spaces available. Your local surgery is open – just call to book. Our clinics are giving the Pfizer vaccine.
Call us to book if:
- You are pregnant
- You are in an at risk group
- You are aged 18 or over and it’s 3 months since your 2nd dose
- You are aged 16-17 and need a 2nd dose (must be 12 weeks after 1st)
- Your child is aged 12-15 and needs their COVID vaccination
- You can’t get to a walk in centre or mass vaccination site – we’ll book you in locally.
If any of your friends or family still need their vaccinations, please do encourage them to ring.
Let’s all get boosted to help save Christmas!
Breast Screening Unit Currently In Ely
The breast screening unit is currently in Ely and those eligible for a mammogram should have received an open invite letter. If you want more information or to book your appointment you can call 01223 217627, go to their website here or visit their Facebook page here.
NHS Data Collection
Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.
You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.
If you wish to choose to opt-out or check what your current choice is then please go to this page HERE
If you have received a letter with regards to QCOVID please find more information HERE
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.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS PLEASE HELP
WE NEED YOU
Would you like to receive 45p per mile by volunteering? For more information please click 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 our medication ordering processes can be found here.
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.
Volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters wanted
Peer supporters can make a real difference to women who want to breastfeed. They listen, provide information, and share experiences to help mothers reach their feeding goals. Being mothers themselves, they understand. They ‘get it’.
Does this sound like something you could do? If so please find more information HERE
Carers Short Breaks Project
Could you help to provide breaks for carers in East Cambridgeshire? Please find more information HERE
Information for carers can be found 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 soon 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
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription.
All patient areas are on the ground floor. Doors are wide enough to admit wheelchairs and there are toilets for the disabled off the main waiting area and in the treatment suite. Car parking spaces, adjacent to the entrance of the medical centre, are reserved for patients with disabled parking badges.
(Site updated 13/01/2022)