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rickardsI will be retiring from the Partnership in February 2022 after almost 26 years working initially at Nursery Lane and Adel, and then at AMC. It has been a pleasure working with my colleagues over the years and a privilege to provide medical services for our patients over this time.

I will miss you all, but I hope to have the opportunity to see some of you from time to time when I return to work as a locum.

Dr Angela Rickards

Please see the letter below regarding the current arrangements at the practice.

We are well on our way with our Flu Vaccination Clinics and the Primary Care Network have started clinics for the Covid Boosters

 

Flu Vaccines

Once we have a delivery date for the flu vaccines we will invite you to make an appointment.

 

We provide flu vaccines if you are:

  • Aged 50 and over
  • Pregnant,
  • Aged 2, 3 (by nasal spray),
  • Over six months of age in a clinical risk group.
  • Living in a long-stay residential care home 
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals,

For more information please see the NHS page about flu vaccine.

 

Covid Boosters

If you have had both your covid vaccinations and are entitled to a covid booster you will be contacted six months after your second dose.

 

Since December 2020, we have worked with other local practices to help provide COVID-19 vaccinations for patients in the priority groups. Regretfully, to ensure we can meet the needs of all our patients going forward, we are not able to continue offering this service for the next phase of the vaccination programme (people aged under 50).

We are still providing second vaccinations for people in the priority groups who had their first dose at Alwoodley and will contact you when your second vaccination is due. The second dose is really important to make sure you get the maximum amount of protection against Covid-19 so please book your appointment as soon as you hear from us.

How to book your first vaccination

If you are eligible for your vaccination and would like to book an appointment, please visit the National Booking Service website. If you are not able to book online you can call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.

Vaccinations are available at the following centres across the city:

· Elland Road Community Vaccination Centre, Leeds

· The Village Hotel Leeds North, Headingley

· The Village Hotel Leeds South, Morley

· Superdrug, The Merrion Centre, Leeds

· Bramley Village Health & Wellbeing Centre, Bramley

· The Grange Medical Centre, Seacroft

· Wetherby Town Hall, Wetherby

· St Mary's Parochial Hall, Middleton

· St Martins GP practice, Chapeltown

We are unable to issue a Covid vaccination certificate at the practice and ask you not to contact us regarding this.

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.

The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

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