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 How to demonstrate your Covid-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website 

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

 

Online Booking and Medication Ordering

SystmOnline  

If you currently have a SystmOnline account you can use it to log on by clicking this link: 

SystmOnline

Please note if you currently access SystmOnline via their app, they now have a new app called Airmid which you can download from the App Store and Google Play

NHS App

This is another app which provides you access to book appointments / request repeat medication, view elements of your clinical record and see your Covid passport. It can be dowloaded from the App Store and Google Play 

We now process all our prescriptions electronically - please let us know which pharmacy you would like to send yours to. Click here for more information Electronic prescribing poster

Medication Review

ALL patients require a medication review at least once every year. We are unable to issue your repeat medication if you haven't had this. Please ensure you book your review at least one month prior to your due date. Your doctor will wish to review your treatment periodically and ask you to attend the surgery when this is necessary. A message: 'Review is due on...................', together with the date, is shown on the right hand side of your prescription, underneath your list of medications to remind you to make this appointment with your doctor or practice nurse.

Collection of Prescriptions by a Third Party

Please provide a letter of authority if you are unable to collect your own prescription and wish it to be collected by a third party. 

Repeat Prescriptions

The Mid-Essex Clinical Commissioning Group have asked GPs to reduce their prescribing of the common medications in the following list. These are available over the counter from your pharmacy. To see list please click here

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We are currently experiencing a very high volume of prescription requests. Prescriptions may take up to 4 working days to process.

We require a minimum of two full working days to process repeat prescriptions. Please remember to make allowances for weekends and public holidays. Repeat prescriptions for regular medication must be requested in writing, preferably by using the tear-off slip attached to the computer-prepared prescription. Please mark clearly with a tick against each item required.

You can post in your repeat prescription request to us, and if you enclose an SAE we will return it to you once prepared. You can also order directly by completing the form below, but you must register for this. Our receptionists can advise.

If you want to drop off a prescription after the surgery has closed - please use the post box in the front, Writtle Road entrance to the surgery. It will be collected and processed by the prescription team.

Online Services

Online booking, repeat medication requests and other associated services are now available through our new clinical system.

To request access to our online services please contact reception with the following documents ;

Photo ID and proof of address - for example a passport or driving licence together with a bank statement or council tax statement.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently unable to accept new applications for the online service, please register for the NHS app instead. www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

If you have previously registered for the online service and require your password to be re-set please contact reception and we will assist wherever possible.

 
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