South Tandridge PCN Covid-19 Vaccination Service

South Tandridge PCN, consisting of Oxted Health Centre and Lingfield Medical Practice, are delivering the Covid-19 Vaccination Service for their registered patients from within the Tandridge District Council building as approved/agreed by the CCG.

The collaboration and hard work between the PCN members, council staff, PPG, volunteers etc. has meant that we were able to start this vaccination service within the very small timeframe in a safe and patient focus manner, given the constraints of using premises other than the practice buildings due to logistical reasons.

To date South Tandridge PCN has successfully vaccinated all of their care homes residents who are Covid free and staff as per phase 1.

Patients in phase 2 who are 80 years old and and over who have responded to their invites have been vaccinated.

The PCN is now inviting phases 3 and 4 for their vaccinations, subject to availability of the Covid-19 vaccinations which is centrally allocated.

The positive feedback from our patient cohort and their families has been humbling and well received by all the practices staff at a time when we are effectively operating 2 services – the day to day general practice as well as the Covid-19 vaccinations programme.

A small number of Lingfield clinical staff providing the Covid-19 vaccinations service from the Tandridge District Council offices at Oxted have tested positive for the virus. We are pleased to say that these staff are all showing improvement and will be returning to work week commencing 25th January 2021. This was all duly reported to Public Health England and to the Infection Control team at the CCG immediately and an impact report has been completed and submitted as requested.

The advice given from Public Health England was that as all clinical staff were wearing regulation PPE and following infection control guidelines, the risk to patients that visited the vaccination site is low.

All PCN Practice staff are being tested twice weekly with Lateral Flow Tests.

Patient services are not affected and the Covid-19 vaccination program will continue as and when we receive deliveries of the vaccine.

Any patients experiencing Covid-19 symptoms should request a test as per GOV.UK website.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been tested and are waiting for a result please do not attend at the surgery or the vaccination site at Tandridge District Council, Oxted.

Thank you

South Tandridge PCN