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COVID-19 UPDATE (22/10/2021):

The team at the Monkspath Surgery Vaccination Centre have delivered 79,933 COVID-19 vaccines to Solihull Healthcare Partnership (SHP) registered patients, care homes and healthcare workers, with no wastage. The team have so far administered 39,021 first dose vaccines, 36,951 second dose vaccines and 3,961 booster vaccines to SHP patients*.
 
Following Government guidelines, we have invited all priority group patients and continue to invite adults aged 16 years and over who are yet to receive their vaccines, as well as inviting those aged 12 to 15 years old who are clinically vulnerable for their vaccine.
For the latest updates, visit our web site and social media regularly.
*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 20th October 2021

Second Dose Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Having your second dose Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has never been easier. If you haven't already received yours, you will be invited to attend if you are a patient of Solihull Healthcare Partnership or GPS Healthcare, and whether you are a patient or not you can just attend as a walk-in, to our Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics being held on Monday 16th August and Wednesday 25th August, from 2pm to 6pm, at the #Monkspath Surgery Vaccination Centre (B90 4EH).

Anyone eligible can receive their second dose Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from 8 weeks*.

*Subject to availability. Please note vaccines for these clinics are for second dose Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines only, providing your first dose was an Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Monkspath Vaccination Centre Team administer COVID-19 vaccines to Birmingham City Football Club players & team

On Monday 26th July 2021, the Monkspath Vaccination Centre Team (Solihull Healthcare Partnership and GPS Healthcare) attended Birmingham City Football Club Training Ground to administer the vaccines to the players and team. The event took place after the Monkspath Vaccination Centre Team approached the club following a visit by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Birmingham City Football Club Striker, to one of the walk-in clinics at the Monkspath Vaccination Centre, Solihull.

You can join the players and get COVID-19 vaccinated too. Visit www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk to book an appointment or for a walk-in clinic near you.

Picture caption: (left-right) Claire Lilley – COVID Administrator, Martine Chisholm – COVID Vaccinator, Kristian Pedersen – Birmingham City Football Club Defender, Dr Lucy Hillman – GP Partner, GPS Healthcare and Clare Rippin – Service Delivery Manager, Monkspath Vaccination Centre

COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech Clinic (11/8/21):

Grab a Jab before 2pm today!

If you are aged 16 and over and haven’t had your #COVID-19 vaccines yet, and you can get to #Monkspath Surgery Vaccination Clinic (B90 4EH) by 2pm today (11th August), we have a limited supply of #Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines available on a first-come, first-served basis.

No appointment needed. You can receive a first dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and second dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from 8 weeks*.

#GrabAJab #Solihull

*Subject to availability. Please note vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech and for second doses, providing your first dose was a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech Walk-In Clinics Update (2/8/21):

Having your #COVID19 vaccination has never been easier. If you haven't already received yours, just visit our Walk-In #COVID19 Sessions today (Monday 2nd August) and tomorrow (Tuesday 3rd August), 10am to 5.30pm, at the #Monkspath Surgery Vaccination Clinic (B90 4EH), no appointment needed.

Anyone aged 18 and over can receive their first dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and second dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from 8 weeks*.

#GrabAJab #Solihull

*Subject to availability. Please note vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech and for second doses, providing your first dose was a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech Walk-In Clinics Update (26/7/21):

Not had your #COVID-19 Vaccines yet?

#COVID-19 is on the rise in Solihull, but having your #COVID vaccination has never been easier. If you haven't already received yours, just visit our Walk-In #COVID19 Sessions this week at the Vaccination Clinic at #Monkspath Surgery (B90 4EH), no appointment needed, on any of the following days and times;

Tuesday 27th July: 10am – 6pm

Wednesday 28th July: 10am – 6pm

Thursday 29th July: 10am – 1pm

Anyone aged 18 and over can receive their first dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and second dose Pfizer-BioNTech from 8 weeks*.

#GrabAJab #Solihull

*Subject to availability. Please note vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech and for second doses, providing your first dose was a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

Patient Information (22/7/21):

The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors.

While COVID restrictions ended in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Read the infection prevention control guidance in full at:
COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Patient Information (15/7/21):

Although 19th July 2021 sees the lifting of restrictions nationally, Solihull has one of the highest COVID-19 rates in the country and we are already seeing an impact on our staffing levels with individual members of staff having to self-isolate or testing positive. We do not want to put our patients, staff and our service at additional risk. The following will continue to apply in the way we will deliver services to our patients.

We will continue to triage all calls, in line with the NHS Digital First model, and offer face-to-face appointments where they are clinically needed. We continue to have a range of measures in place to keep you safe from COVID-19, including regular cleaning of patient areas and social distancing of two-metres. Where space is constrained patients may continue to be asked to queue outside. We will ask you to continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt, when visiting us at one of our seven sites.

Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms or who meet the criteria for self-isolation should not attend our surgeries and should continue to follow public health guidance.

COVID-19 Walk-In Clinics

Are you aged 18 and over?

All adults over 18 can now receive their #COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven't already, why not visit our Walk-In #COVID19 Sessions this week at the Vaccination Clinic at #Monkspath Surgery (B90 4EH), on any of the following days and times;

Tuesday 13th July: 12pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 14th July: 12pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 15th July: 12pm – 7.30pm

Friday 16th July: 9.30am – 4pm

Saturday 17th July: 9am – 3pm

Anyone aged 18 and over can receive their first dose Pfizer-​BioNTech vaccine and second dose from 8 weeks*.

No appointment needed.

#GrabAJab #Solihull

*Subject to vaccine availability.

COVID-19 vaccination status

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:

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 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.

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

 

Did you know?

We are continuing to deliver our #COVID-19 vaccination programme, prioritising eligible SHP patients according to Government guidelines.

To date*, we have delivered the following #coronavirus vaccination rates against each of the Priority Risk Groups;

Residential care homes                                                       97%

Age 80 + Healthcare workers                                             97%

Age 75 – 79                                                                       96%

Age 70 – 74                                                                       95%

Age 65 – 69                                                                       95%

Age 16 – 64 with underlying health conditions                  88.1%

Age 60 – 64                                                                       92%

Age 55 – 59                                                                       87%

Age 50 – 54                                                                       85%

You'll be invited to get a vaccine as soon as it's your turn and supplies allow - we will be in touch with you directly.

Thank you for your patience.

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 16th April 2021

COVID-19 Update (20/4/2021)

To date we have delivered 21,943 COVID-19 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers*, with no wastage. Based on vaccine supplies, we have administered 2,872 #coronavirus vaccines over the past two weeks (5th – 18th April 2021) and this week a further 1,948 vaccines (19th – 25th April 2021).

We are continuing to follow Government guidelines for administering #coronavirus vaccines to priority groups and are making good progress with delivering second doses.

A reminder for the second vaccination - For those patients who were given a second vaccination appointment date at the same time as they booked or received their first dose in January or February, these appointments are cancelled. Patients are being contacted in date order, between 10 and 12 weeks of the first appointment, and we will be contacting you directly as soon as possible with your new date and time. The dates have been changed so that they can now align with the delivery of vaccines.

We thank you for your continued support and patience.

For the latest information and updates, we will continue to update this page and social media regularly.

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 18th April 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE (12/4/2021)

Patients who received their first COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech) on the 19th, 20th or 21st January 2021, and received the date for their second appointments at the same time, please note we will NOT be vaccinating with Pfizer-BioNTech on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th or Thursday 15th April 2021, as originally planned.

Please DO NOT attend the Monkspath Vaccination Centre on these dates for your second Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination.

The change is due to the delivery of the vaccine, which is now on Thursday 15th April 2021.

We will be contacting patients directly to book into the sessions now planned for Friday 16th and Saturday 17th April 2021.

If you have received a link to book into an appointment yourself please select the sessions on the 16th and 17th April 2021.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

We thank you for your continued support and patience.

For the latest information and updates, we will continue to update this page and social media regularly.

COVID-19 Update (9/4/2021)

To date we have delivered 19,071 COVID-19 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers*, with no wastage. Based on supplies, last week we administered 953 #coronavirus vaccines (29th March – 4th April 2021) and this week a further 1,602 vaccines (5th – 11th April 2021).

We are continuing to make good progress with administering second doses of the #coronavirus vaccines, and are offering first #COVID-19 vaccinations to any SHP patients aged 50 years and over who have yet to have theirs.

For the second vaccination, patients are being contacted in date order, and between 10 and 12 weeks of the first appointment. A reminder, for those patients who were given a second vaccination appointment date at the same time as they booked or received their first dose in January or February, we will be contacting you as soon as possible with your new date and time. The dates changed so that they can now align with the delivery of vaccines.

Rest assured, whether it’s your first or second #COVID19 vaccination dose, we will be in touch with you directly.

We thank you for your continued support and patience.

For the latest information, we will continue to update this page and social media regularly.

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 4th April 2021

COVID-19 Update (29/03/2021)

To date we have delivered 18,118 COVID-19 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers*, with no wastage. Based on supplies, last week we administered 461 coronavirus vaccines (22nd – 28th March 2021) and this week a further 830 vaccines (29th March – 4th April).

Following Government guidelines, this week we are continuing to offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all SHP patients aged 50 years and over.

We are also making good progress with administering second doses of the coronavirus vaccines, with patients being contacted in date order, and between 10 and 12 weeks of the first appointment.

A reminder for those patients who were given a second vaccination appointment date at the same time as they booked or received their first dose, we will be contacting you as soon as possible with your new date and time.

Rest assured, whether it’s your first or second COVID-19 vaccination dose, please be patient and we will be in touch with you directly.

We thank you for your continued support and patience.

For the latest information, we will continue to update this page and social media regularly.

 

Image shows a patient being given a COVID-19 vaccine at the Monkspath Vaccination Centre

Patient receiving their COVID-19 vaccine at the Monkspath Vaccination Centre

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 28th March 2021

COVID-19 Update (22/03/2021)

To date we have delivered 17,657 COVID-19 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers*, with no wastage. Based on supplies, last week we administered 1,550 coronavirus vaccines (15th – 21st March 2021) and this week a further 1,290 vaccines (22nd – 28th March 2021).

Following Government guidelines, this week we are continuing to offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all SHP patients aged 50 years and over.

We are making good progress with delivering our COVID-19 vaccine and are continuing to administer second doses of the coronavirus vaccines, with patients being contacted in date order.

Rest assured, whether it’s your first or second COVID-19 vaccination dose, please be patient and we will be in touch with you directly.

We thank you for your continued support and patience.

For the latest information, we will continue to update this page and social media regularly.

Image shows a patient receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at Monkspath Vaccination Centre

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 21st March 2021

ANOTHER BUSY DAY AT THE VACCINATION CENTRE...

Another busy day administering COVID-19 vaccines at the Monkspath Vaccination Centre with the Solihull Healthcare Partnership and GPS Healthcare Team.
Today (13th March 2021) saw a visit from Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, and Councillor Karen Grinsell, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
Andy Street said; “Just coming to see the incredible progress that is being made. This centre alone, 25k vaccinations administered. Just to see the organisation that has gone into it, incredible commitment and it’s wonderful just to see the sense of anticipation and gratitude from patients when they come through. Brilliant performance from Solihull to get the vaccination levels up to an incredible standard.”
We are continuing to work hard to deliver our COVID-19 vaccination programme to our patients, following government priority guidelines and as supplies allow, with no wastage.
Thanks to everyone involved - patients, staff and volunteers!

COVID-19 Update (22/02/2021)

To date we have delivered 11,849 COVID-19 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers*, with no wastage. Based on supplies, last week we administered 582 vaccines (15th-21st February 2021) and this week we are administering a further 1,193 vaccines (22nd – 28th February 2021). Thanks to everyone involved - patients, staff and volunteers!

A reminder for patients aged 70 years and over, who have not yet booked in for their first COVID-19 vaccination, you should have now received a letter from SHP. Please book your vaccine appointment using the details in the letter as soon as possible.

We are continuing to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all SHP patients aged 65 years and over, and those aged 16 years and over with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality (group 6), as well as those patients who have recently been identified as being on the NHS shielded patient list.

We thank you for your continued support and patience. You'll be invited to get your vaccine as soon as supplies allow.

For the latest information, we will continue to update this page and social media regularly.
The COVID-19 vaccine will potentially save tens of thousands of lives

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 21st February 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Guidance for Patients with Asthma

Following Government guidance, patients with asthma which requires continuous or repeated use of systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission will be vaccinated in priority group 6.
This will include:
1. anyone who has ever had an emergency asthma admission or;
2. those who have an asthma diagnosis and have had 3 prescriptions for oral steroids over a 3-month period (each prescription must fall within separate individual month windows), as an indication of repeated or continuous oral steroids.
We are continuing to work hard to deliver our COVID-19 vaccination programme, prioritising eligible patients according to Government guidelines.
You'll be invited to get a vaccine as soon as it's your turn and supply allows. Please wait your turn. We thank you for your continued patience.
For the latest information, we will continue to update this page and social media regularly.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update (03/02/2021)

Did you know?

We are continuing to work hard to deliver our COVID-19 vaccination programme, prioritising eligible patients according to Government guidelines.

To date, we have administered vaccines to;

  • 92% of care home residents and staff
  • 86% of SHP patients aged 80 and over
  • 85% of SHP patients aged 75 to 79
  • 47% of SHP patients aged 70 to 74, and adults on the NHS shielded patient list and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • Healthcare workers

You'll be invited to get a vaccine as soon as it's your turn and supply allows. Please wait your turn, we will be in touch! Please DO NOT call the practice to ask about your COVID-19 Vaccination.

For the latest information, we will be updating this page and social media regularly.

Photo caption: SHP Patient receives their COVID-19 vaccine

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 2nd February 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE (01/02/2021)

To date we have delivered 7,881 COVID-19 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers*, with no wastage. Last week we administered 2,346 vaccines (25th - 31st January 2021) and this week we are administering a further 1,969 vaccines (1st – 7th February 2021).

Following Government guidelines, we are continuing to prioritise vaccinating care home residents and staff, those patients aged 70 and over, healthcare workers, and adults on the NHS shielded patient list and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.

You'll be invited to get a vaccine as soon as it's your turn, by text, phone or letter. In the meantime, please do not call the practice to ask about your COVID-19 Vaccination. Please wait your turn…

For the latest information, we will be updating this page and social media regularly.

We will let you know when it's your turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 31st January 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE (25/01/2021)

To date we have delivered 5,535 COVID-19 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers*, with no wastage. Last week we administered 1,892 vaccines (18th to 24th January 2021) and this week we are administering a further 929 vaccines (25th to 31st January 2021).

We are continuing to work hard delivering our COVID-19 vaccination programme, and are currently prioritising vaccinating care home residents and staff, those patients who are aged 70 and over, and adults on the NHS shielded patient list and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.

You'll be invited to get a vaccine as soon as it's your turn, by text, phone or letter. In the meantime, PLEASE DO NOT CALL the practice to ask about your COVID-19 Vaccination. Please wait your turn…

Photo-caption: SHP patient receives COVID-19 vaccine

For the latest information, we will be updating this page and social media regularly.

 

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 24th January 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE (20/01/2021)

SHP Text Messages inviting patients to book their COVID-19 vaccination...

We are now starting to offer electronic COVID-19 vaccine bookings for Solihull Healthcare Partnership (SHP) patients who have mobile phones.

If you receive a text message from SHP, this is a legitimate way to book your vaccine appointment. Please follow the instructions within the message, which will enable you to book your first COVID-19 Vaccination appointment.

As with calls and letters, text messages inviting patients for their vaccinations will be prioritised according to Government guidelines and those at highest risk.

If you are unable to book your vaccine via text message or you do not have a mobile phone, rest assured we will be calling you when it is your turn for your vaccination. Please do not call the practice. Thank you for your continued patience.

NB: Please note you may have received an initial text message in error due to a technical glitch, for which we apologise, this has now been remedied and resent correctly.

For the latest information, we will be updating this page and social media regularly.

COVID-19 Vaccine Text Message

 

COVID-19 UPDATE (13/01/2021)

We are continuing to work hard to deliver our COVID-19 vaccination programme to patients and are making good progress.

Did you know?

To date we have delivered 2147 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers, with no wastage (from 16th December 2020 to 10th January 2021), and this week (11th to 17th January 2021) we are administering a further 1435 vaccines.

Who is being offered a COVID-19 vaccine currently?

SHP are prioritising giving vaccines according to Government guidelines and it is being offered to those at highest risk. We are currently prioritising vaccinating people in care homes, and people aged 80 years and over – that’s over 3,300 SHP patients!

The order in which people are being offered the vaccine is in age order and as follows;

  • Those aged over 80 years with multiple clinical conditions and/or a weakened immune system
  • Those aged over 80 years
  • Those aged over 75 years
  • Those aged over 70 years
  • Adults on the NHS shielded patient list
  • Those aged over 65 years
  • Adults under 65 years with long term conditions

Those aged 50-64 will be offered it later.

Why would I not be offered the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine?

Due to the complexity of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, we have been unable to offer it to patients who have a history of allergies, those on blood thinning agents and patients who are housebound. However, with the planned roll-out of further vaccines over the coming weeks, the list of people who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine will change as more people are offered it.

COVID-19 Vaccine Hub…

We are proud to be amongst the first to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and to continue to protect our patients. SHP Monkspath is one of four COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs in Solihull and we are committed to get to everyone as quickly as supply allows us.

To date SHP has received 3582 vaccines, and as soon as further supplies have been confirmed by NHS England and are available, we will be administering these as quickly as possible.

How are patients invited for a vaccination?

In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL or contact the practice to ask about your COVID-19 Vaccination - We are working in accordance to Government guidelines and will be in touch with you directly when you are eligible and it is time for your COVID-19 vaccination. It is important not to contact the practice for a vaccination before then. We are currently being inundated with calls daily and would please ask that you wait your turn for your vaccine.

For most patients you will be either be called by SHP to attend locally or by letter for the national booking system.

If you have received a letter?

If you have received a letter from the NHS national booking centre inviting you to book your COVID-19 vaccination you can do this online or on the phone using the details provided.

We will call you…

If you receive a letter and have already booked a vaccination with SHP, please ignore the letter. If you receive a letter but wish to have your vaccination locally, we will be contacting all patients when it is time for your vaccination.

Letters sent by the national booking team are different to contact from us, your GP. If you wish to book into a mass vaccination centre, please do not contact the practice, as they will be unable to book you into the mass centre.  Please use the details in the letter to book your appointment.

Thank you for your patience…

From all the team at SHP, we thank you for your continued patience and understanding whilst we roll-out our COVID-19 vaccination programme.

A reminder, please DO NOT CALL or contact the practice to ask about your vaccination.

For the latest information, we will be updating this page and social media regularly.

 

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