Non-Urgent request delayed until the New Year
We are currently experiencing a staff shortage due to staff needing to isolate.
Please only contact the Practice if you require urgent assistance from us to help deal with a medical problem.
We are asking that you please contact us again in the New Year with anything non-urgent.
For clinical advice you can also contact 111
For life threatening emergencies dial 999
Please also check our Self Help and Wellbeing for addtional help and advice.
Access to your GP Practice & Covid-19 booster vaccinations
The Omicron variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 is spreading very quickly. Numbers of cases are doubling every two to three days. It is likely to overtake the previous delta variant before Christmas and cause a large wave of infections resulting in more hospital admissions than the biggest wave so far, and sadly many deaths.
Two doses of vaccine are not enough to give the level of protection we all need against this new variant, but a third dose boosts protection back up to over 70%.
The NHS has made this its top priority with a target to offer booster vaccinations to every adult by the end of the year.
Our GPs and other Practice staff are helping to deliver the vaccination booster programme here in Bury. To allow them to focus on delivering vaccinations to as many eligible people as possible as quickly as possible, GP Practices, pharmacists and hospitals will need to pause non-urgent and routine care that can be safely delayed, until the New Year.
We understand that this will be very frustrating, especially for people who have already had to wait to see their GP, but we must take this action now to slow the spread of the virus amongst our communities and health care staff, and prevent many people needing hospital treatment.
Whilst routine and non-urgent appointments that can be safely delayed will be delayed, if you have an urgent issue or worrying symptoms that cannot wait until the New Year, your GP Practice is here for you – please contact the team in the usual way if you need to.
If you’re aged over 18, three months or more have passed since your second vaccine and you’ve not yet had your booster vaccination, please take steps to get protected now. Book your vaccine via https://covid.nhsbookings.com/gmpcn
Thank you for your patience and understanding during what continues to be a challenging time for everyone.
Welcome to Whittaker Lane Medical Centre
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Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu Season 2020, In light of the risk of flu and COVID-19 co-circulating this winter, the national flu immunisation programme will be absolutely essential to protecting vulnerable people. We recognise that delivering the flu immunisation programme is likely to be more challenging because of the impact of COVID-19 However; we need to ensure that you are vaccinated and will do this taking both your safety and the safety of staff into account.