Welcome to Cathedral Medical Centre
COVID Vaccine COHORT 6 Eligibility: please see here for the list of clinical risk groups which are included in Cohort 6
If you have received a letter with regards to QCOVID please find more information HERE
Ely PCNs Covid Vaccination Weekly Update - 25 Feb 2021
Last week was another quiet one due to a small delivery. However, things are picking up again now and we have lots of vaccination clinics over the next couple of weeks and beyond.
Here are our latest stats:
17,000 vaccines given so far from 15th Dec 2020 to 21st Feb 2021
Cohort 1 (care homes) : 100% of all our consenting care home residents have been vaccinated
Cohort 2 (Over 80s): all invited, and approx. 96% vaccinated.
Cohort 3 (Over 75s): all invited, approx 96% vaccinated.
Cohort 4 (Over 70 and clinical extremely vulnerable): all invited, approx 68% vaccinated (down from 92% purely due to the recent expansion of this cohort - you'll have received a letter if this affects you).
Cohort 5 (Over 65): 79% vaccinated; invitations sent out from mass vaccination sites.
- Cohort 6 (16-64 with underlying conditions): 18% vaccinated, SMS invitations being sent out in batches.
Anyone from Cohorts 1-4 who has not yet managed to book an appointment, particularly patients newly assigned to Cohort 4: please call your surgery for assistance.
Patients from Cohorts 5 and 6: please wait to hear from us, either via SMS or phone call. Cohort 6 is especially large, so we are sending invites out in phases.
We are vaccinating as quickly as we can based on the deliveries we are allocated. Over the next two weeks we will deliver over 7000 vaccinations, including starting to give second doses where the appropriate time has lapsed. We are optimistic that this pace of vaccine delivery will continue, and that we will get to you soon if you haven't heard from us yet. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding as we work through patient lists to get you all vaccinated as quickly as possible. Big thanks also to our regular patients for bearing with any changes we need to make to regular service while vaccination clinics are running. Our staff and volunteers are equally as committed to ensuring you receive the same quality of care, so your cooperation with them is greatly appreciated.
It continues to be such an inspiration for everyone involved to be working together on this amazing effort - so enormous thanks once again to all who have offered their time, their words of encouragement, their many kindnesses and their lovely food to keep everyone going (last week the Lemon Tree). Thanks again to all of you for your support and community spirit.
WARNING: COVID-19 Vaccination - Call and Text Message Scams
Please remember the COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out by the NHS and it is FREE.You will only be contacted by legitimate NHS bodies when it is your turn and at no point will you be asked to pay anything.If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you have received a text message you think is suspicious, please forward it to the number 7726, which is free of charge and reports the text.If you are suspicious about an email you have received, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe you are the victim of a COVID related fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040.
For more information on COVID related text scams please click here.
COVID-19 Vaccination programme
Patients are asked not to contact the surgery regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations.
The NHS has started to vaccinate the most at-risk priority groups including over-80s and social care workers. Eligible patients will be contacted direct to arrange an appointment. As soon as more vaccines become available, they will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible. Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.
If you have not yet been approached about having the Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information: why you are being asked to wait.
More patient information on the Covid-19 vaccine is available here.
Please continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home can be found here.
Please click here to see our latest workplace Covid-19 risk assessment.
Please see important information about childhood immunisations during the Covid-19 pandemic here.
Please don’t visit the practice, call or contact us on askmyGP first for advice.
Updated guidance on shielding and protecting people can be found here.
If you are concerned that you may have coronavirus or may have been exposed to it, do NOT go to the surgery but call 111 or use the online 111 service which you can find here:
Use this service if you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer
FLU CLINIC Process for 2020 IS AVAILABLE HERE
Flu vaccinations are now available for everyone aged 50 years old and above. More information is available HERE
Please help us to help you - the easiest and fastest way to ask for help from a GP is with askmyGP.
It's available 24/7 - we respond in working hours, 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
We aim to respond as quickly as possible. Since October 2018, we have been able to help people on average within 64 mins of them contacting us, but this may vary on days when demand is particularly high.
All our registered patients are welcome, and as a parent or carer you can use askmyGP on behalf of a patient
You can choose a particular named GP if you wish (so long as they are working that day)
You may prefer a telephone or email response
You can login now, without any paperwork
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Access & Parking
At the Cathedral Medical Centre reserved car parking spaces for the disabled are marked near the front door. Wheelchair access to the building is via the front entrance. A disabled patients' WC is also provided.
Parking is available for patients.
(Site updated 26/02/2021)