**IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR PATIENTS OF BOURNE END AND WOOBURN GREEN MEDICAL CENTRE**
Bourne End and Wooburn Green Medical Centre staff are pleased to announce that we will begin COVID-19 vaccinations for our patients this week from the Adams Park football stadium in High Wycombe, Hillbottom Road, HP 12 4HJ. Due to the complex nature of the storage and preparation of the vaccine we have been required by NHS England to work at designated registered sites in groups of practices which is why we are currently not allowed to operate from our own practice sites. We will be vaccinating weekly ongoing as long as is required to get the job done.
We have worked extremely hard to put a safe and effective service in place for our residents which will be run by our own nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, GPs and administrative staff from the practice alongside the other practices in our grouping. We are part of a network of practices called Arc Primary Care Network.
We will be asking some of our loyal volunteers to assist us with marshalling and to support our clinicians but most of the workforce will be provided from our practice and network staff to ensure your safety and service continuity. We will have fully equipped facilities with registered and qualified staff in place to ensure your safety. The practice and branch surgeries will operate normal service as usual.
We are totally committed to vaccinating all our patient group in line with national guidance on priorities and will start with the over 80s this week. Please do not contact the practice for an appointment, we will begin to send invitations for you to make both your initial and follow up appointment by phone (text or call) this week and ongoing over the next weeks until everyone has been invited. Please make an appointment when requested to allow us to get through our at-risk groups as quickly as possible and to avoid vaccine wastage.
Thank you for your patience as we start to roll out this massive operation and for your ongoing support of the practice. Further information will be given prior to your vaccination.