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Monday 1 March 2021


The Covid vaccination clinics at Bishops Stortford FC are a great success and we have made a significant contribution; Dr Oates having attended every session, on a voluntary basis, which happened to fall on her days off (she does only live around the corner!)

At the time of writing (15th Feb) 1,671 of our patients have received their first dose of vaccine, representing 25% of our practice population. This includes all our over 70’s, all our housebound patients (including St Elizabeths and Ashview nursing home) plus our clinically extremely vulnerable patients. We are moving through the priority groups quickly and have now arrived at the over 65’s (group 5)

However, we MUST NOT become complacent. Latest figures show that we have had 260 patients (4%) testing positive for C-19 since testing began in earnest and, sadly, we have had a few deaths. We peaked at 40 new positive cases weekly early in the new year but I’m pleased to say that recently that figure has dropped to just 5 per week; no doubt due to the effect of the post-Christmas lockdown and continued social distancing.

In early March (week beginning 8th) we commence the second dose programme and have had notification/confirmation of vaccine delivery. Please wait for us to contact you either by telephone or text in order to arrange your second appointment.

Stay safe
Dr Paul Haimes

For emergency appointments, please call from 8.30am. 
The practice is operating a telephone triage system and the doctor will call you back. Should the doctor feel it is necessary to see you they will arrange a face to face appointment.
For routine appointments, please call after 9.30am
For routine matters including test results, fit notes and medical information please call between 10am - 12pm & 3pm - 5pm only.  
The Pharmacy is closed between 1-2pm every day.
Please allow 5 working days for repeat prescriptions: e.mail requests to muchhadham.pharmacy@nhs.net or book on-line at www.muchhadhamhealthcentre.co.uk
(No Appt bookings are currently available on-line)