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Covid Vaccine Info and Update 13th December 2021

As you will have seen on the BBC News at 8 o'clock last night (at the same time we found out !), the Government is bringing forward it's requirement for us to provide Covid Booster vaccinations to all our eligible patients by the end of December 2021.

This is a huge undertaking, and we are already stretched to the maximum. One vaccinator can vaccinate 6 patients per hour, and we have around 1800 patients left to vaccinate. So that is going to need 300 hours of work before now and the 31st December. The Government has decreed that this is the Number One priority for the NHS for the remainder of the year, and they have asked us to cancel ALL routine work and prioritise Covid vaccinations above everything else.

This is obviously an uncomfortable position to be in. Please bear this in mind when you contact the surgery, and only contact us for urgent medical matters that cannot wait.

If you have an emergency medical matter that is life threatening, then please call 999.

We will be running around 4 Covid clinics per day until the end of the year to ensure we vaccinate as many of our patients as we possibly can. If you can travel to one of the mass sites, then we would urge you to do so as you may be vaccinated quicker than we can manage to vaccinate you.

We are currently only getting supplied with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. This is the only vaccine that is being routinely offered for a booster in our area, although Moderna is being offered elsewhere.

If you cannot have the Pfizer vaccine because of a history of anaphylaxis to one of its ingredients, then we can refer you to Riverside surgery in Evesham for an Astra Zeneca vaccine - but the supply is very limited.

If you want to know more about whether you can have the Pfizer vaccine please look at pages 29-31 of the "Green Book". See here

Therefore, when you are invited for a vaccine, if at all possible, please book an appointment at one of the NHS "Mass Sites". See here

Thank You, Dr Neil Townshend

As we are sure most of you will know, Dr Neil Townshend has "hung up his stethoscope" and retired from New Barn Close Surgery and General Practice. Neil has been an exceptional leader at the practice and a very valued member of our team. He has held many roles both within the practice, the local medical community and wider organisations.

Over the last 18 months Neil has been our project manager in the development of the new surgery. Without his hard work and long hours, we may still be waiting for the new building. It is sad for him that he has not been able to enjoy the new building for as long as he had planned due to the 6 month delay in us moving in, but he has seen the building finally finished and has been able to work here for the last month.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Chantal Nyenyezi, who joined us in 2015 as a salaried GP, will become a new partner at the practice on 1st November 2021, joining Dr Emma Billings and Dr John Hughes.

We will all miss Neil, and we are sure our patients will miss him too. We wish him the very best in his retirement and thank him for all his years of service to the community and to us as a practice. 

Covid Booster Update

The surgery is trying to deliver the boosters and the third vaccines but unlike the mass centres we have no additional doctors or nurses to deliver the 4,800 vaccines required as well as trying to deliver as many appointments as we can for normal General Practice.

We are working through the lists starting with the most vulnerable but we are running about 3-4 weeks behind the 6 month target. This is due to not having the people to do it and the huge task of moving the surgery before which we were unable to do any as they are all Pfizer which requires space for people to remain in the surgery for 15 mins afterwards.

If anyone is unhappy waiting a little longer we are sorry but you can call 119 and arrange a vaccine at one of the mass centres who have a lot of vacancies.

We are working every hour we can delivering these and general services. 

We have moved !

We have finally moved to our new premises and we look forward to welcoming you here.

There are still a few teething issues with IT and telephony, but things are improving.

Reminder of our new address:

New Barn Close Surgery

Station Road



WR12 7DE

01386 853651


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Telephone Number - 01386 502028

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