Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre

Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre

Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4JX

Current time is 09:51 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 01323 833535

esxccg.hmxihc@nhs.net

Thank you all for taking care and observing the current government guidance to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 in our local community;  Do we have your upto-date contact details?;  

Covid-19

To allow us to triage patients with potential Covid-19, we have temporarily disabled online booking.

All of our appointments are now telephone consultations –  based on the telephone consultation our clinicians will book face to face appointments as required.

Please only come to the surgery if you have a booked appointment.

When you arrive for your booked appointments, our reception team will ask if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate, they will also ask you to wash/sanitise your hands.

For the safety of our patients and staff please do not arrive early for your appointment and we would kindly ask that you wear a face mask.

 

Face mask exemption letters for patients

Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).    We are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.      Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see, for example, this information from First Bus and Arriva.

 

Covid-19 Vaccine:

A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date. We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.

 

Oxford/AstraZenica COVID-19 Vaccine:

The MHRA is carrying out a detailed review of reports of a very rare blood clotting problem affecting a small number of people who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

The problem can also happen in people who have not been vaccinated and it’s not yet clear why it affects some people.

The COVID-19 vaccine can help stop you getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus.

If you have already had your vaccination, there is no change to your planned second dose unless you had had significant side effects with the first dose.

Call 111 immediately if you get any of these symptoms starting from around 4 days to 4 weeks after being vaccinated:

• a severe headache that is not relieved with painkillers or is getting worse

• a headache that feels worse when you lie down or bend over

a headache that’s unusual for you and occurs with blurred vision, feeling or being sick, problems speaking, weakness, drowsiness or seizures (fits)

• a rash that looks like small bruises or bleeding under the skin

• shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling or persistent abdominal (tummy) pain

If you are due your second dose vaccination, you will be contacted by our vaccination team as you approach the 12 mark since your first vaccination to arrange your appointment. Please do not contact us unless you are concerned that you have gone passed the 12 week mark from your first vaccination.

For people under 30 without other health conditions, it’s currently advised that it’s preferable to have another COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. If you choose to have another COVID-19 vaccine you may have to wait to be protected, but an alternative to AZ will be made available to you by the NHS. You may wish to go ahead with the AZ vaccination after you have considered all the risks and benefits for you. The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to receive your vaccination.

Read this patient leaflet https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/976880/PHE_COVID-19_AZ_vaccination_guide.pdf

 

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting on GOV.UK

Find out more about the vaccination programme in Sussex:

www.sussexhealthandcare/get-my-jab

 

We are aware that a number of people have received emails offering the Covid Vaccine with the option to ‘click accept’ which then asks for payment. These are scam emails. Covid Vaccinations are free, and only available on the NHS.

We currently telephone our patients, or text a booking link,  in accordance to Government Guidance, to book for one of our clinics.   If, however, you receive a letter inviting you to have your vaccine at a mass vaccination centre, ie: Eastbourne, Brighton, we would encourage you to do so. 

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                         We thank you all for taking care and observing the current government guidance

                           to reduce the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19 in our local community