20th January 2021
We are running a vaccination clinic tomorrow 21st January for 800 patients using the Astra Zeneca vaccine.
There is some good news
We are getting 975 Pfizer and 800 AZ vaccines next week and the cohorts have been expanded to over 70 year olds and the extremely vulnerable.
We are still restricted to the priorities set out by the JCVI
“Sites should continue to offer vaccination in a priority order on the basis of the advice from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI). Sites should have finished vaccinating their care home residents and staff (cohort 1) by Sunday 24th January. They should then continue to offer vaccine as a priority to anyone remaining in cohort 2 as the next priority (80 years and over, Health and Social care workers). It is then permissible to move into cohorts 3 (75 years and over) and 4 (70 years and over as well as clinically extremely vulnerable individuals)”
We will be contacting patients shortly, in the first instance via text messaging inviting them to attend. This auto-booking system works really well. We will also be telephone patients who do not have mobile phones.
Please be patient about being called we have over 4,000 patients over 70 years of age still to vaccinate across the local network of practices and we will only get through half of these numbers next week.
We are vaccinating as soon as we can but we are still limited by the number of vaccines we are receiving.
We are still prohibited from giving second vaccinations.
PLEASE BE AWARE WHEN TELEPHONING THE SURGERY OUR OPTIONS HAVE NOW CHANGED, PLEASE LISTEN TO THE WHOLE MESSAGE TO AVOID HAVING TO REDIAL.
Option 1 Secretaries: deal with referrals and insurance reports (lines open between 10am and 4pm daily)
Option 2 Prescriptions: deal with all prescription enquries (lines open between 10am and 4pm daily)
Option 3 Routine Appointments: Blood Tests/Cervical Screening/Dressings/Annual Reviews/Ongoing medical conditions/Dr Link (lines open between 8am and 4pm daily)
Option 4 On The Day Treatment: if you feel you need clinical treatment today/urgently (lines open between 8am and 6.30pm daily)
For results please log on to your Online Service.
The Surgery will contact you via SMS/Text/Letter/Telephone if any action is required following a test performed here at the surgery.
Welcome to Park Avenue & Kings Heath Practices
The practice was started in 1899 at 5 East Park Parade with two doctors in partnership. The practice gradually expanded and by 1969 there were four partners. New larger premises at 168 Park Avenue North were purchased in 1970.
After a further period of expansion, the adjoining property at 166 Park Avenue North was also purchased. The new properties were converted and extended to form today’s surgery which now houses two partners and a large primary health care team.
We aim to provide our patients with the best possible personal care. We provide a wide range of services and health checks. All doctors provide family planning (including emergency contraception), maternity care and child health surveillance. Dr Nagarajan provides a weekly clinic for minor surgery procedures.