Welcome to the Omnia Practice

The Omnia Practice at Yardley Green Medical Centre aims to provide the best possible health care for patients in a friendly and efficient environment. Our continuing development is very important to us and we welcome comments and feedback in all areas of our service.

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COVID VACCINE INFORMATION FOR PATIENT

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

The vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and, from this week, hundreds of local vaccination centres are run by GPs.

It’s being given to:

  • some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health care workers at high risk

The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible.        The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK

Information Leaflets Available To Download

What to expect                                                                                                                                   Why do I have to wait

NHS COVID PASS

People in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel.

Please follow the link below for information

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

New appointment service 

What is this new service about?

From 21/06/2021, when you call the practice, you will be asked about your symptoms. If they indicate that you can best be helped by a pharmacist, you will be offered a same day private consultation with a community pharmacist.

Community pharmacists have already successfully seen thousands of patients for a consultation for a minor illness, following a call to NHS 111. This new way of arranging consultations with the pharmacist by a GP practice has been successfully piloted around the county.

Why are you doing this?

Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals and experts in medicines. They can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for all sorts of minor illnesses, and a same day consultation can be arranged quickly and at a time to suit you.

This in turn frees up GP appointments for those people with more complex symptoms who really need to see a GP.

What if the patient is my child?

Children aged over one year are eligible to use this service and can be seen by the pharmacist. Children who are able to make their own decision about their health may be seen unaccompanied.

Why is this a good thing for patients?

Community pharmacies are local, open longer hours than the GP practice and can offer you the same consultation outcome at a time that is more convenient for you. If the pharmacist thinks you need to see the GP, they can help arrange an urgent appointment for you.

Patients who have already used the service liked the convenience of having a consultation on the same day or a day that suited them, at a pharmacy of their choice. 78% of people who had a consultation with a community pharmacist were successfully helped.

 

ACCESSING NHS SERVICES DURING THE PANDEMIC

VIDEO CONSULTING QUICK GUIDE FOR PATIENTS

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Face Masks and Exemption Letters

UPDATE 2 – 16/07/2020

Please click the link below to read the response letter from the LMC (Local medical committee)

LMC Face Mask Exemptions Letter

UPDATE 1 – 15/07/2020

At present at Omnia medical practice we are not providing any medical exemption letters to patients. We as an organisation have written to the LMC for further guidance and clarification and at present will not be undertaking any letter requests.

 Telephone Appointments 

If you need a telephone appointment please ring the practice or use the “Ask My Doctor” form, please be patient and understanding with the team, like all services the team are being affected by Coronavirus we have staff ill and self-isolating. The team are trying their best to meet the needs of the patient while operating in pandemic times. The Omnia team are not immune to the situation so I ask for your patience and understanding.

Information on the current guidelines for self-isolation and coronavirus can be found here Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Appointments at Omnia practice will either by telephone or video consultation, this is to protect you and the staff and is in accordance with social distancing advice. In exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary to see you; this decision will be made by the Doctor following a telephone or video consultation.

Morning appointments are released at 8.00 AM, this is a first come first served service. When we are at full capacity you will be advised to call back from  2:00 PM when the afternoon appointments are released.

There will be no walk in (Sit and Wait) service effective immediately.

Prescriptions

If you have a prescription that is on repeat, please use our online services, if you are not registered for online services, please speak to reception as we need all patients to order prescriptions in this way.

If you are unable to speak to reception please email them at omniareception@nhs.net with your Name, Date of birth and contact details and somebody will contact you to discuss.

There will be no paper prescriptions issued by the practice unless it is technically possible for us not to do so, there will be no exceptions to this.

Any other matters

Please call the practice

These matters have been put in place for your own safety

The South Asian Health Foundation has a range of resources available for COVID-19, including videos available in different languages. You can access these here.

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