Welcome to St Agnes Surgery
St Agnes Surgery is located in Pengarth Road, just off Vicarage Road, in the centre of St Agnes.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
OXFORD ASTRA ZENECA COVID VACCINE UPDATE
Since the start of the pandemic over 4 million COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the UK causing more than 120,000 deaths. Over 30 million people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since the start of the programme, which Public Health England (PHE) estimate has prevented at least 6,000 deaths in the first 3 months of 2021. There have been reports of an extremely rare adverse event of concurrent thrombosis (blood clots) and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) following vaccination with the first dose of AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine (AZD1222).
The National Vaccine team JCVI ( Joint Committee on Vaccination and immunisation) has weighed the relative balance of benefits and risks and advise that the benefits of prompt vaccination with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine far outweigh the risk of adverse events for individuals 30 years of age and over and those who have underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease.
If you are a healthy younger person aged 18 to 29 The MHRA and the JCVI continue to monitor the benefits and safety of the AZ vaccine in younger people. You should carefully consider the risk to both you and your family and friends of COVID-19 before making a decision. Currently JCVI has advised that it is preferable for people under 30 to have a vaccine other than AZ. If you choose to have another COVID-19 vaccine you may have to wait to be protected. You may wish to go ahead with the AZ vaccination after you have considered all the risks and benefits for you and your personal situation.
What about the second dose? If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering any serious side effects you should complete the course with the AstraZeneca vaccine. This includes people aged 18 to 29 years who are health and social care workers, unpaid carers and family members of those who are immunosuppressed. It is expected that the first dose of the vaccine will have given you some protection, particularly against severe disease.
Helpful summary and decision aids can be found at these links:-
Dr Robert White
Clinical Director, Coastal PCN
We are delighted to inform our patients that our COVID-19 Vaccination programme commenced on 6th January and is working well. We are working with our Primary Care Network (PCN) practices to provide this service and so far have vaccinated over 2500 patients at Mount Hawke surgery. These clinics are running from 8am until 8pm on week days & week ends when the PCN is supplied with the vaccine. Further information can be found at our Covid Vaccination section on our website.
Due to the delivery scheduling of the vaccinations these clinics may be cancelled or altered at short notice. The clinics have both clinical and non-clinical staff provided by all of the practices within the PCN.
To be able to provide this level of staffing and support to this vaccination programme we have had to make some alterations to our current provision of service in the surgery. Our staff of GPs and Practice Nurse will be working at the vaccination clinics, and therefore we need to reduce our non-urgent work.
To help us during this time we ask that you only contact us if your matter cannot wait. All patient requests to see a Doctor will still receive a telephone consultation with a Doctor in the first instance who will then decide if a Face to Face appointment is necessary.
Our nursing team will continue to see and treat patients, but please be advised that if your appointment is routine then regrettably it may be re-arranged or cancelled at short notice.
Routine and non-urgent requests to speak with a Doctor may take considerably longer during this time.
Please be re-assured that we are still here and still want to help with urgent matters and to support our patients. However, this may not always be within the time frame that would normally be achieved for our patients. When contacting the surgery, we ask that you give as much information that you are able and comfortable to give to our reception team so that they can make the most appropriate arrangements for you.
All of our staff are doing their best to ensure that our patients are supported within the guidelines that we have given them. We ask that you show them respect and be mindful of the situation that we are in when they are dealing with your requests and queries. They have been working extremely hard during very difficult times and we are extremely lucky to have such a wonderful team supporting us through this global pandemic.
May we also take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and understanding whilst we continue to adapt our practice and services in these ever changing times.
Drs Whitworth,White, Verma, Wesson, Mitchell and Bane
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You will also receive appointment reminders, clinic invitations via email if you inform us of your email address.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
All clinical areas and toilets are easily accessible for the disabled
There is ample car parking available with spaces for disabled patients to park (but only for parking whilst using the surgery please!).
(Site updated 13/05/2021)