We are conscious that some patients registered at Tavyside Health Centre may be affected by current events in Afghanistan. Tavyside Health Centre is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.
We have received some questions from patients around why we are unable to offer flu vaccination appointments at our Lifton Branch Surgery and we would like to explain the reasoning behind this decision.
Whilst it may appear that Coronavirus rules have now gone and we are returning to ‘normal’, we are in fact still in the midst of the pandemic and must still adhere to social distancing advisories. Whilst Covid-19 guidelines have been reduced in most settings, healthcare settings are still required to adhere to safe distancing and the wearing of face masks, except by medical exemption
Due to the size of Lifton surgery, we are not able to ensure our patients will be able to safely distance and have decided that to protect our more vulnerable and elderly patients all flu vaccines this year will only be offered at the Tavyside Health Centre.
We will be offering patients with reduced mobility or transport issues the ability to book into a clinic at Lifton where we can safely social distance.
We are closed on Wednesday 21st July 2021 from 13:00 for staff training. We will re-open as normal on Thursday morning.
During this time, if you need advice and are unable to wait until we re-open, please call NHS 111.
For medical emergencies, dial 999.
If you are able to wait until the following morning, we recommend filling out an online form to save you having to queue on our phone lines in the morning. https://florey.accurx.com/p/L83038
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.
If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.