As the Covid vaccination rollout continues, we are delighted to announce that NM Health Innovations will continue to be involved as the huge programme now enters its second phase.
As you will be aware, since the turn of the year our main facility Buckshaw Village Surgery has been given over to the vaccine rollout as our main vaccination hub, which has meant we have been able to concentrate all our resources as effectively as possible during the first phase of the programme.
This first phase has involved offering first doses to Cohorts 1 to 9 ie those over the age of 50 and those under 50 who are clinically vulnerable, have underlying health conditions increasing risk of serious disease, or are frontline health, social care or care home workers.
We have also been administering second doses to all those who received first doses from ourselves, with all second doses given within the recommended time limit.
However, we are acutely aware that the dedication of the Buckshaw site to the vaccine programme was not a practical long term arrangement and has clearly impacted on the services we have been able to offer to patients.
We are therefore pleased to advise that we are now working in collaboration with Bridgedale PCN with regards to the second phase of the vaccine programme rollout, which involves all the remaining Cohorts under 50 and the ongoing second dose administration.
This phase will at present continue to be provided at Buckshaw Village Surgery but within the next few weeks, the service will be transferred to the Central Lancashire PCT’s headquarters at Jubilee House, Centurion Way, Leyland.
We are very pleased to be able to announce that thanks to this arrangement coupled with the continued improvement of the national situation, we are planning a phased reopening of our Buckshaw Village Surgery site in the coming weeks.
We hope to soon be able reintroduce many of the clinics which had temporarily been moved to other sites within the group, and also to increase face to face appointments.
All changes are of course subject to any change in the national situation or any new Government restrictions which may be imposed.
We would like to thank all our patients for their patience and understanding during the long period of Covid pandemic restrictions and the upheavals which have resulted from the rollout of the vaccine programme.
We are sure you will welcome this news as much as we do and would advise that while current arrangements will continue in the immediate future, we will issue further updates via this website and our Facebook page and Twitter account as soon as more information is to hand.