Newlands Medical Centre

Providing quality family health services, seeking to reduce inequalities

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Latest news and information from Newlands Medical Centre

Flu Vaccinations On Hold - Low stock nationwide

Flu vaccinations - Bookings ON HOLD - Low stock nationwide

We had begun giving flu vaccinations to those patients eligible for a funded vaccination. (The government directed that they are only given to these patients for the first month).

However we cannot take any further bookings as the supplier has advised that further vaccine supplies are not expected until mid to late April.

We will contact patients eligible for a funded vaccine as soon as more stock has arrived.

Coronavirus update - 27 March 2020

Well, how quickly things can change! Now that the government has placed us in a Level 4 alert the way General Practice operates is very different. We know you may have questions. Many answers can be found here:

https://rnzcgp.org.nz/…/I…/Support/Covid-19/Public_FAQs.aspx

Your health and well-being remain very important to us - we just need to interact with you in alternative ways. Please be assured that you will be looked after. Some info specific to us:

Immediate changes to how we see patients / Flu vaccinations ON HOLD

Dear patient

APPOINTMENTS
In an effort to help contain the spread of Covid-19 we were instructed yesterday to make changes to how we see patients, and to dramatically reduce the number of patients we see face-to-face.

From Monday 23rd March 2020 we will only be seeing patients in person when it is deemed clinically necessary by one of our doctors or nurses.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus update-as at 20 March 2020

As at 1.00pm the Ministry of Health advise that there are 39 cases in NZ and todate all have been linked to overseas travel.

Updates from us:
1. Our reception team will be asking you for the reason for your appointment when you phone to book. This helps us with our preparations to ensure we keep you, other patients, and our team safe. While we appreciate some matters may be sensitive we ask you to please answer their question if you can.

"Menactra" Meningococcal Vaccine available FREE to some patients

From 1 December 2019 Pharmac has made access to the Menactra vaccine FREE for people aged 13-25 years in a close-living situation.

To be eligible you must be 13-25 years of age and entering your first year of living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence , military barracks or prisons.

There will also be a catch-up programme from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 for those patients aged 13-25 years who are already in a close-living situation.

Cyber security incident at our PHO

We understand that some of you may be concerned following the article in the media regarding a cyber security incident affecting our PHO, Tu Ora Compass Health.  

Please find a link below to information on the PHO website.

www.compasshealth.org.nz/Cyber-Security-Incident

There is also a free phone number that you can call.  It is 0800-499-500

If any further information becomes available we will post it on our website.

 

Book a non-urgent appointment online

If you are not registered for our patient portal but would still like to be able to book a non-urgent appointment online at your convenience then check out the orange button "Book Now" on the Home page of our website.  Just follow the simple steps.

Please note:

  • you should book with your usual doctor only.  We reserve the right to contact you and reschedule bookings made with other doctors.
  • you cannot book on the day appointments online - please phone the medical centre to book for the same day.

 

Ability to view your consultation notes via our patient portal

If you have registered, and activated, your access to our patient portal (ManageMyHealth) you can now view most of your consultation notes dated after 1 May 2018 when we activated this function.

This is a great way to refresh your memory about any instructions or advice that you have been given by your GP; changes to your medication doses; plans for ongoing treatment; etc.

Not yet registered for the portal?  Download the form on the "Enrol" page of our website and bring or send it in to us.

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