Click here to view your Covid-19 Vaccination status page on the NHS App
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:
- the NHS App which you can download from app stores
- the NHS website
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 two 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 are 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.
Portslade GP-led vaccination centre is now doing 2nd vaccines only
UPDATE 8 APRIL 2021
For any patient that has had a first covid vaccine at the Portslade Vaccine Centre booked through the surgery, we are now contacting patients for their second vaccine.
Deliveries are timed to coincide with 12 weeks from your first vaccine.
You will either receive a text message with a link for booking or a telephone call.
Please do not chase, as we will work in order, and contact you when its your turn.
Warning over Covid vaccine scams
Be on your guard against fraudulent text and email messages as new scams are being sent to patients.
People are receiving a text or email notification of their ‘vaccination appointment’ and are being asked to confirm it by clicking on a link.
This looks very similar to the genuine texts being sent to patients to arrange their appointments at the GP led vaccination services.
Please follow the advice below.
- The COVID-19 vaccination is ONLY available from the NHS and it is FREE – you will never be asked to pay for it or give your bank details.
- If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
- If you receive a text or email that you believe to be fraudulent please delete it. Please be assured that if you don’t respond because you are worried and it is a genuine text or email, you will remain on the vaccination list and be contacted again
- If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.
Guidance on official NHS texts
- An official NHS text message from Charter Medical Centre about Covid will include our name. It may also include details of the vaccination centre. Scam text messages and emails usually don’t include his information
- An official NHS text message from the national booking system will be a reminder text so will include details of your booked appointment include date, time and location
If you have any further concerns about something you have received please contact the Sussex COVID-19 vaccination programme team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton and Hove Council - COVID Community Hub helpline
The Community Hub operates Monday to Friday from 10am to 4.30pm. We aim to get back to you as soon as possible, and we’ll deal with the most urgent enquiries first.
If you need emergency help with food, energy bills and other essentials, please phone 01273 293 117 and select option 1. You will be directed to the Local Discretionary Social Fund.
For queries relating to Covid-19, please phone 01273 293 117 and select option 2. You will be directed to the Community Hub.
If you are over 18, require food or shopping related support and can afford to pay for this, please phone 01273 293 117 and select option 3. You will be directed to Food Support at Impact Initiatives
If you need help to stay safe and well, or if you need care and support, please call Access Point on 01273 295 555.
Click here for the national NHS Covid information page
The NHS Covid page includes links to:
- Medical help
- Book a vaccine
- Book a PCR test
- Get a rapid LFL test
- People at High Risk
- Long term effects (Long Covid)
- Information about Vaccines and who is eligible
- The latest rules about Social distancing
- Research projects on Covid
Help COVID-19 Research
Join a COVID-19 clinical trial
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if
- You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
- a continuous new or worsening cough
- and/or a high temperature
- OR have a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
- You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
- You are aged 65 and above
Take part in a short Survey
Can you help increase our understanding of the impact of coronavirus and resultant restrictions/ lockdown on our mental health?
As part of Charter Medical Centre's on-going commitment to research, we are helping to recruit to a study by researchers in Southampton who are asking people to complete a short, 15 minute questionnaire about the impact coronavirus has had on their lives. They will use this information to help understand how our mental health and wellbeing may be being affected by the pandemic and to inform policy decisions about how best to help people who have been adversely affected.
Can you spare 15 minutes to help? Click on the link to the questionnaire for more information: https://bit.ly/36ok8nK
Do not delay your care - How we are keeping you and our staff safe
Telephone and Video appointments:
Most of our appointments with nurses and Doctors continue to be Telephone or Video Consultations; you will be invited to attend surgery if your clinician feels it is necessary, for instance if they want to examine you.
Face to Face appointments which are now running again:
Examples of Face to Face appointments which have resumed include Blood Tests, Cervical Screens, Childhood Immunisations, ECGs, dressings, NHS Health checks, and some Annual Reviews, IUDs, Minor Ops, Injections.
If you need a Face to Face appointment:
Don't worry - we have made lots of changes to help reduce risk; Social distancing in our waiting rooms, staggered appointments, reception screens, PPE, and clean rooms are all in place. Click HERE for some videos with Dr Dan Jenkinson
Your GP may ask you to send photographs to our secure email or to our secure text service- they will explain how to do this. Please note: any digital image submitted as part of an online consultation, will be stored within your clinical notes.
'Live' Telephone Interpretering service and Video Sign Language service.
With Languageline you do not need to book an interpreter in advance. When the Clinician is ready to speak to you, they will call Languageline who will call you and will set up a 3 way call.
- Sussex Interpreting Service offer a telephone or face to face service
This is a pre-book service. Please ask reception to book for you, or you can book yourself and let us know. Please tell us language and region (eg. Syrian Arabic)
All our other services can be accessed Online or via the Telephone.
All our services can now be requested online (via our Web site, our email, your online App, or e-Consult), or via Telephone including our Automated 24 hour service).
Please therefore continue to stay away from surgery unless you have an appointment, or you do not have access to the Internet or a Telephone.