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Passport name not matching covid passport

We are being asked by patients to change their name on their GP records to match their passport. This is because usually they have changed their namebut only informed either the passport office or the surgery but not both. We can do this on your GP records, but the automatic update this triggers to the central NHS database that links to your covid passport may take a few days. This is out of our control.

You need to either bring your passport into the surgery so that we can take a copy of it or send us a clear photo of your passport showing your photograph and the exact name and we will match this. We need to see this before we can make the change. Please send to: 

 eryccg.hmcprescriptions@nhs.net   It will take us 3-4 days to do this.

 You must understand that for a while your GP records will be out of sync with Hospital records and prescriptions, until the automatic links are updated externally. We will only change your records back when you change your name on your passport, and you will need to again bring you passport into the surgery or provide a clear photo of your new passport once you have updated this. What we are effectively doing is accepting your current passport as your legal name and your medical records will shortly show this.

We will try to do this within a couple of days of asking, but thiscannot take precedence over urgent medical tasks.

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Due to Coronavirus and social distancing rules in the UK, many face-to-face wellbeing groups have been stepped down temporarily. The Humber Recovery and Wellbeing College are pleased to introduce a new and improved online offering to bridge the gap as we work towards a ‘new normal’.

Recovery and Wellbeing Colleges take an educational approach to mental health, as opposed to the more traditional medical management. The aim of their services is to facilitate a range of free, informal and welcoming courses that support people in maintaining good mental and psychical health.

The new website is free to use and anyone can sign up for access to a series of courses and virtual sessions available 24/7, with the aim to support an individual’s mental health and wellbeing. These sessions include topics such as Stress Awareness, Resilience, Sleep Hygiene, Exploring Identity and Medication Management.

The website also includes the launch of a “Let’s Chat” series which has been co-produced with people who have lived experience with mental health. The aim of this series is to break down stigma and open up conversations, to facilitate additional support for those who may need it.

Students can track their wellbeing on the platform and useful signposting links are available, which point individuals to both local and national services should they require further support.

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We advise patients that Howden Medical Centre is now delivering COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations. Invitations will be sent out to patients to book into these clinics once they become both eligible and we have vaccines available.

Should you receive an invitation from the national booking system before you receive an invitation from the medical centre please feel free to book into an appointment available at another location at a time convenient to you, or wait to be invited by Howden Medical Centre when we have clinics running.

We advise patients that Howden Medical Centre will no longer be offering 1st or 2nd dose COVID Vaccinations due to the rollout of the Booster Programme along with delivering the Flu Vaccination Programme. 

We advise all patients still requiring a 1st or 2nd dose COVID Vaccination to book either by calling 119 or online via the  NHS WEBSITE  website.

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Howden Medical Centre is now delivering Flu Vaccinations.  Eligible patients will be able to book in for a flu vaccine when we have vaccines available and clinics arranged.  

We aim to deliver as many of these vaccines as possible in two large Saturday Clinics.  

Following on from that we will look to deliver the remainder of our vaccines in smaller clinics during the week over the coming months.

Eligible patients can also obtain an NHS Flu Vaccination from local Pharmacies.

If you are not in one of the eligible groups but would like a Flu Vaccination you can contact local Pharmacies who may be able to provide one to you privately which you will have to pay for.

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