COVID vaccination certification
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see the Gov.uk website for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHS app can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Patients 40+ years are now being invited to book appointments for their covid vaccination.
Please be advised that we are no longer administering first vaccinations here at the Surgery. We initially chose to deliver Covid vaccines at the Practice in order to help our older population. However, due to increased workload and ongoing pressures on our resources; upon completion of Cohort 9 we will be handing back the responsibility of administering the vaccinations to the mass vaccination centre at Penrith. Therefore they will be vaccinating our patients in Cohort 10 and beyond.
Your local vaccination centre is: Baptist Church in Kirkby Stephen (not the Auction Mart in Penrith).
You are invited to book either on line of calling 119.
Please note - centres only show on the National Booking Service when there are slots available, so if you can’t see the centre you are looking for it is advisable to try again later on. Slots are regularly added into the system.
Latest updates regarding the vaccination programme in Eden
For all the latest information regarding the vaccination programme in Eden, please visit our Eden Primary Care Network Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TeamEdenPCN
Please note that you do not need a Facebook account to view the content. However if you do have a Facebook account we highly recommend following the Eden Primary Care Network Facebook page, as it contains all the latest news and updates regarding the vaccines and when the next patient cohorts are likely to be vaccinated in Eden.
The NHS will get in touch when it's your turn to be vaccinated
We are currently receiving multiple calls daily from patients enquiring when they can have their Covid-19 vaccination. Please be aware that we have no control over the priority of the vaccinations. The priority groups are set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the practice has no powers of discretion with this.
Eligible patient cohorts are currently being invited for their vaccinations in accordance with the priority group list. Vaccinations are primarily taking place at Penrith Hospital, Bridge Lane, Penrith CA11 8HX, however we have also now been authorised to deliver some vaccination clinics at the Practice.
The priority groups can be viewed via the North Cumbria CCG website here: northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/covidvaccine. The website also contains other useful information and resources regarding the vaccination programme.
We would politely request that you do not contact the practice to enquire about the Covid vaccination as it is very important that we keep telephone lines open for patients needing medical assistance.
Additional updates can also be found on the Eden Primary Care Network Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/TeamEdenPCN
Please remember, the COVID vaccine is only available on the NHS & is free of charge. If you receive an email, text or a call claiming to be from the NHS & you are asked to provide financial details, or pay for the vaccine, this is a scam.
Please report any activity of this nature to Action Fraud at http://actionfraud.police.uk
Personal Assistants / Personal Care Workers
If you are a Personal Assistant / Personal Care Worker in Cumbria (ie: someone employed by an individual to provide care rather than someone employed by an organisation) we now have a website so that you can register to be called, in due course, for a Coronavirus vaccination.
The web address to access the form is: https://carlisledisability.org/pa-vaccination-survey/
For government guidance regarding the Covid-19 vaccinations please follow the links below:
Supporting your recovery after Covid-19
As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.
These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
The NHS has produced an excellent educational website called Your COVID Recovery, which has lots of good advice and self-help tips. You can access the website at www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk.
Cumbria Coronavirus Support Line
Cumbria County Council has now restarted the Cumbria Coronavirus Support Line: 0800 783 1966
This was originally set up to support people in shielding group, but became much broader. It is now also supporting the Test and Trace service, people asked to self-isolate, people with financial problems and people who want to find mental health support.
The support line is currently operating Monday – Friday.
There’s also information on the Cumbria County Council webpage on many of these topics if people prefer to browse online rather than make a phone call: https://cumbria.gov.uk/