How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
Through the NHS App
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App . You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
By calling 119
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.
The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.
Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Please STOP and THINK. DO NOT attend the surgery if you have any of the following symptoms.
For the most up to date information on Coronavirus symptoms, testing and general queries please visit the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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Push Doctor services are now available at West Hoe Surgery.
Same day online video consultations are still available every week day evening from West Hoe Surgery, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday.
See a doctor whenever you want, and wherever you are.
Get started at https://www.pushdoctor.co.uk/
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Requests for paper prescriptions should now be accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope so that we may post them. Please post paper requests into the post box found at the back door of the surgery. Alternatively, please either use the online prescription service or request prescriptions via email: email@example.com. In any case, please nominate a pharmacy where you will have your prescription sent electronically. Information on prescription services is available on the practice website. Only current quantities of medication will be issued.
The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
Use the NHS App to:
For further information please go to the NHS App option under the Reception tab at the top of our website or visit https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-app/
The Young Devon counselling service for Plymouth schools is still open and available to provide a remote service for pupils. They are offering mental health and wellbeing support, including assessments, counselling and listening; dependent on what would be most helpful at this time. All sessions are run remotely and can be accessed via Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, email and phone. They are still here; providing a flexible wellbeing offer to suit young people’s needs or preferences during this difficult time.
Due to COVID-19 the Caring for Carers service by Improving Lives Plymouth is running a little differently, but support is still available. Please take a look at the following links:
There is also a link to Improving Lives Plymouth’s other services with their contact numbers and details of how they can help.
Newsletter for Carers: https://mailchi.mp/54eb1202cc73/carers-news-edition-20
If you require any information about the Improving Lives Service or support available to carers you can contact 01752 201890.
Livewell Southwest and Plymouth City Council have put together an information leaflet about how to stay well at home. Please see the link below for more information:
If you are feeling low, anxious or feel you need help with your mental health please see the link below for details of places where you can seek help and advice: