• Updates from Leatside Surgery

    Important notice

    Patients who collect their prescriptions from Boots Leatside are advised that the pharmacy will be closing  1 pm on Tuesday 28 June.



    Due to our computer system upgrade, our 'Online Access' required the issue of new log-ins and passwords.


    As it is a change in system, you will need a new log in details provided by us..

    If you have not received your new log in details yet , please contact the surgery by email: leatside.surgery@nhs.net


    If you were previously using Patient Access at Leatside Surgery, and have been recently migrated to SystmOne Online,

    please use, and bookmark this link. Please be advised that any link you had saved, or bookmarked for Patient Access is obsolete. 




    Notice Board

    We, at Leatside Surgery are proud to be an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice and to support our veteran community this Armed Forces Day.

    As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:

    •Ask patients ‘Have you served in the Armed Forces?’ to help identify veteran patients
    •Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services
    •Undertake regular training and development to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant and better understand the needs of veteran patients

    If you are a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can make sure that we understand your health needs.

    More than 1,400 practices are now veteran friendly accredited and a University of Chester study revealed that 99% of accredited practices would recommend the accreditation. To find out more about the Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme, visit www.rcgp.org.uk/veterans

    The Veteran Friendly Practices accreditation scheme is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England.






    COViD Booster Jabs

    Spring boosters

    In February, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised a spring dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for:

    • adults aged 75 years and over
    • residents in care homes for older adults
    • individuals aged 12 years and over who have a weakened immune system


    Boosters can be booked on the National Booking System online or by calling 119, with mass vaccine sites in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth as well as pharmacy sites active across South Devon.


    The NHS will contact those who are eligible to make a spring booster appointment, so people should wait until they hear from the NHS. The NHS will prioritise those whose clinical need is greatest, as it has throughout, starting with those who have had a bigger gap since their last dose, then working through the cohort to invite others who have waited less time. Everyone who is eligible will be offered a top up between three and six months over the Spring and early Summer.


    The JCVI advice is that people should wait until around six months since their last dose for maximum effectiveness, and people are asked to wait until they are invited by the NHS to book. However, provided they are in one of the eligible groups and they attend a site that accepts walk-ins for booster doses, they should not be turned away if it has been more than three months since their previous dose and they have not had COVID recently.




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