Practice News

COVID Booster programme

From 20 September onwards, the NHS in Leeds will be starting to deliver vaccine boosters. This is to help top up the protection for those most at risk as we approach the winter months. In line with the recommendations of the JCVI, these will be offered to the following people who are at greatest risk:  • those living in residential care homes for older adults  • frontline health and social care workers  • all adults […]

Important changes to routine and non-urgent blood test appointments

All GP practices are affected by the current national shortage of blood tubes and are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use for people with the greatest clinical need. This includes testing for serious conditions such as cancer. We are following urgent national guidance which has been issued in response to the shortage. As a result, we need to cancel and delay a number of patient appointments for blood tests deemed routine […]

A day in the life of a Prescription Clerk

At Fountain we have 2 full-time prescription clerks, we work as a team led by the Clinical Pharmacist and are supported by PCN pharmacist. Our working hours rotate to allow us to cover the surgery’s extended opening hours. Typical early shift… Alarm goes off 6.50am, get up sort out home stuff, set off to be at our desk 8am ready for the day. Most days our routine is the same although when we work a […]