Over the course of Wednesday and Thursday (January 27-28) staff from the Thistlemoor and Central Medical Centres carried out home visits to vaccinate patients that were unable to leave their homes.
Roughly 60 vaccines were given out over the two days with the support of the Greater Peterborough Network (GPN) in helping plan the most efficient routes, documenting the vaccinations given and accompanying the staff to and from the medical centres.
The group also took the opportunity to give out vaccinations to residents of the learning disability residential homes that they work with, that form part of the government’s ‘vulnerable groups.’
Mustafa Malik, GPN Chief Executive Officer, said: “It’s a delight to be working with the Primary Care Networks within Greater Peterborough.
“It is our pleasure to support some of the most vulnerable patients in our community. There has been great support from the local community including retired local GP Dr Mike Henchy who has been working alongside his daughter-in-law Jo Henchy to vaccinate the community.”
Dr(s) Neil Mohda and Toseef Sethi have been working hard, as part of the GPN, to make sure that all of the centre’s patients have access to the Covid vaccine.
Dr Modha, GP Partner at Thistlemoor Medical Centre, added: “All the patients were very welcoming, with many suggesting having cups of tea together. Many were very emotional and expressed their gratitude to our team.”
The Greater Peterborough Network are an NHS Healthcare Provider owned by the partners of over 20 practices in the Greater Peterborough area, these include Central Medical Centre, Thistlemoor Medical Centre, Westgate Surgery and the Bretton Medical Practice. A full list can be found at: greaterpeterboroughgps.nhs.uk/gp-surgeries/.