Due to the lack of vaccines distributed in and around the Rushden area, we have been quiet, however, we are pleased to share that we now have a vaccine clinic on Wednesday 10th March.
With just over 200 vaccines available, we request those who have received a text message to book before we are out of the vaccines until the next batch arrives.
As a community, we are working hard to administer the vaccines and are working with the organisations above to help get as many vaccines as possible to us so we can safeguard our community. As always, we appreciate your understanding and only together, we can get through this pandemic.
Our Facebook page will be the main point of contact when providing updates so we also kindly request to avoid calling the practice for updates that we will hopefully be providing on Facebook. This will help us in managing those who require urgent appointments and requests.
From the team at RMC, Thank you and stay safe!
We have some great news! We are pleased to announce that we have partnered up with community favorites RUSH 2The DEN and will be having a drop-in clinic on Thursday 11th March at 2pm-4pm!
If you use Rush 2The Den and are a patient or interested in becoming one, feel free to pop down (socially distanced session) and we will answer any questions you have and update you on the current climate / COVID-19 vaccinations.
After a very busy and productive day, we are pleased to announce that we have administered a further 400 COVID-19 vaccinations today.
A big thank you to all our staff, volunteers, and patients for all your hard work, efforts, and support whilst we battle through this difficult time we are in.
We also want to say thank you for all the constructive feedback around last weeks clinic. We learnt from this and put in extra steps today to ensure we had a smoother and more effective clinic. This effort was not only from RMC but from our patients too who listened and acted upon our advice which made the process a lot smoother.
As we prepare for the next vaccine clinic along with our daily responsibilities, we wish you all a good night and pray you stay safe!
Rushden Medical Centre
We hope you are well and keeping safe.
After yesterday's clinic at Rushden Medical Centre, we wanted to say thank you to all those that came and for your support during these times we are in.
We understand and appreciate yesterday's clinic wasn't to RMC's standards and we are also frustrated with the length of time it took for vaccinations yesterday. This is our first clinic which took longer than expected and we have addressed this internally already.
The cause of delays came down to a few aspects:
1. There were some unexpected, significant clinical events that needed immediate intervention. This meant that some of the vaccinators had to focus on dealing with these issues first.
2. There were some uncontrollable external IT issues that took some time to correct.
3. Patients arriving earlier than they should do, we recommend each person arrives 5 minutes before their appointment.
4. Patients wanting to discuss more than just the vaccination during the appointment which when added up caused further delays.
We understand that this has a knock of effect and isn't a smooth process for our patients however we are working on contingency plans to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Unfortunately, this is the nature of the work we do but we can assure you we are doing our best to have the community of Rushden vaccinated smoothly and safely.
We hope this helps and thank you for your feedback, we take all this on board.
RMC Social Team
Great news, we are now vaccinating all those 65 years of age and over! We have a clinic this Wednesday, 17th February and are taking appointments. If you fit into this category or have not received an SMS from us, please contact the surgery on 01933 412 666.