19 May 2021

Working together as Sussex NHS Commissioners

NHS Brighton & Hove CCG | NHS East Sussex CCG | NHS West Sussex CCG

The NHS App will be available to use as a vaccine passport from Monday 17 May 2021.

A paper version will also be available by calling 119.

You do not need to telephone your GP Practice to ask about the vaccine passport as they are unable to provide vaccine passports and it’s essential we leave phone lines free for people who need medical assistance.

The NHS App is separate to the NHS COVID-19 App, which is used for contact tracing.

You can already use the NHS App to book appointments, repeat prescriptions and see your full medical records.

Your vaccine passport will only show when you have had both doses.

If you don’t have the NHS App, download the NHS App now. It will record when you have had both doses of the vaccine and automatically create a vaccine passport which will be available from Monday 17 May 2021.

If you already have the NHS App, it will record when you have had both doses of the vaccine and automatically create a vaccine passport which will be
available from Monday 17 May 2021. You do not need to do anything.

If you have the NHS App and get a message to say you need to contact your GP Practice, this is an extra option to get full access to your medical records in
the NHS App. To get access to your full medical records in the NHS App, you need to contact your GP Practice and request access to your detailed coded record. Please avoid calling your GP practice at peak hours when people are trying to book appointments, and if possible email the team. The GP Practice will take appropriate time to action your request. This is completely separate from the vaccination information and will not affect your access to the vaccine passport.

If you are planning to travel, please register to use the NHS App at least two weeks before travelling.

The paper letter should be requested at least five days after a second vaccine, and can take up to five days to arrive so make sure to leave plenty of time if you need it to travel.

You can read more: 

NHS App help and support

•Demonstrating your vaccine passport 

15th March 2021

Quiet COVID-19 Vaccination Session at The Brighton Centre
Saturday 17 April, 4.30pm – 7pm
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to be able to offer a dedicated ‘Quiet COVID-19 Vaccination Session’ for people requiring their first dose COVID vaccination.  The details are:

           WHEN:      Saturday 17 April, 4.30pm – 7pm

          WHERE:    The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR

          BOOK:       By calling the NHS Public Involvement Team on 07443 770 754


This Quiet Session is
being offered to people living in Sussex who are over 30 years old who
may need more time for their appointment, or who have extra access needs
where a quieter and calmer environment would help support them to
receive their vaccination.  This includes:

       People with learning disabilities

       People with autism

       People living with a neurodiverse condition

       People living with a Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s

The Quiet Session at the Brighton Centre will offer:

       Fewer appointments, so less people will be there during the session

       Longer appointments to give you more time

       1:1 nursing care for everyone receiving their vaccination

       The entire appointment will be on the ground floor

       Everyone will be offered the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, so you must be over 30 years old

       Free transport for anyone who needs it (see below for details)

What will happen when I arrive at the Quiet Session?
A nurse (who will also have an assistant) will greet each patient at the
entrance and support them through the Centre to a quiet and private
Vaccination area. 
They will take you through all aspects of the process on a 1:1 basis, including clinical assessment and vaccination.
We will only use the downstairs of the Brighton Centre and have both the entrance and exit on the seafront side of the building.
Each person can bring a carer who can be present throughout their journey.
There will only be 40 appointments being offered, which allows us to give you
much more time for your vaccination (up to 20 minutes) and have one
nurse per patient to support you throughout.
Booking Information
Bookings can be made by phone to the local NHS Public Involvement Team on 07443 770 754,
who will take relevant details and pass on any additional information
to the vaccination team to make the journey on the day as smooth as
possible.  This includes:

       Your name and contact details

       Your date of birth

       Your age (you must be over 30 years old to access this session)

       Your NHS number, if you know this

       Your GP name and practice

       Your ethnicity

       If you have capacity to consent

       Emergency contact details

personal access requirements, and anything you want to let the
vaccination team know in advance to help support you in the best way
they can on the day.

Getting to the Brighton Centre
Free Transport available to people booked onto the Quiet Vaccination Session
If you need support with transport to get to the Brighton Centre for your appointment during the Quiet Session, you can call the travel team on 0300 303 80 60.
A travel coordinator will ask you a few questions, and will help arrange
for you to have a safe COVID-secure journey to the Brighton Centre for
all Sussex residents.
If you’re able to travel to the Brighton Centre yourself:
The Brighton Centre is accessible by public transport and there are a number of public car parks nearby.
Anyone receiving their COVID-19 vaccination at the Brighton Centre will be
entitled to one hour’s free parking in the Churchill Square Orange Car
Park. Please follow these instructions to claim your hour’s free parking
while you have your vaccination:
in the orange car park (Churchill 1), which is located in Regency Road
East, BN1 2RU. The vehicle height restriction is 2.13 meters

       Enter the car park via lane 1 (left hand lane)

       On arrival take a ticket from the car park barrier

to the Churchill Square Security Officer that you are attending the
Brighton Centre for a COVID-19 vaccination. You will need to provide
proof of vaccination appointment for that day (showing the confirmation
you have received on your phone is fine).

       The security officer will then validate your ticket.

1 hour/60mins free parking begins from the minute you enter the car
park. Any additional parking will be charged at normal rates.

Have any questions or queries?
If you have a question about the Quiet Session being put on this Saturday
17 April at the Brighton Centre, you can call our Public Involvement
Team on 07443 770 754.

Also, you can view more information about the vaccination programme on our website, including details of the services available in each arealatest dataanswers to frequently asked questions and links to all the national leaflets and materials.  Visithttps://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/ to find out more.

With best wishes,
Lilly Kennard
Public Involvement Manager, Brighton & Hove CCG
Working together as Sussex NHS Commissioners
NHS Brighton and Hove CCG | NHS East Sussex CCG | NHS West Sussex CCG

07443 770 754 I lilly.kennard@nhs.net


22nd March 2021

For information, RVA can support free travel to COVID-19 vaccine appointments to those who do not have access to other transport.
The booking service is available between 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00- 17:00 Monday to Friday on 07871 603 235
This service is for residents who do not have access to transport and do not have a family member, friend or carer who can help with transport. They do not have to be in the residents’ support bubble as per the government guidelines.
All transport providers have signed up to a COVID-19 safety policy to ensure that all precautions are in place for a safe journey.
Please may I ask you to share this information should you get enquiries. Social media posts are available to share at:
RVA Twitter: @RotherVA https://twitter.com/rotherva

16 January 2021

 COVID Vaccinations


I would like to
clarify what is happening about COVID vaccinations locally.


People who are
registered with Hastings based General Practices, for example, Harold
Road, Old Town or Beaconsfield Road, will be called for vaccination
at the Kings Centre on The Ridge, opposite the Conquest Hospital. 


People registered with rural practices such as Sedlescombe, Westfield
or Rye surgeries, will be offered appointments at Etchingham.

At present these are
the only places offering vaccination locally.


As time goes on it
is hoped that more local centres will operate.


Currently a
vaccination is being offered to the over 80’s, front line workers
and care home residents and their careers.


If you are not
registered with a General Practice you will not be offered a
vaccination, to register, contact a local practice.


Please if you are
offered a vaccination do take up the offer. The vaccine is safe and
is the way forward In managing this Pandemic.


Issy Horsley

Fairlight Parish

7 January 2021

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