From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website 

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel





First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service

First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service

Nightingales PCN now has a new First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service who will be working alongside the teams at each of the 6 PCN surgeries.

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are physiotherapists based in GP surgeries with an expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, which means you may not need to see a GP.

You will be assessed by the first contact physiotherapist, who will then recommend the most effective treatment options for you. This may also include onwards referrals for investigations or to other services.

If you are registered with any of the following practices, you will be able to access the FCP service:

Hollyoaks Medical Centre
Hollywood Medical Practice
Winyates Health Centre
Crabbs Cross Surgery
Crabbs Cross Medical Practice
The Ridgeway Surgery
If you are aged over 16 and are concerned about a musculoskeletal problem you may be offered an appointment with the FCP.

These types of concerns may include:

Joint pain

Tendon or ligament problems

Muscle pain

Sporting injuries

Neck pain

Back pain

Soft tissue injuries


Trapped nerves


If you need to be reviewed for an MSK related issue, please contact your practice reception team.

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