The Spinney Surgery

Ramsey Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3TP

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Telephone: 01480 495347

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme (Update: February 24th)

Posted on February 24th, 2021

We want to keep our patients as informed as possible when it comes to the coronavirus vaccine roll-out. Here the latest update:

Vaccination Priority Groups and their order:


Group 1:  65+ People who live in care homes for older adults and their carers
Group 2:  80 Everyone older than 80 – and health and social care workers
Group 3:  75+ All those over 75
Group 4:  70+ People over 70 who shielded and adults with Down’s syndrome
Group 5:  65+ Everyone older than 65
Group 6:  16-64 At-risk groups aged 16-64 including some people with learning disabilities
Group 7:  60+ All people aged 60 or over
Group 8:  55+ People over 55
Group 9:  50+ People over 50
Group 10 All other members of the public

Groups nearing completion
We have now vaccinated significantly in excess of 90% in each of the first 4 vaccination groups. If you are in one of these 4 groups and have not had your vaccine but wish to do so, please call 07591 298318 between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. Please do not use this number for any other reason!


Now calling
Last week, a new group of ‘shielding’ or ‘CEV’ (Clinically Extremely Vulnerable) patients were identified by the NHS. We are currently calling patients in this new shielding group and in Group 6. This group includes adults aged 16-64 years in an ‘at risk’ group and carers.

People deemed to be ‘at risk’ have any of the following conditions:

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
  • diabetes
  • dementia
  • a heart problem
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma (on a preventer inhaler)
  • a kidney disease
  • a liver disease
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis
  • have had an organ transplant
  • had a stroke or
  • a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • a neurological or muscle wasting condition
  • a severe or profound learning disability
  • a problem with your spleen, example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
  • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
  • are severely mentally ill

Future programme
We currently have no control over the vaccine delivery schedule, nor the order in which we can give the vaccine. We administer any vaccine we receive within a few days of delivery. We often are given very short notice advising us as to when the vaccine will arrive. If you are not in these first groups, you will be called, please be patient.


Second vaccinations
All ‘PCN hubs’ have only been allowed to give out first appointments (and not second appointments) when you book for your first vaccination. Everyone will be offered an appointment to return to the place of their first vaccination for their second ‘jab’. We are expecting to be enabled to book people in for the second jab very soon. PCN hubs have both the Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines unlike other types of vaccination centre – this makes it more complicated!


Home visits
Our colleagues at CPFT hope to complete this group this week.

Practice/Dispensary Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
  • Sunday