Minutes of the Meeting of the OPPG held by Zoom on Wednesday, 27th January, 2021

Present:  Lita Gray, Gill Grant, Heather Murdoch, Jean Clark

1. A discussion was held regarding the explanation and clarification on the Lakeside Healthcare Oundle website regarding Covid-19 vaccines for Oundle Surgery patient at Stanground Surgery, Peterborough.  It was noted that a certain amount of disquiet regarding this decision had been appearing on social media within the community and It was felt that a degree of clarification from the surgery could help assuage this.

2. An email from the Practice Manager and its attachment had been received on 26 January 2021 and was noted.  However, concern was expressed that we had not yet received an answer to our email sent on 15th January 2021 (see attached) particularly in relation to the idea of a weekly bulletin on the status of the vaccination programme.

3. All present had been approached by Oundle residents regarding what seemed confusing information re. the Covid-19 vaccinations and a suggestion was made as to whether the Surgery could provide a specific ‘vaccine helpline’ where patients could get help with any queries they may have in attending their vaccination appointments, e.g. the fact that transportation could be available via Volunteer Action as well as the Local Authority Helpline (0345 045 5219)

4. It was agreed all members of the OPPG as shown on the Minutes of the AGM held 6th October 2020 (excluding those who had resigned) would be invited to a Zoom meeting on 24th February 2021 at 5.30 pm/6.00 pm so as to ascertain who was willing in being actively involved with the OPPG.  During the vaccine rollout, current members will meet fortnightly.

Date of Next Meeting of the Newsletter Group of the OPPG on 10 February 2021 at 2.30 pm via Zoom.