COVID-19 VACCINATION SCAMS
The NHS is issuing a fresh warning to residents to be on their guard against fraudulent messages as new scams are being sent to patients.
This week there have been fresh reports that some people are receiving fake fraudulent calls, emails and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.
In the most recent case people are receiving a notification of their ‘vaccination appointment’ and are being asked to confirm it by clicking on a link.
This looks very similar to the genuine texts being sent by GP practice vaccination teams and the NHS is worried people will be conned by them or will not respond to their genuine invitations.The NHS has this advice for patients:
- An official NHS text message will include details of your GP practice. It will also include details of the local vaccination service and its location;
- Scam text messages and emails are not including local information such as your GP practice details or where you are invited to attend;
- The COVID-19 vaccination is only available by the NHS and it is free – you will never be asked to pay for it or your bank details.
If you are worried about a text message you have received, please be assured you will remain on your GP practice list for vaccination if you don't respond.
Welcome to Old School Surgery
Seaford incorporating Alfriston Surgery.
Practice Mission Statement
We personally strive to provide high quality health care for all our patients within the framework of NHS primary care.
Our aim is to provide excellent primary care in a relaxed, comfortable and welcoming environment.
We have a wonderful team of staff whom we value enormously as we do our patients.
Our practice was established in May 1997 when we moved from Westdown Road Seaford into the Old School building which was formerly the local primary school for many years and holds childhood memories for many of our patients.
In 2010, we initially merged with and then acquired Alfriston which now forms our branch site surgery
Alfriston Surgery is a dispensing surgery, dispensing to both Alfriston patients.
We have seven GP Partners who are assisted by other regular doctors working at the practice and supporting them in the provision of healthcare for our patients.
Our premises are not purpose built however we do provide wheelchair access as far as possible. We will assist all patients as necessary should these not meet their needs.
We do not have the privilege of patient parking facilities however we do try to keep two car parking spaces at the front of the building for our disabled patients as a drop of point this is not solely designated disabled parking.
(Site updated 23/02/2021)