Winterton Medical Practice is a General Medical Practice with surgeries at Winterton and Burton-upon-Stather in North Lincolnshire.
Please follow national guidance on Covid-19 Coronavirus and do not come to the surgery if you have symptoms or live with someone who does. You can check symptoms and learn about what to do by clicking the red COVID 19 box below
We are being asked by patients to change their name on their GP records to match their passport. This is because usually they have changed their name but only informed either the passport office or the surgery but not both. We can do this on your GPrecords, but the automatic update this triggers to the central NHS database that links to your covid passport may take a few days. This is out of our control.
You need to send us a clear photo of your passport showing the exact name and we will match this. We need to see this before we can make the change. Please send to
It will take us 3-4 days to do this.
You must understand that for a while your GP records will be out of sync with Hospital records and prescriptions, until the automatic links are updated externally. We will only change your records back when you change your name on your passport, and you will need email the photo of your new passport once you have updated
this. What we are effectively doing is accepting your current passport as your legal name and your medical records will shortly show this.
We will try to do this within a couple of days of asking, but this cannot take precedence over urgent medical tasks.
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 any approved 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 or 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 more than 5 working days ago. It may takeup 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 gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.
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