We are receiving an increasing number of patients not attending their COVID vaccine appointments with 13 patients not attending within 2hours. You MUST cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend so this can be offered to another patient
As of the 17th May the Government plan to publish COVID vaccination history on the NHS app. This data will be pulled nationally in an attempt to divert queries away from GP practices. All patients have to do is download the NHS App and create their own login or ring 119 for paper copies. Please DO NOT contact you GP surgery as we are unable to provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
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According to the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), there is a possible link between COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca and extremely rare, unlikely to occur blood clots. The benefits of the vaccination continue to outweigh any risks but the MHRA advise careful consideration be given to those people who are at higher risk of specific types of blood clots because of their medical condition.
For up to date information on any of the COVID-19 vacations please follow the government website.
Unfortunately due to current circumstances, our extended access services have been stood down until further notice. We are currently using staff to help with the COVID vaccine rollout at our local vaccine hub at Pelton & Fellrose Medical Group. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Due to current travel restrictions and NHS guidelines, our travel clinics are currently stood down until further notice. Please continue to use local travel clinics.
Your COVID recovery
COVID-19 can have a huge impact on both your body and mind. Find help and support at Your COVID Recovery.
Support for Mental Wellbeing
Suffering with Hay Fever?
If you are suffering with hay fever this summer and need advice, please download the latest hay fever information leaflet agreed by the CCG.
Hay Fever Leaflet
Respiratory Rescue Packs
There has been much activity on social media providing the need for respiratory rescue packs for asthma patients. Please note the clinical advice below:
For asthma patients: patients should not be provided with rescue packs, they need to seek medical assistance as per their asthma action plan. Ask for a GP appointment (which would be triaged on the phone due to COVID-19).
For COPD patients: routine rescue packs should not be given/re-issued without the clinician having a very explicit conversation with the patient distinguishing between symptoms of COVID-19 (for which a rescue pack could actually cause harm) VS symptoms of COPD exacerbation.