Welcome to our practice website
This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates. If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us please complete one of our registration forms. These are available from our reception. All patients over 16 years of age are expected to attend for a medical with the Clinical Support Worker or Practice Nurse.
Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine – update for practice websites
New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. They have recommended that:
· Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they have had a blood clot or have an existing risk of thrombosis (blood clotting)
· People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The benefits in protecting them against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.
· People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine where available. (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.)
· People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made aware of the guidance.
Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and the NHS to answer any questions you may have
· Leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting
The NHS is currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations to people in the following priority groups:
• Cohort 5 – people aged 65-69
• Cohort 6 – people with underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk from Covid-19 and carers of elderly and disabled people.
• Cohort 7 – people aged 60-64
• Cohort 8 – people aged 55-59
If you are in one of these groups, you will be contacted when it is your turn for a vaccination, either by your practice or the NHS national booking service.
Anyone aged 55 or over can book an appointment through the national booking service without waiting for a letter or by calling 119. This will be extended to people in cohort 9 (50-54) over the next few weeks so keep an eye on the site homepage to see when you can use the service.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please do not contact your GP practice or the NHS for an appointment. The NHS is working hard to make sure those at greatest risk are offered the vaccine first and people will not be able to make an appointment until they have received an invitation.
COVID-19 vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Text messages from the NHS will show as being sent from NHSvaccine and will only link to the NHS.uk website. The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details, your PIN or banking password, or ask you to press a button on your keypad.
Please continue to follow all the safety guidance even when you've had the vaccine as you may still be able to spread the disease, in particular hand hygiene, wearing a face covering and social distancing.
For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk or see these frequently asked questions.
During the Coronavirus pandemic we will be carrying out initial telephone / video consultations for our patients. You will be asked to attend the surgery for examination if necessary.
The practice has a one way system in and out of the building. We ask patients to adhere to social distancing. There is reduced seating in the waiting rooms to comply with this. On arrival at the practice you will find the door locked. Please use the intercom; one of our receptionists will take your details, take your temperature and let you in for your apppointment. Please wear a face mask when attending the surgery.
We continue to provide screening, blood tests, vaccinations and immunisations services.
We thank you for your patience and co-operation at this time.
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Beeston Village Surgery
James Reed House