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The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people under 50. These will be offered to people by age, starting with those aged 45 and over.

 Getting an appointment

If you would like to book an appointment, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. This will tell you what the current age limit is and allow you to book an appointment at a time and location that suits you. If you are not able to book online you can call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. As the age limit reduces, this will be updated on the booking homepage. 

 

Getting your second vaccination

People need two doses of the vaccine to make sure they get maximum protection. If you had your first dose at a GP centre, we will contact you when it is time for your second dose. This will usually be 11-12 weeks after your first vaccination. Please don’t contact the practice for an appointment, unless it is over 11 weeks since you had your first vaccination.

 

For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk

Consult online

Urgent Information

Due to High Infection rates in our area, please do not attend surgery for general queries or to book appointments, only attend surgery for pre-booked appointments. For appointments or General Queries, please call 01274 770771

Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine

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 suffered any serious side effects after their first vaccination.

 

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

Appointments:

In line with government guidance, our appointment system has changed. Anyone who needs advice or treatment from a GP will be offered an online eConsult or telephone consultation in the first instance. The GP will be able to assess, diagnose, manage, advise, prescribe and refer as normal. Following assessment if the GP feels a face to face review is needed then this will be arranged too.

TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS A GP HAS GIVEN YOU AN APPOINTMENT.

Information about wearing face coverings and how to make your own is available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

For more information about the COVID Vaccination, please follow the link for the COVID Vaccine Awareness Video in Collaboration with NHS England. https://youtu.be/rps4uk-1cbc

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Welcome

Welcome to Leylands Medical Centre. Our aim is to provide high quality care for all our patients. As well as excellence in general primary care, we have expertise in a number of specialist clinical areas including musculoskeletal and sports medicine, rheumatology, sexual health, contraception & gynaecology, diabetes, minor surgery, cardiology, and ophthalmology. We provide this full range of services to over 19000 patients from three sites - Leylands Lane in Heaton, Heaton Medical Practice on Haworth Road and Wrose Health Centre in Wrose – you are welcome to use any site.

We are also proud to be a teaching practice helping to train the GP’s and nurses of tomorrow.

A good place to start would be to take a look at our clinics and services. This has detailed information on how to see a GP or a nurse, and also tells you about the various walk in clinics we run where no appointment is needed.


Register for our Online Services

Our online services (SystmOnline) can make it easier to interact with the surgery in a number of ways, all from the comfort of your desktop computer or smartphone. 

  
 
Through SystmOnline you can:
Book, view or amend appointments
Request medication
Complete questionnaires (e.g for travel vaccinations)
Send a secure message to the practice for a quick query or question
To make it easier we've even created a video guide to talk you through the whole process
 


Beware of Dr 'Google'


There are a lot of weird and wonderful websites out there when it comes to health. Many of them are plain rubbish so don't trust everything you read! The links below will guide you to trusted websites written by health professionals in the UK. Remember, don't just 'google' it! and if you're really worried about something (preferably health related!), come and speak to us.

You can also check out our information on minor illness, looking after yourself, and long term conditions  

 

patient.infohttp://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx    http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Pages/Livewellhub.aspx

(Site updated 27/04/2021)
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