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COVID Vaccination : Tuesday 4th May 2021
If you have a covid vaccination appointment at the Emmanuel Church Hall this afternoon (Tuesday 4th May) please be advised that the vaccinators have had to close the site this afternoon. You can still have your vaccination but you need to go to the following venue between 5pm and 6.45 pm this evening.
George Hurd Activity Centre, Audley Way, Basildon. SS14 2FL.
If you have any problems in this regard please ring 01268 419056 and speak to a member of the covid vaccination clinic team.
Cervical Smear tests
If you have received a letter from the Cervical Cytology screening programme team offering you a smear test, please ring the surgery to book your appointment.
During the COVID 19 Pandemic the practice is operating a normal service for this important screening test, so if you have received an invite then please do not delay but contact the surgery as soon as possible to book your test.
Prescription requests are NOT accepted over the phone or by e-consult. If you want to send your medication requests electronically then please contact reception and sign up to our online services, or click 'Online Services' under Quick Links.
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 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
Please Click here for the Complaints Leaflet
NHS Friends and Family Test - click here
During February 2020 there were 130missed appointments.
If you no longer require your appointment then please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the appointment to another patient.
(Since January 2020, 272 appointments have been missed by patients).
Total number of Clinical hours lost since January 2020: 45.33 hours
Thank you -Thank you -Thank you -Thank you
The practice would like to thank all of the patients who cancelled their appointment in good time enabling the surgery to offer the appointment to another patient.
Since January 2020, 503 appointments have been cancelled by patients.
(Site updated 05/05/2021)