Response to COVID-19 Vaccine Oxford-AstraZeneca media reports
The UK Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe, have said that evidence DOES NOT suggest that the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab is linked to blood clots.
People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so.
Please read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mhra-response-to-irish-authorities-action-to-temporarily-suspend-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine
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TYPE 1 Opt Out Form
NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers.
The data collection will begin on 1st July.
More information about the service can be found on NHS Digital's website.
We now include this additional privacy notice, alongside our main privacy notice, that explains what data is used and why.
If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail on the NHS digital website. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.
The type 1 opt-out form can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Type 1 Opt Out Form
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will be vaccinated from December 1st. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which are eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
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We now offer telephone triage. Triage just means deciding what, if any, treatment you need and which clinician you need to be seen by to get this treatment. Offering telephone triage means that you will be able to speak to a clinician on the same day and either your problem dealt with over the phone, if appropriate, or an appointment offered if the clinician feels you need to be seen. We hope this will work well and help improve access to appointments.
During Covid 19 you may order your prescriptions by phone at any time during the day not just from 2pm til 5pm. You can also order on line. Please allow 2 working days before collection and make allowances for weekends and public holidays.
The NHS in Durham Dales CCG and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff.
From 01/04/2020 ABL Health will be delivering the Stop Smoking Service across County Durham. Our person-centred service focuses on delivering flexible specialist stop smoking support to those who live or work in County Durham.
Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak our Smokefree County Durham service is still open.
Our advisors are here to offer you support with quitting smoking so please contact us on 0800 772 0565 or 0191 369 2016.
Face coverings in your surgery.
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Coronovirus Mindfulness Team
The TEWV Mindfulness Team continue to offer live online taster sessions and courses for service-users with recurrent depression and stressed carers/parents of people with mental ill health.
Courses will begin late September and taster sessions to recruit to these courses will run on the following dates.
Coronavirus Mindfulness Team