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Flu Vaccination - Supply issues

We have unfortunately run out of supply of flu vaccination for the under 65's.  We have been told that there are major supply issues and our next expected delivery date is the 12th of November 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience caused due to this and advice calling us middle of November to book an appointment for the flu jab.

Covid Booster Vaccine

The covid booster jabs will be given at the vaccination sites (Lordship Lane and Bounds Green Group Practice). Starting date is yet to be confirmed. All patients will be contacted in chronological order (e.g. 70+ before 50+) soon as operationally possible. 

JCVI booster plan

Key information from the link:  
- Primary objective: to maintain protection against severe disease (hospitalisation and deaths) at a time of year when
  respiratory viruses circulate more easily and the NHS is usually under pressure.
- Those eligible therefore, are only those most vulnerable to severe Covid:
   - (i) Those aged 16-49 with underlying conditions that make put them within one of the vulnerable categories
      (We are looking only at 16-18 who have already had 2 doses).
      Please note: NOT 16+ who are healthy.
   - (ii) All adults over 50
   - (iii) Those living in residential care homes
   - (iv) Frontline health and social care workers
   - (v) adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

for more information please visit Covid Booster Jab

Haringey Digital Support Services

Patient Notice

Healthwatch Haringey is working with North Central London CCG to help Haringey patients get online and access digital health services. To help those who are not familiar with online technology, or completely digitally excluded. 

Please contact the practice on 0208 883 8214 and ask a member of the team to refer you. 

People Need Parks leaflet

People Need Parks is an exciting new programme happening in a park close to you. Activities include dance, martial arts, walking, football, cycling, and much more.

Leaflet

Self-care Pharmacy First A Camden, Haringey & Islington pilot scheme

North Central London CCG is piloting a ‘Self-care Pharmacy First’ service for minor ailments in Camden, Haringey and Islington boroughs from 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021.

The aim of the service is to provide timely access to supply of medicines for the management of minor conditions. The service is available for socially vulnerable patients in Camden, Haringey, or Islington who are unable to purchase over the counter (OTC) medicines due to low income and so are unable to self-care. 

Self-care patient leaflet

List of participating community pharmacies

Not Able to see Covid Vaccination record on NHS App

We are receiving a lot of queries in relation to covid vaccination data and patients not being able to view this on the NHS app. Please note that we don't have any control over the vaccination sites are responsible for coding the record into the patient's file directly. However, in many instances, there have been administrational errors made by the vaccination sites and we can manually encode the data into your file if the evidence is provided (ie. vaccine card)

We can always print out your records which will highlight that you have had the vaccines, in case you cannot see the details on the NHS app. 

NHS COVID Pass

Patients can contact 119 to request a letter to confirm confirmation of being vaccinated. For more information please visit the NHS Website

Extended Hours at Queens Avenue site from 12th of July 2021

Our Queens Avenue branch doors will close at 6:30 PM from the 12th of July 2021 on Monday and Tuesday of each week. We will continue to run the extended clinics at branch 1. The surgery door and phone line will remain open for patients at our branch 1 (40 Colney Hatch Lane, N10 1DU) until 8 PM on Monday and Tuesday evenings. 

Mass GP data extraction delayed to September

The government has delayed the mass collection of patient data for a centralised NHS system by two months after pressure from campaigners.

Read more 

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

The data held in the GP medical records of patients are used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.

The new data collection reduces the burden on GP practices, allowing doctors and other staff to focus on patient care.

For more information please visit General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) where you will find out details on how to opt-out.

You can also download the opt-out form and email the surgery and we will add the relevant code to your record. Please download opt-out form.

Evidencing Covid-19 vaccinations for international travel - 14.05.2021

Following the ministerial announcement on Friday 7 May which mentioned the impending lift of international travel on the 17 May, and subsequently the need to evidence Covid-19 vaccinations before travelling to international destinations, NHSX arranged for initial information to be made available online on GOV.UK. 

Patients can view on their online access application under 'ACUTE MEDICATION' to find the covid vaccination information. Please speak to a member for more information or read the government website

Patient Access Login issues for patients after merger

We are aware that the patient access users from Queens Avenue Practice are unable to request medication through the app. This is normal when there is a merger of two clinical systems. 

If you having difficulty with patient access credential please call the practice and we will send the details via email to you. You don't need to come into the practice physically. 

Please follow the instruction via the link below to fix this. If you face further issues and need help please contact the patient access, technical support team. Thank you for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

Practice Merger and Patient Access 

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and blood clots

In a review of all available safety data from over 17 million people vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine in UK and EU, there was no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots among people vaccinated with its vaccine.

You can read the Government response advising that people should still go and get their Covid-19 vaccine when asked to do so, and EMA have also stated that there is no indication that the reported blood clots were caused by the AZ vaccine.

Frequently Asked Questions

NHS England has updated the 'safety' section of the Covid-19 vaccine FAQs to include information regarding the pausing of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in some European countries as they investigate whether the report of a blood clot in Denmark is linked to the vaccine.

Practices may find the following response from the updated pack useful in managing patient enquiries regarding Covid-19 vaccination.

Is it safe to have the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine when some European countries paused its roll out?

The Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic authorities have taken the precautionary measure to pause roll out of the AstraZeneca vaccine to investigate whether the report of a blood clot in Denmark is linked to the vaccine.

It has not been confirmed that the report of a blood clot was caused by the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine. People should still go and get their Covid-19 vaccine when asked to do so. Read the MHRA guidance in full.

More about the local services you receive or see this video clip which details what this means for you as a patient.

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