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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.

 

No Smoking Day, 10 March 2021

Did you know that One You Haringey has helped more than 350 people quit smoking within just four weeks since April 2020?

As No Smoking Day approaches on Wednesday 10 March, this is the perfect time to quit, and the Be Smoke Free service that One You Haringey offers can help.

“I got weekly calls and constant supply of stop smoking aids. After quitting, I am now more active, my skin looks better and I’ve more energy.”  Gergana, a successful service user, said. 

Smokers can join the service for free by signing up on the One You Haringey Sign Up page.

 

Fraud alert: Text message phishing - 04.03.2021

We have been made aware of an ongoing phishing campaign whereby patients receive bogus text messages asking them to contact their GP to book a Covid-19 vaccination.

If patients report receiving a text, they may have shared personal information with a malicious site.

Spotting a scam

The Covid-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS.

The NHS will never ask for:

  • your bank account or card details
  • your pin or banking password
  • copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips

If you think you have been a victim of fraud or identify theft, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

How patients will be contacted for their Covid-19 vaccination

Information is available from nhs.uk on eligbility, how to book appointments and more.

 

50-64 year old flu vacs to start 1st Dec 2020 - 27.11.2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has, today (20th November 2020), announced that community pharmacy contractors and general practices will be able to vaccinate 50 to 64 year olds against flu from Tuesday 1st December 2020.

This follows the Government’s announcement earlier this year that the 2020 flu vaccination programme would be extended with the addition of this new cohort, so it would become the largest programme ever undertaken in England. So far this flu season, contractors have already surpassed the number of patients vaccinated in previous years, having administered nearly 1.9m doses, with demand for flu vaccination from eligible patients still being very high.

This announcement allows contractors to vaccinate this group of patients under the flu vaccination Advanced service from 1st December 2020.

If you fall under the 50 - 64 cohort please call the surgery to book an appointment for your free flu vaccination. For more information please speak to a member of staff.

 

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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