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
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
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
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
(Site updated 27/04/2021)