Staying Safe in the Heatwave
Please click on information leaflet below for advice and information:
Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine – update for patients
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
Coronavirus Public Information
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. At this time, the health organisations are working to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19
What are the symptoms?
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test .
When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs or severe symptoms, seek emergency medical care immediately:
Trouble breathing Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion Inability to wake or stay awake Bluish lips or face
STOP THE SPREAD
To help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with and wash your hands regularly.
To stop coronavirus spreading:
- stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with when outside your home
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds, wash your hands as soon as you get home
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- if you can, wear something that covers your nose and mouth when it’s hard to stay away from people, such as in shops or on public transport
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- Follow the government's social distancing guidance about what you can and cannot do outside your home.
This information is to support patients who may be vulnerable and/ or have additional needs, who will require additional assistance to order their repeat medication, either from the practice or from a pharmacy. A person who may require assistance is an individual who is at risk of being unable to order or manage their own medication supplies due to life circumstances such as age, mental illness or capacity. Patients who may require additional assistance to manage their medication ordering, either from the practice or from a pharmacy, may be those patients who have or are:
- Elderly housebound/ socially isolated
- Palliative care
- Serious mental health issues
- Learning disabilities
- Complex health needs
If you fit into this criteria please speak to the Receptionist or your local Pharmacist and we will endeavour to help solve and help your situation.
Razia Ali-Bibi Practice Manager
Hospital Appointments text reminder
If you have got a hospital appointment in the future and you would like a text reminder please telephone 01274 274274 to update your mobile number and they will text and remind you nearer the date.
Claire Lord (HCA) has a BSL certificate level 2 in sign language and working towards level 3.
Please note that from 01 March 2016 all baby immunisations will be pre booked appointments. If you wish to book your baby for their routine immunisations please telephone the surgery on 01274 729602. The Health Visiting team will be available for drop in sessions at Barkerend Health Centre every Thursday afternoon between 1.00pm-2.30pmand Mortimer House every Monday morning between 9.00am-11.00am.
'Please help us to keep you protected this winter'. Please note that flu vaccinations are now taking place for those who fit the criteria. To arrange your appointment kindly contact the Surgery or ask at Reception for more details.
Over 75 Health Check
If you are over 75 you are entitled to a free health check. Please book yourself in with either Claire or Fenhaz.
Family and Friends Survey
We now have a small Family and Friends survey for all our patient to fill in. This is completely anonymous so please feel free to be honest with your comments. All you have to do is click on to 'Friend & Family Test in the 'Have your say' option and the rest is self explanatory.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
When We Are Closed
For urgent advice and treatment when our practice is closed during evenings, weekends and on staff Training Days, dial 111, follow the instructions and you will be automatically put through to this service.
In the case of urgent needs when the practice is closed you can call 111 to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Paediatric Blood Tests
A paediatric blood test has to be arranged by telephoning Outpatients on 01274 365469, between the hours of 10am and 11am, Monday to Friday. If you take your child into Paediatric Outpatients for a blood test without first arranging an appointment or at any other time they will not be able to take their bloods due to the high number of patients expected in these sessions.
Family Action Bradford
We at Primrose now have a member from Family Action Bradford in on a Thursday who will see 3 patients (9.30/10.30/11.30). They are here to help with any benefit, money, employment, housing, immigration and other issues. Please ask at Reception for a free and confidential appointment.
Patient Online will empower you to take greater control of your health and wellbeing by increasing online assess to services. Evidence shows that patients who are informed and involved in their own care have better health outcomes and are less likely to be admitted to hospital. Please speak to any Receptionist to find out more about accessing online GP services such as online appointment booking, repeat prescriptions and access to your own patient record.
If you require a TWIMC letter please write down briefly what you require and then we will get back to you with the charge. Please note that no letters will by typed until payment has been made.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Patients currently registered at the practice who move address may still be able to stay with the practice if you fall within the outer boundary which is marked in red (please click on the link below to view the map). If you are unsure please ask at reception who can advise you.
New Patients wanting to register must reside in the BD3 area (inner boundaries marked in blue).
Link for map
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
Please note that if you would like to log on to the NHS Choices website you need to visit ‘http://www.nhschoices/’ to get all the up to date information and services you need.
Information for our Asthma patients
Inhaler patient information leaflet - Salbutamol
Our Health Centre has suitable access for disabled patients. All the patient areas including the waiting room, the consulting rooms and the toilets, have wheelchair access. A hearing loop is in place at the front reception desk. If you require one, there is a wheelchair available at reception. There are designated disabled parking spaces in the car park.
Self Care Local Services:
If you think you are experiencing a mental Health crisis and live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven. Tel: 01274 22181 (24hrs)
Early intervention Service
Specialises in working with people aged 14-65 years old who may be experiencing issues with their mental health.
Tel: 01274 221021
Or drop in to culture Fusion (ask at main desk).
We are open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (answerphone with advice outside these hours)
Samaritans: 116 123 (24hrs)
NHS Direct 111 (24hrs)
Guide Line: 01274 594 594 (12 noon-9.00pm)
Mind in Bradford
Kenbrough house, 28 Manor Row, Bradford, BD1 4QU
Haven - https://www.thecellartrust.org/
Community development mental health organisation actively supporting and working diverse minority communities in Bradford
Thrive (for teenagers) - http://thrivebradford.org.uk/
Cellar Trust - https://www.thecellartrust.org/
MyWellbeing College - http://bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk/
Making Space - https://makingspace.co.uk/
(Site updated 18/07/2022)