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A negative lateral flow test is NOT valid if you have any of these symptoms.
General Practice Data for Planning and Research
From 1st July, all GP Practices in England are contractually obliged to support health and care planning and research by sharing your health data pseudo-anonymously with NHS Digital.
For more information, including instructions about how to "opt out" should you wish to, click here.
If you are looking for to arrange a first Coronavirus vaccination, you can do so at any of the "mass vaccination centres". Call 119 or book online. A full list of those currently eligible for a vaccine is here.
At Bingley Medical Practice we are now concentrating on giving second doses. We will contact each of you when your second dose is available. We are phoning, or sending our invitations using SMS (text messaging). The message will state it is from us, and will be addressed to you by name (forename and surname) so you can be sure it is legitimate.
If you have previously been invited by us for a first dose of vaccine but not yet been vaccinated and now wish to be, please contact us (preferably by eConsult).
concerns about blood clots?
In rare events, some Coronavirus vaccines may lead to bloot clots. The risk is very small, and for most people is much less than the risk of becoming unwell from Covid19. For information, go to the UK Government infomration here.
Your Covid vaccinations are now shown on the NHS App and this will be the preferred way to demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated (eg for foreign travel). If you are unable to use the app, then you can call 119 to ask for a certificate.
Full advice can be found here.
new clinical trial
The new "Cov-Boost" trial is looking at which of 7 different vaccines will work best as a "booster" in the Autmun.
To find our more - or join the trial - go to https://covboost.org.uk/
be alert for fraud
Coronavirus vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS.
Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
Contact the Police online or by calling 102, and forward suspicious text messages to 7726.
You can find more information here.
Are you struggling because of the lockdown?
You can find help and advice here... https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support
Domestic abuse is on the rise...
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, are worried about a friend/family member, or would like more information about spotting the signs of abuse, immediate help is available.
friends & family
Of our patients surveyed so far, 95% say they would recommnend Bingley Medical Practice to their friends and family.
You can download a graph of the full results here.
Why not take a few minutes to let us know what you think?