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A negative lateral flow test is NOT valid if you have any of these symptoms.
We are currently struggling with staff shortages, due to combinations of staff illness, family illness, self-isolation, and the holiday season. We are managing the situation as best we can, but there may be times where our services may be restricted or appointments need to be rearranged.
Please bear with us and thank you for your understanding.
keeping everybody safe from July 19th onwards
We continue to ask that all visitors to Canalside to wear a face mask or face covering, as is required in all NHS settings.
People visiting us are more likely to be vulnerable to Covid19, as we inevtiably see more of people who are elderly or have chronic health problems. So we ask you to help us to protect and reassure them by wearing a mask.
Reception will continue to offer GP appointments by telephone in the first instance, with doctors then arranging assessments face-to-face as needed. If you think your problem requires an examination, please book your appointment for a time that would allow you to come to surgery at short notice if requried to do so.
General Practice Data for Planning and Research
From 1st September, 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.
At Bingley Medical Practice, our own part in the vaccination programme is now complete.
If you are looking to arrange a Coronavirus vaccination, please call 119 or book online.
A full list of those currently eligible for a vaccine is here.
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?