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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS UPDATE
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 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 (COVID-19) – Update for patients
Due to the coronavirus outbreak how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus. If you have Covid-19 symptoms such as a persistent cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell please DO NOT come to the surgery. Please remain at home and request a Covid-19 test by either going to the https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test website page or call 119. You need to self-isolate for 10 days and all household members for 14 days, unless your test is negative.
If you need to speak to a doctor you will be offered a telephone or video triage appointment. The doctor will determine if a face-to-face appointment is required and arrange this when appropriate.
If you are asked to attend the surgery a face covering must be worn. Please use the hand sanitiser provided and maintain social distancing at all times.
To order repeat prescriptions online:
Please visit our Prescriptions page HERE to see details
Suffolk GP+ is for people who urgently need a doctor's appointment or are unable to see their GP during normal GP hours.
Appointments can be made via Reception during usual opening hours. Please note: patients cannot refer themselves to this service.
the service is staffed by local Suffolk GPs and Nurse Practitioners in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Felixstowe, Leiston and Wickham Market and is an NHS service delivered by the Suffolk GP Federation.
You will be given a booked appointment and will be seen by a suitable local GP or nurse who will have access to your medical records (once consent is given).
The Community Navigator visits Stanton Surgery every Friday morning. Please ask at reception and they will point you in their direction.
A Suffolk Family Carer GP Adviser visits Stanton Surgery on the second Wednesday morning of each month. If you are a family carer and would like information about how you can access support and advice about looking after your own well-being please feel free to approach them or ask a member of the surgery staff for a direct referral.
You are not alone - Suffolk Family Carers look forward to supporting you.
Direct telephone for the Health team: 01473 835407
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April 2017 - Hopton Surgery is now closed. All services have been moved to the Stanton Surgery. We are pleased to be able to leave the defibrillator at Hopton for the benefit of the village.
Volunteer and community transport
For patients that are unable to get to the Stanton Surgery site for appointments, there are 3 options that may be of interest. There is a volunteer group being formed to offer assistance getting over to Stanton from Hopton and the immediate surrounding villages. The contact details are provided by the GPs whilst the group is gathering further support and volunteers.
Secondly there is the Rickinghall Community Bus service which serves villages that our practice population covers. This is a chargeable service of 50p/mile but further details can be found below and in the surgery waiting room.
Thirdly there is the Connecting Communities transport (formerly Dial-a-Ride) service commissioned by Suffolk County Council. Details can be found by clicking the links below:
Connecting Communities - contact details
Appointments and access to your online records now available, please see the Online Services
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