Report: Access To GPs “Difficult” During Pandemic

This article is taken from the BMJ website The covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated access problems in general practice and patients have reported finding it difficult to book appointments and access treatment, a report by Healthwatch has found.1 The patients watchdog said that GPs must prioritise telling patients that they are open for face-to-face appointments wherever … Continue reading Report: Access To GPs “Difficult” During Pandemic

AstraZeneca vaccine prevents 100% of severe disease

Article from the BMJ website Interim analysis of a phase III trial has found that the vaccine produced by Oxford University and AstraZeneca was 79% effective at preventing symptomatic covid-19 and 100% effective at preventing severe disease and admission to hospital. The results, announced in an AstraZeneca press release, have yet to be formally peer … Continue reading AstraZeneca vaccine prevents 100% of severe disease

Letter To Clincally Vulnerable With End of Shielding Advice

Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable is changing from 1 April and the Government have sent the following letter to everyone who is on their shielding list.  On 22 February the Government published a roadmap out of the national restrictions for the whole population, which explains how restrictions will be eased over time. As part of … Continue reading Letter To Clincally Vulnerable With End of Shielding Advice

Department of Public Health Backs Vaccine Safety

I am worried that the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine isn’t safe as I’ve heard some countries are stopping using it – should I still have it? It's a question that's been concerning some people in recent days! Here's what the Department for Public Health has said to reassure those of us who are receiving the vaccine: … Continue reading Department of Public Health Backs Vaccine Safety

Coronavirus: Government guidance for people receiving direct payments

The Government has published a series of advice documents for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. Here are links to the key documents: Guidance for local authorities and clinical commissioning groups in the delivery of direct … Continue reading Coronavirus: Government guidance for people receiving direct payments

BSL Videos: Coronavirus Vaccination Guide

This is the Government's latest information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination in a BSL format: The COVID-19 vaccination for older adults leaflet is available to download. Paper copies are also available to order.   Information about the vaccination consent form https://youtu.be/2_tMROermMQ Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination. The what to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination leaflet is available to … Continue reading BSL Videos: Coronavirus Vaccination Guide