Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Polite patient notice COVID Vaccination Programme
The surgery is offering our patients the Covid Vaccination.
We are working in line with the government recommendations. We will make contact directly with you when you are eligible to be vaccinated.
As part of our ongoing involvement in delivering the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine Meadowside staff remain on track to deliver the vaccination as per government guidelines. As such we ask for your support in only contacting us for urgent clinical problems or symptoms that are concerning you. This includes symptoms that you worry may be cancer. During these times we are suspending some routine work including routine blood tests, allowing us to prioritise the vaccine roll out, continuation of childhood vaccinations, cervical screening, and management of patients with new or worrying symptoms. We also need to limit the footfall through the practice to maintain safety for patients and staff. We ask for your support and help in only contacting us when absolutely necessary.
Issues relating to the safety of the Astra Zeneca vaccine have made the news recently and these may have caused concern to many.
Please be reassured the adverse events that have been observed are VERY rare, but action has been taken to try and minimise risk to patients.
As with any therapy, the risks associated with vaccinations are always considered in light of the benefits. For the vast majority of people, the risks posed by Covid-19 FAR OUTWEIGH the risks attributable to vaccination.
These websites have useful information which explains these risks and benefits in more detail:
The current advice if for anyone who develops the following symptoms, lasting for 4 or more days after the vaccination, to seek urgent medical attention:
- A new onset of severe persistent headache, blurred vision, confusion or seizures
- Develop shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling or peristant abdominal pain
- Unusual skin bruising or pinpoint round spots beyond the injection site
Anyone who has had the first dose of AZ without incident should come forward when called to for their second dose.
Welcome To Meadowside Medical Practice
Meadowside Medical Practice is a long established forward thinking surgery.Our practice philosophy is to work together with our patients to provide them the best patient experience and consistently achieve a high level of quality care.
Please note that Reception staff may ask for some detail of your condition in order to help direct you towards the best clinician and to help that clinician prepare for your appointment. However, if you do not want to provide this information simply tell our staff member when they ask. Detail on the different types of appointments can be found here.
If you do not need the appointment that you booked, please call to cancel it so that others can benefit.
Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesdays: Early surgery 07:00 to 08:00 and Late surgery 18:30 to 20:00 (for pre-booked GP and Nurse appointments only)
WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED THEN THE OUT OF HOURS SERVICE CAN BE CONTACTED ON 111 HOWEVER, IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 999
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