Your Covid-19 vaccination is very important. You may be worried about information shared in the media over recent days about the AstraZeneca vaccine so please read the following statement from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA):
“We are closely reviewing reports but the evidence available does not suggest the vaccine is the cause. “Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. More than 11 million doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca have now been administered across the UK, and the number of blood clots reported after having the vaccine is not greater than the number that would have occurred naturally in the vaccinated population. “We are working closely with international counterparts in understanding the global safety experience of COVID-19 vaccines and on the rapid sharing of safety data and reports. People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do”
Please use the below useful web link to access an information leaflet for patients who have covid-19 who are well enough to stay at home. It includes useful information on what to keep an eye on, and what to do if things get worse:
Covid Vaccine Scam
We have been made aware of a scam whereby patients are being contacted and offered the Covid-19 vaccine for a charge. The Covid-19 vaccine will only be available via the NHS for free.
Healthy, Warm and Well in Derbyshire
Your guide to council, health, voluntary and community services in Derbyshire 2020/2021
School attendance - 21.09.2020
The usual September upsurge in coughs and colds in schools is in full swing. These are different from the specific symptoms of COVID-19 and the following diagram may help. In short, a cold or a cough (unless accompanied by a temperature greater than 37.8C or a persistent new cough) are not in themselves a reason to keep children off school
Derbyshire's NHS is here to help you - 28.05.2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, our staff have been working hard to ensure that all patients who need urgent care – not just those with coronavirus – have been able to get it. To avoid unnecessary contact, some non-urgent appointments and surgeries have been postponed and others delivered differently using technology.
We will continue to ask patients to attend face-to-face services only when it is really necessary, and where it can be done safely without putting our patients, the public or our staff at greater risk of catching coronavirus. Where possible, appointments will continue to be offered using remote services such as a video or phone consultation.
If you feel unwell or have hurt yourself, you can still get the care and treatment you need. It’s vital that if you’re having a potentially life-threatening medical emergency, such as a heart attack, stroke or really bad flare up of asthma, you contact the NHS.
You might be worrying about a mole that’s changed shape, or grown larger, and think you need to contact your GP.
Everyone in the NHS really appreciates people taking pressure off services for conditions that can be safely managed with over-the-counter medicines, and taken care of at home. But it is crucial that for anything else that you do not risk life or wellbeing – contact NHS 111 online or by phone, get in touch with your GP, visit an Urgent Treatment Centre, or for emergencies go to A&E or call 999. Watch Dr Avi Bhatia’s Here to Help video. Dr Bhatia is a GP in Derbyshire and Chair of NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
If you want to know how Derbyshire’s NHS services are changing in response to the pandemic visit: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/help-us-help-you
COVID-19: Find out how NHS services are changing
Are you wondering how NHS services such as GP practices, pharmacies, hospitals and community care are changing as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, then visit the Joined Up Care Derbyshire public website to find out more about local changes to health services, daily updates, FAQs and links to national advice.
Online booking system for blood tests now live - 6th April
UHDB have launched an online booking system for blood tests which can be booked by individuals or their family members/carers. The booking system is live and accepting bookings. For more information and to book, go to: https://www.uhdb.nhs.uk/service-phlebotomy-blood-tests