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 andthe NHS to answer any questions you may have
Leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting
We hope that you will be happy with the services that you recieve from the practice. However, there may be an occasion whereby you wish to make a complaint and in these circumstances you should ask to speak to our Practice Manager.
The practice operates an in house complaints procedure.
This can be done via Telephone, E-mail or letter.
Quinton Practice is one of several practices that make up Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group. The CCG is responsible for ensuring you get all the services you need. For details of all primary care services in the area, look at the CCG website, www.cannockchaseccg.nhs.uk
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All feedback is taken seriously and used to improve services for patients. The care of patients raising concerns will not be affected in any way and will continue to be our highest priority.
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Disclaimer: NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, or to make any comparison with any other practice.
‘All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Quinton Practice in the last financial year 2019- 2020 was £ 113'011 before tax and National Insurance.
This is for 3 full-time GPs, 0 part-time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for 0 months.’
This is for 3 full time GPs and 0 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.