To reduce the burden on GP practices a new online system is now live for patients to be emailed a digital isolation note.
These provide patients with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to coronavirus, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work. An isolation note can be obtained without contacting a doctor, this will reduce pressure on GP surgeries and prevent people needing to leave their homes.
The notes can be accessed through the links below, after answering a few questions an isolation note can be emailed to the user. if they don't have an email address, they can have the note sent to as trusted family member or friend or directly to the employer.
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
MESSAGE FROM DR ROB WHITE CLINICAL LEAD FOR OUR PCN - CLICK HERE
SAFETY NOTICE - ASTRAZENECA COVID VACCINATION
The partners at Carnon Downs Surgery have made the following statement
AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine and Blood Clots - reviews of Safety Data
In a review of all available safety data from over 17 million people vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine in UK and EU, there was no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots among people vaccinated with its vaccine. The MHRA have released a statement advising that people should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so, and EMA have also stated that there is no indication that the reported blood clots were caused by the AZ vaccine.
Downloadable F.A.Q. about Covid Vaccinations