Welcome to Chevin Medical Practice
We are a large training General Practice with three surgeries, providing a range of primary healthcare services to over 19,000 patients living in Otley, Bramhope, Pool and surrounding areas.
This website provides useful information about us and how to access our services in the most appropriate way for your needs.
AstraZeneca Vaccination and the advice to offer alternatives to those people under the age of 30 (normally fit and well).
So far 10000 patients at Chevin medical Practice have had at least one vaccination with just over half receiving Astrazeneca. We have had no problems of concern.
Nationally we have given 20 million AstraZeneca doses and there is a possible link in 79 cases of an extremely specific and unusual brain clot. This is quite distinct to other clotting problems.
We strongly recommend patients keep up with their vaccination offers. This is an essential tool in protecting yourself, your family and your co-workers and/or those you provide care for.
Unlike some centres, all our patients are pre-screened as best we can (based on latest evidence) with the benefit of your clinical records and knowledge - to add additional safety checks.
The link attached gives reassurance about the reasons for the latest advice on a slight change in policy to offer choice (when available) to those young adults when their turn comes for vaccine.
Anyone in this age group with long-term conditions or additional risks should have the vaccination as offered without change from Astrazeneca and anyone already vaccinated with this should have their second when offered. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/976880/PHE_COVID-19_AZ_vaccination_guide.pdf
We can not offer choice of vaccination to anyone outside of that age group - and for reasons beyond our control with supply and deliveries, we may not have alternatives to offer in the next few weeks for fit and well young adults under the age of 30 eligible early (due to a role as a paid carer for instance). We think we have reached out and already vaccinated that group at least once.
Chevin Medical Practice has opted in to Phase 2 (Cohorts 10-12) – which is the 18 – 49 year old and are awaiting delivery schedules and permissions to progress at scale in these cohorts.
We ask that you do not contact the surgery to query these vaccine types or your specific circumstances as we are extremely busy with running a large medical practice dealing with all the other issues of providing healthcare to over 19000 patients – if you can not find info via the link attached you can use the eConsult link below to send a query – allowing a few days for a reply please.
Thank you for supporting our tams in supporting you (and the wider practice population) at this important phase in our pandemic response.
On behalf of everyone at the Practice,
Dr Dave Kendall.
COVID-19 Vaccine - Important Information
You will have seen on the news that Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS are continuing to roll out a vaccination programme for COVID-19. Chevin Medical Practice is working with other NHS providers and our healthcare partners to increase our offer to vaccinate as soon as doses become available to us to do so.
We have started the vaccination programme in partnership with our sister practices of Aireborough Family practice and Westgate surgery, using one of Chevin’s sites as a “Hub” - and we aim to vaccinate all our assigned priority groups, twice within the next 3 months but this will depend upon a reliable and sustained vaccine delivery schedule from our suppliers. We will do what we can with the tools we are given.
Vaccines may ultimately be offered from a number of different locations in Leeds to make sure everyone in Otley who needs a vaccine is able to get one.
All Care Home residents, the majority of our 70 year old patients and Clinically extremely vulnerable patients have now been vaccinated. We have also made good progress offering the vaccination to the 60-year-olds and over age group and patients with underlying health conditions. We are also offering the vaccine to the 45-year-olds and over age group.
Please could we kindly ask you to avoid calling the practice for information about the vaccine as we cannot provide any further details. We are experiencing high call volumes currently and calling for the vaccine may stop someone who needs urgent medical help getting through to us.
Please note a call centre to answer your COVID 19 vaccine related questions and appointment queries is now run with limited resources between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday. If you need further information and it is not available on our website, please press 0 when you call our practice and wait to be connected.
We are working within strict local and national criteria and the realities of limited supplies. At the moment, there is a drastic shortage of vaccinations and we have not been informed when further supplies will be made available to us. If you haven't received an invite as yet, please be assured that as soon as we know when our next delivery of vaccines is we will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine based on the latest advice on priority groups. You must read the Patient Information leaflet before you attend your appointment for the Covid vaccine. Please note you cannot book an appointment for a Covid vaccine if you've had a Covid test done in the last 2weeks.
As a practice, we have decided not to give out cards to prove the Covid vaccination. We have not been notified by the government to issue proof of vaccination as yet. The information has been recorded in our patients' records and can be viewed on both the NHS App (under Consultations and Events) and on SystmOnline(under Consultations and Vaccinations).
For any queries around eligibility or suitability for the vaccination programme please ring the National helpline - 119. Please do ensure your contact details, including your mobile number are correct by logging in to your NHS App or Systmonline portal to update them. Please register for Online Services and you can book the appointment for a COVID vaccine yourself. Once vaccinated, you can also view the information about your COVID vaccination either on the NHS App or Online Services.
If you would like to register for online services, click here for further information
To access online services click here
Leeds City Council have kindly waived the parking fees for patients attending the COVID 19 vaccination clinics at Bridge Street Surgery.
Thank you for your support, we shall continue to support you all.
eConsult is a quick, easy and safe way for patients to contact the practice anytime, without having to travel to the practice or wait in a phone queue.
A demo video is available here
Find your NHS Number
You can use this service https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/ to get your NHS number.
Your NHS number is a 10 digit number found on any letter you receive from the NHS.
You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.
This service is for anyone living in England who has forgotten or does not know their NHS number.
Electronic Prescription Service
Please be aware we use the Electronic Prescription Service to send prescriptions electronically to local pharmacies. To enable us to process all prescriptions this way, please:
- nominate a local pharmacy
- register for online services to order repeat prescriptions, or
- use the NHS App
If you order your prescriptions online, you no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from the surgery. Instead, if the repeat prescription is pre-authorised, you can go to the nominated pharmacy to pick up your medicines or medical appliances.
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 10th June 2020.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money and is more convenient for patients.
You can read more on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/electronic-prescription-service/
NHS & Private Digital Hearing Aids
NHS & Private Digital Hearing Aids are now available at Chevin Medical Practice.
- Latest digital technology
- 3 year follow-up and servicing
- Batteries and parts from your local surgery
- Aim to be given hearing aids at first appointment
- Hearing test and fitting at our Bramhope Surgery
- If you've had your NHS hearing aids for more than 3 years, you may be eligible for new ones
Ask your GP for a referral or speak to Reception for more information.