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We ask all patients and visitors to the practice to continue to wear a face mask on our premises and maintain social distancing following lifting of restrictions on 19th July.




Covid-related staff absence cannot be planned for and will have a major impact on our ability to offer our normal service to patients.


From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from: the NHS APP which you can download from app stores,the NHS WEBSITE  or 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both
doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may takeup to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad  on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

Covid-19 Vaccine

Howden Medical Centre is taking part in the delivery of COVID Vaccinations along with other practices in our Primary Care Network.

We advise patients that Howden Medical Centre will no longer be offering 1st dose COVID Vaccinations due to extremely low uptake over the last few 1st dose clinics. 

The vaccines come in vials of multiple doses, once a vial is opened it can only be used for 6 hours, the vaccines have a short shelf life and can only be delivered in large quantities.  The extremely low uptake of appointments in our clinics means it is no longer viable for us to deliver a 1st Dose Service.

We advise all patients still requiring a 1st dose COVID Vaccination to book either by calling 119 or online via the NHS  website.

We will still be delivering 2nd doses for those patients who have had a 1st dose with us.

If you are unable to make the dates and times that we are running clinics at Howden Medical Centre for your 2nd vaccination, you can contact 119 and you may be able to get an appointment at another
vaccination centre at a convenient time to you.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

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The NHS will get in touch when it's your turn to be vaccinated.


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Ring 111 when the surgery is closed  or when health advice is needed 24/7

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Register, order repeat prescriptions,  book appointments and more.

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Information & links for Online consultations, Systm Online  & more 

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Urgent  practice announcements &  alert messages.

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Suspected Covid-19

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This leaflet is for patients with suspected coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.

Accessing your GP Surgery

The way people access their GP practice has changed to ensure patients  get the best possible care safely and quickly. We only want people to attend the practice when they need to, in order to keep patients and staff safe from coronavirus.

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As the country takes cautious steps out of lockdown, in order to help prevent a large resurgence in cases, please follow the latest government guidelines

Medicines, Vaccines & Medical Devices

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It is important that patients report adverse reactions and events in relation the medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. This will be key in the case of the deployment of covid-19 vaccinations. However, any reaction to any medicine that has been used for patients with covid-19 should be reported. There is also a seperate reporting tool for non-covid adverse reactions.