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Welcome to Silverdale & Ryecroft Practice

We are a dedicated team providing NHS general practice care to our patient list of over 12,300 patients in Newcastle-under-Lyme. We work from two sites: our main surgery in the village of Silverdale and our branch surgery at Ryecroft in central Newcastle. We also provide the medical care to the residents of two large local nursing homes.

We have a strong commitment to training a wide variety of health care professionals who are closely supervised and by an experienced GP at all times.

Our registration process is straightforward and our friendly team will be happy to help you.

Walleys Quarry Landfill Site - Logging Complaints

Please do not contact the surgery to log complaints about the landfill site.

The general advice from Public Health England is that patients should direct their concerns to Enviromental Services Newcastle under Lyme via the following link:

https://account.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/LandfillSite

The Environmental Agency has recently put out an update via FACEBOOK stating if patients wish to report any incidents regarding the site they should call the hotline 0800 807060 or via email to ics@environment-agency.gov.uk rather than contacting individual officers or the Enquiries Team.

COVID 19 Vaccinations

We were pleased to be included in the first wave of practices to be selected to give Covid Vaccinations, and started giving these in mid-December.

Vaccines will be allocated according to the national protocol, starting with those most at risk and progressing through the categories in turn:

We will contact all patients who are eligible as supplies become available. Please do not call us if you have not had an invite - we will contact you.

GP practices as part of Primary Care Networks are not the provider of the covid vaccine to health and social care staff at this time. Health and social care staff will have access to larger sites such as vaccination centres or hospital hubs. Frontline health and care workers will be invited for a vaccine over the coming weeks by their local hospital vaccination hub.  Staff will be contacted via their employer organisation to check eligibility and to coordinate liaising with the NHS.

Self-employed frontline health and care workers (eg dentists, physios, etc) can apply for vaccination using the Staff Vaccination Form on the following link:

https://www.twbstaffsandstoke.org.uk/publications/coronavirus/114-letter-to-other-frontline-health-and-care-workers/file

Please be patient and you will be contacted to book your vaccine at a vaccination centre when it is your turn.

 

Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine – update

New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

 

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 and the NHS to answer any questions you may have

 

Leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting

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