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Practice Update - Coronavirus (updated 27.04.2021 - AZ advice)
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Please do not contact the practice to ask for a COVID-19 vaccination. Strictly controlled priority groups will be contacted directly to book into vaccination clinic appointments. You will be contacted when it’s your turn to be vaccinated in the coming weeks and months.
We have been asked by NHS England to start delivering the COVID-19 mass vaccination programme from Wednesday 6th January 2021. This will be done by working together with our local GP Practices (called a Primary Care Network) to provide the vaccines. Bath Row Medical Practice will be the host site for the vaccination programme.
For further information about the vaccine please see: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccine
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
COVID-19 General Update
All of our appointments with the doctors are still telephone based, this means that when you book your appointment the doctor will call you and do an assessment over the telephone; they will only bring you into the Practice if absolutely necessary.
If you are asked to attend the Practice you will be told to:
- Wear a face mask
- Wait in the car park and call the reception when you arrive
- Be collected from the car park by the GP
- Be brought into and out of the Practice via a different entrance and seen in a room away from the rest of the Practice. You will not be allowed in the main waiting area.
Due to the above measures we have put in place, our nursing appointments can now be brought back to Bath Row instead of being seen at Harborne Medical Practice. They can only do certain procedures like childhood immunisations, dressings etc and Staff will advise you accordingly when you call of what can and can't be done.
Please still refrain from attending the Practice in person unless you have a booked appointment with the nurse. If you do have a booked appointment with the nurse, please ensure to wear a face mask.
When you are booking your appointment you will be asked simple questions regarding your current health status, for example - have you got a persistent cough or a fever. Please do not be offended by this, it is necessary to protect our staff, other patients and to ensure the Practice stays open.
Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.
If you have been affected by coronavirus please watch the following video for some useful advice on post viral recovery -
I will update this page regularly when any changes are made.
Bath Row Medical Practice (BRMP) is an established NHS GP Practice that has served the people of the Lee Bank area of Birmingham for over 70 years. Originally founded by Dr Lawcett, the Practice grew from a single-handed to a group practice (Lee Bank Group Practice) under Dr Brian Colston, who had the vision to bring together a variety of NHS staff to provide care from a purpose-built health centre. Under the leadership first of Dr Ian Fletcher then Dr David Morgan until 2014 and now Dr Amjad Iqbal, the Practice has continued to grow and develop. Reflecting changes to the local area in recent years, the Practice is now known as Bath Row Medical Practice and has recently moved into brand new premises in which it can continue to expand its expertise and offer enhanced facilities for the patients of inner city Birmingham.
Bath Row Medical Practice is currently a group of 3 GP Partners, 3 Salaried GP's, 3 nurses and a Clinical Pharmacist who, together with an administrative and management support team, aim to provide NHS primary health care services for patients registered with the Practice. The Practice has a reputation for providing health care for patient groups that are often marginalised by other service deliverers. We are a lesbian-, gay-, and bisexual-friendly practice and are sensitive to trans-gender issues.
By working as a Group Practice we can offer our patients access to both male and female doctors. If you specifically wish to see a doctor of a particular gender (male or female) for any appointment we can offer you a choice of doctors, subject to their availability. Alternatively, you can choose to see a particular doctor or the first doctor available. Please click on the tabs above to find details of our appointment system.
(Site updated 27/04/2021)