Welcome to New Otley Medical Practice
PUSH DOCTOR @ Dr Akbar’s/ Hillside Bridge
New to Dr Akbar's at Hillside Bridge
You are able to see a doctor online with same day video consultations between 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and on weekends too!
To book, go to https://www.pushdoctor.co.uk/
and create your individual account today. Push Doctor is now available to patients under 18
COVID 19 UPDATES
Do you want to help the Drug Safety Research Unit monitor the safety of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine? The Unit is using active surveillance to monitor the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in the UK population. You can express your interest before or after your vaccination via this link:
Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine – update for practice websites
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
We are a friendly, approachable, forward-thinking practice, committed to offering the best service to our patients. We strive to provide high quality GP services by keeping up to date with current guidelines and research. We have award winning medical staff consisting both of female and male GP’s, Pharmacist, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants. The administration team are equally highly skilled consisting of secretaries, receptionists, benefit advisor and practice manager. We have a very close working relationship with our district nursing and health visiting teams which allows us to provide high quality care to our patients.
At Dr Akbar's we aim to give you the best service possible and hope that you find us approachable and caring as we go about our duties.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
(Site updated 16/09/2021)