Vaccinations update/cervical screening

We have received the following from  Leyburn Medical Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG)


Currently, Richmondshire is receiving only limited quantities of the Astra Zeneca (AZ) vaccine with the instruction that this must first be used for care home patients and staff and those patients over 80 who have not yet received a vaccination. This means that it is not possible at the moment to arrange full clinics at Tennants. At the moment, it is not known when the next batches of either the AZ or Pfizer vaccine will be delivered to Richmondshire.

Please remember too that this is not a practice based programme, the vaccines delivered are for the whole of Richmondshire  which means that individual practices are not permitted to move onto the next group of patients until the first group for all of Richmondshire has been vaccinated.

Cervical Screening

The practice is encouraging all eligible patients to attend for their cervical screenings.