Coronavirus news

9 December 2020: Covid-19 vaccine

Now that we have the first vaccine that has been rigorously tested and confirmed as safe and highly effective, the NHS is starting to offer vaccines to those who are at most risk from Covid-19.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but you will be invited for a vaccine when it’s your turn so you do not need to contact your practice or the NHS.

Read more about the vaccine here.

19 May 2020: COVID-19 Clinical Trials and Research Studies

As part of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Airedale has prioritised urgent COVID-19 research and is actively recruiting patients to these studies which include:

1. The CCP-UK study
The purpose of the CCP-UK is to study COVID-19 disease to better understand its spread and behaviour by analysing biological samples and data from patients with confirmed cases of the disease across the UK.

2. The RECOVERY trial
This clinical trial investigates whether existing or new drugs can help patients hospitalised with confirmed COVID-19. Different drugs can be added during the course of the study, and it might soon include giving some patients plasma from patients who have recovered from the virus.

3. The GenOMICC study
This study will identify the specific genes that cause some patients to be susceptible to specific infections and consequences of severe injury.

4. Neonatal Complications of Coronavirus Disease
This study aims to collect information about mothers and new born babies who are affected by coronavirus.

5. The PAN-COVID study
This registry is gathering information on how COVID-19 affects early pregnancy, foetal growth, prematurity and virus transmission to the baby to help guide both treatment and prevention.

If you have any questions about COVID-19 research please email our head of research or telephone the research office 01535 292838.

15 April 2020: privacy notice update

This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notice which is available here.

The health and social care system is facing significant pressures due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Health and care information is essential to deliver care to individuals, to support health and social care services and to protect public health. In the current emergency it has become even more important to share health and care information across relevant organisations.

Read the updated privacy notice here:Covid Privacy Notice 15042020

25 March 2020: our restaurant is open to staff only

Our on-site restaurant is now only open for staff only. Extra measures have been put in place:

  • Tables have been spaced further apart

  • There are markings on the floor to ensure those queueing remain at a distance from one another

  • They are accepting card payments only

The main entrance shop remains open.

23 March 2020: parking charges suspended

From Tuesday 24 March parking charges will be suspended for all patients, visitors and staff for 12 weeks.

18 March 2020: Suspension of non-urgent elective operations

NHS services are likely to come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and we need to ensure that we have as many beds available as possible when the number of infections peaks.  We also need to free up our staff now to undertake extra training to care for patients with severe respiratory problems.

All non-urgent elective operations are suspended from now for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer treatments will be carrying on as normal.

We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried, and we will be contacting everyone affected.