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Covid Vaccinations Given Abroad or not Showing on the NHS app

Recording a vaccine received elsewhere on my GP records and NHS app

We have received a high number of requests to enter details of a COVID vaccine onto our patients’ GP records and the NHS app. We appreciate that this is a confusing situation. Unfortunately, there is some conflicting information about this both in the media and within other parts of the NHS. Currently, it is not possible for us to record details of COVID vaccines in such a way that it will appear on the NHS app. The vaccine information which appears on the NHS App is taken from the IT systems used in the vaccine centres around the country, not a patient’s GP records.

Vaccines received in the UK

If you believe there is missing or incorrect data on your Covid vaccination record, please call 119 and ask the agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) on your behalf. The VDRS team will then call you back with 5 working days

Vaccines received outside the UK

If you received either one or both of your vaccine doses outside of the UK, we can enter this onto your GP record. It would be useful for us to have this information on your health records, and you can send it to us by submitting an E-consultation using the option for Administration. You can attach a photo of any documents you have relating to the vaccine (including the manufacturer and the date it was given). However, at present, this information will not appear on the NHS app. This may change but that would require changes to the NHS App and it is outside of our control here at Dawley. In order to provide evidence that you have had a vaccine abroad (for example, to an employer), you will need to show whatever proof you have from the country where you had the vaccine.

Coronavirus Vaccination Status Letter

We are unable to provide a Coronavirus vaccination status letter here at the surgery. Please follow the link below for more information on how to obtain this.

Get your Coronavirus Vaccination status letter

You can also download NHS app to view your Covid Vaccination History. This is the App the Government recommend, This Takes minutes to download and you can also do the ID using Facial Recognition / Scanning ID documents.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-status

Or you can use Patient Access,

https://support.patientaccess.com/medical-record/covid-19-vaccination-card


Changes to Phlebotomy Appointment Bookings

You can now book your phlebotomy (blood test) appointment online. Please use this online booking, if you are able to do so, to alleviate pressure on the telephone booking line. Please only book a blood test if you have been advised to do so by a clinician. You MUST take your blood test form to your appointment. The web link explains what to do if your blood test is urgent, including warfarin blood tests.

Book and blood test online

Please only use the telephone booking line (01743 492510) if you are unable to book an appointment online.


Telford & Wrekin Healthwatch are interested in your views on the County’s children and young people’s mental health services.  And, if you’ve had to use 111, they’d like to hear what your experience of the system was like.  The attached links will take you to surveys on the Healthwatch website

MHCS young people questionnaire PARENT _ CARER

MHCS young people questionnaire

NHS 111 How well did they do?

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