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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

THE SURGERY IS CLOSED TO PATIENTS FOR REGULAR HEALTH CARE ON ACCOUNT OF THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC. YOU MUST NOT ENTER THE PREMISES UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED TO DO SO. Please click on this link for further details.

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

List of Medical Conditions on the High Risk to Coronavirus List

Further Guidance on Shielding the High Risk

The Govt. and the NHS  have put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The current advice is for all those suspecting a COVID-19 infection to self-isolate and contact NHS 111 online in the first instance. 

ADVICE ON SELF-ISOLATION

How to protect Yourself

Are you eligible for an isolation note? Please click this link and find out more.

DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP SURGERY, COMMUNITY PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL. Go to NHS 111 online if possible as it is experiencing a very high volume of calls. Otherwise, call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. NHS 111 online can be accessed from NHS 111 Online.

General Information on the Novel Coronavirus

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus - Information for the Public

List of Countries Affected by category

World Health Organisation: Guidance for the Public & Health Workers

If someone calls the NHS 111 they are assessed against a clinical pathway. If they are identified as a possible COVID-19 case, NHS 111 will not refer them to a GP or a pharmacist. For those assessed and found not to be a potential COVID-19 case, NHS 111 will handle their call as normal, which would include referring them to a GP, pharmacist or a dental Practice, based on patient need.

Coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with an infected person via cough, sneeze, hand contact or by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

NHS Recommended hand washing technique

* always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze Bin the tissue and wash your hands or use sanitiser gel.

* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

* Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

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Please be advised that the `Minor Ailments Scheme' under which patients could receive acute treatment for a defined set of minor illnesses from a pharmacy where they were registered for the scheme WILL CEASE SERVICE FROM 1.4.2020. If you would like to know more, please read the leaflet below.

Over the Counter Leaflet : Easy to Read version

Over the Counter Leaflet : Normal size

Basic Information on Health Conditions


NHS New Out of Hours Arrangement from 1.10.2018

This new integrated out-of-hours service, starting at 11 AM on 1 October 2018, will be managed by the LAS (London Ambulance Service). ALL PATIENTS REQUIRING ACCESS TO THE OUT OF HOURS SERVICES WILL NEED TO RING 111. The old number, 020 8185 0545 is no longer in use. In effect, 111 will be the single point of telephone entry into urgent care services in the out of hours period (when the surgery is closed).

Pharmacists

Mr Nayeem UDDIN (m)

The clinical pharmacist helps resolve day-to-day medication issues and consult with patients directly. This includes providing help manage long-term conditions, advising those taking multiple medicines (polypharmacy) and delivering clinical advice about treatments. They also assist with communication across a patient's care pathway and manage medicine shortages by suggesting suitable alternatives where appropriate.

Mrs Jennifer WATERFIELD (f)

Prescribing Senior Pharmacist is a professional associated to work with the Practice clinicians to maintain high quality and sustained prescribing standards and help achieve multiple NHS prescribing targets, including the QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention) programme, a NHS-wide tool to help drive quality improvement throughout the NHS.

Community Midwives

Homerton Hospital/Kingsmead

020 8510 5555

Midwives from the Homerton offer full ante-natal care along with general postnatal health advice every Wednesday afternoon. Appointments are made through the GP and hospital staff.

Mrs Margaret AKHIMEN (f)

Community Nurses

District nurses provide nursing care primarily through home visits but also at the practice by arrangement. Contact 020 8985 5013.

Mrs Denise FRANCIS (f)

District nurses provide home care for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions. Part of their responsibility includes carrying out checks, taking blood samples, ensuring diabetic patients get regular insulin doses, administering injections and IV fluids, giving chemotherapy to those with cancer and helping the dying live their last few days as painlessly as possible.


District nurses care for patients across all ages and medical conditions. However, most of their patients tend to be physically disabled, recently discharged from hospital, terminally ill individuals or elderly individuals who are suffering from irreversible age-related conditions. District nurses may work in several different locations around the community, but they spend most of their time in people’s homes.


The District Nurse service is accessible to patients through a referral from your GP.

Mrs Joy Onyije (f)

Community Matron

Health Visitors

Mrs Natasha THOMAS (f)

Counsellors

Miss Naomi WILLIAMS (f)

The Well Family Practitioner once weekly clinic is run by a fully qualified mental health practitioner. Your GP will refer you to this service if you are suffering psychologically with mild - moderate symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Attached Staff

Community Psychiatric Nurse

020 8533 6116

The psychiatric nurse sees patients at the practice every Wednesday AM after referral from one of the GPs.

The psychiatric registrar sees patients at the practice once a month after referral from one of the GPs.

Turkish Advocate

020 7613 5944

The health advocate is currently available only for Turkish patients every Friday morning, these appointments are not pre-bookable appointments, these appointments are booked on the morning. There is also a language telephone line for non-English speaking which patients/GPs can use for assistance during consultation.

Mr Nurul CHOUDHURY (m)

Social Prescribing adds meaning to medicine. It expands the options available in a GP consultation in the direction of strong choices - options that make available new life opportunities that can add meaning, form new relationships, or give the patient the chance to take responsibility or be creative. Usually, these services are available locally and often within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector such as voluntary work agencies, further education, libraries, social or lunch clubs, self-help groups, befriending organisations, hobby clubs, horticulture, sports club, nature conservation, book groups and so on.


Social prescription can have positive outcomes including enhanced self-esteem, improved mood, opportunities for social contact, increased self-efficacy, various transferable skills and greater confidence.


Your Practice offers you this opportunity to improve aspects of your life. Simply ask your GP, Nurse or HCA to refer you to this service. Following the referral you will be seen at the Practice.

 
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