Coronavirus Vaccination Update:
We are not dealing with any more COVID 19 Vaccination queries. If you have a query please email email@example.com
If you are yet to receive a vaccination and you are in a priority group then there are a number of vaccination events happening which you can access, with no need for an appointment. The most up-to-date information about these walk-in clinics, including locations and times, can be found on the South West London NHS website.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or cannot go online.
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Information regarding immunisations and 8 week baby checks
We are maintaining our immunisation programme.
Please book appointments for all routine childhood immunisations; from birth to preschool children. Also, pertussis vaccination in pregnancy.
If you have been invited for routine health checks/ Immunisations/vaccinations please attend the surgery when requested as Public Health England have stressed how important it is to maintain our patients health during these trying times.
Eligibility for shingles vaccination From 1 September 2020, the eligibility criteria have been simplified. Anyone between the ages of 70 and 80 years* is now eligible to receive the shingles vaccine, subject to there being no contraindications to shingles vaccine and they have not received a previous shingles vaccination.
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If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough or a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 14 days. If anyone in your household has any of the symptoms listed above, you are advised to stay at home for 14 days. In either case please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advises you what to do, you can find this at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.
Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.
For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
If you have been advised to isolate either directly or by following Government or Public Health advice, and require an isolation note for your employer this can be found at 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/.
For those self isolating in line with guidance, as well as those who have been advised to observe a 12 week period of social distancing due to being in an at risk group then you may wish to download and fill in the following document to provide to your employer RMG headed Covid-19 for employers.
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If you are temporarily staying outside of London/England and need an appointment please Temporarily register with a GP near to where you are staying. Also, regarding prescriptions we do not send prescriptions outside of England. Please request your prescriptions 48 hourse before you run out. Also please bare in mind that prescriptions take up to 48 hours for it to be sent to the pharmacy
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means that life is changing for all of us for a while. It may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated.
The Richmond Wellbeing Service is offering you telephone and video consultations to help you manage at this challenging time. You can self refer by visiting their website.
The NHS website also has some resources available that may be useful. Please do not hesitate to contact the Practice if you need further guidance or support.
It is important you and your colleagues are aware that our services remain fully open and operational during the new national lockdown, and that patients can self-refer for treatment without needing a GP appointment.
‘Know your risk’ online diabetes tool
Working together, Richmond Council, Diabetes UK and the CCG, have launched an online tool for people in the borough to see if they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The tool is quick, easy and free to complete, and can be found here https://nhsdpp.diabetes.org.uk/c/start
New NHS sleep service now available for Londoners
Sleepio is a digital self-help programme based on CBT for insomnia that offers an effective and safe alternative to prescribing sleeping pills. Sleepio is now available for all Londoners via Good Thinking, the digital wellbeing service funded by all 32 London CCGs and is supported by the Mayor of London.
Simply signpost patients to www.good-thinking.uk/sleepio
NHS patients living and working in London can access the Sleepio programme without a referral. Please find attached further information for GPs, and a patient information leaflet about this service.
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Please contact the surgery on 02084878292 to book an appointment with our Practice Nurse for immunisations and for the 8 week baby check please book an appointment with a doctor.