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ESSENTIAL PANDEMIC UPDATES & INFO
NATIONAL LOCKDOWN, Current situation
NEW LONDON CORONAVIRUS RULES From March 29th
Roadmap out of lockdown
FULL DETAILS on the pandemic on our COVID-19 PAGE
General Practice was instructed to stop non-essential work for the first part of the new year, in order to help deal with the critical Covid situation. From April GP services will gradually be relaxed dependant on case numbers locally. The wider NHS and social services will also re-set as circumstances improve.
The current Alert Level has reduced to Alert Level 3 - 'Very High Alert', to indicate the reduction in infections.
If specialist advice and guidance is needed we have a quick advice service from the consultants at London North West Hospitals to help manage complex problems which would normally require referral. Emergency referrals still take place.
FOR URGENT MEDICAL HELP
The surgery is OPEN as normal.
eConsult is available any time of the day or night with a response usually the same working day that we receive it (or the next working day if filled over a weekend or bank holiday).
- For Possible Covid-19 issues use the NHS Online Covid checker (or phone 111 if no access)
- For Emergencies phone 999
- For Out of Hours advice or care phone 111 as usual.
COVID VACCINATION - It is vital for you to get yours
The latest information about the Oxford AZ vaccine concerns and new guidance
Read about it on our Blog page
Practice video meeting on the vaccines, the myths and misinformation and when you will get yours - recording available here
We're very worried about the lower take-up of the vaccine among certain groups. Check out this link:
Some quick rebuttals of the many bits of misinformation around the social media
PLEASE WAIT TO BE CALLED UP according to the national priority groups. We are currently calling up people aged 16-65y in 'at risk' groups and all over 50s and maybe other groups depending on vaccine supplies.
You have a choice of vaccination sites: our local GP run centres ('Harness GP Federation') at Kingsbury Temple (Kingsbury Rd), also Wembley and Central Middx. Hospitals. We send you booking links for these sites according to the national target groups. If you have missed your invitation please apply on this link .
(A mass vaccination centre is also open at Network House, Wembley and if you are in the target group you will receive a letter from the NHS telling you how to book for this, if you prefer).
We have regular deliveries of vaccine but uncertain delivery dates and this is an extremely difficult exercise - please do NOT phone the practice as we do not have any more information - we shall keep this website as up to date as possible - the situation changes by the hour.
We use the Oxford/Astra Zeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine but which you will receive depends on deliveries and we cannot offer a choice. The Moderna vaccine has been approved and will also be available shortly.
The second vaccination will now take place around 12 weeks after the first (in order to protect the largest number of people quickest from serious Covid - more details on our Covid-19 page). There is evidence now emerging now that the delay might actually improve the effectiveness of the vaccine.
COVID VACCINATION details here
Beware of Covid vaccine fraud
We changed the way the surgery operates.
From June 1st we moved to 'Digital First' in line with NHS strategy. To get medical care or an admin request, please send an eConsult from the big banner on our homepage or here (from your phone, tablet or PC).
The web-form will ask you some questions about your condition. A GP will assess your needs very quickly and respond to your medical issues the same day it is received.
If you really cannot use eConsult, please phone and speak to a receptionist - we are here to help you - but using the phone is less efficient and delays access for this who really need it.
eConsult is being developed all the time so if you used it in the past and found it difficult, try it again - you may be surprised! We recognise it is not ideal and there are big plans for it to become very much better.
This video explains what eConsult is all about
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NHS information about Online Consultations
The surgery is open normal hours, so don't be afraid to contact us if you have any medical problems. We do not need to see everyone face to face - many problems can be dealt with by e-Consult, phone or video (by a simple system).
We are able to see those who need an urgent examination or procedures such as baby immunisations, cervical smears etc.
We shall be dressed up in protective gear and instruct you to take some precautions such as wearing a properly fitted face mask and using hand sanitiser when entering. We can do necessary tests and referrals and home visits when necessary, so don't be afraid to contact us at this difficult time (eConsult is best). It is safer to check with us than to leave a problem until it becomes more serious. This especially applies to children.
Covid19 (coronavirus) Pandemic Vital Information:
Check our Covid-19 Page for full details