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Flu Campaign 2017/2018

You should consider having a flu jab if you have any of the following conditions:

If you are a DIABETIC
You have a serious HEART condition
Serious chest problem like ASTHMA or COPD
A serious KIDNEY problem
A serious LIVER problem

A weak IMMUNE system because of illness or some sorts of medications

 

You are PREGNANT

You are over 65years of age.

We shall be holding Walk- In clinics on the following dates:

Saturday 30th September 2017 at 124-128 Harrow Road

Wembley HA9 6QQ

And

Saturday 7th October 2017 at 9-11 Wrottesley Road

London NW10 5UY

Please note that you can be seen at either surgery

If you fall into the above categories, please speak to the receptionists to book an appointment for you or simply walk in the surgery within the above times.

 

New Exercise Referral Scheme at Willesden Sports Centre

Dear Patients,

There is a new Exercise Referral Scheme at Willesden Sports Centre for only £28.50 per month.

Please access the links below for referral criteria and Health Wellbeing Advice

1Life Exercise Referral Scheme

Heath Wellbeing Advice

Kind Regards

The Law Medical Group Practice

 

New Cancer Support Group in North Wembley

Dear Patients,
 
Please find attached information on a new cancer support group being set up in the Wembley area.
Kind Regards
The Law Medical Group Practice
 

Pharmacies open in Brent - Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017

Dear Patients,  

Please find attached a poster with details of pharmacies open in Brent on Monday 29th May 2017.

Pharmacies Brent

North West London Child Health Information Service

From 1st April 2017 a new single Child Health Information System (CHIS) will be in operation for North West London. For further information, plaese access link below

North West London CHIS GP

Preventing shingles and its complications remains a priority

Shingles can be a debilitating and painful illness in older people, persisting for several months or even years.

The severity of shingles increases with age. It is estimated that over 50,000 cases of shingles occur in people aged 70 years and over each year in England and Wales with approximately 50 cases resulting in death.

Since 2013, shingles vaccine is routinely offered to individuals aged 70 years with a phased catch up programme for individuals aged 71-79 years. The aim of the vaccination programme is to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles and shingles related complications in older adults.

 

Shingles (also known as herpes zoster), which occurs following the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (the same virus that causes chickenpox), results in clusters of painful, itchy, fluid-filled blisters. These blisters can burst and turn into sores that eventually crust over and heal.

These blisters usually affect a single dermatome, most commonly the chest but sometimes also the head, face and eye.

The rash usually appears a few days after the initial pain and tingling and lasts for about a week. The older you are, the more likely you are to have long-lasting pain.

Sometimes shingles develops in the eye and may also affect the eyelid. This can cause severe pain and lead to decreased vision or even permanent blindness in that eye.

Most people recover fully, but for some, the pain goes on for several months or even years – this is called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). This can prove very difficult to manage and be debilitating

It is important to have your vaccination today!

Please check your eligibility NOW using the Ready Reckoner https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/548122/9855_Shingles_2016_interactive_02.pdf

 

Doctors Under Pressure

Some of the members of our PRG have created a newsletter to advise others of the pressure GP surgeries are under and what you can do to support us. This can be found here or paper copies are available in reception. We would like to thank all our patients for their continued support.

Brent Health Mobile App

Read full details here >

Brent Health App

Did Not Attend

Please see information following changes to the NHS >

Cervical Cancer Campaign 2016

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP) aims to reduce the number of women who develop invasive cervical cancer and the number of women who die from it. It does this by regularly screening all women at risk so that conditions which might otherwise develop into invasive cancer can be identified and treated.

Being screened regularly means any abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix can be identified at an early stage and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing. However, cervical screening isn't 100% accurate and doesn't prevent all cases of cervical cancer. Screening is a personal choice and patients have the right to choose not to attend.

The practice will be offering Cervical Screening as part of Cervical Cancer Campaign.

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme in our practice

The screening uses a test called cytology, which many people know as the smear test. A nurse or doctor takes a sample of cells from the cervix with a small brush. They send the sample to a laboratory to be checked for abnormalities. In some cases, samples are also tested for a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV) that increases the risk of cervical cancer.

If you are a woman aged 25 to 64 then you are eligible for cervical screening .Women aged 25 to 49 are invited every 3 years. After that, women are invited every 5 years until the age of 64.

Please contact the surgery on 0203 818 8441 to find out when you are due for your cervical screening and book an appointment.

Please find more useful links for your reference:

Named GP for all Patients

From the 1st of April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. This GP has responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required, based on the GP's clinical judgement.

If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. Please inform us if you wish to change your accountable GP.

Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.

The notice applies to all patients at The Law Medical Group Practice including children. Patients over 75 have already been informed of their own GP.

Please note: There is no need to call the practice for this information.

New Telephone Number

In response to requests from our patients, the practice has retired our old telephone number. The patient telephone number is 020 3818 8441 .

Brent Council Parenting Programs

Brent Council has developed further parenting programs. For more information and contact details, please see poster .

Whole System Integrated Care

It’s good to share for better care

The Care Data explains why the GP Practice collects information about you, and how that information may be used.

The Health and social care services in Brent are working so they can focus more on your needs and bring together all the services involved in your care.

All providers of social and NHS care in Brent – social services, local GP practices, NHS hospitals and community services built around you, along with support staff who organise your appointments or your treatment need  to be able to view selected information about your health, social care packages and – crucially – your personal goals, for care to be truly built around you.

Information such as NHS number, postcode, which does not reveal your identity, can then be used by others, health and social care teams discussing your diagnosis, treatment and care at case conferences to provide the best care for you.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download a copy of the materials linked below:

A video setting out the benefits of data sharing is available here: Benefits of Data Sharing

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

If you do not want to share your information, please complete the below form and either send by post or email to Carole Khiari, Practice Manager, law.medical@nhs.net

You can find out more information on Fair Processing Notice.

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