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The patient group newsletter is now available RSPG Newsletter 32
We have started to make contact with patients to start booking in for their annual flu vaccine appointment.
We are currently making appointments for Saturday 18th September (under 65s) and Saturday 9th October (over 65s). Provisionally these will be at The Ridgeway Surgery.
We will be making more dates available as we have confirmed dates for delivery of vaccines.
The RSPG are running the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan.
This year the event will be hosted at the St Albans Church on the 17th September. Please see the attached poster for more information Macmillan poster
We know things have been very hard for people who have had babies and small children during lockdown. You will have seen on the news that lots of children, who have been kept away from catching things from people for over a year, are getting lots of coughs, colds, diarrhoea and other illnesses.
There is no evidence that children are getting any more serious illnesses than usual. It is very important that if you are at all worried that your child is seriously ill, that you contact us at the Ridgeway or 111 for help. Because of trying to keep people safe from Covid please try to use eConsult or phone us, rather than just turning up at the surgery with your child.
This leaflet gives lots of ideas about how you can help decide if you need to ask for help, simple treatments that are safe to try, and a reminder that you can also ask people like your community pharmacist for advice. How to help your unwell child May 2020
Can I book a telephone call with a GP online?
To access GPs online, please complete an eConsult:
The reasons for this are:
Can I book a blood test / chronic disease review appointment online?
Yes – but you must ensure that unless you have been invited / requested by us to book this that these are not booked for any other purpose.
Using the appointments incorrectly may put you at risk and prevents other patients from accessing them.
Unfortunately, if specific patients repeatedly use the system inappropriately, we may review their access.
How can I give feedback?
Feedback is really valuable in making sure our systems and processes are as safe, effective and user-friendly as possible.
You can provide feedback here:
Due to high demand we have made more doses of the Pfizer vaccination available at our vaccination centres. All over 18s now eligible. Please book your appointment at https://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. You should also use this link to book your second dose if it has been more than 8 weeks since your first.
In Harrow, there are a number of places you can get a vaccination, all of which are available to book through the national booking system:
Byron Hall Mass Vaccination Centre, Christchurch Avenue, Harrow, HA3 5BD (Please note Astra Zeneca second doses available at weekends only)
· Health Pharmacy, 392-394 Rayners Lane, London, Pinner, HA5 5DY
· Healthways Pharmacy, 382 Rayners Lane, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 5DY
· Grimsdyke Golf Course, Oxhey Lane, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 4AL
Some people may also be prefer to attend the Wembley Mass Vaccination Centre at 8 Fulton Road, Wembley, HA9 0NU.
Since launching eConsult on our website in May 2020, we have been glad that patients have found it useful and that it remains a responsive way for patients to contact us without needing to call up.
We are currently reviewing the system and to ensure it is as safe as possible for patients, we have for the moment switched off the system while we are closed.
This allows us to view the eConsults as they come in live and avoid a situation where an urgent matter could get delayed by being submitted while we are closed.
We are continuing to investigate and work with our patient group to look at the best forms of access into the practice.
If you try to access eConsult when the practice is closed and need medical help, please call 111.
What do I need to know about getting a vaccination at Tithe Farm?
Please see the following video on the different ways in which you can contact us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXHPWbEmp5s&feature=youtu.be