10th February 2021
The Primary Care Network to which this surgery belongs, was approved to deliver Covid-19 vaccinations from the Lane End Medical Group site, Edgware, in December. Since then, we have been working collaboratively with them to book our patients in for Covid-19 vaccinations.
We are unable to offer a choice of which vaccine will be given and must follow JCVI guidelines in regard to the order in which our Practice population is vaccinated. We are making good progress with that and now that more vaccination centres have also opened, are working our way through the list relatively quickly.
Currently most age groups need to wait until they are contacted by ourselves or a staff member at one of the vaccination centres to book their appointment. However, if you are over 65 years of age and have not yet been contacted to book your vaccination appointment, please call us and we will arrange this for you.
Please note that the vaccination is free and the only information you will be asked for is your NHS number. Do not give anyone your bank details or any payment for the vaccine. There are different scams currently in circulation and if someone suggests payment or requests personal details from you in connection wth Covid vaccination, this is likely to be a scam.
14th October 2020
We recently held two walk-through flu vaccination clinics at the surgery. These were a success with a large number of patients being vaccinated quickly and efficiently and being in and out of the building within a few minutes to minimise risk both to patients and staff.
It is all the more important this year to get vaccinated against flu and help keep yourself well whilst we all also try to cope with the current Covid-19 pandemic as we head into winter.
If you have not yet had your flu vaccination and are eligible for a free flu jab ie you are over 65, or under 65 with a a qualifying health condition, then you have one more chance to get your free flu jab at the surgery. We are holding one more flu clinic on 17th November 2020, but spaces are limited, so book as soon as you can.
14th October 2020
We recently welcomed a new Practice Nurse, Ashmita Bauluck, and a new doctor, Dr Akasha Hassan to the team. Both bring new skills to the clinical team and are helping us to help more of you more quickly.
We also congratulate our head nurse, Geni Mane, on completing her Advanced Nurse Practitioner training and nurse, Emily Toyne, who is also training to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, on passing her prescribing training. Both are now able to offer patients a broader service and to prescribe independently for patients themselves.
RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY
25th June 2020
This is what the Care Quality Commission had to say about the Surgery's response the current Covid-19 crisis:
"The provider managing well in all aspects.
Initial low levels of PPE availability was a concern, with the provider making its own arrangements to obtain certain items, but this has now improved.
ESF Summary Record 5
There has been a smooth transition to new working practices, such as increased video and online consultations, as the provider had existing, well-advanced plans for implementation.
Appropriate IPC measures are in place to protect patients and staff.
Effective systems are in place to maintain standards of safety and patient care.
Appropriate systems are in place to support staff well-being."
You can see the entire report via the link on the CQC Reports tab to the left.