April 2021 Newsletter

Please see our April 2021 Newsletter here:

April 21 Newsletter

TFL face coverings exemption

TFL face covering exemption

Since 15 June it has been mandatory for passengers over the age of 11 to wear face coverings on public transport in London, as well as in private hire vehicles.
This has resulted in some patients approaching GP practices asking for doctor’s notes to exempt them from the requirement on health grounds, for example if they have asthma. These patients do not need a note from their GP, they should print out the exemption card provided below.
TFL have listed a number of ‘reasonable excuses’ for not wearing a face covering, specifically:

Where a person cannot put on, wear, or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010), or without severe distress.
Where a person is providing a lip-reading service to a person they are travelling with.
Where a person removes their face covering to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to themselves or others.
Where a person is travelling to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and does not have a face covering with them.
If it is reasonably necessary for a person to eat and drink, and the person removes their face covering to eat or drink.
Where a person is required to remove the face covering by a police constable (including a British Transport Police officer) or another authorised person.

TFL have instructed passengers who believe they are exempt from wearing a face covering for a reason on the above list, to print out one of these exemption cards and display it on their clothing or possibly on a lanyard. It is also acceptable to display it on a mobile phone if you do not have a printer.
Passengers with neither a smartphone or printer should call TFL on 0343 222 1234 and arrange to have a card printed and sent to them.

Print at home face coverings exemption card:

face-covering-exemption-card PDF

Childhood immunisations – do not delay!

Please see below a useful video on importance of childhood vaccinations: during the pandemic:

 

Newsletter Summer 2020

Please click on the link below to download your copy of our latest Summer 2020 Newsletter:

Summer Newsletter 2020

 

 

Black Lives Matter

 

Statement from Lambeth Clinical Cabinet and GP Clinical Commissioners about Black Lives Matter

The death of George Floyd and the worldwide response to his killing have served as a reminder of the deep inequalities that remain in our society.

We, the Lambeth Clinical Cabinet of GPs along with the GP Commissioning leads acknowledge the disproportionate impact of these inequalities on people of Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

We also acknowledge the negative health and social impact that Covid-19 has had on BAME communities both directly and also in highlighting further the existing inequalities in our society.

In Lambeth, general practice is provided by a diverse workforce of whom we are justifiably proud. We have risen to the challenge of the pandemic and have been agile and swift in our responses. This has ensured that general practice has remained open all the way through the lockdown.

We aspire to look after our staff well. We will ensure that we fully assess the risks to our staff and take all necessary steps to minimise those risks. We also aspire to look after the wellbeing of all our staff.

General practice is for everyone. We are here to advocate for the health of our patients. We will ensure that we increase our efforts to tackle the health inequalities suffered by BAME communities but also others that are disadvantaged in our society today.

We pledge that we will work collaboratively with our partner organisations in health and social care to improve the health and wellbeing of patients registered with practices in Lambeth.

Coronavirus Advice (COVID-19)

PLT – Practice Closed For Training

On a number of days throughout the year the practice is closed for staff training.

We will be closed for Protected Learning Time on:

Thursday 30/01/2020 from 12.30pm.

There will be no GP’s available in the afternoon. Patients are reminded to collect and/or request prescriptions  in the morning.

Whilst the practice is closed please call 111 if you are unable to wait until the morning.

 

 

NHS Business Services Authority Collaboration

Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions.

The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of
our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.