Additional Polio Clinics for 5-9 year olds

POP-UP POLIO VACCINATION CLINIC
Where? Lambeth Civic Centre SW2 1EG (3 minutes from Brixton station)
For who? All children aged 5-9
• 14th September – 16th September, 15.15 – 18.30
• 21st September – 23rd September, 15.15 – 18.30
• 24th September, 11.00 – 16.00
NO BOOKING NEEDED – JUST TURN UP AND WAIT YOUR TURN! To explore all available vaccination sites for Polio, please see here

Childhood vaccinations Q&A for parents

For parents of children getting their vaccinations can have their questions answered by London clinicians and UK Health Security Agency experts.

Join the Q&A session on Tuesday 13 September 2022 from 13:00 to 14:00. Find out more and register.

Bowel Cancer Screening

Your next poo could save your life

We are supporting a London-wide campaign to encourage more patients to do their free NHS bowel cancer screening home test, which checks if you could have bowel cancer.

People who are the right age are sent a free NHS FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) kit every two years. You use it to collect a small sample of poo and post it back to an NHS lab.

The campaign by NHS London, “Your next poo could save your life”, urges more people to use their kit – a message we wholeheartedly endorse.

Screening can help prevent bowel cancer and find it at an early stage when it’s easier to treat. People who complete their screening are 25% less likely to die of bowel cancer.

The kits are for people with no symptoms and most people get the all-clear.

If you are aged 56, 58 (on or after 16 May 2022) or 60 to 74 and we have your correct address, you will be sent a kit every 2 years. Please use it. By April 2025, bowel cancer screening kits will be for everyone aged 50 to 74 in England.

To find out more and hear from other Londoners about their experience of bowel cancer screening, visit www.healthylondon.org/bcs If you have symptoms of bowel cancer which last for three weeks or more, please contact the practice and ask for an appointment.

The Practice will close at 12.30pm on 7.9.22 for staff training

The Practice will close at 12.30pm on 7.9.2022 for staff training and it will reopen on 8.09.2022 at 8.00am.

For any URGENT reasons which cannot wait while we will be closed for training please call 020 8175 0143, and you will speak to a GP who will assess your problem and arrange appropriate care. For any non-urgent problems please visit our practice website and click on the online consultation link where your query will be dealt with when the practice re-opens.

In a medical emergency, please telephone 999 or for advice, telephone 111

If you have a prearranged appointment at The Well Centre, please enter the lobby and call the intercom for one of their staff members.

Thank you.

Herne Hill Group Practice

Polio Rise – Update

You may be aware that traces of the polio virus have been found in sewage in London Boroughs and the best way to protect children is to make sure they are fully up to date with their vaccinations.

A letter from NHS England went out to all parents/carers in the 32 London Boroughs with children aged between 1-9 late last week inviting them to receive a dose of vaccine against polio, for some this will be an additional dose, for others who are not up to date with their routine vaccinations it will be a catch-up dose. Those that should have recieved one of these letters can book in a polio vaccine now.

Below are all the Sites where these vaccines can be booked for, Akerman Medical Practice will operate on an invite basis only. Links below on how to book.

Guy’s Hospital

Great Maze Pond                                                  

SE1 9RT                                        

5–9-year-olds only

 

Nearest station: London Bridge

(3 minute walk)       

 

To book an appointment at Guy’s Hospital please use their online booking system.

 

If you have any difficulties using the online booking system, please contact the hospital via email: CovidVaccineBookings@gstt.nhs.uk

 

Kings Hospital

Denmark Hill

SE5 9RS

 

5–9-year-olds only

 

Nearest station: Denmark Hill

(3 minute walk) or Loughborough Junction (5 minute walk)

 

To book an appointment at Kings Hospital please call 0203 299 9405 or email:

kch-tr.vaccinebookings@nhs.net.

Akerman Medical Practice

60 Patmos Road

London

SW9 6AF

1–9-year-olds

 

Nearest station: Oval Station

(10 minute walk)

P5 bus stops outside the Health Centre

 

Clinic is operated on

Appointment Basis Only

 

Any queries: lgpf.lambethgpfederations@nhs.net

 

The Practice will close at 12.30pm on 12.7.22 for staff training

The Practice will close at 12.30pm on 12.7.2022 for staff training and it will reopen on 13.07.2022 at 8.00am.

For any URGENT reasons which cannot wait while we will be closed for training please call 020 8175 0143, and you will speak to a GP who will assess your problem and arrange appropriate care. For any non-urgent problems please visit our practice website and click on the online consultation link where your query will be dealt with when the practice re-opens.

In a medical emergency, please telephone 999 or for advice, telephone 111

If you have a prearranged appointment at The Well Centre, please enter the lobby and call the intercom for one of their staff members.

Thank you.

Herne Hill Group Practice

Covid control measure changes – 27.6.22

Thank you to all patients for adhering to our covid rules.

We can now gladly say that masks are no longer required when entering the surgery unless you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing).

Our main practice door will now be open so no need to use the intercom to enter.

We can also gladly announce our self service screen is back in use for patients arriving themselves.

Clinicians and nurses will still be following all covid guidelines where applicable.

We would like to send a big thankyou for your patience and understanding during this time.

Mental Health Week 2022 – 9-15th May

Fancy a cuppa? Sometimes reaching out to someone with as little as three words can make a big difference.

 

This Mental Health Awareness Week, the theme is loneliness – something we all can experience at some point in our lives, which can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.

 

Sometimes it can be easier to reach out to someone else who may be feeling lonely. As part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters campaign the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport alongside the Department for Health and Social Care are continuing to encourage people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ by taking a simple action to help someone who may be feeling lonely. If we do this regularly, we can all help to lift each other up.

 

Find out how you can help to lift someone out of loneliness.

HHGP Closure on Bank Holiday – 2.5.22

The practice will be closed for May Bank Holiday on Monday 2/5/22. We will reopen on Tuesday 3/5/22

For any URGENT reasons which cannot wait while we will be closed for the bank holiday please call 111, and you will speak to a GP who will assess your problem and arrange appropriate care. For any non-urgent problems please visit our practice website and click on the online consultation link where your query will be dealt with when the practice re-opens.

In a medical emergency, please telephone 999 or for advice, telephone 111

Safer Surgeries

We are part of the Safer Surgeries Program. This initiative focuses on improving access to healthcare for all people but especially removing barriers for patients who might be refugees, asylum seekers and those that do not speak English This also includes support for those in vulnerable circumstances e.g. suffering from domestic violence, are homeless or who have no fixed address or ID etc.

More information can be found at the following website. Doctors of the World – Doctors of the World