Welcome to The Medical Centre
As a result of the pandemic, we had previously asked patients not to come into the practice due to the risk of infection. The government has indicated that as from the 19th July 2021, there will be an easing of lockdown restrictions nationally.
We are asking patients to continue to wear masks for appointments - even when restrictions ease.
The Medical Centre is urging people to cover their mouths and noses to 'protect staff and the vulnerable' from Covid-19.
This plea comes despite Boris Johnson announcing this week that it will no longer be a legal requirement to put on a mask on public transport or in shops and other venues from July 19.
The Prime Minister is instead telling members of the public to make a judgement call.
But the doctors at the Medical Centre are pleading with patients to wear masks 'until further notice'.
BOOST DAY is this Thursday 2nd December and is a day where you’ll see a mass media campaign takeover promoting the uptake of vaccines ahead of the festive season and there are a range of resources to support this on the Campaign Resource Centre (CRC). BOOST DAY will drive mass awareness and momentum around the importance of boosting your immunity this winter.
Messaging encourages those eligible to book their vaccines as soon as possible so we can all enjoy the festivities safely with our loved ones. This includes both flu and COVID-19 boosters, the evergreen offer for anyone still to get their 1st and 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine and second doses for 16-17-year olds. We welcome you all to get involved and use the BOOST DAY materials to make this day as big a success as possible.
Other new campaign material that you might have missed includes:
|Hannukah Social Statics - For those who have not seen the new Festivals and Celebrations assets that went up on the 25th Nov - Hannukah runs until Dec 6 so there is still time to use these social media resources.|
You can also find a helpful guide to navigating our Campaign Resource Centre (CRC).
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home and call the practice for further advice on 0207 607 8259
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or cannot go online.
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
PPG Meeting Invite - 18th January 2022
The Medical Centre opened in 1994 on Holloway Road - between Drayton Park and Liverpool Road - in wheelchair accessible premises.
We have a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, allied health care professionals and admin staff who take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centered healthcare.
In addition to diagnosis and treatment of illness, health promotion and screening the practice offers a wide range of medical services.
This website provides information about our services and how to get the best from them.
If you believe that you should be on the Vulnerable Patients list, please go to the following website and complete the form: www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
TESTING for COVID19
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ask for a test to check if you have the virus. This is called an antigen test.
Click here for more information
There is another type of test (antibody test) that checks if you've already had the virus. This test is not available yet
Cancer Reasearch UK
It is concerning that patients who might have symptoms that could be cancer, or changes unusual for them, are not seeking help from their GP during the pandemic. To complement the NHS public awareness campaigns aimed at encouraging people to continue presenting to primary care, we have launched a short UK-wide film this week on daytime TV and Facebook. The film reinforces the importance of people contacting their GP without delay if they are worried about changes that are unusual for them or symptoms which could be cancer.
For further Imformation: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/coronavirus/cancer-symptoms
PLEASE WATCH THE CLIP BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW:
At the Medical Centre we are committed to delivering high quality care to all our patients. We aim to maintain the traditional values of a family doctor whilst keeping up to date with new developments in healthcare.
Your health, wellbeing and dignity are central to everything we do. We will provide you with advice and treatment in a timely manner, and help you make decisions about your health by treating you as an equal.
Patient Access is our online service which will enable you to:
- book / cancel appointment
- order repeat prescriptions
- view your medical records
- change your contact details
In order to use our online services you must
- be a fully registered patient
- have an NHS number
- be 16 years or older
- have a letter from us with your personalised access codes.
To get this letter you need to come to reception and ask for 'Registration for Patient Access' (remember to bring some form of ID).
Once you have the access code and instructions you can connect to the Patient Access website at any time and register.
Choose the right NHS service
By choosing the NHS service that can best treat your symptoms you will help reduce the pressure on services like A&E.
Remember: A&E is only for life-threatening illnesses and injuries.
For more information on the range of services, check the section on NHS Services or visit www.islingtonccg.nhs.uk
During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the safety of our patients, partners, staff and driver companions is our primary concern, and we continue to follow government guidelines closely.
Our service is already well equipped to deal with, and react to COVID-19 safely and efficiently. As a standard, our MediCab® vehicles have the following in place:
- Ambulance deep-cleaned regularly.
- Hosted by drivers companions fully trained in Infection Control.
- Driver companions carry an Infection Control Kit including; disinfection sprays and disinfection wipes, and antibacterial hand-sanitizer.
In addition to this, we have put in place our COVID-19 guidelines.
Please follow the link for further information : https://oncuetransport.co.uk/
(Site updated 30/11/2021)