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Help for Unpaid Carers

Lewisham is overhauling the help that they give to unpaid carers in the area. Maximising Wellbeing of Unpaid Carers is a new service through Imago providing support and opportunities for Unpaid Adult Carers, Young Adult Carers and Young Carers We help Unpaid Carers get the support they need to maintain their own health, wellbeing and

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NHS winter flu and covid vaccine

The adult covid and flu vaccination programmes had been due to start in October to maximise protection over the winter months, but now those most at risk including adult care home residents will be vaccinated from 11 September.

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World Hepatitis Day 28th July 2023

Every year, more than a million lives are lost to hepatitis. We’re not waiting for change – we’re fighting to make it happen. We’re not waiting ‘We’re not waiting’ is call to action for WHD 2023. It’s a call to accelerate elimination efforts of viral hepatitis now and the urgent need for testing and treatment

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MMR and Measles

Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it.

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How To Cope When Someone Dies

Woolstone Medical Centre has put together a guide to practical implications of bereavement to help you through this difficult time. Grief and personal distress may make it hard to deal with urgent practical matters and formalities. The following guide is a simple list of steps you need to take when someone close to you dies.

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Heatwave Advice

Following the latest Met Office heat wave alert, NHS England is continuing to remind people to be aware of the health risks of hot weather. You can check out the latest Weather Warnings from the MET Office by visiting the MET Office Weather Warning Page

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New plan for GPs and local pharmacies

As you may have seen, the NHS published a “Delivery plan for recovering access to primary care” on 9th May. Please note that the initiatives in this plan – including new services from pharmacies – have not started yet. They will come into effect over the coming months. In the meantime, please continue to contact

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Measles: Are you protected?

Parents are being asked to check children are fully up to date with their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations by checking their vaccine record in their red book.

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Lewisham Food Bank

Woolstone Medical Centre is proud to be working with Lewisham Food Bank. We have a box located in our reception area for which you can leave your donations. Lewisham Food Bank then collect on a regular basis to share out to those in need in the community. You can find out more about Lewisham Food

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Refuge

Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser designed to control his partner. It can happen at any point in a relationship, including after you have split up. Anyone forced to change their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner or ex-partner’s reaction is experiencing abuse. Domestic abuse can

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GP Patient Survey 2023

The 2023 GP Patient Survey (GPPS) has now launched and will continue to run until March 2023. It is an independent survey run by Ipsos on behalf of NHS England, and the largest survey used to measure patient experience in the UK and is a key source for gathering feedback on general practice services and

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NHS Remote Patient Monitoring Service

The service has been created by the NHS and Doctaly to help monitor patients at home who have certain longterm conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension. It is designed to help NHS healthcare professionals safely manage and monitor these patients without the patients needing to physically visit a GP practice. Many of these patients

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Health Worker Strikes in December 2022 and January 2023

London Ambulance Strikes December 2022 and January 2023 More information about the strikes can be found on the NHS.uk website at: NHS England » Information for the public on industrial action Please select hospital below for information regarding upcoming RCN Nursing strikes at: Guys Hospital Lewisham Hospital King’s College Hospital If you have an appointment

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Stay well this winter

The colder winter months can have a significant impact on your health and wellbeing. Find advice on how to stay healthy and well this winter.

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PRIMARY CARE DATA PUBLISHED

On Thursday 24 November 2022, NHS Digital published GP data by practice covering access, complaints and payments. Publication of the data is part of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s ‘Our Plan for Patients’ to enable patients to have more information available to choose the right practice for them.  The publication of

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Boost Your Immunity This Winter

People urged not to ignore COVID-19 booster invitation – as difficult winter could lie ahead It’s that time of the year when colds and flu sweep through the nation. This year it’s more important than ever to get a booster jab, not only against the flu but also COVID-19.  The NHS are urging people not … Read more

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Better Health: Every Mind Matters

Looking after your mental health. There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

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Enhanced Hours

Effective from Saturday 1st October, General Practice is required to deliver a range a primary care services between 18:30 – 20:00 on weekdays and 09:00 – 17:00 on Saturdays with some local discretion allowed. This is a compulsory change to the national primary care contract. Sydenham Green Group Practice, The Vale Medical Centre, Well’s Park Practice

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Stoptober is back!

Whether you want to start breathing easier, feel the energy boost or even have a little more money to spend, there has never been a better time to stop smoking.

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Influenza Vaccinations 2023

We have started to send out invites to patients to book their Annual Flu Jab. This year we are offering patients the option of booking directly from your smartphone as well as calling the practice. The advantage of booking directly yourself is that you get to see what appointments are available at the time of

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