Cyber-Attack on London Pathology Testing

NHS organisations across London continue to work in partnership to manage patient care following the ransomware cyber-attack on Synnovis earlier this week. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust remain in a critical incident, while Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Lewisham and

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Cyber-Attack on London Pathology Testing

NHS organisations across London continue to work in partnership to manage patient care following the ransomware cyber-attack on Synnovis earlier this week. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust remain in a critical incident, while Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Lewisham and

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Bank Holidays and other dates when the surgery is closed

The Practice will be closed on the following days: Need to see a doctor? NHS 111 can help If you need to see a doctor but can’t get to your local practice you may be able to be seen outside of normal practice hours. Call 111 and if appropriate, the advisor will be able to schedule

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Think pharmacy first

Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns, and now community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP.

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New Telephone System

From March 2024, we have migrated to a new cloud based telephone service. This will enable us to provide a better service to our patients in the following areas: We do hope that this new service will make communicating with us easier for you, our patients. Thank you *

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Independent Gender Violence Advocate

We are pleased to announce that there will be an IGVA (Independent Gender Violence Advocate) located in 4 Lewisham general practices starting from March 2024 for a period of 6 months. This role is being jointly commissioned by the SEL ICB and Lewisham Local Authority. The function of the IGVA is to support all primary

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Safe Surgery

We are proud to be a ‘Safe Surgery’ for everyone in our community. All are welcome. Everyone in the UK has the right to free care from a GP. If you don’t have proof of ID or address, you can still register. Immigration status or nationality don’t matter – reception won’t ask for immigration documents

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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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Government Emergency SMS Alert 23 April 2023

On Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm, a UK-wide test of an emergency alert system will take place on EVERY MOBILE PHONE in the country. This loud alarm will sound on your phone and make it vibrate, EVEN if it is switched to silent of notifications are off. For more information please visit the UK

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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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