ANYONE CAN REGISTER WITH US
The practice welcomes anybody who wishes to register with a GP, even for those who live outside of the catchment area. This is beneficial for those patients who work close by.
Please note those who do not live in the catchment area, will not be eligible for home visits. NHS England does have other measures set in place for those patients.
NO MORE Practice Boundaries
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE
The practice will be closed for public holidays.
EASTER: Friday 14th April and Monday 17th April
EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY: Monday 1st May
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY: Monday 29th May
SUMMER BANK HOLIDAY: Monday 28th August
CHRISTMAS: Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th December
Please apply for this with the pharmacy of your choice. This will allow your prescription request to directly go to your nominated pharamacy, electronically.
Patients who have been sent via their GP for bloods should go to the South Camden Centre for Health, which is located next to Stephenson House at the corner of Hampstead Road and Drummond Street. The service will operate from the Ground Floor of the building in room 26 from 08:00 – 16.30, Monday – Friday. No appointment necessary
South Camden Centre for Health
146-162 Drummond Street
DENTAL OUT OF HOURS SERVICE
A new service for OOH dental care will commence on 1st April, in conjunction with NHS 11 Providers. patients can access the service by phoning 020 3594 0938. Telephone lines are open Monday to Friday between 18:00 to 21:00, and on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays between 09:00 to 14:00 hours.
Dental Healthcare Professionals will conduct an assessment of their dental need over the phone and, be in the position to refer the patient to either an appropriate urgent care slot with one of the Out of hours urgent dental services or an in hours urgent care appointment with a local General Dental Practice.
Please be aware the telephone lines do not open until 09:00 each week day morning. The surgery is closed on the weekends
FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS
Free NHS checks are now underway for all patients between the ages of 40 – 74 years. If you are of South Asian ethnic background the health check is given to patients between the ages of 30 – 74 years. When you receive a letter with all the information, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with our Practice Nurse. Telephone on 020 7405 9360.
Book an appointment with our Practice Nurse, for all childhood immunisations. Bring your child’s Red Book each time your child sees the doctor or the nurse
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Health News from the BBC and the NHS
- Shrewsbury trust warned over baby heart monitoring in 2007
Since then, failures to monitor foetal heart rates have contributed to the deaths of five babies.
- Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals
The NHS in England wants to reduce sugar intake by patients and staff to reduce health problems.
- Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign
The stars of Broadchurch are among celebrities posting selfies to support a mental health initiative.
- Global plan to wipe out hepatitis
Viral hepatitis is killing as many people worldwide as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization.
- Early hip fracture surgery will save hundreds of lives
A report shows 8% fewer patients die within 30 days if they get surgery within 24 hours.
- Experts excited by brain ‘wonder-drug’
A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.
- Balloon emergency surgery treatment gets £1.1m Aberdeen study
Initial treatment for life-threatening bleeding injuries is trialled by the University of Aberdeen.
- Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study
Study of 250,000 UK commuters shows walking is good too but suggests two wheels are best.
- Molecule link to diabetic kidney disease
Edinburgh University scientists say the findings could lead to new therapies.
- New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate
A preliminary French study suggests valproate caused serious malformations in up to 4,100 children.
NHS Choices Behind the Headlines
- Children with regular bedtimes ‘less likely to become obese’
“Regular bedtimes make children less likely to be obese as adults,” is the slightly misleading Mail Online…
- Reported link between diet drinks and dementia and stroke is weak
“Diet drinks triple your risk of stroke and dementia,” the Daily Mail reports, as US research found a…
- Cycling commuters have lower rates of heart disease and cancer
“Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work,” BBC News advises,…
- Two older drugs could be ‘repurposed’ to fight dementia
“Depression and cancer drugs offer hope for dementia sufferers,” Sky News reports. The headline is prompted…
- Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic
“‘Potent’ new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins,” The Sun…
- Touchscreen-using toddlers may sleep less
“‘Touchscreen-toddlers’ sleep less,” BBC News report. Results from a survey of UK parents suggest every…
- Being either under or overweight may increase migraine risk
“People who are too fat or too thin are ‘more likely to suffer from migraines’,” reports The Sun. Researchers…
- Could your tattoos put you at risk of heat stroke?
“Do you have a tattoo? You may be at-risk of heat stroke as inked skin produces significantly less sweat…
- Daily diet of fresh fruit linked to lower diabetes risk
“Eating fresh fruit daily could cut risk of diabetes by 12%,” the Mail Online reports. A study of half…
- Brain cell reprogramming therapy shows promise for Parkinson’s
“New technique in which brain cells are reprogrammed could one day provide a cure for Parkinson’s disease,”…