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Welcome to Chingford Medical Practice

4th January 2020

The NHS in London is very busy due to coronavirus infection rates but we'll help you get urgent care when you need it.  We are continuing to conduct our consultations mainly over the telephone and via video.  This is for everyone's safety and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult period.  We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed.

Please click on the link for  - "How to access your GP Practice" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXHPWbEmp5s&feature=youtu.be 

You can also contact us via the eConsult option

eConsult

Prescriptions and sick notes can be requested via our practice email: wfccg.chingfordmedicalpractice@nhs.net  - this is monitored regularly throughout the day.

NHS 111 can also be contacted, day or night for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.  Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies ONLY

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THURSDAYS                                                                                                                                                                      Every Thursday from 12pm - 6.30pm our phone lines are diverted to Fednet.  The practice will continue be open until 18.30pm,  You will NOT be able to see a doctor.  However, you will be continue to be able to drop off/collect prescriptions, Make/Cancel appointments and any other admin functions.

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COVID 19 Vaccination Clinics

The Covid-19 vaccinations will be commencing very soon at St Edmunds Church Hall (Chingford Mount Road) and you will be invited for your vaccine when it is the right time.  This service will be operating on a booked basis only; therefore please do not attend without an appointment.  When you do attend for your appointment, please ensure that you arrive on time and not early.

Thank you for following the Tier 4 rules which will help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe.

With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

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Covid-19 vaccines 

If you are aged 70 and over or are clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine. 

If you are a frontline health and social care worker, please book on the national booking system or using the staff booking system applicable in your organisation.

If you are aged 65-69 please book onto the national booking system for a list of vaccination sites or wait to get a letter from the NHS or be contacted by your GP.

If you are clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) or you are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, we are vaccinating people in this cohort, but please wait for your GP or council to contact you.

The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice. 

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for frontline health and social care staff, carers and clinical vulnerable (moderate risk) at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)

Getting the help you need 

The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.  

Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed.

 

We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.   

You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms. 

Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.  

Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe

by following the latest rules.   

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If you wish to join the Surgery FB page , please click on the link below ( currently in development)

https://www.facebook.com/Chingford-Medical-Practice-112820913911295/

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NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus;
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

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Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

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Symptoms to look out for:

 

COUGH / FEVER / SHORTNESS OF BREATH

Visit NHS.UK for more information

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G.D.P.R. (New Data Protection Regulation) - Privacy Notice

For more information on how the practice will look after your information please refer to the right hand column under Further Information and refer to our Privacy Notice.

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Bereavement Support - April 2020

Telephone Bereavement Counselling (During Covid 19) - please click link below

http://www.dropinbereavementcentre.btck.co.uk/OURSERVICES/BEREAVEMENTCOUNSELLING

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Medical Certificate (COVID-19)

If you need a Medical Certificate following self isolation due to COVID-19 for our employer please use the attached letter which you will need to fill in.

Medical Certificate for Employers - COVID-19)

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Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

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Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

Our premises have suitable access for disabled patients.

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(2020) 1 Million Step Challenge (Team CMP Movers)

2019 CMP Movers

Team (CMP MOVERS)

have completed the 1 Million Step Challenge for diabetes UK

We walked a total of (5,934.938) Steps & RAISED a Staggering (£581.76)

Thank you for helping us take strides towards a world where diabetes can do no harm.

 If you wish to know more visit. www.step.diabetes.org.uk

Thank you for your support ‘CMP MOVERS’

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scrubs

FOR THE LOVE OF SCRUBS!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Dobrik & Lawton who in partnership with WF Scrub Hub and their band of home stitchers who have supplied our lovely GPs and Nurses (pictured above looking very smart) with Scrubs during this crisis.

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