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Dear patients,

Vaccine mobilisation has started in Westminster with the most clinically vulnerable groups as defined by the UK government being offered the vaccine first.

Please do not contact your practice for this - you will be contacted as vaccines are delivered.

Our initial wave begins December 18th/19th with a very small number of vaccines being delivered. Eligible patients will be contacted. Priority is for the oldest, most high risk patients first.

Thereafter we will begin at a larger scale in January. This will take place at Lord's Cricket Ground and the South Westminster Centre.

Flu Jabs!

We have plenty of appointments available for flu jabs, Please call the practice to arrange

Cervical Screening Clinics in Extended Hours – Sat 1pm – 5pm @ Westbourne Green Surgery & Sun 9am – 1pm @ Connaught Square Practice

Cervical screening only clinics are now available in Extended Hours hubs. These are held at Westbourne Green Surgery every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm, and every Sunday at Connaught Square Practice from 9am to 1pm.

Please call the practice or use our eConsult service to arrange.

Dear patients

As of the 1st of November 2020 our senior GP Dr Yal Heidari will be leaving Fitzrovia Medical Centre after 8 wonderful years. Going forward from the 1st of November our new 2 senior partners will be Dr Clare Orrom-Swan and Dr Thanh Mai Nguyen. Please join us in wishing Dr Heidari the best of luck in her new endeavours and welcoming Dr Orrom-Swan and Dr Nguyen in to their new roles.


Covid-19 advice for parents during coronavirus

Emotional Support from the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic

Self Isolating Support!

 

Please follow the link to the referral form from the council to refer patients for support self-isolating with or without COVID-19 symptoms offering support getting food, medication, a range of other things:

 

For patients living in the Westminster borough please follow the links below:

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/ask-help

 

A more localised to each ward volunteer based support network referral form:

 

https://www.westminstermutualaid.co.uk/request-help

For patients living in Camden borough please follow the link below:

https://www.camden.gov.uk/emergency-food-packages-covid19-/-coranavirus-?inheritRedirect=true


Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in North West London and Public Health England (are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

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 you cannot go online.


Important Information!!

Changes to Gabapentin and Pregabalin medication please follow link below for full details

 pregabalin-and-gabapentin-patient-handout


Help cut demand on your NHS Practice by seeking self-care advice before seeing your GP

https://askmygp.uk/press-release-askmygp-overcomes-nhs-choices-search-gremlins/

APPs offering access to GP at your convenience

Dear Patients,

please note that using these apps will lead to you being taken off the Fitzrovia Medical Centre list as you would have virtually signed up with a new GP. This means your records will be sent back to NHS England and that if you wish to be seen here again you will have to go through the registration process again.

SASH - Support and Advice on Sexual Health 

http://wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/sexualhealth/

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