The Practice has implemented a new Did Not Attend Policy. For full details click HERE and go to the Missed Appointments tab.
Simpson House Carers Support Group
Our next Coffee Morning is on Friday 15th May at 10.30am at South Harrow Methodist Church opposite Simpson House. If you are a carer, please come and join us. Everyone welcome!
Do you suffer from Hay Fever?
Hay fever season is almost upon us, meaning many of us will soon be suffering from the runny noses and itchy eyes which can blight our Spring and Summer.
If you are known to suffer with hay fever and require a prescription to relieve the symptoms it’s not necessary to make an appointment to see your GP. You can simply fill out a form at Reception and return it to the Prescription box. Alternatively you download the form by clicking HERE and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Patient Registration
If you are new to the area and are looking for a GP, firstly, welcome to Harrow! We are currently registering new patients and would be happy to provide you with further information about the Practice and the services we offer. Follow the links above to find out more about our clinics and services as well as the practice staff. If you would like to know how to register please click HERE.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Happy New Year to all our patients! We hope you have a healthy 2015! Would you like to have your say in how the practice is run this year? If so you can do just that by joining the practice's Patient Participation Group. They help look at issues currently affecting the practice and offer their ideas on how improvements can be made. Over the last 6 months they have also set up a carer's support group for our patients and started publishing the Simpson Spectator, our very own newsletter. The Practice is very grateful for the work that Bernice, the Chairperson, and the rest of the group do, and find their input invaluable.
Think before you attend A&E
Before you attend A&E please think carefully about whether that is actually the right choice or whether you could get help elsewhere. There are still people heading to A&E even though they should really be seeking help from GPs, pharmacists or getting better at home.
The hospital teams find themselves having to care for people with illnesses such as colds and flu; or the winter sickness and diarrhoea bug – that means they have to balance the overriding need to deal with genuine medical emergencies; with the needs of the less seriously ill.
Many people arriving at A&E would get faster; more convenient help if they spoke to a qualified pharmacist; contacted the practice; called 111; visited one of the NHS walk-in centres or an urgent care centre.