The Flu Season is nearly here and it is important that you get your flu jab early.
Influenza is an acute viral infection which spreads easily from person to person. Those most at risk are the over 65s, those with chronic respiratory disease such as asthma and chronic bronchitis, people with diabetes mellitus, those with an underactive immune system and pregnant women.
Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection. If you are eligible for a flu vaccine, please attend one of our walk-in flu clinics. No appointment necessary, just come and see us between 1.00pm and 2.00pm on the following dates:
- Tuesday 22nd September
- Monday 28th September
- Tuesday 29th September
- Tuesday 6th October
We will also be running a flu clinic on Saturday 26th September from 08.30am to 11.00am. This is for booked appointments only. Please contact Reception to make an appointment.
Born between 1st September 1996 and 31st August 1997? Please phone the surgery to have the new Meningitis Vaccine. CLICK HERE for more information.
Simpson House Carers Support Group
Our next Coffee Morning is on Friday 18th September at 10.30am at South Harrow Methodist Church opposite Simpson House. If you are a carer, please come and join us.
Welcome to Dr Bina Chauhan
We have a new GP, Dr Bina Chauhan, who has been doing 6 sessions a week since 17th August. She will take over responsibility for the patients of Dr Seyan (who retired in June) and become their named accountable GP.
The Practice has implemented a new Did Not Attend Policy. For full details click HERE and go to the Missed Appointments tab.
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.
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.