Welcome to the Facebook group for South Southall Primary Care Network (PCN). The PCN comprises of nine GP surgeries based in Southall.
We are here to support you to feel in charge of your health and well-being.www.facebook.com/SSNPCN/
This covid information may be of use to you or someone you know
How to use pulse oximeter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifnYjD4IKus
Post recovery leaflet: https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/OH-090.20-Post-COVID-Leaflet.pdfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for more information please see link: Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK
Patients are now being called for vaccination against covid19 infection. When it is your turn you will be contacted via your mobile and a link to book your vaccination sent to you. If you do not have a mobile we will contact your and book your appointment manually for you at one of the two hubs below- or you can ring the surgery.
The two local Vaccination Centres are:
Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Road. Ealing
The Dominion Centre, 112 The Green. Southall
Further information can be found at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
The Practice can only book patients according to the NHS criteria so please be patient and wait your turn. You will receive a message from the practice when it is the turn of the category that you fall in.
At the moment patients in the following categories are being called:
- Patients over 65
- All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which puts them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- shielding patients will be receiving letters soon on how to book for vaccinations.
If you feel you need to be vaccinated and have not been called please contact the surgery and speak to a nurse or GP.
More information on eligibility and self booking on: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
PLEASE NOTE: THE COVID VACCINATIONS ARE NOT BE DELIVERED IN PRACTICE AT THE MOMENT
As you will be aware, the Covid rates of infection have increased to significant levels in our area.
At the same time we need to maximise our work of vaccinating patients with the Covid vaccine.
We have been advised to free up time with our team to help look after patients with emergencies and protect patients with the vaccine.
If you need to contact the practice with other symptoms or queries please use the eConsult on the practice website. Your online form will be reviewed by a clinician and you will be contacted back with a text.
You will either be contacted by the surgery to ask you more questions or you will receive a text on what to do next.
OUT OF HOURS COVER
- Please be aware the 111 service is currently under extreme pressure in our area. GP surgeries are open from 08:00 to 18:30 (core hours), except on weekends and bank holidays.
- If you need non-covid medical help during the weekend between 8am and 8pm, please call the extended hours GP service on 020 8280 2794.
- If you are calling outside these times, please visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111.
- If you have COVID symptoms, please visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111
- If you have a medical emergency, please dial 999 as usual.
We are not carrying out any NON-NHS work. such as letters of registration, DVLA or insurance reports at the moment.
If you have any queries please contact the surgery.
WE ARE OPEN BUT VERY BUSY so bear with us if phone lines are busy at times. the best times to ring are between 11-3pm if you call is not urgent.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Patient face covering exemptions
From Friday 24 July people are required to wear face-coverings in several environments including public transport, shops and supermarkets, practices may get an increase in requests from patients to provide exemption letters.
Government guidance on face coverings including exemptions can be found here.
Practices have a contractual and legal obligation to provide patients with copies of their medical records. If requested by a patient, practices should provide the patient with either a copy of their notes or a summary which states the conditions which the patient is known to suffer with and have been documented in their medical record.
Risk assessing or producing a letter for a patient to be exempt from wearing a face covering is not part of the practice’s NHS obligations nor are GPs in a position to do this.
The government guidance on exemptions enables individuals to self-declare that they are exempt, medical evidence is not required.
If a practice receives a request for an exemption letter, they should direct the patient to the exemption guidance and self-declaration certificates. Practices may wish to consider updating their website with this information and using a standard text such as the one below, in response to a patient requesting an exemption letter/certificate.
Template website text:
As a practice we are not able to provide any patient with an exemption certificate or letter. The risks of Covid-19 infection is still significant so please wear face coverings. Should you feel that you should be exempt from wearing a face covering please download an exemption card.
GETTING HELP AND SUPPORT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN EMERGENCY SITUATION TO FIND HELP. IF DOMESTIC ABUSE IS HAPPENING TO YOU, IT’S IMPORTANT TO TELL SOMEONE AND REMEMBER YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
- talk to a doctor, health visitor or midwife
- women can call The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247 for free at any time, day or night. The staff will offer confidential, non-judgemental information and support
- men can call Men’s Advice Line on 0808 8010 327 (Monday and Wednesday, 9am to 8pm, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 5pm) for non-judgemental information and support
- men can also call ManKind on 0182 3334 244 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm)
- If you identify as LGBT+ you can call Galop on 0800 999 5428 for emotional and practical support
- anyone can call Karma Nirvana on 0800 5999 247 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) for forced marriage and honour crimes. You can also call 020 7008 0151 to speak to the GOV.UK Forced Marriage Unit
- in an emergency, call 999
You can also email for support. It is important that you specify when and if it is safe to respond and to which email address:
The Survivor’s Handbook from the charity Women’s Aid is free and provides information for women on a wide range of issues, such as housing, money, helping your children, and your legal rights.
If you are worried that you are abusive, you can contact the free Respect helpline on 0808 802 4040.