Monthly Archives: June 2015

All patients registered at this practice now have a Named Accountable GP

Building on the 2014-2015 GP contractual agreement to provide a Named Accountable GP for patients aged 75 and over, this requirement has now been extended to all patients including children from 1st June 2015.

All registered patients at this practice have now been allocated a Named Accountable GP. New patients joining the surgery will be advised of their Accountable GP at the point of registration. If you do not know who your named GP is, please ask a member of our reception team.

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All patients registered at this practice now have a Named Accountable GP

Building on the 2014-2015 GP contractual agreement to provide a Named Accountable GP for patients aged 75 and over, this requirement has now been extended to all patients including children from 1st June 2015.

All registered patients at this practice have now been allocated a Named Accountable GP. New patients joining the surgery will be advised of their Accountable GP at the point of registration. If you do not know who your named GP is, please ask a member of our reception team.

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Edith Cavell: Free Health Advice session: Streatham Hill Library on Monday 15th June 2015

Edith Cavell Surgery organised a Free Health Advice session at Streatham Hill Library as part of Health Awareness Week 2015 on Monday 15th June 2015.

The purpose of Health Awareness Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases, whilst challenging people with healthy living goals.

Navim Ali and Muriam Afrasiab, Health Care Assistants at Edith Cavell Surgery coordinated and attended the event, meeting with many members of the public who were interested in many different aspects of health guidance such as smoking cessation, diet management, alcohol related issues and getting fit through exercise.

Visitors received personalised health advice together with literature and booklets for self-management provided by the British Heart Foundation, NHS Smoke Free and Diabetes UK. The team also provided patient dietary information leaflets from Patient.info. Edith Cavell Surgery has been requested to rerun the session quarterly due to the high levels of interest and attendance.

Special thanks to Streatham Hill Library’s Asmaa Ansari (Librarian).

Streatham High: PPG Health & Wellness Open Day

Streatham High Practice hosted a very successful Health & Wellness Open Day to all members of the public on Saturday 6th June 2015 as part of PPG Awareness Week (1st – 6th June 2015).

The event was well attended with over 150 attendees, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, PPG members and local councillors.

PPG Awareness Week aims to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation.

The PPG of Streatham High Practice achieved this aim triumphantly, with a very well organised event coordinated with staff at the practice, combining interactive elements such as the London Ambulance Service CPR demonstrations, Lambeth Food Co-Op gardening workshops, several activities for children as well as informative stalls including The Expert Patients Programme and Self- Care Services, Health Trainer Services and Lambeth and Southwark Action on Malnutrition Project.

Visitors also met PPG representatives and members of practice staff, learning about the services on offer at Streatham High Practice as well as within the local community.

Dr Michael Hooper’s workshop on vegetarianism had a full attendance, with visitors keen to learn about the benefits of a vegan diet.

Streatham High Practice thanked the PPG for organising an extremely valuable event for the community and intends to make the event an annual occurrence.