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Carers Rights Day celebration: Thursday 21 November 2019

We have teamed up with the Carers UK to celebrate Carers Rights Day on Thursday 21 November 2019. This is a national day that helps to ensure unpaid carers are aware of their rights and where they can get help and support.  See poster and event details below.

Event Details

On Thursday 21 November 2019, Carers UK will have an information stall at Streatham High Practice from 10.00am to 12.30pm.

At the information stall, you will be able to find out how Carers UK can provide help and support to you – or a family member, friend or neighbour who may be a carer.

All patients, friends and family are welcome to attend the event.

We want to know if you are a carer

Please let us know if you are a carer. Carers are people who provide unpaid support to a partner, relative or friend to live independently. Without this help, their health or wellbeing would deteriorate.

If you are a carer, the practice will be able to offer you additional support to meet your own health needs.

Find out more about information about carers >>

About Carers UK

Carers UK is a national charity. Carers UK runs a network of local branches and contacts to support carers. Their goal is to give you expert information and advice that is tailored to your situation, to champion your rights and support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are.

Find out more about Carers UK >>

SHP: NEW telephone number and system from Thursday 21 November 2019

New telephone system and number for Streatham High Practice – improving your service from Thursday 21st November 2019

Dear Patients,

Your feedback is very important to us, and is helping to improve and shape the care that we deliver at Streatham High Practice.

Complete a short survey now

We know from the experiences that you have shared with us that you are unsatisfied with the current telephone system, and that you can often be on hold for quite some time, as well as sometimes experience disconnection whilst in conversation with one of our team members.

We have been working hard with the current telephone system provider, and earlier this year we took the firm decision to change telephony provider, as we do not consider the current system to be fit-for-purpose having explored all possible options for its improvement.

From Thursday 21st November 2019, the new number for Streatham High Practice will be 020 7062 7860. The new number is part of a brand new telephone system that we have invested in for our patients, and this is designed to provide you with an improved service, thank you for your patience during the change and sorry for any inconvenience you may experience in adjusting to the new number.

The current number (020 3049 4850) cannot be transferred to us, and will instead play a permanent message stating:

“Please note, the number for Streatham High Practice has now changed. The new number is 020 7062 7860, that’s 020 7062 7860. Please store this new number. Your call is now being diverted.”

If you have any queries or concerns and would like to write to us, please email us on, lamccg.shs@nhs.net thank you.

ECS: NEW telephone number and system from Wednesday 20 November 2019

New telephone system and number for Edith Cavell Surgery – improving your service from Wednesday 20th November 2019

Dear Patients,

Your feedback is very important to us, and is helping to improve and shape the care that we deliver at Edith Cavell Surgery.

Complete a short survey now

We know from the experiences that you have shared with us that you are unsatisfied with the current telephone system, and that you can often be on hold for quite some time, as well as sometimes experience disconnection whilst in conversation with one of our team members.

We have been working hard with the current telephone system provider, and earlier this year we took the firm decision to change telephony provider, as we do not consider the current system to be fit-for-purpose having explored all possible options for its improvement.

From Wednesday 20th November 2019, the new number for Edith Cavell Surgery will be 020 7062 7870. The new number is part of a brand new telephone system that we have invested in for our patients, and this is designed to provide you with an improved service, thank you for your patience during the change and sorry for any inconvenience you may experience in adjusting to the new number.

The current number (020 3049 5900) cannot be transferred to us, and will instead play a permanent message stating:

“Please note, the number for Edith Cavell Surgery has now changed. The new number is 020 7062 7870, that’s 020 7062 7870. Please store this new number. Your call is now being diverted.”

If you have any queries or concerns and would like to write to us, please email us on, lamccg.ecs@nhs.net thank you.

Edith Cavell: shortlisted as Surgery of the Year 2019 – VOTE NOW!

Dear Patients,

GREAT NEWS!! We have been nominated as Surgery of the Year 2019 by one of our patients! Thank you so much for the nomination, we now need you to please vote for us!!

Please can you kindly take 2 mins to vote for us by:

  1. Going to: http://bit.ly/2XFhIyN
  2. Select Edith Cavell Surgery from the drop list and complete the form – a comment is helpful but not mandatory

VOTE FOR EDITH CAVELL NOW

There are 86 practices in the competition this year, we think we need a few 1000 votes to win, so please do share this widely with friends and family – anyone can vote as per the organisers.

Last year there were 83 practices with 20,000 total votes amongst them.

Thanks in advance for your support.
Dr Simon Hassan
Lead GP – Edith Cavell Surgery

New well being service for 11-19 year olds will be available in the South-East

To coincide with Children’s Mental Health Week, the NHS across south east London has commissioned Kooth to give local children and young people aged 11-19 access to free, anonymous mental health and emotional well-being service.

Kooth has been available to young people in Lewisham for two years with over 1,000 children that have already benefited from the service. For an initial period of 14 months the service will now also be made available to young people across the whole of south-east London – Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth and Southwark.

Improving mental health is a priority for Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL) which is the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) for south east London.Kooth offers access to self-help materials, mood-tracking and goal setting tools, counsellor messaging and peer-to-peer support through moderated online forums. The forums address issues that range from exam stress and depression to self-harm and relationship problems.

Qualified counsellors are also available to support any child or young person in one-to-one sessions, from 12-noon until 10 pm on weekdays, and from 6 pm until 10 pm on weekends.

Young people can log on to Kooth.com from any connected device wherever they are 365 days a year to access help and support for their mental wellbeing.

 

Please see link below :

https://www.kooth.com/

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Lambeth council launch new ‘Your health’ web page

 

Lambeth public health has launched a new health and well-being web page titled ‘Your Health’.

This digital resource will help to promote health and well-being amongst Lambeth residents. The site provides information and advice regarding health and well-being, as well as detailing all council services. The services are provided by community and voluntary sectors, to create an up-to-date and comprehensive directory.

More specifically, this resource has updated information, advice and signposting to promote health and well being, including physical activity, healthier eating and sexual health.

So whether it helps smoking cessation, cutting down on alcohol or just getting involved with a local community group in Lambeth. The Lambeth ‘Your Health’ page will be the place to start.

 

For more information please visit: 

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/adult-social-care-and-health/your-healthhealth-page

New Lambeth service to help people manage their drinking

Lambeth Council has launched a new online service called DrinkCoach – this service will help residents understand the risks associated with their drinking and what services are available to give advice and support.
 
A quarter of Lambeth residents binge drink at least once a week and 38% of adults drink more than the recommended 14 units per week – higher than the national average. This has led to an increase in alcohol-related hospital admissions.
 
By answering 12 simple questions, users can understand their drinking receive advice and information on local face-to-face support.
 
The test only takes two minutes to complete and is confidential.

https://drinkcoach.org.uk/alcohol-test

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Winter Holiday Timings 2018-2019

Please note our opening schedule until Wednesday 2 January 2019 below, after which the usual schedule will resume for each practice from Thurs 3 January 2019.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Streatham High Practice

Monday 24 December 2018 8.00am – 8.30pm
Tuesday 25 December 2018 CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December 2018 CLOSED
Thursday 27 December 2018 8.00am – 8.30pm
Friday 28 December 2018 8.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 9.30am – 12.00pm
Sunday 30 December 2018 CLOSED
Monday 31 December 2018 8.00am – 8.30pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January 2019 8.00am – 8.30pm

Edith Cavell Surgery

Monday 24 December 2018 8.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday 25 December 2018 CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December 2018 CLOSED
Thursday 27 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 28 December 2018 8.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 9.00am – 12.00pm
Sunday 30 December 2018 9.00am – 12.00pm
Monday 31 December 2018 8.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January 2019 8.00am – 8.30pm

Streatham Place Surgery

Monday 24 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 25 December 2018 CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December 2018 CLOSED
Thursday 27 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 28 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 9.00am – 12.00pm*
Sunday 30 December 2018 9.00am – 12.00pm*
Monday 31 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm

*Clinic ran from Edith Cavell Surgery

Streatham Place and Streatham High celebrates the NHS turning 70: after-event report

Streatham High Practice kicked off the celebrations on Friday 6 July, partnering with the other surgeries in Gracefield Gardens for a day full of NHS-related activities, live singers and healthcare stalls.

Streatham Place Surgery also hosted a successful Tea Party for all members of the public on Friday 20 July 2018.

The event was well attended, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, local healthcare providers and surgery staff.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with old and existing staff members of the practise. The event was to celebrate the NHS turning 70 years old, and gave attendees the opportunity to have their shingles vaccinations. Patients also had access to refreshments.

The event provided a great platform for local healthcare services to engage with one another, promoting a holistic and community based approach to healthcare. The local services that attended were:

  • Certitude, a charity that supports people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues. They provide support in a variety of ways, such as round the clock support, to independent living in the community.
  • The London Ambulance Service, a service with 70 ambulance stations and 5,000 staff, making it the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK.
  • Lambeth CCG, to spread information and advice on diabetes.
  • Carers Hub, a charity offering services to anyone who provides unpaid care and support to a Lambeth resident. They offer advice, information, emotional support, and events.
  • GoodGym, a local scheme which raises money by running to fund projects such as helping older people with tasks such as clearing gardens, making social visits to isolated older people and running in groups to do physical tasks for community organisations.
  • Carers4Carers, a charity group run by carers and ex-carers, who offer care services for those who care for disabled, sick and elderly loved ones. Some of the services offered are a pampering programme, organised trips and picnics.
  • Tennis2Be, a charity that is committed to ensuring tennis is enjoyed by a broad spectrum of participants, including disables and special needs players. This provides essential social engagement, and increases the wellbeing of the members.

Streatham Place Surgery celebrates the NHS turning 70: Friday 20 July 2018

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The NHS has turned 70!

All patients are invited to join us in celebrating this milestone on Friday 20 July 2018 12.00pm – 2.00pm.

You will be able to enjoy our FREE tea party, one of a number of similar events taking place all over the UK to mark 70 years since the NHS began. There will also be an opportunity to meet with members of our practice team as well as local health and social services, and eligible patients will be able to receive their shingles vaccination.

Find out more about 70 years of the NHS, watch these insightful presentations: