A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
Flu season is here! If you usually have your flu vaccination in the surgery and you’re eligible this year, please call reception 020 8989 6272 to get yourself booked in to one of our flu clinics.
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Redbridge Children's and Young Person Newsletter - Summer 2021 edition
How and why NHS Digital collects, analyses, publishes and shares data collected from GP practices for planning and research.
"If I die it will be your fault"
The Institute of General Practice Management has launched a campaign to raise awareness of some of the abuse our teams face every day. While most patients are polite and courteous, our teams are having to deal with abuse daily and the abuse must stop. Featured on 5Live and BBC Breakfast, hopefully this will make some people think twice.
Appointments - update 18.05.2021 - Getting the help you need
DURING THE CURRENT COVID PANDEMIC, ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE TELEPHONE TRIAGED BY A GP WITHIN A 3 HOUR TIME SLOT. YOU WILL BE CALLED AT ANY TIME DURING THAT TIME SLOT AS THE GP WORKS THEIR WAY THROUGH THEIR CALL BACK LIST.
NURSES APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS REGARDING CLOSE PROXIMITY, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO OFFER EAR SYRINGING OR COMPLETE ASTHMA REVIEWS AT THIS TIME.
Some consultations are over the phone and via video but will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed.
We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.
You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.
Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.
Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules.
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Welcome to Glebelands Practice
- a Care Navigation & eConsult practice.
What is Care Navigation?
Care Navigation is a tried and tested model of care that improves access to primary care services for patients and reduces GP pressures all in one. It allows
front line staff to provide patients with more information about local health and wellbeing services, both within and outside of primary care, in a safe, effective way. It is about offering patients choice and help to access the most appropriate service first which is not always the GP. It hopefully means that patients will find it easier to get a GP appointment when they need one
For example, when a patient presents with symptoms that would be better dealt with by another service such as a pharmacist or optician, patients can be confidently offered these choices, allowing them to go straight to the service which best meets their health and wellbeing needs.Care navigators are receptionists and admin staff who have been given specialist training to help them direct patients to the right health professional first time.
Definition of Care Navigation
“A person centred approach that uses signposting and information to help primary care patients and their carers move through the health and social care system as smoothly as possible to ensure that unmet needs are met.”
For our local care navigation services, click here
Can somebody else help me other than my GP?
If you need medical assistance outside of these hours call NHS 111 for professional advice
(Site updated 16/09/2021)