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In view of the challenging times, DO NOT make any UNNECESSARY TRIPS to the practice. 

We are temporarily changing our protocols to do as much as we can over the phone. This is to protect everyone." Be Safe, STAY AT HOME and Stay SAFE"

Prescription Requests - Please DO NOT request your prescriptions early as this put an enormous pressure on our limited available staff.

If your requests are OVER a week EARLY, they WILL BE REJECTED by the practice. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Coronavirus - For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk.


Flu Facts

There are many myths surrounding flu and the flu vaccine. This means that the public often don’t understand the seriousness of the flu and the importance of getting
vaccinated.
Please use these flu facts to encourage staff, patients and those in at risk groups to get vaccinated.
The flu jab can’t give you the flu
It’s impossible to get flu from having the flu jab because the vaccine doesn’t contain live viruses. A very small number of people experience side effects such as aching
muscles, but this is simply their immune system responding to the vaccine.
The flu vaccine is safe.
The risk of having a serious (anaphylactic) reaction to the seasonal flu vaccine is less than one in a million, much lower than the risk of getting seriously ill from actually
catching flu.
Anyone can get the flu.
One of the most common reasons people give for not getting vaccinated is: “I’ve never had flu before”. There’s no such thing as natural immunity to influenza, with new strains circulating this year, it’s best to get vaccinated.
The vaccine is one of the safest in the world.
The seasonal flu vaccine is given to millions of people in the UK each year. The specific strains of flu that are included may change from one year to the next, but
vaccines are still thoroughly tested and are safe.
The side effects of the vaccination are manageable
The side effects of the seasonal flu vaccine are for the most part, mild or often non
existent. The most common side effect is soreness around the site of the injection and,
occasionally, aching muscles. These symptoms are a lot less debilitating than having flu.
Having the vaccination helps protect others
Vaccination isn’t just about keeping yourself safe, it’s about protecting your family and friends. You can carry and pass the virus on to others without having any symptoms yourself so, even if you consider yourself healthy, you may be risking the lives of others.
Pregnant women can be vaccinated
Pregnant women can have the flu vaccination at any stage of their pregnancy. Having the vaccination when pregnant helps protect the baby from flu in the first few months of life.
Healthy diets won’t prevent flu
Eating well will not protect you from flu. A healthy diet may boost your immune system but the best way to protect yourself, your family and friends against flu is by getting
vaccinated.
Hand washing is very important, but it won’t stop flu.
Once flu has been passed on, clean hands won’t keep it at bay. Book your flu vaccination as soon as possible and encourage those around you to do the same.


Fire safety Alert!!

Please check Fire safety measures at your home by answering the following questions;

  • Do you have a working smoke Alarm?
  • If smoke alarm activates are you able to hear it?
  • Do you know what to do if smoke alarm activates?
  • Is the householder able to get out of the premises if the smoke alarm activated?

If the answer is ‘NO’ to any of these questions please contact Fire Safety team, T: 020 8555 1200 x89170

FSR-AdminSupport@london-fire.gov.uk


Elderly assessment:

All elderly patients 75 and over are offered an elderly assessment. Please contact the practice for an assessment.

PPG Meeting:

We have regular PPG meeting . If you would like to join to our PPG group , please talk to the reception.

Extended Hr. Service:

Now we are offering extended hr service on Monday and Tuesday from 6:30- 7:30pm to pre booked patients only.

Online Appointment booking:

 We have started online booking facility. Patients need to contact reception to register and get detail.

Flu, Shingles, Pneumonia vaccines:

Please have your free vaccines to protect yourselves this winter.

Care UK is our Out Of Hour service provider:

 The phone number remains the same.

COPD:

All patients with COPD should contact the surgery for their winter rescue pack

Carers

If you are a carer or know someone who is, please make it known to us. There is a lot of support and information we would like to share with you. For example advanced planning for support over winter with social care, Flu vaccinations for carers and the carers hub for young carers.

Dementia Café

Finchley Memorial, Mill Hill, New Barnet. A meeting place for people concerned about their memory and carers. It is an opportunity to receive support and information.

Rescue Packs

If you suffer with Chronic Lung disease (COPD or Emphysema) we shall be issuing a rescue pack which can be used in the event of disease flare over winter.

Flu Vaccinations

Please remember if you are over the age of 65, are pregnant, aged 2-3years old or in Y1, Y2 AND Y3 or have a long term disease (Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver, Nervous, immune)

The Patient Group

This is open to all patients who wish to discuss issues affecting the practice and patients. It is a useful collaboration to enable us to agree and make changes and improvements with your feedback. We are keen for your involvement.

Patient Reference Group (PRG)

This is a select group of patients who have agreed to be contacted to seek their opinions on issues regarding the surgery (changes and improvements to the service). The group characteristics are representative of the demographics of our patients in age, sex, race, ability, social and medical areas. If you are interested and happy for us to contact you leave your contact details with reception or send an email to: wakemanshill@nhs.net or on the contact page on our website.

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