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Website updated 13 March 2020

 

The Southgate Surgery

 

www.southgatesurgerynorthlondon.nhs.net                                   

Tel: 020 8440 9301

 

NOTICE FOR PATIENTS

 

STAY AT HOME FOR 7 DAYS (SELF-ISOLATE) IF YOU HAVE A HIGH TEMPERATURE, OR A PERSISTENT NEW COUGH.


IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL. 

 

 

YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT NHS 111 TO TELL THEM YOU ARE STAYING AT HOME.

 

HOWEVER, USE THE NHS 111 ON-LINE CORONAVIRUS SERVICE IF:-

 

                    YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT COPE WITH YOUR SYMPTOMS AT HOME

                     YOUR CONDITION GETS WORSE

                     YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT GET BETTER AFTER 7 DAYS


Whilst we will endeavour to keep our COVD-19 (coronavirus) information up-to-date, you can access accurate, up-to-date advice at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 or www.nhs.uk

 

 

 

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September 2019


RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPATION (SUMMIT STUDY)

 

University College London (UCL), and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) have embarked upon the largest ever lung cancer screening project in the UK.

 

WHO WILL BE INVITED?

People from this Practice aged 50 to 77.

 

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

  • A letter will be sent to you by your GP with a phone number to call
  • Depending on your responses to some questions over the phone, you may be invited to attend a Lung Health Check (where your lung health will be assessed); or you may be invited to attend a study appointment in your local area
  • You may be offered a scan of your lungs (called a CT scan), and be asked to give a blood sample, as part of the study; or you may be asked to give a blood sample and complete a questionnaire
  • The study is entirely voluntary and you do not have to participate if you do not wish to do so

STAFF AT UCL AAND UCLH ARE ORGANISING THE APPOINTMENTS FOR THE RESEARCH STUDY

  • For this to happen, this GP Practice will securely share the names and addresses of potentially eligible individuals with the study team
  • The study team will invite people, and co-ordinate study appointments.  They will keep the details of everyone they invite for a period of up to 10 years, in order to collect important health-related information, and help develop health services for the future
  • Strict security measures will ensure your information is kept safe and confidential

IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY, AND WOULD PREFER TO OPT OUT

  • Please contact us before Friday 20 September 2019
  • Please call our Results Line (tel 020 8440 9301 option 2 - Monday to Friday 2.00 to 4.00pm)
  • Opting out WILL NOT affect any of your future care
  • You will continue to be invited for other NHS appointments and activities

Further details are available at: www.summitstudy.co.uk

 

 

Following our recent CQC inspection, the report has now been published

and our overall rating is Good.  You can access the report here.

 

North London Health & Care Partners - Health Information Exchange System

You can view our Privacy Notice here

 

 

25 May 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

We would like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Policy.

 

The updated policy will take effect immediately, in preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),

a new data protection law that comes into force on 25 May 2018.

 

We will continue to hold and use your personal data responsibly, and the update will help you to understand more clearly why we collect information, and how we use it.

 

YOU CAN READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY HERE 


FLU CLINICS 2019


We are still giving flu vaccinations for patients in the following groups:-

  • Over 65s
  • Patients aged 18 to 64 with a chronic condition eg Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, or CHD
  • Pregnant ladies

If you are in one of these groups, and would like a flu vaccination, please contact us to make an appointment.


 

SATURDAY MORNING CLINICS  

Pre-bookable appointments only - 8.00am - 11.30am

 

MAKE / CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENTS, AND REQUEST REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ON-LINE WITH EMIS PATIENT SERVICES

 

All patients wishing to register for EMIS on-line services (which is now called PATIENT SERVICES) which will allow you to request repeat prescriptions and make / cancel appointments on-line, can attend on any day (Monday to Friday) between 8.00am and 6.00pm.

 

Please bring your photo ID to Reception and you will be given a Registration Letter

which will allow you to access Patient Services on-line.

 

24.4% of our patients have signed-up for on-line services - have you?

It will support the Practice if you can make your appointments on-line. 

It will take some pressure off our telephone lines,

and make it easier for other patients to contact our Practice by phone.

 

If you have an EMIS account please click here for guidance on how to access on-line services and then click here to login. 

If you do not yet have an account but would like one, please contact the Surgery.

 
Patients can now apply for on-line access to view detailed coded information from their medical records and we hope that our clinical software will be ready to support this function in due course. This will be in addition to the current on-line services listed below:-

 

Booking of routine GP appointments

Requesting current repeat medication(s)

Access to information about medications / allergies


Want to Stop Smoking?

 

 

We have a Stop Smoking clinic that runs every Wednesday at The Southgate Surgery from 3pm till 4:45pm please call the surgery to book a session if you would like help and advise to stop smoking 

 

 

NHS Choices suggest eight practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking

 

 1. Talk to your GP


Many people don't realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. But your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a 'stop smoking' clinic and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy such as patches and gum, or stop smoking medication such as Champix.  

 

Find out more about how your GP can help you quit.  

 

2. Join an NHS Stop Smoking Service


The NHS has stop smoking services staffed by trained stop smoking advisers all over the country in a range of venues at times to suit you. You can join a group where local smokers meet once a week or have one-to-one support if you prefer. You usually go for a few weeks and work towards a quit date.

 

Find your nearest NHS Stop Smoking Service from the NHS Smokefree website, or call 0800 022 4332.

 

3. Get a free 'Quit Kit'


The kit is packed with practical tools and advice to help you stop smoking, including a 'tangle' to keep hands busy, a wallchart to keep track of your progress, stress-busting MP3 downloads, information on medicines that can help you stop smoking and exercises to improve your willpower.

 

Order your Quit Kit online.

 

4. Get a 'cheerleader' and stop smoking together


Sign up for the NHS Smokefree Together Programme and you'll receive a supportive phone call, email and text the week before you quit, the day you quit and the following week.

 

5. Have an emergency phone number


Keep an emergency number, perhaps for your local NHS Stop Smoking Service.


Read more about how to cope with cravings.

 

6. Consider using NRT


Nicotine is addictive, and self-control alone might not be enough. Give yourself a better chance of success by using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). This is available either free or on prescription from your GP, depending on where you live or from your local NHS Stop Smoking Service.

 

Find your nearest NHS Stop Smoking Service from the NHS Smokefree website, or call 0800 022 4332. Or, you can buy nicotine patches, gum and so on over the counter from a pharmacy.

 

7. Email an expert


Ask an expert for advice through NHS Smokefree's Ask an expert service.

 

8. Get online help


Use our stop smoking tool to get daily tips for success.  

 

Read more about the stop smoking treatments available on the NHS.


Content provided by NHS Choices.


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