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Please enjoy Ramadan but follow the guidance on social distancing. If you have a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or lung disease, or you are on medication, or pregnant, or elderly, or in the highest risk group that are asked to stay at home for 12 weeks, please choose alternative options to fasting, in order to protect yourself from Covid-19. The NHS Muslim Network and the British Islamic Medical Association are advising that missed fasts can be made up at a later date in the year.

Coronavirus information update 25/03/2020

Due to the changes made to the NHS advice regarding COVID-19 on Monday 23rd March 2020, Doctors of the World have updated the COVID-19 translated guidance at: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/

It is now available in English, Albanian, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Romanian, Russian. The following languages will also be available soon: Bengali, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Kurdish Sorani, Mandarin, Pashto, Urdu, Vietnamese, Tigrinya, Amharic, Malayalam, Somali, Bulgarian, Latvian, and Hungarian. 

The guidance is based on NHS and the UK Government’s updated advice and health information, and we have produced translated versions thanks to the support and assistance of the British Red Cross, Migrant Help, Clear Voice, and the Eastern European Resource Centre. We really hope it will help to ensure this important guidance reaches migrant and asylum-seeking communities in the UK.

COVID 19 update - Appointments at the surgery from 11/3/2020 until further notice:

From 11/3/2020 we will be providing telephone triage appointments with our doctors until further notice. This is to minimise the risk to patients and staff to the coronavirus and avoid any unnecessary contact. Patients may be contacted by our reception team to change face to face appointments to telephone consultation with doctors or nurses where a face to face appointment is not needed.

  • You can go on the e-consult website here to self-check symptoms and receive on the spot medical advice.
  • Visit the 111 website for information about the coronavirus and up to date guidance.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you.

Coronavirus Information

If you’ve travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and have a cough, fever or shortness of breath – or have been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus – please stay indoors and visit the 111 website for more information or advice using links: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Even if symptoms are mild - do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital and avoid close contact with other people. For latest advice, visit the Department of Health website or click https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public 


We provide flu vaccinations to eligible patients during the flu season from September to March. Please contact us for more information or to book an appointment.

We offer online appointments, please log in https://www.patientaccess.com/Please contact our reception staff for further details or if you do not have log in details for our online services.

We would like to inform all patients that your named GP is: Dr Mina Goyal.

We offer Minor Surgical & Family Planning services to our patients.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The prescription line will now be open from 09.30-10.30 Monday-Friday. Please visit the prescription page for all other ways to order your prescription.

PLEASE NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY THE SURGERY NO LONGER PROVIDES EXTENDED HOUR CLINICS. WE WILL HOWEVER CONTINUE TO MAKE EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE UNTIL 6.30PM ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FOR COMMUTERS.

PLEASE NOTE: The GP surgery is based in Church Elm Lane Health Centre which also houses other community services including Phlebotomy, Health Visitors and Talking Therapies which are NOT part of the GP. Please contact 0300 300 1790 to access these services or ask about any further enquiries.

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register. You will find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Spending NHS Money Wisely

Dear patients


 


In order to protect funding our most essential health services – things like cancer care, emergency care, life threatening conditions and mental health services, GPs across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are making changes to prescribing, cosmetic procedures and IVF services. From 10 July 2017 we will be:


 



  • No longer prescribing some ‘over the counter’ medicines and products (including multi vitamins, gluten-free food, muscle rubs etc.) on the NHS

  • Stopping NHS funding for procedures that are purely cosmetic – except for cancer patients

  • Reducing the number of embryo transfers for IVF that the NHS will fund locally

  • Introducing new criteria for weight-loss surgery on the NHS.


 Why are we doing this?


Like many areas across the country, we are faced with some very difficult choices to protect essential health services. The care and treatment that we provide every day for patients is funded by taxpayers’ money. That’s why we have a duty to spend it wisely, to make sure we get the best value we possibly can for every penny – especially when NHS funding is being severely squeezed and we are seeing more patients with more complex health issues than ever before.


 


To protect funding for essential services in our area we have to make savings of £55million and we must look at reducing spending now. Local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) recently held an eight week public consultation talking about some of the things we thought we could save money on. Local people agreed with most of our proposals.


 


Unfortunately, no change is not an option, and it’s up to us – with your help - to get the local NHS onto a secure and sustainable footing to make sure we can maintain those vital services for you and your families.


 


The areas of NHS spend listed above add up to around savings of up to £3million a year. These are services and treatments that aren’t life threatening, as we want to make sure that local people will always be able to get treatment for conditions like cancer, heart disease and serious mental illness.


We know some of these decisions won’t be popular, but we have to look at where we can save money so we can protect priority, lifesaving services for all. More information about the changes and the reasons behind them can be found on the CCG websites.


 


www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/spending-wisely


www.haveringccg.nhs.uk/spending-wisely


www.redbridgeccg.nhs.uk/spending-wisely


 


 


Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge clinical commissioning groups



Spending Money Wisely



 
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