Polio Vaccine booster in London - Updated 23rd August

Polio Vaccination Update – 23rd August 2022

We just wanted to reassure our patients that we are working hard to finalise our plans for vaccinating all eligible patients with an additional Polio vaccine.

Firstly we ask all patients/Guardians not to call the practice or book an appointment unless you have already received either an invitation via SMS or letter and that you please wait until you have been contacted. If you do not receive contact shortly this will mean the child at present is not eligible for an additional vaccination.

Phase 1

All eligible patients whose routine immunisations were either due or overdue have been contacted via SMS or by letter and have been requested to make contact with the practice to arrange a vaccination appointment.

Phase 2

All eligible patients aged 1 to 5 who are now due an additional vaccination, on top of the normal routine childhood immunisations will start to receive an SMS or letter invitation by the end of this week.

To clarify Eligibility for additional polio dose, children aged 1 year to 3 years 3 months will be able to receive an additional dose post 4 weeks after their last Polio dose. Children aged 3 years 4 months to 5 year olds will be able to receive an additional dose 12 months after their last polio dose.

Children 5 up to 10 years of age further information to follow in due course.

 


 

Dear Patients,

We are aware of the latest news regarding Polio Vaccines for children in London, rest assured once further communication has been sent from NHS England that we will be in touch with all patients/parents of all eligible persons with further information. You do not need to do anything at present as we will be in contact in due course.

Many thanks

Thurleigh Road Practice.


August Bank Holiday

August Bank Holiday

We will be closed on Monday 29th August

Prescription requests - we ask for you to request through our website https://thurleighroadpractice.nhs.uk/ or email the practice at swlicb.thurleighroadpractice@nhs.net, requests will be dealt within our normal processing time. Requests before Bank holiday weekend for guaranteed collection must be submitted by Wednesday 24th August by 4pm. 

Outside of these hours please call 111. 

Please only call 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency. 

You could also consider using your local pharmacy for non-urgent Health advice.

Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Monday 29.08.2022
Fulham Pharmacy 608 Fulham Road, Fulham SW6 5RP 020 7736 4126 10:00-14:00
Kensington & Chelsea 413-415 Kings Road SW10 0LR 020 7351 1142 10:00-14:00
Vitelow Pharmacy 26 Clapham Road, Clapham SW9 0JG 020 7735 2730 12:00-16:00
Tanna Pharmacy 14 Southlodge Avenue, Mithcam CR4 1LU 020 8764 6107 10:00-14:00
Tooting Pharmacy 175 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7TJ 020 8672 5843 10:00-14:00
Barkers Chemist 49 Falcon Road, Battersea SW11 2PH 020 7228 1701 10:00-14:00

 For other Local Pharmacy opening hours please check www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy or by calling NHS 111


Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long, there are health risks. 

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long, there are health risks.

With temperatures due to soar over the weekend and into next week, south west Londoners are being urged to stay safe in the sun and look out for each other.

Thousands of people end up in hospital each year because of heat, with conditions including severe sunburn, heat exhaustion and sun and heatstroke.

Getting out and about in the hot weather can also trigger allergies, with some people admitted to hospital due to the effects of pollen or being stung by wasps, hornets, and other insects.

The risk of serious illness is much higher for the older people, children and young people, and those who already have health conditions, including heart and breathing problems. Which is why it’s important to check on neighbours and older people relatives while the temperature remains high.

Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know is available on the NHS website (www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather)

Those with less serious conditions are encouraged to ‘talk before they walk’, by getting advice from the free NHS 111 phone and online service to check symptoms and decide on the best course of action.

People with minor injuries or mild conditions which can be better dealt with at home or with over-the-counter remedies and advice from community pharmacists are reminded not to go to A&E and call NHS 111 if they are unsure.


New online consultation service

Patient Triage, Doctorlink is no longer in use at our practice.

Patient Triage is a great way for you to contact our practice for non-urgent medical or admin requests. It is very simple to fill out so please do give it a go if you need to contact us. Patients will only need to submit answers to three questions for a medical request, so it should save you time! We really think it is easier for most people than waiting on hold to speak to a receptionist but would love to hear your feedback. If you do not have access to the internet or find it difficult to use a computer or smartphone you can call reception instead. You can access the new form from several places in our website or by going to https://florey.accurx.com/p/H85114


Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday opening times 2022

QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES 2022

The Practice will be closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 2022.

Prescription requests – we ask for you to email these to the practice email address swlccg.thurleighroadpractice@nhs.net, these will be dealt within our normal process.
Requests before Bank holiday weekend for guaranteed collection must be submitted by Tuesday 31st May 4pm.

Outside of our opening hours, please call 111 for medical support.
Or use Doctorlink – to check your symptoms 24/7 and when a consultation is needed, book appointments online with your NHS GP Practice.
https://app.doctorlink.com/thurleighroadpractice/register
And remember only call 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency. You can also consider using your local pharmacy for non-urgent Health advice.

Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Opening
Fulham Pharmacy 608 Fulham Road, Fulham SW6 5RP 020 7736 4126 10:00-14:00
Vitelow Pharmacy 26 Clapham Road, Clapham SW9 0JG 020 7735 2730 12:00-16:00
Tanna Pharmacy 14 Southlodge Avenue, Mithcam CR4 1LU 020 8764 6107 10:00-14:00
Tooting Pharmacy 175 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7TJ 020 8672 5843 10:00-14:00
Barkers Chemist 49 Falcon Road, Battersea SW11 2PH 020 7228 1701 10:00-14:00

Public Holiday 2022

Please note the surgery will be closed on the dates listed below:

2 June Thursday Late May Bank Holiday
3 June Friday Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum
29 August Monday August Bank Holiday
26 December Monday Boxing Day
27 December Tuesday Christmas Holiday

If you require medical assistance on these dates, place visit NHS 111 ONLINE, call NHS 111 or in event of an emergency call 999.


SWL Self-management MSK App

Please click on the image (above) or the link at the bottom of the page and select which condition you would like access to:
e.g. Wandsworth – Lower Back Pain
Wandsworth – Back and leg pain
Wandsworth – Neck Pain
Wandsworth – Knee Pain
Wandsworth – New Shoulder Pain
Wandsworth – Lower Limb Injury
Wandsworth – Ankle Pain.

We will send you an email with all the information on how to get started. The App is provided free as part of your care in Wandsworth – Thurleigh Road Practice It will provide you with:
1. Easily accessible, targeted and personalised self-management information to help
you day by day, and step by step;
2. Exercises based on your stage of recovery;
3. Direct booking of local treatments such as physiotherapy and well-being services
within Wandsworth – Thurleigh Road Practice;
4. Reassurance and support to self-manage

GetUBetter – Wandsworth MSK


Healthwatch Wandsworth - Carers Discharge Project interviews

Healthwatch Wandsworth would like to hear from carers about hospital discharges

Do you care for someone who has been discharged from hospital since May 2021?
Talk to Healthwatch Wandsworth and together we can help shape how discharges from hospital work locally and nationally.

What is happening and when?

We would like to have a conversation with people who, as family members or friends, have been looking after someone who was discharged from hospital in since May 2021. Our staff and volunteers would like to have the conversation with people individually to talk about what happened. The deadline for conducting interviews is the 11th of February.

What difference will this make?

We have been asked, as the independent champion for local people, to speak to people as part of a project led by NHS England and NHS Improvement. Our aim is to understand how discharges are working for you and the people you care for and what matters most to you to improve quality. The experiences you share will inform work including quality markers for hospital settings and carers passports, assuring plans for improving hospital discharge for patients and Care Quality Commission lines of enquiry.

Who can take part and how?

  • If you have been looking after someone who was discharged from hospital since May 2021, and you have been providing unpaid care, we would like to speak to you.
  • We are looking for 10-12 people in total, from across section of age groups, genders and people who represent different ethnic and economic backgrounds.
  • A transcript of the conversation will be recorded and shared confidentially with NHS England and NHS Improvement. We will share anonymised information with local people in charge of services.
  • We can work with you to try to accommodate your preferences as to whether the conversation is on the telephone, online or face to face.

What to do if you are interested

  • Get in touch to tell us you would be interested to take part and we will provide more information.
  • If you are unsure about having the time to take part, let us know if there is any way we can adapt or support you to take part.
  • Email information@healthwatchwandsworth.co.uk or call 0208 516 7767.

The Healthwatch Wandsworth are offering a £40 voucher as a thank you. They are especially looking for male carers and young people to contact us as they are underrepresented in our interviews, but others are very welcome and encouraged to take part.


COVID-19 abroad vaccinations

Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you have had abroad

This service enables you to book an appointment to show evidence for any coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you’ve had outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update your vaccination record.
Who can use this service:
• are aged 18 years old or over
• have an NHS number
• have received one of these MHRA-approved vaccines outside of England – Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) or Moderna (Spikevax)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad/