Noticeboard

  • Do you want to get your COVID vaccine? Are you 50 or over and live in Hackney or the City of London? for more information click here

  • From 1st April Barton House will be moving to a usual doctor system. Already we try as much as possible to make sure your appointment is booked with the doctor who knows you best, or with whom you have already spoken. Our doctors are now working in “teams”. This means that if your usual doctor is not available, and your query is urgent, and cannot wait for them to come back, you will be offered an appointment with another doctor in their team. This will mean that you speak to a few familiar faces at the practice and with doctors who know you. We hope that this will mean improved continuity and follow up in your care.

  • If you are waiting for a Covid Test Result, please do no come into the Practice.

  • Please note we are encouraging all patients attending appointments or visiting  BHGP to  wear a face covering.

General Practice Privacy Notice (Including special provisions under the Covid 19 pandemic

 

 Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next or visit

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 IF YOU HAVE OR ANY FAMILY MEMBER HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE

If your child is unwell with a new rash please call the surgery to speak to the duty doctor for advice before coming in. 

Extended Access Neighbourhood Service - Evening & Weekend appointments are available here or at a nearby NHS service click here or speak a Receptionist for more information.

For Patients who are requiring dressings, including suture removals, please contact the surgery and book an appointment with the  practice nursing team, or the  Dressing Hub. Only attend the A & E's for emergencies.  

 

GP PATIENT SURVEY

Your views can help improve local GP & Health Services - If you receive a questionnaire, please help NHS England by filling it in as soon as possible or visit

https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/ to find out more

 

Dementia Information


 

Prescriptions

Ordering prescriptions via this website has now changed. For more information and to order your medications please go to the prescriptions tab above. 
 

Virtual Patient Group

Our virtual patient group is now live. If you want more information about it and to register to join please visit the Patient Group tab on the right hand side- select the virtual patient group tab, complete the form and return to us.

Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that patients (or their carers) who have a disability or sensory loss receive information they can access and understand. For example in large print, braille or via email.

As part of the Accessible Information Standard we must:

  • Identify patients who may have an additional communication need.
  • Record the patient's need in our clinical GP system.
  • Flag the patient's record to assure additional communication needs are obvious to practice staff;
  • Share this information with other care givers such as social care;
  • Act to ensure our staff can effectively communicate with patients who may have additional communication needs.

Please inform a member of staff in reception if you have any communication support needs- you can call us on 0207 249 5511 or tell a receptionist in person. You need to help us make sure we get things right for you. 

GP Mean Earnings Declaration is available on the website. Click on the latest news to view.

Our CQC Inspection report is now available on the website. Click on latest news to read it!

Baby Clinic Changes

BABY CLINIC IS BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY - please see Baby Clinic under Services Tab for more information

 

Named Accountable GP for all Patients

From 1st April 2015, all practices are required to inform their patients including children of their named accountable GP, under the new GP contract for 2015/2016. The named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to you.

If you would like to know who your named GP is please contact reception.

This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.

Repeat Prescription

Please allow 48 hours for processing of your repeat prescription once you have dropped it off at the surgery. We do not take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone to cancel your appointment.

Out of Hours

Please ring 111 if you have any Out of Hours emergencies. Telephone calls to the out of hours service are routinely tape-recorded as a safe-guard for patients and staff alike

Covid-19 Vaccines Update 06.04.21

Covid-19 vaccines 

PHE Information on COVID Vaccinations and Blood Clotting: COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Do you want to get your COVID vaccine? Are you 50 or over and live in Hackney or the City of London? Please click here for more information

Is the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine safe?

We are aware that patients maybe be worried about some of the safety reports that have recently been publicised around the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine use has been stopped in some European countries. This is because of a small number of blood clots that have been reported in some people who recently had the vaccine.

Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. More than 11 million doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca have now been given across the UK. The number of blood clots reported after having the vaccine is not more than what would have occurred naturally in the groups that have been vaccinated.

The medicines regulator (responsible for decisions on the use of medicines) for the EU have said that there is nothing to suggest that this vaccine causes blood clots.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating these reports, but has also said that there is no evidence that the clots reported were caused by the vaccine. The WHO have also asked that countries do not stop the vaccination programme with AstraZeneca Vaccine.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for the UK (MHRA) are responsible for making sure all medicines used in the UK are safe.  The MHRA have said that the vaccine is safe to give to people.  People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mhra-response-to-irish-authorities-action-to-temporarily-suspend-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine

Unless you are aged 70 and over and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please DO NOT contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice. 

If you are aged 80 and over, and have not been contacted about a first vaccination please let us know. If you are aged 80 and over and housebound we have had to wait until we had the right vaccine, the right procedures and processes, so we have only recently started visiting homes - however there is no harm in ringing us to check we have you on our list.  

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk) 

Getting the help you need 

The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.  

Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We 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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