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  • 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

Latest News

    • 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

    • Ramadan and the Covid-19 vaccine

      Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Monday 12 April 2021 and we urge our Muslim patients not to delay having their Covid-19 vaccine – first or second dose – during the holy month.

      The British Islamic Medical Association has reviewed the analysis of Islamic scholars and confirmed that having the vaccine does not invalidate the fast. The vaccine does not contain pork or other animal, foetal or alcohol products - this reflects the advice of the majority of Islamic scholars that it is permissible.​ If you are still unsure whether you should have a vaccine during Ramadan, please speak to your local Imam for guidance.

      If you are taking prescribed medicines, you should continue taking them during Ramadan, but check with your GP if the doses need to be adjusted or the times that you take them need to be changed.

      If you have diabetes and want to fast, please speak to your GP or diabetes nurse about the safest way to do this. Remember that there is an exemption for people with diabetes, especially if you’re on insulin or have any medical complications.

    • South Asian communities in City and Hackney

    • COVID-19 VACCINE CONVERSATIONS Online event: Thu 1 April, 5.30pm–7.30pm, for more information please Click here.

    •  Convalescent plasma could be a life-saving treatment for COVID-19

      If you have had COVID-19 you could potentially help other patients fight it by donating your blood plasma.

      NHSBT are currently looking at how the antibodies from blood plasma could support high risk groups such as the elderly and people with cancer who could struggle to develop their own immune response to the virus

      Donations are vital to this ongoing lifesaving research, which gives us a better understanding of how we can best treat patients with COVID-19 and help prevent deaths in the future.

      If you are male and have received hospital care you are around six times more likely to have the high antibody levels which might save lives.

      Making a donation is painless and only takes about 45 minutes and can be undertaken at a nearby donor centre.

      Anyone who has had COVID-19 can offer to donate by calling 0300 123 23 23 or completing the online form at www.nhsbt.nhs.uk

    • Diabetes Virtual Group Consultations

    • We are changing the way we do your diabetes follow up appointments/review. Diabetic Virtual Group Consultation Poster
    • Worried about your health and wellbeing? Are you living with
      or concerned about developing a health condition?

    • Health and Wellbeing?

    • Bone, joint or muscle pain?
      Refer yourself to see a Physiotherapist at Barton House Group Practice
       First Contact Physiotherapist

    • Did you know that every September when you return to school, you are at greater risk of a  sudden asthma attack? Do you want to know how you can avoid this? If so, have a quick read of this Pre summer holiday newsletter

  • We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically.  Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.

    You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

    Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

    Every Mind Matters Click here or here

    Links to sleep webpage: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-how-to-fall-asleep-and-sleep-better

    Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Mental Health

    In these trying times, looking after our mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever. This is especially true for those who have hearing loss of any form; 1 in 2 people with hearing loss will struggle with their mental health during their lifetime, com-pared to 1 in 4 of the general public.

    For more resources to support people with their mental health please see below:

    Mental Health and Hearing Loss: Action on Hearing Loss’s resources dedicated to mental health

    Mental Health and Tinnitus: British Tinnitus Association

    Mental Health support for BSL users (including a crisis text service): Sign Health, Shout

    General resources about Mental Health and coronavirus: Mind, Mental Health Foundation, Samaritans,

    A blog by NHS England explains that it is not deafness or hearing loss itself that causes people to struggle with their mental health but instead the soci-etal and cultural factors, such as communication and stigmatised attitudes towards deafness. Alongside this, isolation and loneliness can also contrib-ute to mental health problems.

    During this period of extended isolation, people with hearing loss will be experiencing loneliness and isolation more than ever. This is especially true where if the service they would normally access has moved to phone calls, a communication technique they may struggle with

     

EXTENDED ACCESS NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICE - Evening & weekend appointments are available here or at a nearby NHS Service.  Please speak to a Receptionist for more information or  Click here

 

Start the conversation – one in four older people lives with an issue with their mental health, but there is support out there than you can help by encouraging open discussion, or watch the video clip here

 

City & Hackney Carers Centre - Looking after carers and the people they support since 1996, for the latest newsletter please click here

Prescribing of over the counter medication is changing. Many items for the treatment of minor health conditions are now available to buy from local pharmacies or supermarkets, and  at a low cost too.  Please see  - https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1a-over-the-counter-leaflet-v1.pdf

MINOR EYE CONDITIONS SERVICE - A new NHS service providing free assessment and treatment for minor eye conditions through your local optometrist.  Click Here to view.

 

City and Hackney Dementia Alliance Information Board Here

 

GP Mean Earnings Declaration click here to view

Click on the link below to view our latest CQC Report. 

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