It is quicker and more efficient for us to contact you by text - if we do not have an up to date mobile number for you please email it to us at email@example.com
Why are GP practices working differently?
GP practices are open but the pandemic is not over. In south east London there are still thousands of people getting Covid-19, with hundreds in intensive care. GP practices
worked hard to stay open and treat people throughout the Covid lockdowns and continue to do so. To protect everyone, we must maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact.
How are practices working now?
So that the people with greatest need are seen first; and so we don’t ask people to travel and come into contact with unwell and infectious people, you will be assessed to decide who needs:
to be seen in person by one of the team
a phone consultation
a video consultation
help from a community pharmacy or another health service
How can I contact my GP?
You can contact your GP practice on the phone, but if you are able to and if your
practice offers it, the best thing to do is to fill out an online form on the practice
website. You will then be contacted with the best appointment for you.
If you need help with minor injuries at any time or urgent care when your GP
practice or pharmacy is closed visit 111.nhs.uk or dial 111. 111 can also book out
of hours appointments.
You can access NHS 111, contact your practice and get your Covid Pass using the
NHS App. Search NHS App in your app store.
If you find information about your health difficult to understand the ‘Easyhealth’ website could help you.
It is a free website that has over 380 easy to read health resources that include pictures, easy words, and film.
Easy Health's information is for anyone who finds written information hard to understand, including people who have a learning disability.
You will get an email asking you to reply and sign up. If you need help with this, ask a friend of member of your family.
Bexley One Stop Shop – support for domestic abuse victims
The Bexley One Stop Shop, offering a range of advice all under one roof to help victims of domestic abuse, opened in November 2021. The service is open every Wednesday from the 3rd November from 12:30pm to 3pm at Central Library Bexleyheath, Townley Road, DA6 7HJ and will include legal representation, domestic abuse specialist support, plus other agencies, all offering advice on issues concerning domestic abuse. No appointment is required, all advice is free to anyone visiting the One Stop Shop.
What is the Ask for ANI domestic abuse codeword scheme?
The government has launched the Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) codeword scheme to enable victims of domestic abuse to access immediate help from the police, or other support services, from the safety of their local pharmacy or Doctors Surgery. If you need help please approach a staff member and Ask for ANI.
Further information can be found here: https://safelives.org.uk/Ask-for-ANI-launch
This summer, Public Health England, with support from Sport England, have teamed up with Disney to help get kids active throughout the summer holidays by playing 10 Minute Shake Up games.
Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning
There have been posts on social media with false information about opting out of sharing your data with the NHS.
Here's what you need to know:
- There is no 30 September deadline for opting out of sharing your data. You can opt out at any time.
- NHS Digital will never sell your data.
- There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It's only shared securely and safely.
- Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.
For further information and to record your preference click here
DadPad – downloadable resource for new Dads/Dads-to-be
The DadPad app is an easy-to-use, freely downloadable resource for new dads and dads-to-be in the Bexley/Bromley/Greenwich area, packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers. Its aim is to provide new fathers with guidance on how to develop the mindset, confidence and practical skills needed to meet their babies’ physical and emotional needs. Here is the link to the DadPad website: www.thedadpad.co.uk
Type 2 diabetes is serious. Find out your risk today. (from home, in only 2 mins!)
Anyone can get Type 2 diabetes. But, being over 40 years old, being overweight or having a relative with it can increase our risk. The good news is that there are steps we can take to lower our risk of diabetes!
Greenwich Health has partnered with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Bexley to support people to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes by living a healthier lifestyle.
It’s really easy to find out your diabetes risk score. It only takes 2 minutes and all you need is a scale and measuring tape.