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Dear Patient,

Adelaide Medical Centre has started piloting an online consultation platform called PATCHS.

By the 1st of October, our PCN ( Primary Care Network) needs to decide on one platform to use.

It is a brief period to pilot it on a broader scale; thus, we will first set limited numbers of admin and, later on, clinical queries to come through. You can still use our generic email to communicate with us as usual.

If you use the new platform and have feedback, please share it with us. Please be reminded that this way of working is new to us, and we know it may present some unique challenges. However, we are confident that it has many benefits for our patients and us.

Thank you in advance for your collaboration and patience.

Vaccination strategy for ongoing polio incident

 

Following the discovery of a type of vaccine-derived poliovirus in sewage in North and East London, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that a targeted inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) booster dose should be offered to all children between the ages of 1 and 9 in all London boroughs. 

This will ensure that these patient groups have a higher level of protection than they would have already from their childhood immunisations.  

This initiative is to reduce the spread of polio and to prevent some of the serious complications that could arise from the infection. 

Nationally the overall risk of polio and its complications is considered low because most people are protected from this by vaccination; however, booster doses are required to provide additional protection. 

Parents of children who are overdue their immunisations, and children eligible for booster or catch-up doses, will be contacted in due course to come in for an appointment. We would encourage parents to take up this offer as soon as possible.  

We are waiting on more information on how children will be invited, and how this process will operate, including how appointments will be booked. 

The programme will start with the areas affected, where the poliovirus has been detected and vaccination rates are low. This will be followed by rapid rollout across all boroughs. 

There are no further details at this stage. Please be reassured that parents will be contacted in due course. 

Please see the links below for more information on Polio and updates from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: 

Polio - NHS (www.nhs.uk) 

Vaccination strategy for ongoing polio incident: JCVI statement - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

Baby and Childhood Vaccinations - North Central London Integrated Care System (nclhealthandcare.org.uk)

 

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Dear patient,

We offer both face-to-face and phone appointments.

Currently, all appointments are booked on the days only during the summer months of July and August. This includes both routine & urgent appointments. The Lines are open from 8:30 am-6:00 pm.

To book an appointment on the day, please call at 8.30 am.

For all results, please call after 2pm.

If you believe you need a Face to Face appointment, please make that known to staff; otherwise, you will be offered a telephone appointment.

In addition, the guidance for COVID is that patients should wear a face mask if they have respiratory problems on site.

To avoid waits you can register for the https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/ to order your repeat medications, access medical records and more. Also, please check our website for a wealth of information and access to services.

Welcome to Adelaide Medical Centre

The doctors and staff at Adelaide Medical Centre are proud to deliver the highest standard of patient-centered care to the community in Belsize Park, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Primrose Hill, Chalk Farm and Camden. We have always had a named GP for each patient to embed this ethos in the practice. We have bookable early (Mon & Fri), late (Wed) and weekend (Sat am) appointments, as well as emergency clinics every weekday. We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal & postnatal care, childhood & travel vaccinations.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.

The British Society for Immunology

The British Society for Immunology has produced a guide on vaccinations for Covid-19 which explains how vaccines work and answers common questions as well as providing up-to-date information on the current approved Covid-19 vaccination in the UK. The guide can be accessed by going to guide to vaccinations for COVID-19

NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is now underway in the UK. All of our eligible patients will receive an invitation to be vaccinated. Please do not call the Practice to make an appointment as we cannot make Covid vaccination bookings. Further information about the vaccine and the priority patient groups is available through the following link  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

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