Happy New Year to all of our patients. Due to patient demand, we are now open Saturdays as usual from 9am-1pm for routine Nurse and GP appointments. We are also offering all local residents affected by Grenfell Tower Fire an enhanced annual health check on alternative Saturdays. We will now no longer open late on Thursdays. Please book at reception or online.
Working closely with the Neohealth network, we are pleased to announce we are able to offer all our patients with COPD a specialist review at the surgery from National Services Health Improvement. Please book via 02089644801
Post-graduate Training Practice
Golborne Medical are an established Undergraduate Teaching Practice with many of our patients supporting the education of students from King's College & Imperial College London. We are pleased to announce that we are becoming a Postgraduate Training Practice, with a Registrar joining our team from Imperial in the near future. A Registrar is an experienced Doctor who is training to become a General Practitioner and will hold regular clinic with patients alongside the GPs.
Medication reviews or queries?
Introducing our new Pharmacist Mo Abdelrahman, who also works in Shelly's Pharmacy and will run clinic every Tuesday afternoon for annual medication reviews for Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Failure and Polypharmacy. Please ensure you book your blood tests in advance of your review and bring your tablets with you.
Mental health drop in
Drop-in at Golborne Medical Centre on Wednesday, 26 Sept, 9-11 am, for free mental health check, wellbeing tips, information on further support, and direct referrals into Community Living Well Service. No prior appointment required.
COPD & Diabetes Consultations at Golborne
RIPEN are introducing an initiative with Imperial College's Connecting Care that patients love! Group Consultations give you more time to talk about what matters to you, delivering your care your way, with our specialist and general practitioner teams working together
Sharing and learning from other patients in groups builds confidence in choices you have around your health. Please speak to your My Care My Way Case Manager or HSCA to book an appointment.
From July, Saturday clinics are by invite only for Long Term Condition Reviews. Routine GP and Nursing care is available at our St Charles Hub on both Saturday and Sunday which can be booked in via our Receptionists or via 111.
It's National Diabetes Prevention week 16th - 20th April!
Every week a new person becomes the curator of the @NHS Twitter account and through their tweets will offer a glimpse into their life and share their NHS story. Well there is no better week than National Diabetes Prevention week for it to be @golbornemedical & our very own @thomasB171789 taking on the challenge - to connect, educate and promote healthier lifestyles in North West London! Get involved & follow us here @NHS #NWLdiaBETEthis #preVENTdiabetes
We were awarded a rating of "Good" after our recent CQC inspection in Feb 2018
Our patients with Long Term Conditions have asked us to provide more support to self care. We are also aware that we don't ask our patients often enough about the impact of their physical health on how they feel. We have listened to patients needs and welcome Francesca Gizzi to the Team at Golborne Medical to offer a holistic approach to improving wellbeing.
Francesca is here to support Patients with Diabetes explore and better manage their concerns from being in "diabetes denial" all the way to struggling with lack of confidence in managing your day to day care.
Francesca works on a Wednesday and will be phoning patients over the next few months to have a one to one conversation to tailor support for your needs. Please see your GP if you would like access to this service sooner or support with well-being for another Long Term Condition.
James Griffin, from Community Living Well, is joining our team to further support patients over 18 years affected by Grenfell for Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety and Depression. Please see your GP or Practice Nurse if you would like to access this service, who will refer you in to the waiting list. Alternatively, you can self refer here. James will then phone you to arrange a slot in his Wednesday morning clinic at the Surgery.
NHS NWL Prescribing Wisely
The NHS is launching two new proposals around medicines prescribing across the eight boroughs in North West London to stop medicines wastage and free up funds for other valuable NHS services.
You can find more information here:
Please support this scheme which is designed to protect the NHS whilst it is under pressure.
Stoptober is here again!
Smoking Cessation has moved to a Tuesday afternoon at the Surgery - do book in for a chat with Hannah who will guide you through your options to help kick the habit
Advice from Golborne Medical on Grenfell Tower
After the traumatic experiences of the Grenfell Tower fire, which has sadly affected many of our patients and their families, it is normal to feel upset and distressed. Such events arouse powerful and disturbing feelings in us which usually settle in time. Many people find that the feelings that they experience after a traumatic event gradually reduce after about a month. However, you may need to see a professional if your feelings are too much for you, or go on for too long. Self referral is possible via Grenfell Wellbeing or via an appointment with your GP at the Surgery. Please feel free to let the staff know your appointment is related to the Grenfell fire so we can ensure we accommodate a longer appointment if needed
If you are experiencing physical issues, including breathlessness, coughing or wheezing from smoke inhalation, book an appointment with your GP. If you need healthcare advice and we are closed, dial the NHS helpline on 111.
Order your regular medicines in the usual way via the practice. Please let your GP know which pharmacy (chemist) you want the prescription to be sent to. If you run out of your medicines you can also go to a pharmacy and ask for an emergency supply.
The Grenfell Response Team website contains up to date information and contact details on financial help, housing, health and other services available to residents. Access a list of services here.
Practice Changes - Retirement
This is to inform patients that Dr Razak will become Registered Manager of Golborne Medical Centre and named GP from 31/3/2017 when Dr Dathi retires. We wish Dr Dathi all the best for his years ahead and thank him for the tremendous service he has provided to the residents of Golborne.
Golborne Medical are happy to be working with Healthy Hearts, a cardiovascular disease prevention service. They run healthy cooking & eating sessions, adult weight management and free physical fitness classes across the Borough
Clinics are held alternate Friday afternoons for eligible patients. Self refer here or give them a call on 0203 434 2500.
Health Promotion & Prevention at your Practice
The National Diabetes Prevention Programme starts up this month in West London, hosted by Golborne & Meanwhile Gardens Medical Centres. Calculate if you are at risk here. and speak to the practice nurse or GP to check your eligibility book you on. An excellent programme on the risks of high blood glucose can be found here on Panorama.
Our Senior Case Manager Helen joins Geri at the surgery to help care plan our over 65s in our innovative venture with St Charles Hospital and allied services. Please contact the practice if you have not yet been referred in.
Our PPG met this month to discuss changes to the practice and how we can work togther to improve services. One of the suggestions was a working party to decorate elements of the waiting area. If you have the skills and the time to donate please sign up via the practice manager
Want help to quit smoking?
We have kick-started the month with Kick-It Smoking Cessation Services, who will be offering one-to-one sessions on a Monday afternoon at the practice... call now to book. Have a look at this patient video which highlights the benefits of quitting.
Flu Jabs coming up
It's nearly that time of year again. If you are over 65, a carer or health care worker, suffer from a chronic health condition or pregnant, protect yourself from the Winter flu by attending the surgery from the end of September for a walk in flu-jab, no appointment needed.
Children age 2,3 and 4 can also now be protected by a nasal spray version of the vaccine with the GPs or practice nurse.
Important Staff Changes
Mrs Tasneem Dathi, our long standing Practice Manager, is retiring. We thank Tasneem for her dedication to the Surgery over the years and wish her all the best for her new adventures ahead.
Patient Participation Group gets active
Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) met with the local Councillors to discuss plans to relocate the practice and are petitioning the Council for better premises for all of Golborne's residents. Please sign their petition here. If you are interested in joining the PPG, please contact the Practice Manager.
My Care My Way
This month we start Whole Systems Integrated Care, and are joined by our new Health and Social Care Assistant, Geri, who is working alongside our clinicians to plan the care of the over 65s in the new Health Hub at St Charles Hospital.
Change to Partnership
Dr Yasmin Razak, our regular female GP, has joined the Partnership to work alongside Dr Dathi. Dr Razak will be available for consultation on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with the doctors alternating the Saturday clinic. Dr Razak will be leading on Teaching and Training, Diabetes and Paediatrics.
We were awarded a rating of "Good" after our recent CQC inspection. Read the full report here.