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Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
 
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you or a family member are feeling unwell with symptoms of shortness of breath, cough or sore throat and have travelled or lived in mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the 14 days prior to feeling unwell, stay indoors, please do not visit Langley Medical Practice, do not go to a pharmacy or hospital.  Stay indoors, avoid close contact with people and call NHS 111 for guidance.
 
 

GP update

New GPs

We are pleased to welcome Dr Jo Llewellyn-Davies to the team from 7th January 2020 as a GP Partner. She will be working Tuesdays and Fridays.
 

Dr Chetan Shori joined Langley Medical Practice in September 2019, and appointed a GP Partner in October.  His working days are Monday, Thursday and Fridays.

 

Dr Dan Fish

It is with great sadness I have to inform you that following a period of ill health, Dr Dan Fish passed away in hospital on Wednesday 13th November. Dan was a highly respected GP and our colleague and friend for many years and the whole Langley team is absolutely devastated. We ask for your understanding at this very difficult time.

Our sincere condolences go to all of Dan’s family.

We politely request patients do not to ask the team for details, we will continue to honour his privacy.

Dr Sarah Benney
 

Dr Clare Davies

We welcomed Dr Davies back after maternity leave on Monday 28th October.  Thank you to Dr Sathya Ravel and Dr Yasmine Weeks for covering maternity leave.
 

Flu Eligibility 2019/20

Do you fall in to any of the following categories? Please call reception to make an appointment:

  • Carers
  • All patients  under the age of 65 in an ‘at risk group’ – pregnant women, patients with chronic respiratory, heart, kidney, liver and neurological diseases, diabetics and those with low immunity eg those on certain medications or cancer treatments.
  • Patients 65+
  • 6 months up to 2 years at risk
  • All patients aged 2 or 3 years old are eligible for nasal flu vaccine
  • Patients aged 4-17 inclusive in the at risk category not vaccinated

Shingles vaccination eligibility

  • patients aged 70 years (turning 70 on or after 2nd September 2017)
  • patients aged 78 years, on or after their 78th birthday
  • •patients who were eligible for immunisation in the previous programme years but have not yet been vaccinated against shingles. These are: anyone in their 70s born on or after 2/9/1942
  • 79 year olds (until their 80th birthday).
     

Patient Online and Text Messages

Please register on the new online system Patient Access.  All patients will receive an SMS text message when an appointment is pre-booked at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. 

We have a SMS text system which allows patients to cancel their appointment by text providing they use the mobile number indicated in the reminder text. If you wish to cancel please do so as soon as you receive the text to ensure we receive the text in time for the appointment to be cancelled.

DoctorLink

In addition there is a new online service where you can access advice and appointments on line by using a symptom checker to help identify the problem. The outcome will direct you to either make an appointment with your GP,  seek emergency care, nurse or self-care.  See our appointments online page for the link to use the DoctorLink service.

 

Meningitis vaccination (adolescents & young adults)

Recommendations have been produced regarding the highly aggressive strain of meningococcal disease group W. A vaccination programme has commenced for 14-16 year olds at school, however if this has been missed vaccinations can be given at the practice up to the age of 24. First time university students between the ages of 19 on 31st August 2018 up to 24 years on 31 March 2019 are advised to be vaccinated. For more information see this NHS Meningitis page. Appointments for vaccination should be made with the nurse.

 

Measles cases in London

Public Health England have issued a letter to parents advising two doses of MMR should be given at their GP practice with the second dose given one month after the first dose. Under medical guidelines we would like to confirm there is a 3 month gap between the first and second dose for babies under 18 months, and would only be given with a one month gap if clinically indicated e.g. an outbreak at a siblings school.

 

Nurse appointments

Early appointments are available from 7.30am on Mondays and Wednesdays and after school appointments with Nurse Nikki Keenan from late February 2020.

 

Saturdays 

Please note we no longer offer a GP service on Saturday mornings. However; the Primary Care Extended Access Service is available at weekends - see Out of Hours section for more information. 

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