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GP update

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 appreciate that many of you will have seen and been treated by Dan over the years and may wish to show their appreciation for the care they received. There will be a book of condolence at reception for anyone who would like to write a personal message and this will be forwarded to 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
18th November 2019

New GP

We welcomed Dr Chetan Shori to Langley Medical Practice in September 2019, and we are pleased to confirm he has now been appointed a GP Partner.  His working days are Monday, Thursday and Friday and either a Tuesday or Wednesday.
 

Dr Clare Davies

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

Flu Eligibility 2019

Do you fall in to any of the following categories?

  • 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+

Please contact medical reception to book your flu appointment with one of our practice nurses.

We are currently experiencing delays with nasal flus deliveries. We are receiving very limited stock at the moment. Please contact medical reception to find out when you can make an appointment for one of the following:

  • 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 at school
     

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.  As part of this upgrade, 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.

 

Meningitis B vaccine update

Babies born on or after 1st July 2015 are eligible for a Meningitis B vaccine at 2 months, 4 months and 12 months. There is also a catch up for babies born between 1st May and 30th June 2015 eligible for the vaccine.

Children who were born before 1st May 2015 are not eligible to be vaccinated under the NHS, but have the option to pay for this vaccine in a private practice. Unfortunately due to high demand we have been informed there is currently a shortage of the vaccine in private supply for new patients.

 

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 click here. 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.

 

Macmillan Social Prescribing - what is it?

A 2 year pilot had commenced at Surbiton Health Centre. Available for patients with cancer and their carers. Please see the attached article for more information New Macmillan Social Prescribing Cancer Support Service for Langley patients  Patients can self-refer as well as via your GP.

 

Nurse appointments

Early appointments are available from 7.30am on Mondays and Wednesdays and after school appointments on Tuesday and Thursdays with Nurse Kathryn Parkin.

 

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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