The Trevelyan House Newsletter | Issue 3 (Oct-Nov 2014) ( posted on Oct 23, 2014 )
to download our latest surgery newsletter, with information on the flu vaccine, vitamin D, alcohol and vacancies at the practice!
Flu Campaign 2014-15 ( posted on Sep 20, 2014 )
We are now making appointments for our flu clinics for our annual flu vaccination campaign.
Flu (short for influenza) is especially common in winter. It is not the same as the common cold and symptoms are more severe and last for longer. An annual flu jab helps to prevent this.
Some groups of patients are likely to be more severely affected by flu. If you are over the age of 65, pregnant or have a chronic health condition, we have a dedicated flu booking line, active between 10:00 and 14:00 Monday to Friday from October to December and encourage you to get your free jab as soon as possible to gain maximum protection. The direct line is 020 3668 1733.
The flu vaccine is safe and cannot give you flu as it does not contain any active virus.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) ( posted on Apr 19, 2014 )
There have been three infant deaths with confirmed pertussis infection in 2014. All three deaths have occurred within London and in infants whose mothers were not vaccinated during pregnancy.
If you are between 28-38 weeks of pregnancy, you are eligible for and entitled to vaccination against pertussis.
The pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women has been active since 1 October 2012 and has been shown to be very safe and effective in protecting babies against serious disease until they can have their first vaccine at two months of age. The vaccination also protects the mother who cannot then infect her baby.
A study of 20,000 vaccinated women by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency found no evidence of risks to pregnancy and the vaccine is routinely offered during pregnancy in the United States and New Zealand.
For more information about pertussis and innoculating yourself against it, click here. If you are eligible, call the surgery on 020 3458 5700 to arrange an appointment with a Practice Nurse.
Hoax cancer email ( posted on Mar 17, 2014 )
A hoax email telling people that they may have cancer has been sent to thousands of people across the UK.
The messages are presented as though they are from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) but the organisation's Chief Executive, Sir Andrew Dillon, has warned that the malicious emails are a hoax and have been reported to the police.
NICE are advising people who have received the email (which carries the subject line "Important blood analysis result") to delete it without opening it and not to click on any links.
care.data medical records download ( posted on Oct 7, 2013 )
URGENT ACTION REQUIRED
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 legally requires GPs to release electronic medical records of all registered patients, in an identifiable form, to a new central records database called care.data. The records will contain all coded data about you, but no free text. It will include your NHS number, so you could be easily identified from it if it fell into the wrong hands. After processing, we are told that the identifiable information will be removed, but we have to take Ministers' and Civil Servants' word for this.
We regard this as a serious and unnecessary breach of patient confidentiality and we have insufficient confidence in the security of this system. However as a GP practice we are legally obliged to provide this information in the next few weeks UNLESS you object.
If you object to your personal, identifiable medical records leaving the practice, you must inform reception immediately.
Flu Campaign 2013-14 ( posted on Sep 13, 2013 )
Flu clinics will start at the end of September. Please make an appointment with one of our nurses if you are over 65, pregnant (at any stage of pregnancy) or in an 'at risk' group (e.g. suffering from diabetes, chronic obstructive airways disease, heart disease, kidney disease etc.).
Shingles Campaign 2013-14 ( posted on Sep 13, 2013 )
The shingles vaccine is being introduced this month. Initially, 70 year olds will be invited with another 'catch-up group' of 79 year olds also offered vaccination this year. The aim is to eventually cover all over 70s as shingles can be a very painful and unpleasant illness. We will be inviting all eligible patients to have this vaccination but, if you are eligible, you can book an appointment directly with our nurses.
Trevelyan House Surgery ( posted on Jul 22, 2013 )
Welcome to Trevelyan House Surgery, formed by the merger of the Trevelyan Road and Waterfall House Surgeries and part of Grafton Medical Partners - a group of NHS GPs, working wholly within, and for, the NHS. We open on August 5th 2013.
We welcome patients of the former two surgeries and new patients. If you are a new patient, please bring proof of address and identity with you when you register.