Monthly Archives: July 2020

Couch to 5K: A Running Plan for Beginners

Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners.  The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks.

Couch to 5K is for everyone. Whether you’ve never run before or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 5K is a free and easy way of getting fitter and healthier.

For more information please visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/get-running-with-couch-to-5k/

 

Launch of Online Consultations

We now offer Online Consultations.   This can be accessed from our website  by clicking on the large “eConsult” banner that you can see on the Home Page. This allows patients to ask for advice about their health conditions, symptoms or request sick notes and GP letters.  eConsult is available around the clock, day or night, and on the weekend. We will get back to you by the end of the next working day at the latest.

This means you won’t need to come into the surgery unless you need a face to face appointment. You may receive a call, email or text from the surgery with next steps, or to let you know your prescription is ready to collect.

Online Services Portal / NHS App

  • Please note that the new NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. To use the NHS App you must be aged 13 and over and registered with a GP surgery in England.  The app is free and easy to download from the App Store or Google Play. For more information please visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/

  • Our old online portal can still be used  (patients need to complete request form+provide  a photo ID in order to obtain log in details)  the portal is accessed using this link https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com/

 

 

 

Practice Services during COVID-19 Pandemic

Please note that ALL clinicians appointments are TRIAGED by telephone first.

All screening appointments have now been stopped and nurses and HCAs are now only seeing patients for urgent blood tests, wound care and childhood immunisation.  They are available by telephone for advice and are contacting high risk patients via telephone or video consultation.

Infection Control and Prevention:  Changes in GP Practice Operating Procedure:

  • The patient should come alone unless the patient is a child or a minor.
  • The patient should not come with extra bags, coats, etc.
  • Patients will have to wait outside the practice before being called in by practice staff.
  • Patients not to touch surfaces, door handles or use the toilets.
  • If patients are waiting in the waiting area with other patients, ensure that 2 metres distance is maintained.

If you think you may have Corona Virus PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY OR GO TO THE  HOSPITAL.

Self-isolate for at least 10 days – If you live with other people, they must isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started.

GET TESTED – Request a free test:

Chiswick Family Practice

 

Useful Contacts During COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk
  • YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

A BIG THANK YOU

A BIG THANK YOU to our patients who are supporting and cooperating with us during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for all the kind gestures, drawings , cakes, hand made signs and Home made PPE kits.

We are doing our best to keep you and our staff safe.

Please stay safe, observe social distance and keep on washing your hands.