Text in above image: Ask First. Available 24/7. Check your symptoms. Find local services. Need an appointment? Self care advice. Have an enquiry? Use Ask First if you need to access NHS services.
Important Patient Information: Measles
Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Cases of measles are increasing.
The main symptoms of measles are:
- a high temperature (fever) and a rash alongside
- a cough; or
- red, sore, watery eyes; or
- a runny or blocked nose
If you think you or your child may have measles, contact your GP practice via the telephone.
Measles can spread to other people easily. Please do not visit your GP practice or any healthcare setting, unless advised by a healthcare professional.
Measles usually starts with cold-like symptoms, followed by a rash a few days later. Some people may also get small spots in their mouth.
Having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it.
Get vaccinated against measles
The MMR vaccine can prevent measles. It also protects you from mumps and rubella.
The MMR vaccine is offered to all children in the UK. 2 doses can give lifelong protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.
Social Prescribing & Self Referral Pathways
Access support with;
- Making appointments for housing, benefits and financial advice, as well as support with attending any appointments
- Healthy lifestyle advice and physical activity
- Joining and attending social activities and clubs
- Befriending, counselling and emotional/peer support group referrals
- Finding employment, training and volunteering opportunities
- Completing Blue Badge/Taxicard/Dial-a-Ride applications
- Emotional support through a visit, chat and cup of tea
- Information on how to self-refer to different health and care services
Visit doctalyassist.com/faqs for their FAQs.
At Queens Road Partnership we are using a fantastic NHS tool Doctaly Assist which allows us to use Whatsapp to control your long term conditions.
The service has been created by the NHS and Doctaly to help monitor patients at home who have certain long term conditions such as high blood pressure. It is designed to help NHS healthcare professionals safely manage and monitor these patients without the patients needing to physically visit a GP practice. Many of these patients are particularly at risk from COVID-19, therefore home monitoring can help keep them safe.
If you do not have a blood pressure machine you may use our machine located in our waiting area between 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Text in above image: The NHS app. Simple and secure access to a range of healthcare services.
Download it here
What the NHS App does
Use the NHS App to:
- get advice about coronavirus – get information about coronavirus and find out what to do if you think you have it
- order repeat prescriptions - see your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to
- book appointments - search for, book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery, and see details of your upcoming and past appointments
- check your symptoms - search trusted NHS information and advice on hundreds of conditions and treatments, and get instant advice or medical help near you
- view your medical record - securely access your GP medical record, to see information like your allergies and your current and past medicines
- register your organ donation decision - choose to donate some or all of your organs and check your registered decision
Keeping your data secure
After you download the app, you will need to set up an NHS login and prove who you are. The app then securely connects to information from your GP surgery. If your device supports fingerprint detection or facial recognition, you can use it to log in to the NHS App each time, instead of using a password and security code.
You can self verify following NHS digitals 3 step verification process- see the guide attached here (DOCX, 131KB).
Information about installing the app
Further appointments are available via our local Lewisham Ask First GP app
The Ask First GP app has a symptom checker and then offers an appointment if needed.
The Ask First GP app does not allow access to your record or enable you to have online access to request repeat prescription as per the NHS app above.
We advise to download both to have access to a broader range of appointments.
Find out how to download the ASK First GP app and more here
More information about ask first
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Welcome To The Practice
What to expect from your GP referral to a specialist
NHS England have noted that unfortunately many specialist teams throughout the country have not been providing timely follow up to our patients.
They have devised a checklist which they would like all patients to carry with them to their appointments.
Download the checklist (PDF, 602KB)
GP Extended Access Service
More GP and nurse appointments in Lewisham 7 days a week 8.00am to 8.00pm
Race Equality Week Webinar
Expanded NHS Support Available For Patients in GP Practices Across Lewisham
New plan for GPs & local pharmacies
Information from the Care Quality Commission
Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.
This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.