Changes from 19th July 2021
Throught the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff and we will continue to do this going forward.
GP Practice is classed as a high risk environment and therefore our lockdown procedures will stay in place as from 19th July, nothing will change.
Patients will still be required to wear face masks.
Social distancing rules will still be in place.
Patients will be asked to use hand sanitiser in the surgery.
Staff will continue to wear PPE
We do understand that this may be frustrating bue we know that when people come to see us they are sick and vulneralbe. Some of our patients cannot be vaccinated against COVID due to medical reasons so we fee it would be wrong not to take forward these precautions to protect our patients and staff.
Cancer will not Wait
Latest news on Covid Vaccination
Due to high demand we have made more doses of the Pfizer vaccination availalbe at out vaccination centres. All over 18s now eligible.
Please book your appointment at https://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. You should also use this link to book your second dose if it has been more than 8 weeks since your first.
In Harrow, there are a number of places you can get a vaccination, all of which are available to book through national booking system.
Byron Hall Mass Vaccination Centre, Christchurch Avenue Harrow 5BD
Health Pharmacy 392-394 Rayners Lane Pinner HA5 5DY
Healthways Pharmacy 382 Rayners Lane Pinner HA5 4AL
Grimsdyke Golf Course, Oxhey Lane Pinner HA5 4AL
Wembley Mass Vaccination Centre 8 Fulton Road, Wembley HA9 0NU
National Data Opt-in-out
Covid Vaccination Status
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
The NHS in NW London started to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine, in line with the government's priority list of which people will get it first.
This is a very exciting developement and we want to be clear about how it will work for local people.
The NHS will get in touch with you directly when it is your turn to be vaccinated.
Please do not contact your doctor or the NHS asking about vaccination, this is not a service that you are able to book in advance.
The NHS will contact you when your turn comes in the months ahead. If you are contacted, please do attend the appointment
We would encourage those over 80 and the government's priority list to be ready to accept their invite when called by their GP.
In the meantime, it is vitally important that we all continue to follow the national public health guidance: WASH YHOUR HAND REGULARLY, WEAR A FACE MASK IN ENCLOSED SPACES AND MAINTAIN SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING. Covid-19 is still very prevalent and highly infectious, the risk of catching it is the same as ever for people who have not been vaccinated.
It will take time to vaccinate everyone in this first group. The phased vaccine supply means the bulk of vaccinations for high risk groups will inevitably take place between January and April 2021. So please be aware you may not be called until then.
HARROW EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE
IF YOU NEED NON-COVID MEDICAL HELP DURING WEEKENDS ( SATURDAY & SUNDAY) PLEASE CALL THE HARROW EXTENDED HOURS GP SERVICE ON 0203 827 5090.
DURING NORMAL WEEKDAYS ( MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8AM TO 6PM ) YOU CAN CALL YOUR GP PRACTICE ON 0208 427 9623.
OUR OUT OF HOURS SERVICE CAN ALSO BE CONTACTED ON 0300 130 3017.
FOR ANY URGENT COVID/ MEDICAL ADVICE VISIT www.111.nhs.uk or YOU CAN CALL NHS 111. FOR DIRE EMERGENCY CALL 999
If you have any symptoms of coronavirus ( a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of /change in taste or smell please immediately self-isolate and book a free test online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119
For latest NHS guidelines, kindly visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
ACCESS TO SURGERY
Due to Coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients, but you may be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you.
In addition to face-to-face consultations, we are offering consultations online or over the phone. This can be a convenient and flexible way to receive healthcare but if you would prefer to see a GP or healthcare professional in person then this will be arranged for you
You can also call NHS 111 or go online to seek advice https://111.nhs.uk
Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)
This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital.
The health and social care system is facing significant pressures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Health and care information is essential to deliver care to individuals, to support health, social care and other public services and to protect public health. Information will also be vital in researching, monitoring, tracking and managing the coronavirus outbreak. In the current emergency it has become even more important to share health and care information across relevant organisations. This practice is supporting vital coronavirus planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital, the national safe haven for health and social care data in England.
Your rights over your personal data
To read more about the health and care information NHS Digital collects, its legal basis for collecting this information and what choices and rights you have in relation to the processing by NHS Digital of your personal data, see:
Try the new NHS App
If you are a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.
In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.
To find out more visit: nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
GP PATIENT SURVEY 2020 RESULTS kindly visit www.gp-patient.co.uk
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features.Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Named GP for all patients
All patients at ASPRI MEDICAL CENTRE have a named GP ( Dr K Karia) who is responsible for your overall care at the practice. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.
New patients are allocated a named GP when registering with the Surgery. The named GP allocated will be shown on New patient Questionnaire that you will need to complete in order to register.
PATIENT SURVEY / FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
In order for us to improve our services and get feedback from our patients we would urge you to visit our surgery and ask for Friends and Family Practice survey form. This takes only few minutes to fill out but your feedback will guide us to the direction where you want us to be. This can also be done via your phone, whenever you attend the surgery for your appointment you will get a text message to participate in survey.
(Site updated 22/07/2021)