Latest News and Announcements (February 2016)
Hello and Goodbyes
The staff and patients at the Abbey Medical Centre would like to say a fond farewell to two of our GPs in training. Dr Renee Hoenderkamp joined us in February 2015 and has completed her training. We are pleased to announce that she passed her examinations and is now a proud member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. We wish her all the best for her future career. Dr Laetitia Clarke joined us in August 2015 for six months, has moved on to a hospital placement in Psychiatry, and will be returning to us in August 2016 to complete her training.
We welcome a new trainee GP to our team. Dr Li Low will be working at the Abbey Medical Centre until August 2016. He will be working here part time, sharing his time with placements in Palliative Care and Dermatology.
Flu Campaign 2015-2016
We still have supplies of the flu vaccination for the 2015-2016 flu campaign. We have finished our daily walk-in clinics. Click here to see if you or your child is eligible for a flu vaccination. If you are eligible and would like a flu vaccination - please either book an appointment with a nurse, ask your doctor in your appointment or drop-in without an appointment and ask the reception staff - who will try to squeeze you in with whoever is free.
For more information about the 2015-2016 flu campaign, http://www.flu-protect.co.uk/you-vs-flu/
Did you know that you can refer yourself to a number of different services and clinics from the comfort of your computer without the need to see your doctor. These include Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Weight Management Services, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Pregnancy Care, Family Planning, Sexual Health Clinics, and Incontinence Clinics. Click here for more information.
If you are not certain that these services are suitable for you, please make a telephone or face-to-face appointment with your GP to discuss things further.
The Abbey Medical Centre is welcoming new patients.
Click here to find out how to join the Abbey Medical Centre.
Would you like to improve your sleep?
This month, our health blog highlights the common and distressing problem of insomnia. Written by guest author Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant from the Insomnia Clinic at University College Hospital the post contains useful information and a helpful video. Click here to find out more.
Do you suffer from high blood pressure? Do you feel that every day stress is making it worse? Would you like to learn how to relax more effectively?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this workshop may be for you. This free workshop explores topics including what stress is, where it comes from, how it can affect blood pressure and ideas about how to manage stress better.
Each month the Abbey Medical Centre website will highlight a local charity, group or organization which serves the needs or interests of our local community.
This month, we highlight the Friends of Alexandra Road Park and the restoration of the public space in the middle of the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate.
In Camden there are proposals to share your health data. The team at the Abbey Medical Centre believe that all of our patients should know about these proposals.
Click here for further information.
If you want to quit smoking, there are many ways in which we can help you.
The Abbey Medical Centre runs a stop smoking clinic and there are also a number of stop smoking services available across Camden for our patients.
It is now easy to get help to lose weight and you don't need a referral from your GP.
The Camden Weight Management Service (called Apples & Pears) is available for all adults and children in Camden who would like help to lose weight.
Would you recommend the Abbey Medical Centre to your friends or family? Click here to find out more about The Friends and Family Test to have your say.