Latest News and Announcements (November/December 2017)
Winter Flu Vaccination Campaign 2017-18
The Department of Health is predicting an outbreak of winter flu which is likely to be worse than recent years. You can check if you are eligible for the NHS flu vaccination programme here. Due to low demand we no longer offer prebooked flu clinics but you can ask your GP to do it in a routine appointment or walk-in and reception will find a doctor or nurse who is free to give it to you.
Evening and Weekend Appointments (Camden "GP Hubs")
Practices in the Camden CCG area are working together to provide extended access to routine GP and nurse appointments in the evenings and on weekends. Routine pre-booked GP and nurse appointments held at four different locations in the evenings and weekends:
- Somers Town Medical Centre (Mon-Fri: 6.30pm-8.00pm/ Sat-Sun and Bank Holidays: 8.00am-8.00pm)
- Brondesbury Medical Centre (Mon-Fri: 6.30pm-8.00pm/ Sat: 8.00am-8.00pm)
- Swiss Cottage Surgery (Mon-Fri: 6.30pm-8.00pm/ Sat: 8.00am-8.00pm)
- Caversham Group Practice (Mon-Fri: 6.30pm-8.00pm/ Sat-Sun: 8.00am-8.00pm)
To book an appointment with one of these "GP Hubs", you can:
- Phone directly 020 7391 9979
- Visit https://www.camdengphubs.co.uk/
- Speak to a member of the Abbey Medical Centre reception team
- Book an appointment via NHS 111
Please click here for more information and for maps and directions.
The CQC (Care Quality Commission) carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at The Abbey Medical Centre on 19 January 2017. Overall the practice is rated as good with rating of outstanding in categories of "being effective” and ” looking after people whose circumstances may make them vulnerable”. Click here for further information.
The Abbey Medical Centre has been working with neighbouring GP practices to offer you evening, Saturday and Sunday appointments.
Practices in the Camden CCG area are working together to provide extended access to routine GP and nurse appointments in the evenings and on weekends. At present routine pre-booked GP and nurse appointments held at four different locations. Click for more information.
The Abbey Medical Centre is welcoming new patients.
Click here to find out how to join the Abbey Medical Centre.
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 Community Weight Management Service is provided by Camden Sports & Physical Activity Service. They provide a 12 week group weight-loss programme of exercise and dietary advice for overweight or obese adults. It comprises nutritional advice, healthy eating guidance and support to get active.
If you are:
-over the age of 18
-if your Body Mass Index is more then 25 (calculate your BMI here)
-if you are registered at this surgery
You can ask your GP to refer you - or refer yourself by calling on 020 7974 3019 online by visiting http://tiny.cc/loseweightcamden
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.
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.
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.
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.