Surgery Times

Monday 8.30am - 6.30pm (6.30pm -7.30pm- open for pre booked appointments only)
Tuesday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday appointments Check with reception

Latest News

FLU CLINIC - Notice of Cancellation

Dear Patients

Please note that we are now cancelling our Saturday, 13th October 2018 Flu clinic at our Burnt Oak site.

This decision was not made lightly and came as a result of shortage of flu vaccines on the market for those over 65 years old.

We will keep you informed via this website, sms messages and notices at the practice when we receive further delivery

Thank you for your understanding

Sanja Todorovic

 

Practice Manager

Watling Medical Centre Patient Participation Group Newsletter

Watling Medical Centre Patient Participation Group has worked really hard to publish PPG Newsletters’ Compendium. It has a wealth of really useful information. /admin/resources/final-newsletter-compendium-2018-v7.pdf

You can also collect a hard copy of the Newsletter from our surgery.

EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS

Our surgery is part of Pan Barnet Federated GPs Network Access to General Practice Services and we are offering MONDAY, FRIDAY EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS 8.00am to 8.00pm 
Please see attached poster for more information: /admin/resources/nhs-barnet-ccg-opening-hours-poster-v2.pdf
 

WATLING 10K for better Mental Health

Over 15 staff members are doing the 10K    to raise money for local mental health inpatients at the Dennis Scott Unit.

We are joining the fundraising campaign started by the Hampstead Suburb Freechurch charity to fund an outdoor gym for inpatients & increase social    activities for better mental & physical health.

Support us by donating:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/watlingmedicalcentre

 

Child Health - Changes from 1st April

From 1st April 2017 a new single Child Health Information System (CHIS) will be in operation for North East London.  

Please see the attached posters for further information: /admin/resources/1491316775-chis-flyeriii.pdf /admin/resources/1491316893-chis-posterii.pdf

Breast Cancer Screening

Female patients aged 50-70 have recently been invited for breast screening at Edgware.

If you have missed your appointment you can contact the unit at Edgware to reschedule you appointment.

Please see links below for further information regarding cancer screenings: 

                                                                                                                                        North London Breast Screening Service

http://www.nlbss.org.uk/

 

Cancer Screening

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/

 

Breast Cancer Care

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

Health and wellbeing activities for lonely and isolated patients

The Altogether Better community project aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness by creating opportunities for people of all ages to get involved with others, sharing time and skills. The project runs over four localities including Burnt Oak, Edgware and Stonegrove. Groups such as community choirs, yoga and meditation, weekly walks, computer classes for seniors, sharing cooking skills and table tennis groups are some of the many projects run by volunteers also known as ‘Community Friends’ across the four localities. For more information see the links below:

www.betterburntoak.org.uk/ for Altogether Better Burnt Oak

www.a-best.org.uk/ for Altogether Better Edgware and Stonegrove (A-BEST)

Alert for Recall of Evacal D3 1500mg/400iu

Please see the attached Alert for the recall of Evacal D3 1500mg/400iu issued from March until present for a small number of batches /admin/resources/evacal-d3-1500mg-drug-alert.pdf

 

 

 

RECALL OF BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST STRIPS

We have been made aware of a fault with some of the testing strips used with TRUEYOU & TRUEYOU mini blood glucose testing machines: see attached for a full list of batch numbers: /admin/resources/recall-of-blood-glucose-test-strips.pdf

Sharing Your Medical Information

 

Please see the attached leaflet for more information:/admin/resources/patient-leaflet-version-3-pdf.pdf

Barnet Carers Centre

Please see the attached information from the Barnet Carers Centre which offers free support and advice for carers: /admin/resources/barnet-carers-centre.pdf

Shared Lives Scheme

Shared Lives is looking for people who can provide care and support to older adults with a learning disability or mental health issues within their own home, similar to fostering.  Those who sign up to help will be trained to a high level, will be paid and will receive ongoing support.  Two information events have been organised for interested people to find out more.  please see the leaflet for information: /admin/resources/1455288052-shared-lives-flyer-final3.pdf

CHANGE TO OUR TELEPHONE NUMBER

FROM 22ND FEBRUARY 2016 WATLING MEDICAL CENTRE WILL HAVE MULTIPLE TELEPHONE LINES, BUT JUST ONE TELEPHONE NUMBER TO CALL: 020 8906 1711

Chasing Referrals Contacts List & Waiting Times

Please see the attached information sheet which gives telephone numbers of where to call for chasing your referral.  If the speciality you require is not on this list, please contact the surgery for further information:/admin/resources/patients-referral-information-and-chasing-appointments.pdf

 

Please also see attached waiting lists times: /admin/resources/waiting-times-sept-2017-ccg-newsletter.pdf

Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Support and Information Programme for Carers

The Alzheimer’s Society Barnet is running a series of four workshops covering issues that may arise for family members and friends of a person who has had a recent diagnosis of dementia.

The CrISP programme provides an opportunity for them to talk in a friendly and confidential environment about their experiences of caring and supporting the person with dementia and the impact it is having on them.

The workshops aim to provide information and support and cover topics such as:

 Understanding dementia

 Support and care for a person with dementia

 Support services that are available

 Planning for the future.

The free workshops are run by Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers for a group of up to 12 people who care for a family member or friend with dementia.

The next group is starting on 30th November in the afternoon, for information please find flyer attached /admin/resources/alzheimers-flyer-nov-dec-2015.pdf. Further programmes will take place in the new year.

Named GP for all patients

By 31st March 2016, every GP practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP.

Watling Medical Centre has allocated every patient a GP who will be responsible for their overall care.  If you wish to change your named GP, we will make reasonable efforts to accomodate this request. 

Please note: If you wish to know who your named GP is there is no need to telephone the practice for this information. Simply ask reception on your next visit

  • This does not prevent you from seeing any GP or Nurse Practitioner in the practice as you currently do.
  • Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
  • You will still receive the same level of care.
  • You do not need to do any anything else, nothing will change for you.

 

For more information please click on the link below:

http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/contracts/gp-contracts-and-funding/general-practice-funding/gp-contract-2015-2016-england/gp-contract-named-gp

 

Age UK Barnet Free Drop In Sessions

The wellbeing service has teamed up with Age UK Barnet and they will be offering FREE local drop in advice sessions to patients within the GP network.  These sessions will be held at  Oaklodge Medical Centre

Please see poster for details:/admin/resources/age-uk-barnet-poster.pdf

Passport Applications

Please note, it is practice policy not to sign passport applications.

Community Gynaecology Procurement Project Patient Representative Information Pack

local women needed to join project team: please see attached for more information:/admin/resources/community-gynaecology-procurement-project-patient-rep-information.pdf

Telephone Calls

You have told us that you sometimes find it difficult to get through in the mornings or to get an appointment, so we are making changes to the way we answer calls. We will soon be taking all calls at our Burnt Oak surgery and moving the calls away from the front desk to improve confidentiality.

The number you dial will remain the same for each branch of the Watling Medical Centre ( Burnt Oak and Stanmore). Some of the staff that you speak to may be new to you, but they are all regular staff members from The Watling Medical Centre.

Please help us to help you by stating clearly the branch of the surgery ( Burnt Oak or Stanmore)  at which you are registered and confirm the location of your appointment ( Burnt Oak or Stanmore ) at the end of the call.

Please note: appointments are available online once you have registered for Patient Access, https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.asp%3fcdb%3d1242&cdb=1242

We will do our best to ensure that the transition to handling telephone calls from one branch is as smooth as possible and ask for your patience.

Barnet Council’s Winter Well Scheme

Barnet Council has now launched their “Keep Warm, Keep Well” scheme which offers grants, home improvements, advice on how to make savings and emergency equipment to eligible residents.

Please click here for a copy of the information leaflet: /admin/resources/1415794630-lbb-winter-well-a5-leaflet-2014.pdf

CHARIOT DEMENTIA REGISTER

Since the start of the CHARIOT Register, Imperial College London have now set up two specific dementia research studies – the CHARIOT Pro study and the TOMMORROW study. As however, the Register has grown rapidly (approx. 22,000 volunteers to date), they have not contacted all those persons registered as yet about the two studies. Instead, a random selection of volunteers are sent invitation letters to find out more about the studies.

Alternatively, volunteers on the register are welcome to call the NEA office on 0203 313 0620and a member of their staff will be able to provide information over the phone. 

Online discussion group for people with eating disorders

Transitions Recovery Club are running an on-line discussion group - see leaflet for more information: /admin/resources/beat-transitions-recovery-club-flyer-sept-2014.pdf

Free stress reduction course for carers

Eclipse will be running two 8 week Free courses from 10th Sept and 25th Sept - see leaflet for more information:/admin/resources/eclipse-mindfullness-for-carers-sept-2014.pdf

Travelling to the Middle East?

Important information about
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
 
see poster for more information: /admin/resources/travelling-to-the-middle-east-poster.pdf

Watling Medical Centre is now on Facebook

 

Like us at Watlingmedicalcentre

You can receive live updates regarding employment opportunities, healthy lifestyle advice, community support, information about services dedicated to your social wellbeing and much more.

(Please be aware that no appointments or enquiries can be made on our Facebook site. Please contact the surgery directly).

NICE Email Scam

Please inform your patients

It appears some patients have received emails purporting to be from NICE entitled “IMPORTANT: Blood Analysis” and suggesting the recipient has a low white blood cell count and may have cancer, asking them to print out attached CBC test results and take them to their family doctor.  This is a scam.  NICE are aware of these messages and have informed the police.  Additionally, they are advising patients to ignore the message and not open the attachment or click on any links. See NICE website and ITV News article.  In addition to the advice on the NICE website, I would add to also not reply to the message, but simply to delete it, as replying may lead to further emails being sent.

Summary Care Record

The NHS in England is introducing Summary Care Records (SCRs) to improve the safety and quality of patient care.

It will give healthcare staff faster, easier access to reliable information about you to help with your treatment.

Today, all the places where you receive care keep records about you. They can usually only share information from your records by letter, e-mail, fax or phone. At times, this can be slow and sometimes things get lost on the way.

As at 26/4/13 almost 27 million records had been created across England. Having an SCR gives authorised healthcare staff a quicker way to get important information about you, in an emergency or out-of-hours.

We will be uploading our patient's records from 24th March - please see link for more information: http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk/

Patient Leaflet: /admin/resources/summary-care-record-patient-leaflet.pdf

Benefits to patients: /admin/resources/scr-benefits-to-patients.pdf

To opt in or out, please download the form and give in at reception: /admin/resources/summary-care-record-patient-opt-in-or-out-form.pdf

 

Barnet Art & Culture Cafe

The café is an informal meeting place for people concerned about their memory and their carers - click this link for more information: /admin/resources/1387201543-barnets-art-culture-cafe.doc

New Practice Boundary

If you are registering as a new patient, please check our live within our new catchment area.  Please see New Patient page for more information.

Finchley Memorial Dementia café

On Wednesday 14 August the Dementia Café at FMH will be launched. This will be run by the local Alzheimers team supported by the Former Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Lisa Rutter 2011-2012 Charity Appeal and the Saracens.
Meetings will be held monthly on the second Wednesday between 2 and 4pm. These will be for people with dementia, their families and other carers, professionals working in health and social care and voluntary sector members with an interest in dementia. A programme of speakers and activities is being planned.
Further information from barnet@alzheimers.org.uk   Telephone: 020 8937 7171