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RAMADAN:

PLEASE ENJOY RAMADAN BUT FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING. IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION SUCH AS DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASE, LUNG DISEASE, OR YOU ARE TAKING MEDICATIONS, OR PREGNANT, OR ELDERLY, OR IN THE HIGHEST RISK GROUP THAT HAVE BEEN ASKED TO STAY AT HOME FOR 12 WEEKS, PLEASE CHOOSE ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS TO FASTING. THIS IS IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID-19. THE NHS MUSLIM NETWORK AND THE BRITISH ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARE ADVISING THAT MISSED FASTS CAN BE MADE UP AT A LATER DATE IN THE YEAR.

FROM 1ST APRIL 2019, INSTEAD OF EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS BEING BOOKED ON EACH SESSION, (8.30 AM FOR MORNING APPOINTMENTS AND 2.30PM FOR EVENING APPOINTMENTS)  ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL HAVE TO BE BOOKED IN THE MORNING FOR BOTH SESSIONS.THIS IS TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE FRUSTRATIONS OF BEING UNABLE TO OBTAIN AN EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT WHEN A TELEPHONE CALL IS MADE IN THE MORNING AND BEING TOLD TO TELEPHONE BACK AT 2.30PM TO OBTAIN AN APPOINTMENT.

PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER THAT PATIENTS CAN TELEPHONE BARKING AND DAGENHAM HUB FOR URGENT SAME DAY GP APPOINTMENTS ON 020 3770 188. PLEASE CALL THEM BETWEEN 2-9PM ON WEEKDAYS AND 9AM-6PM AT WEEKENDS TO BOOK AN EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE LINK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.http://www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/Local-services/GP-appointments.htm

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Medicine Waste Campaign

Wasted medicine causes a dent in the NHS budget which can't be recovered. Many patients are not using the medicine that they are prescribed.

These medicines costs the NHS millions and by stopping or preventing medicine from being wasted this would save the NHS drastically and open up possibilities for the NHS to spend elsewhere.

The savings by preventing medicine waste will enable a better healthcare service for you. This can be done by only ordering the medicine which you absolutely need and nothing more. It is vital that medicine is no longer wasted.

Named GP

You may be aware that practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will be responsible for co-ordinating all the services we provide through our contract. We have allocated a GP to every patient in the practice (including children) who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our practice provides for you. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice, as you currently do. If you would like to know who your named GP is please contact reception.

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