WE ARE MOVING

21st November 2022Patient information

We are delighted to let you know that plans are underway regarding the move into the new Aberfeldy Health and Wellbeing Centre in the New Year.

The new address will be The Aberfeldy Practice, Aberfeldy Health & Wellbeing Centre, 19 Aberfeldy Square, London, E14 0TF. This is approximately a 5 minute walk from our current practice. We are really excited to be moving to this new healthcare facility and confident that the new and existing patients will benefit from receiving improved and wider range of services.

We are working hard to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum and will write to all patients with confirmation of the move date and additional information. Ahead of then, we’d like to invite patients to an information event where practice staff will discuss the move and answer any questions you may have.

Patient information events below:

Face to face engagement session: 5th of December 2022 at 11 am. 

Virtual session: 14th of December 2022 at 6:30pm

Virtual session link below:

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 349 955 594 803
Passcode: pNtPVd

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 You do not need to do anything if you wish to remain registered with the practice.

  • You will continue to be registered with the practice when it moves to its new location.
  • The doctors and nurses will remain the same and will continue to have access to your medical records.
  • The practice’s telephone number will remain the same

Season Influenza Vaccine 2022/2023

22nd September 2022Patient information

The Aberfeldy Practice is expecting the flu vaccines to be delivered on the 3rd of October 2022. All eligible patients will be contacted via SMS or a phone call.

Those eligible for NHS flu vaccine in 2022/23 are:

Initially:

• those aged 65 years and over
• those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups (as defined by the influenza chapter in ‘Immunisation against infectious disease’ (the ‘Green Book’)
• All children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2022
• pregnant women
• those in long-stay residential care homes
• carers
• close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

Additionally:

• 50 to 64 year olds not in clinical risk groups (including those who turn 50 by 31 March 2023)
• Secondary school-aged children focusing on years 7, 8 and 9 and any remaining vaccine will be offered to years 10 and 11, subject to vaccine availability. They will be offered
immunisation through the school age immunisation service.

The extension of the flu programme to those aged 50 to 64 years not in clinical risk groups, these groups will be eligible for vaccination from 15th October 2022, to ensure the clinical prioritisation of those most at risk from flu.

Bank Holiday Closure – 19th September 2022

13th September 2022Patient information

The Government has announced, due to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, Monday 19th September will be a national bank holiday. The practice will be closed on Monday and will re-open the following day on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 8.30am.

Should you need medical care when we are closed please ring 111 or in an emergency please call 999.

Polio vaccination appointments available at Westfield Covid Vaccination Centre until 23 September 2022

8th September 2022Patient information

Please be advised that polio booster immunisations are now available at the Westfield Covid Vaccination Centre for:

• 6-9 year olds who are up to date with their previous polio immunisations, and
• where it’s been at least 1yr+ since their last dose.

(The service is limited to this narrow cohort due to the capacity to stock and provide the other vaccines for the younger cohort/those who are not up to date with childhood imms)
There is currently a lot of availability from Monday to Saturday until 23 September.

Click here to book an appointment.

Travel Vaccinations

5th September 2022Patient information

We have paused our travel health vaccination service until further notice. This is due to the current polio virus outbreak in London. We are now prioritising the vaccination and protection of children at risk of catching polio. Should you require travel advice and vaccinations in the meantime please visit a local travel clinic. Thank you for your understanding.

Click here to find out more about Polio virus detected in sewage, London.

Polio Booster Vaccination

22nd August 2022Patient information

Many of you will have received a text message over the weekend from the local health authority regarding booster polio vaccinations for children aged 1 year – 9 years, in response to the recent guidance around polio strains found in sewage locally. Although we were unaware that this was being sent, as a practice and network of practices we have been actively planning a roll-out of polio vaccines for the affected age 1-9 years group, which involves ordering the vaccines, and arranging vaccination clinics to invite all eligible patients. You will receive further information from the practice in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Shortages of Travel Vaccinations

19th July 2022Patient information

We have to reduce the number of travel consultation we can offer, due to the shortages of supply with common travel vaccinations such as Hep A and typhoid. The reception team will check with the nursing team about the stock availability before booking you an appointment. We will always try our best to accommodate patients, however when we run out of vaccines you will be advised to seek travel health advice from another provider. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

You may wish to visit CityDoc to find the nearest travel clinics.

Click here for more information about the vaccination we offer under the NHS.

Aberfeldy Stories – Dr Phillip Bennett-Richards

12th July 2022Patient information

The Aberfeldy neighbourhood has been the centre of major regeneration over the past 10 years, led by EcoWorld London and Poplar HARCA.

As part of their 10-year anniversary celebrations they have launched Aberfeldy Stories – an exhibition that explores the transformation of this neighbourhood through the lives of people that live here. Please read Dr Phillip’s story below. You can read more stories and listen to audio/podcasts by clicking on Aberfeldy Stories.

“I’m a GP family doctor. I think Aberfeldy residents are good, honest people. When they see that you’re trying to make a difference, then they take you to their souls. I have been working on the Aberfeldy for 22 years. I’m just about becoming accepted as a local! The regeneration of the Aberfeldy Estate, I think, has been a key factor in improving the health and the well being of the community.”
Dr Phillip Bennett-Richards

Listen to Dr Phillip’s podcast.
Reference: oxbow-eastlondon.co.uk/aberfeldy-stories/