How Merton GPs are tackling winter pressures through partnership working

The NHS has faced extraordinary pressures from COVID-19, seasonal flu and demand for emergency and GP services this winter. If that wasn’t enough, the Omicron COVID-19 variant and the ramping up of the booster vaccine programme brought even more demands. In Merton, GP practices are tackling winter pressures head on by working in partnership through […]

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Simple yet transformative – how social prescribing improves lives while taking the pressure off GPs

Paul* was struggling with anxiety and depression. In his fifties, he has dyslexia and is on the autistic spectrum. He also has post traumatic stress disorder, following events in his life. “I wanted to get some direction,” he said, “to find the services that would benefit me. Because of my dyslexia, I needed help in […]

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Should my allergies stop me from having the COVID vaccine?

Are concerns about your allergies holding you back from getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Come for a chat about the COVID vaccine today. Living with allergies can be challenging. Our vaccination teams in South West London say many people come forward with questions seeking trusted advice. Chief Pharmacist Sedina Agama (pictured) is urging anyone with concerns […]

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Not had your first dose COVID-19 vaccine? It’s never too late to come forward

If you haven’t had your first, second or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yet, the message from the NHS is that our clinic doors are always open, and we’d be very pleased to see you. Edward Grier, aged 70, had his first dose of the vaccine at the Nelson Health Centre on 12 January 2022. […]

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What every pregnant woman should know about COVID-19 and vaccines

As new data reveals that more than 96% of the pregnant women admitted to hospital with COVID-19 were unvaccinated, mums-to-be are urged to come forward for the jab, without delay. Blue cheese, unwashed vegetables, cured meats … there are lots of things you’re advised to avoid when pregnant. So, it’s no surprise that some expectant […]

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Help us create our new website

The NHS in South West London is designing a new website. We want to make sure it’s easy to use, and that people can find what they’re looking for.  Help us create our new website by completing this short survey.  The survey will take about 5 minutes. At the end you’ll have the option to […]

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Wimbledon’s Centre Court vaccination centre to open daily till midnight

As Wimbledon Centre Court vaccination centre gets ready to offer jabs up until midnight, it’s matron, vaccinators and volunteers have urged people to book their boosters. Centre matron Christiana Pena said: “We are encouraging everyone to come in and have their booster to be fully protected against the new omicron virus. We’re open every day […]

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