Is it time you booked a cervical screening test?

If you think you may have missed your regular cervical screening appointment (smear test), contact your GP now. NHS figures reveal that the pandemic saw a small reduction in the numbers coming forward for cervical screening. According to Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam, lead GP for Merton, “Cervical screening is a really effective test for picking up […]

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NHS services in south west London over the May bank holiday weekend

South west Londoners needing urgent mental health care over the bank holiday weekend are being reminded help is on hand. The local NHS is telling people that if they are struggling with their mental health, they should seek help. In Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond people can call the crisis line on 0800 028 […]

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Local NHS delivers more than three million Covid-19 vaccinations

The Covid-19 vaccination drive in south west London has reached another major milestone with the local NHS revealing that more than three million jabs have now been delivered. Latest figures show that nearly 761,000 Covid-19 booster jabs have been given together with almost 2.25 million first and second doses. The landmark – covering the boroughs […]

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Local NHS urges people with allergies to “come and talk to us” about Covid-19 vaccines

People with allergies who are worried about being vaccinated against Covid-19 are being urged to “come and talk to us” by the local NHS. South West London’s chief pharmacist in Merton, Sedina Agama is reassuring people that “we will help you through it and help you have a vaccine”. She said people can get the […]

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National HIV Testing Week

National HIV testing week kickstarted earlier this week with the aim to promote regular testing among key populations. With hopes to reduce the numbers of undiagnosed people and those diagnosed late, the campaign stands to raise awareness and increase knowledge of HIV testing in communities most affected by HIV and the general population. Earlier this […]

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