Child Vaccinations @ City & Hackney
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Vaccines Concerns – Advice for Muslim Parents
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) have provided the following public statement on flu vaccines, for adults and children. The Council has been proactive in addressing a push for the flu vaccine in the Muslim community.
The information has been agreed by the British Islamic Medical Association and so will be regarded as a credible resource for those who have concerns.
Do you, the staff and the patients of The Lawson Practice want to know more about the local response to the Coronavirus pandemic?
Come and find out more at our Annual General Meeting, which takes place on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 4.30pm - 6.30pm
The meeting will include a presentation by Dr Sandra Husbands, Hackney’s Director for Public Health, focused on the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
There will also be a panel discussion to which members of the public are invited to ask questions. The invited panel are:
- Councillor Chris Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Health, Adult Social Care and Leisure
- Dr Sandra Husbands, Director for Public Health, City and Hackney
- Dr Mark Ricketts, Chair, City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group
- David Maher, Managing Director, City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group
The meeting will take place virtually using Zoom. You can take part by telephone or online. To book your place please call freephone 0808 164 7664 email email@example.com or book directly using the following link https://healthwatchhackneyagm2020.eventbrite.co.uk
How to get a Coronavirus test in Hackney
Healthwatch Hackney wouldl ike to hear from the Lawson Practice patients. Please find more information clicking below:
Seasonal flu is unpredictable and vaccination offers the best protection. For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting disease with recovery generally within a week.
However, there is a particular risk of severe illness from catching flu for:
- older people
- the very young
- pregnant women
- those with underlying disease, such as chronic respiratory or cardiac disease
- those who are immunosuppressed
This year you are also recommended to have the flu vaccine if you are:
- the main carer of an older or disabled person
- a household contact of someone on the Shielded Patients List for COVID-19
- a child aged 2 to 11 years old on 31 August 2020
Please find more information about flu and how to protect yourself and your closest by entering the links below:
Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why (in different languages):
Flu vaccinations for children (in different languages):
Flu vaccination: easy ready flu resources:
For more information on the importance of routine immunisation during Covid-19, please go here
Flu FAQ's here!
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE | Help the fight against COVID-19
(11th June 2020 last updated)
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- Trusted sites to get guidance on Covid
- Managing an unwell child during social isolation
- Helping families cope with 'Social Isolation'
- Help in maintaing emotional and physical well-being
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For patients currently shielding, it is possible to register here for food and/or prescription delivery.
Hackney foodbanks process currently as below:
- Patients can request a referral letter/email from their Practice stating - “'This is a foodbank voucher referral for CLIENT who is currently residing in ADDRESS.”
- The email or letter needs to include:
- Resident’s age
- How many people are living in the household (and their ages)
- Brief reason for referral (e.g. health reasons, benefit delay, loss of work - no need for specifics/personal information).
Once the resident has the referral email/letter, they can find the times and locations of Hackney Foodbanks.
Children who are eligible for free school meals
The majority of schools in Hackney have set up systems for free school meals which include meal vouchers/cards and collections from the child’s school.
Other food provision
The Find Support Services Map has a category for food/meals. You can download a snapshot at anytime - please note that the organisations on here are checked twice a week.
When possible, patients should encourage relatives, neighbours or friends to provide support in collecting or delivering medication. Where this support is not available the patient should contact their community pharmacy directly to arrange for their prescription to be delivered.
If the pharmacy is unable to help or the patient cannot get through to the pharmacy, residents can fill out this online form or call the helpline.
Useful links for patient information during Coronavirus
Information for carers - https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
You do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online.
If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Any family members will need to isolate for 14 days from the 1st day your symptoms started. This could go for longer, depending on whether they'll develop symptoms as well.
For more information on how to self-isolate, please go here.
Further information is available on nhs.uk or here.
Translated NHS Guidance here (updated 19th March)
Free Sleep Service - learn more!
Scope launched a new free Sleep Service in Nov 2018 in East London, for residents in Newham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets and have have recently included Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
Scope’s Sleep Service programme supports families with disabled children and/or additional needs aged 2 to 18, who are having difficulty sleeping.
This service offers the following:
• Support from an experienced sleep practitioner over a six-week period
• A tailored sleep plan to help their child get a better night’s sleep
• Relaxed group learning sessions with other families
Read the flyer to learn more about this!
Latest PPG Meeting Minutes
From 13th August 2019 are available Minutes August
Next meetings will happen on the 12th November 2019 & 11th February 2020
GP Patient Survey
Your views can help improve local GP and health services.
Some patients registered at this GP practice will soon be invited to take part in a national survey about their experiences of local NHS services.
If you receive a questionnaire, please help NHS England by filling it in as soon as possible.
Visit www.gp-patient.co.uk to find out more.