Monthly Archives: February 2019

Improved Access to GP Appointments

Dear patients, 

We just want to inform you that there are various GP Hubs across Brent that are offering evening and weekend appointments across five GP practices. 

Public satisfaction with general practice remains high, but in recent years patients have increasingly reported, through the GP Patient Survey, more difficulty in accessing services including a decline in the good overall experience of making an appointment in general practice.

However, good access is not just about getting an appointment when patients need it. It is also about access to the right person, providing the right care, in the right place at the right time.

So we wanted to inform you of the GP access hubs that are available across Brent. (Please see below). 

 

Where are they located?

Hub Locations

Opening times

Wembley Hub

Wembley Centre for Health and Care

116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, HA04UZ

Monday to Sunday – 8am to 8pm
   
Willesden Hub

Roundwood Park Medical Centre

Robson Avenue, London NW10 3RY

Monday to Friday – 4pm to 8pm

Saturday – 12pm to 4pm

   
Temporary Northern Hub

The Stag-Hollyrood Practice

82 Stag Lane , Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 5LP

Monday to Friday – 4pm to 8pm
   
Kilburn Hub

Staverton Surgery

51 Staverton Rd, London NW2 5HA

Monday to Friday – 4pm to 8pm

Saturday – 10am to 2pm

   
Central Middlesex Hub

Park Royal Medical Practice

Acton Lane, London, NW107NS

Monday to Friday – 4pm to 8pm

Saturday – 10am to 2pm

 

 

NHS Bowel Screening Programme

Dear patients,

A gentle reminder that if you are aged 60+, the NHS invites you to join the NHS Bowel Screening Programme. If you are about to turn 60 and registered with us, you will soon receive your first invitation and screening test.

Bowel Cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and 80% of the people diagnosed are aged over 60 (Cancer Research UK). Which means that it is essential to detect the early stages quickly and effectively. 9 out of every 10 people with early-stage bowel cancer survive the disease.

All men and women between the ages of 60 and 74 are invited to take part in screening every 2 years. If you are eligible, you will be sent a test kit through the post in which you can use privately in your own home.

Watch this Cancer Research UK video for more information:

If you need advice or more information, you can speak to your GP. Cancer Research UK also offer advice and more information on 020 8900 6020 or you can also visit their website: www.cruk.org/bowelcancerscreening.

Wembley Practice is a big supporter of the NHS Bowel Screening Programme and I hope that you will take advantage of this life-saving offer and decide to complete your test. Remember, regular screening and knowing when to visit your GP will help to make sure that bowel cancer can be picked up early and treated successfully.

Please do not be embarrassed – this is a type of test that millions of people have done successfully and as a result lives have been saved.