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Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

What’s the risk of coronavirus in the UK?

The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate.

Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.

What’s the risk of coronavirus for travellers?

There are some countries and areas where there’s a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.

See the NHS.uk coronavirus advice for travellers.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

Check if you need medical help

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see the NHS.uk coronavirus advice for travellers
  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
Start now

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

How to self-isolate if you’re asked to

If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).

This means you should:

  • stay at home
  • not go to work, school or public places
  • not use public transport or taxis
  • ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
  • try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food

You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection.

Read more coronavirus self-isolation advice.

How coronavirus is spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

Do I need to avoid public places?

Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.

You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don’t

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Treatment for coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.

Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

You’ll need to stay in isolation away from other people until you’ve recovered.

More information

Page last reviewed: 3 March 2020

Winter Holiday Timings 2019-2020

Please note our opening schedule until Thursday 2 January 2020 below, when the usual schedule will resume.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Tuesday 24 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 25 December 2019 CLOSED
Thursday 26 December 2019 CLOSED
Friday 27 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 28 December 2019 9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 29 December 2019 CLOSED
Monday 30 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 31 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 1 January 2020 CLOSED
Thursday 2 January 2020 8.00am – 6.30pm

Patient Participation Group Meeting: Tuesday 12 March 2019 @ 5.30pm

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On Tuesday 12 March 2019 @ 5.30pm we will be holding a Patient Participation Group meeting – all patients are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The purpose of this meeting is to re-establish a regular patient group that can contribute by way of representing the patients at The Wembley Practice, in matters that can help shape the care we deliver and to help us gather feedback, experiences and opinions, as well as to encourage health promotion and self care to our patient population.

You do not need to register to attend this meeting, though our PPG meetings are open to The Wembley Practice registered patients only. Please speak to our Practice Manager if you have any queries, concerns or special requirements. 

Learn more about our PPG Group >>

PPG Meeting – Tuesday 12th March 2019

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All patients are invited to attend our next Patient Participation Group meeting at The Wembley Practice.

Each PPG is unique: evolving to meet local needs. PPG works with the practice to:

  • Offer patient perspective on services provided by the practice
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of services
  • Foster improved communication between the practice and its patients
  • Help patients to take more responsibility for their health
  • Provide practical support and help to implement change

Join us on:

  • Tuesday 12th December 2017 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm,                 
  • The Board Room, Wembley Centre for Health and Care. 116 Chaplin Road HA0 4UZ..

Go to our PPG Page to learn more about our PPG, register as a member if you haven’t already and view past reports and meeting minutes.

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

 

 

Smears Awarenss Event: After Event Report with pictures

The Wembley Practice hosted a successful #smearforsmear event on Wednesday 23 January 2019. See pictures from the event below.

The event was well attended, mixed with members of the public, registered patients and surgery staff. Everyone who attended were able to partake in interactive workshops and talks to learn about the dangers of cervical cancer and the importance of having a smear test. A member of Jo’s Trust was also present to answer questions and offer advice and support to visitors.

The event has already helped to increase smear uptake in the practice and also provided a great platform to raise awareness for the #smearforsmear campaign and the work that Jo’s Trust do. You can find out more about Jo’s Trust here >>>

 

Smear Awareness Event – Wednesday 23 January 2019

Join us at The Wembley Practice on Wednesday 23 January 2018 for our Smear Awareness event between10.30am and 12.30pm. All patients are welcome to attend. See poster below.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of Jo’s Trust, a UK charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. There will also be FREE refreshments and the chance for patients to have their smear test.

Every year in the UK, around 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under. The #SmearForSmear campaign is ran every year during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and encourages people to post photos with smeared lipstick on to show support for the awareness campaign and to encourage female friends, family and followers to book their next smear.

Find out more about cervical cancer >>>

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Winter Holiday Timings 2018-2019

Please note our opening schedule until Wednesday 2 January 2019 below, after which the usual schedule will resume for each practice from Thurs 3 January 2019.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Wembley Practice

 

Monday 24 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 25 December 2018 CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December 2018 CLOSED
Thursday 27 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 28 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 30 December 2018 CLOSED
Monday 31 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 2 January 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm