IMPORTANT - MEASLES Public Health England have advised the surgery there has been a "significant" rise in reported and confirmed cases of Measles in London over the last month. Confirmed cases range from infants to adults aged over 50. If you have a rash, particularly if preceded by a fever, please telephone the surgery before you come, and let the reception staff know so they can arrange for you to wait away from other patients.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Evergreen Surgery will be closed for the Public Holidays on Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27 and Monday, January 2 2017. Edmonton Walk-In Centre will be open on those days from 8.00am to 8.00pm. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 999 or visit your nearest accident and emergency unit. You can also get medical advice or ask to speak to an out of hours doctor by dialling 111 (free from any mobile or landline phone). The Urgent Care Centres at North Middlesex and Chase Farm Hospitals are also available each day from 8.00am to 10.00pm.
NEED MEDICAL ADVICE WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED? If it isn't an emergency, why not call the NHS 111 service - just dial 111 for speedy, professional advice. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.
EDMONTON WALK-IN CENTRE: Please note that the walk-in centre is OPEN at weekends and public holidays only 8.00 am to 8.00 pm. It is CLOSED on weekdays. Please contact the surgery on 0208 887 8354 for an appointment with your GP, or you can dial 111 for the new NHS 111 service.
PLEASE DON'T BE LATE for your appointment. If you arrive late, you may be asked to rebook as it has a knock-on effect for other patients. Late arrivals are the main reason clinics in GP surgeries run late and we are trying to reduce this.
FLU We offer clinics for Flu Immunisations from late September onwards. The Flu Jab is available to anyone aged over 65, pregnant women, and people who might be "at risk" if they get flu because of long-term illnesses like diabetes or heart disease. Flu Immunisations are also available for children aged 2, 3 and 4. Please contact reception to book an appointment with a nurse.
PREGNANT? Your baby could be at risk from Pertussis (Whooping Cough) as there is an outbreak of the infection nationally that has led to several deaths. Contact the surgery for details of our vaccination programme, which is available after the 28th week of pregnancy and before the 38th week.
GET INVOLVED! Join our patient participation group and help shape the future of Evergreen Surgery. Use the form in the Patient Particpation Group Area (see sidebar, left) to tell us you're interested. Only a small amount of your time would be involved and there is no commitment to lots of meetings! Meetings take place about every two months, or you can join in "virtually" by email. You can see our latest Patient Participation Report in the "Our Documents" section in the sidebar.
TESTS AND INVESTIGATIONS: please note it is the patient's responsibility to contact the surgery for the results of tests or investigations, such as blood tests or x-rays. The surgery will only contact you if urgent action is needed. From June 1 2013, copies of test results will only be available for collection after 4.00 pm.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST: Please tell us what you think about the surgery. Forms are available on reception and in all consulting rooms. Your feedback is valuable and helps us improve our service.
CARE.DATA The NHS is proposing to use information from GP surgery health records to inform decisions about health policy. You can find our more about this proposal at: www.nhs.uk (search for "care.data"). If you would prefer your health record NOT to be included, please ask at Reception for an opt-out form.
SUMMARY CARE RECORD: this is different to Care.Data and is a new way that the surgery can share information securely with other health organisations like A&E or Urgent Care Centres about your key health information, like allergies. You can opt out, and if you would prefer your health record not to be included, please ask at Reception for an opt-out form. You can find out more at: www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk