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DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS, SEE GUIDANCE ON HOME PAGE, VISIT NHS111

Until further notice, we are unable to offer travel services due to staff shortages. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will update you as soon as this changes.

We will be open on the Easter Bank Holiday in April

mword

19 March 2020

Dear Colleague

I know that pressure is mounting on practices across London. The Londonwide LMCs team and I will be working hard to support you throughout the coming days and weeks.

With CoVid-19 measures developing rapidly, and guidance and advice circulating from a range of sources, now is the time for timely and accurate information that makes it easier to cope.

From today, we will be updating London practices with key updates via email alerts. These alerts will be sent to LMC chairs daily in the early afternoon/at the end of the day and can be shared locally.

  • Covid-19: Londonwide LMCs' Guidance For Practices

    We know that this is a rapidly evolving situation. Guidance is correct at the time of publication and we have provide guidance on new measures and links to resources, but please bear in mind this might change daily.
  • Covid-19: Fit note/ Sick note guidance and template

    We know that with measures such as social distancing and self isolation being put in place there are many more patients demanding fit notes/ Med3s. The current Government guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (covid-19) reiterates that medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. It adds that after 7 days, employers may use their discretion around the need for medical evidence if an employee is staying at home.

    Until further guidance is available, and as workload increases, Londonwide LMCs advise practices to upload this letter to your website and ask patients requiring a medical certificate for work relating to covid-19 to download a copy and give it to their employer.
  • Covid-19: Keeping you up to date

    The Londonwide LMCs team are regularly monitoring and reviewing changes and updates, and liaising with NHSEI, health partners and commissioners at all levels. Our website will be updated daily with covid-19 relevant developments: our covid-19 update page will be updated frequently with links to NHSEI, Government, PHE and other guidance along with key statements from Londonwide LMCs.

The goal is to help colleagues safely provide appropriate care to patients during this covid-19 pandemic. This is our overriding priority.

It goes without saying that this advice is the best available and is subject to change at short notice.

Please DO watch out for further bulletins and check in to our website daily www.lmc.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19.

As ever I welcome your feedback at mword@lmc.org.uk, and know that my team of experts and leaders here at Londonwide LMCs will always be by your side.

With best wishes

Dr Michelle Drage MBBS FRCGP

CEO, Londonwide LMCs

IHUB

Islington registered NHS patients can request an appointment to see a GP or Nurse at a IHUB 

IHUB OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 6.30pm - 8pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 8pm

You can call the practice within our opening hours and can be offered the next available appointment at a local IHUB. If the practice is closed you will be automatically connected to a IHUB call handler who can also book you an appointment. (After 8pm if you call the practice telephone number you will still be directed to the out of hours service)

IHUB LOCATIONS

  • Andover Medical Centre, Hornsey Road, N7

  • Islington Central Medical Centre, Laycock Street, N1

  • Ritchie Street Group Practice, Ritchie Street, N1

  • More recently there are some clinics available at Highbury Grange Health Centre, N5

IHUB INFORMATION

  • Offers you the same services as your usual GP excluding home visits.

  • You will need to give your consent for a Doctor or Nurse to gain access to your full medical record.

  • Your name and NHS number will be used to confirm you are an Islington registered NHS patient and to identify the GP surgery you are registered with. 

Your medical record will only be accessed at the point of consultation with a Doctor or Nurse for that appointment only. After your appointment concludes, IHUB send a digital report of the consultation to your registered GP surgery. Any test results ordered by IHUB will be sent to your registered GP surgery.

If you would like any further information about the IHUB, please contact the surgery.

 
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