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EASTER HOLIDAY OPENING

The practice will be open on Fri 10th and Mon 13th April from 9am–6.30pm. If you need an appointment or urgent advice, call the surgery and we will arrange for a GP to call you back. Due to COVID-19 we ask that patients do not come into the practice due to the risk of infection, so please call the practice first. After 6.30pm, if you have COVID-19 symptoms use NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/. Only call 111 if you can’t get help online.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE RISK OF SPREADING CORONAVIRUS AND TO KEEP YOU SAFE, ALL APPOINTMENTS FROM MONDAY 16TH MARCH 2020 WILL START WITH A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION AND IF DEEMED APPROPRIATE, YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT.  

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A BOOKED APPOINTMENT, PLEASE STAY AT HOME AND WE WILL CALL YOU FIRST.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY. 

IF YOU HAVE A HIGH TEMPERATURE, COUGH OR COLD – PLEASE SELF ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS. AND REFER TO NHS.UK

HOWEVER IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE A BACTERIAL INFECTION, PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY ON 020 7226 2462

 

PHLEBOTOMY CLINIC

THE PHLEBTOMOTY CLINIC WHICH RUNS ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE WILL NOT BE RUNNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS IS TO REDUCE ANY FURTHER SPEAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

FOR BLOOD TESTS, PLEASE ATTEND THE WHITTINGTON HOSPITAL BLOOD TEST CLINIC.

ISLINGTON IHUB -  EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS!!

Islington IHUB offers increased access to GPs for patients registered at any Islington practice.

Islington has 3 hub. Registered patients are now able to book appointments with Islington doctors and nurses at an Islington GP hub when the practice is closed. Simply ask a receptionist for an ”I:Hub” appointment and they will try to offer you one that is both convenient for you and that also suits your health needs.

Islington GP hubs are open between 6.30pm and 8.00pm each weekday and from 8.00am to 8.00pm at the weekend.

If we are closed you can call the usual surgery number between 6.30pm to 8.00pm Mon to Fri and 8.00am to 8.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays and your call will be answered by i:Hub staff who will be able to assist you. These appointments are available for routine appointments and do not need to be urgent requests.

If you book an appointment you will be asked to give consent for the doctor or nurse to see your medical records, on this occasion only, in order to provide you with the best care.

 

 

 

 

 

PATIENT ONLINE SERVICES                                                                                                                                               

Did you know that you could register for patient online services?  This will include repeat prescription requests, booking or cancelling appointments and viewing certain aspects of your medical records.  If you wish to access these services, please attend the practice with photographic identification.  You will be provided with unique login details and information on how to register.  For more information, please contact the practice.

 WALKING GROUP

IN COLLABORATION WITH HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY BODS & HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE

 EVERY THURSDAY AT 11 AM

MEETING POINT - OUTSIDE HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE

WALKING IS AN EXCELLENT FORM OF EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.  IT IS CONVENIENT, FREE, GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOU CAN GO AT YOUR OWN SPEED.

A GOOD WALK CAN:

  • MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPIER - EXERCISE RELEASES ENDORPHINS AND SEROTONIN WHICH IMPROVES YOUR MOOD, REDUCING STRESS, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.
  • IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN POWER - EXERCISE IMPROVES LEARNING, CONCENTRATION, ABSTRACT REASONING AND MEMORY.  IT EVEN STIMULATES BRAIN CELL REGENERATION.
  • HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER - REGULAR ACTIVITY PROMOTES BETTER SLEEP, ALTHOUGH STRENUOUS EXERCISE BEFORE GOING TO BED IS NOT ADVISED

Data Collection on Fit notes-

The Health and Social Care Information Cente (HSCIC) have informed us that they will be extracting data from the practice system about fit notes. Any data collected will be anonymous.

Please refer to the 'further information' section on the right hand side of this page and select 'Data Collection - Fit notes' for further information.

 

                                                                                                                                                                

 

glasses_and_penNew Patient Registration

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.

If you live within the practice catchment area (includes all N5 and a number of N4 postcodes), and fulfil the registration criteria you are able to register as a regular patient.

The registration criteria is:
Where patients are wishing to join the practice, the practice does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.
The following procedure will be applied to every patient wishing to register.
All prospective patients will meet the following requirements:

1. Current Address must be in Practice Catchment Area
2. Must not have failed to attend/cancel a previous registration appointment
3. Length of Stay in Catchment Area must be of a minimum of 9 months duration and length of stay in UK must be stated as a minimum period of 1 year from date of entry into UK.
4. NHS Number – patient must obtain number prior to registration appointment except where this is the first NHS registration
5. Have separate Proof of Identity and Residency (see below for list of accepted documents)
Proof of Identity – MUST BE PHOTO ID
Asylum Application Papers
Passport
Driving License
Foreign ‘ID’ Card

Proof of Residency –
Rent or Tenancy Agreement
Council Tax Bill - Must be valid in current year
Mortgage Statement
Confirmation letter from Council regarding Electoral Register
Social Security Letter

The practice catchment area is defined by a map. Please note, if you live in boundary roads of the practice area you may not be able to register. Please ask reception for further details.

If you are registering as a regular patient you will be required to make an appointment for a new patient health check with either the health care assistant or practice nurse.

To register you will be asked to fill in a form (GMS1) or you can provide reception with a NHS Medical card, if you have one.

Registration Form

You may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.

Registration Form

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