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  Bayswater Medical Centre BuildingPractice Booklet

Welcome to Bayswater Medical Practice

Merger of Bayswater Medical Centre with Grand Union Health Centre.

After a period of patient engagement the merger of Bayswater Medical Centre with Grand Union Health Centre has been approved and will go ahead on 17th September 2018.  Thank you to all our patients who took the time to let us know your thoughts and feeling regarding the merger.

Many of the staff will be moving to Grand Union Health Centre, so there will be familiar faces.  All patient electronic and paper medical records will be transferred automatically unless you choose to register elsewhere.

The address and telephone number of Grand Union Medical Centre is:

209 Harrow Road

London, W2 5EH

Telephone:  020 7286 1231

There are maps on display in the surgery which include directions.  If you would like a copy please ask at reception.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all well for the future.

Dr K Vranakis & Mandy Walsh

Please follow the link for the engagement paperwork which is located o the CCG website.

Book Appointments On-Line

We are pleased to announce that we now have a new on-line booking system and improved repeat prescribing service. Please download the  System One Online Services Registration Form Click Here   and here online-appointment-booking-policy Final.doc for the online service practice policy form and bring it to the surgery with photo identification. We will then issue you with a unique login name and password. Already registered with Bayswater Online Services then click the following link here>  Please adopt the understanding when booking online that doctors have many patients to consult with that present them with varying demands. Please note that a doctor will not be able to address multiple questions and give medical advise on these issues all in one single consultation.If you feel that you need more time please book a double appointment or two separate consultations so as to have the adequate time required by both you and the doctor.

Flu Season

Our flu season begins in September 2018

Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild or unpleasant illness in most people. It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.

Certain people are more likely to develop potentially seriouscomplications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people are advised to have a flu jab each year.

For otherwise healthy people, flu can be very unpleasant. Most people will recover from flu within a week or two.

People who should have a flu jab

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you: 

  • are 65 years of age or over   
  • are pregnant 
  • have certain medical conditions 
  • are very overweight
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility 
  • receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill 
  • are a front-line health and social care worker.  It is your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you

65s and over and the flu jab

You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2016-17) if you are aged 65 and over on March 31 2017 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1952. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2017, you do qualify.

Pregnant women and the flu jab

If you're pregnant, you're advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you've reached.

That's because there's strong evidence to suggest pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.

If you're pregnant, you will benefit from the flu vaccine because:

  • it reduces your chance of getting serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy
  • it reduces your risk of having a miscarriage, or your baby being born prematurely or with a low birth weight because of the flu
  • it will help protect your baby as they will continue to have some immunity to flu for the first few months of their life

It's safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy from conception onwards. The vaccine doesn't carry any risks for you or your baby. Talk to your GP, midwife or pharmacist if you want more information.

Read more about the flu jab in pregnancy.

Flu jab for people with medical conditions

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition. That includes these types of illnesses:  

This list of conditions isn't definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.

Your GP can assess you individually to take into account the risk of flu exacerbating any underlying illness you may have, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.

The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you are not technically in one of the risk groups above.

If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP or pharmacist about this.

Flu vaccine for children

The flu vaccine is recommended for:

  • children over the age of six months with a long-term health condition
  • children aged two, three and four plus children in school years one, two and three.

Children aged between six months and two years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine should have the flu jab.

Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between two and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.

Read about who should have the children's flu vaccine.

Flu jab for health and social care workers

Outbreaks of flu can occur in health and social care settings, and, because flu is so contagious, staff, patients and residents are all at risk of infection.

If you're a front-line health and social care worker, you are eligible for an NHS flu jab to protect yourself, your colleagues and other members of the community.

It is your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you. So, if you are an NHS-employed front-line healthcare worker, the NHS will pay for your vaccination. If you are a social care worker, your employer should pay for vaccination.

In the case of health and social care workers employed by private companies, those companies will arrange and pay for the vaccinations.

The NHS has this advice on flu vaccination of health and social care workers (PDF, 131kb)  .

Flu jab for carers

If you care for someone who is elderly or disabled, speak to your GP or pharmacist about having a flu jab along with the person you care for.

Read more about the flu jab for carers on the Carers UK website.

This NHS leaflet gives information about the flu vaccination 2016-17 aimed at carers of and people with a learning disability.

Children's flu vaccine

The children's nasal spray flu vaccine is for two-, three- and four-year-olds, and children in school years one, two and three, plus children with long-term health problems

Cold or flu?

Find out about symptoms of colds and flu and how to stop the viruses spreading

Men's health 60-plus

Healthy lifestyle information for men aged 60 and over

Women's health 60-plus

Healthy lifestyle information and advice for women aged 60 and over

Asthma Reviews

If you have received a text message from us asking you to complete an asthma questionnaire, please click here Open the Asthma Annual Review Form

Have we got your most up-to-date contact details Let us know if your name or contact details have changed

Please make sure we have an up-do-date mobile number.  That way we can send you appointment reminders and know how to get in touch with you urgently.  

Friends and Family Test

We are dedicated to improving the treatment you receive at our practice.  The new Friends and Family Test asks you to complete a quick survey.  If we have your mobile number you will receive a text message after your next visit and you can text your responses to the survey questions.  If you would rather complete on-line please follow the link below.  We will share the feedback with our patient group.

Take our Friends and Family Test Here

Dementia Screening

There is a lot in the media about dementia and we are committed to helping patients who are worried about memory loss and other associated conditions.  Please speak to your GP who would be very happy to complete a short dementia assessment.  If you would like to know more about dementia and memory loss please click Here

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Access & Parking

Our premises do not provide car parking space for patients. There is however nearby pay and display street parking available on Craven Road,Craven Hill and Craven Terrance. If your are disabled you may use our meet and Greet service: when you make your appointment request this service and a member of our staff will be waiting at the practice gates 5 minutes before you arrive.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

 Practice Booklet

Important Information.Please note that our surgery which was located at 7 Golborne Road. London W10 5NY has been amalgamated with our main site at 46 Craven Road W2 3QA. Golborne Road is now closed. The practice booklet is in the process of being updated to reflect this new change.

Practice Booklet

(Site updated 01/10/2018)
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