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Caring For Carers

If your surgery know you are a carer, they can help you.

It’s a great idea to register as a carer at your GPs. If your doctor knows you are a carer, she can ask you about any physical or mental health issues you may have because of caring. And the practice can try to be more flexible in terms of finding you appointments, etc.

If your doctor and surgery know you are a carer they can:

  • support you with any physical health issues related to your caring role, like tiredness
  • make you aware of the carer’s flu jab each year and arrange for you to have the Covid vaccine as well.
  • talk to you about your mental health and the impact of your caring role
  • provide you with general information and advice
  • refer you to helpful organisations and services that can improve your caring situation
  • give you flexible appointments at times that suit you
  • refer you for a Carer’s Break payment if your caring role is impacting your health, potentially meaning you can take a break.

Speak to your GP – they can help you in your caring role.

CARING FOR CARERS

If your surgery know you are a carer, they can help you.

It’s a great idea to register as a carer at your GPs. If your doctor knows you are a carer, she can ask you about any physical or mental health issues you may have because of caring. And the practice can try to be more flexible in terms of finding you appointments, etc.

If your doctor and surgery know you are a carer they can:

  • support you with any physical health issues related to your caring role, like tiredness
  • make you aware of the carer’s flu jab each year and arrange for you to have the Covid vaccine as well.
  • talk to you about your mental health and the impact of your caring role
  • provide you with general information and advice
  • refer you to helpful organisations and services that can improve your caring situation
  • give you flexible appointments at times that suit you
  • refer you for a Carer’s Break payment if your caring role is impacting your health, potentially meaning you can take a break.

Speak to your GP – they can help you in your caring role.

Are you aged over 75 years?

We are delighted to announce a direct phone number for vulnerable patients aged 75 years and above. This number is operational between 10am – 12pm for booking routine appointments only. Please contact reception on 020 86825 0521 to ask for the phone number if you are over 75.

Thank you

WELCOME TO TOOTING SOUTH MEDICAL CENTRE

ALL PATIENTS OVER 5 YEAS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING OR MASK WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS INDICATIVE OF COVID.

PRIOR TO ENTRY, WE WILL TEST YOUR TEMPERATURE. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED IF YOUR TEMPERATURE EXCEEDS 37.8 DEGREES.

PLEASE WASH OR SANITISE YOUR HANDS AND AVOID TOUCHING HANDLES AND RAILS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

PLEASE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES.

PLEASE COOPERATE RESPECTFULLY WITH ALL STAFF.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO KEEP ALL OF US SAFE.

Easy Guide Links on Cancer Screening

If you would like ease read leaflet, please click on the relevant link below:

About the Cervical Cancer Vaccination

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/About-the-Cervical-Cancer-Vaccination.pdf

 

An Easy Guide to Bowel Cancer Screening

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/An-Easy-Guide-to-Bowel-Cancer-Screening.pdf

 

An Easy Guide to Having a Colonoscopy

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/An-Easy-Guide-to-Having-a-Colonoscopy.pdf

 

Barium Meal Test

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Barium-Meal-Test.pdf

 

Be Breast Aware

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Be_Breast_Aware.pdf

 

Bowel Cancer and Bowel Screening

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Bowel-Cancer-Bowel-Screening.pdf

 

Bowel Cancer

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/bowel-cancer.pdf

Bowel Screening

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/bowel-screening.pdf

 

 

Breast Cancer & Breast Screening

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Breast-Cancer-Breast-Screening.pdf

 

Cervical Cancer & Cervical Screening

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Cervical-Cancer-Cervical-Screening.pdf

 

Cervical Screening

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cervical_screening.pdf

 

Chemotherapy

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/chemotherapy_info.pdf

 

Common Types of Cancer

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/common_types_of_cancer.pdf

 

Endoscopy

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/endoscopy-no-author.pdf

 

Have you seen blood in your pee, even once? Then it’s time to tell your doctor

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Have-you-seen-blood-your-pee-even-once-then-its-time-to-tell-your-doctor.pdf

 

Having a Mammogram

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Having-a-mammogram.pdf

How can you prevent cancer?

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/how_can_you_help_to_prevent_cancer.pdf

 

Looking After Your Breasts

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Looking-after-your-breasts.pdf

 

Lung Cancer

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Lung-Cancer.pdf

 

My Boobs and Me

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/My-boobs-and-me.pdf

 

Ovarian Cancer

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Ovarian-Cancer.pdf

 

Prostate Awareness

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/prostate-awareness-1.pdf

 

Prostate Cancer

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Prostate-Cancer-NHS.pdf

 

Prostate Cancer – Why You Need to Know

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Prostate-Cancer-copy.pdf

 

Radiotherapy

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/radiotherapy_info.pdf

 

 

Skin Cancer and Sun Safety

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Skin-Cancer-Sun-Safety.pdf

 

Skin Cancer

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/skin-cancer.pdf

 

Sun Beds

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Sun-Beds.pdf

 

Telling you about Stomach Cancer

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Telling-you-about-Stomach-Cancer.pdf

 

Testicular Awareness

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/testicular-awareness-no-author.pdf

 

Surgical Procedures

Dear Patients, Carers and Representatives of our Patients,

We wish to inform you that Tooting South Medical Centre no longer perform surgical procedures.

Should you require this service, we will refer patients to the relevant services to have the necessary procedures.

Thank you

Over 70 and not vaccinated?

We have invited all our patients who are over 70 or Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) for a COVID-19 vaccination. If you are over 70 or in the CEV group and have not heard from us you can now book your vaccination in two ways.

Please either contact us and let us have your up to date contact details so that we can arrange an appointment for your vaccination, or alternatively to book your vaccination at another location you can now book by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or ringing 119 free. You no longer need a letter.

COVID-19 Vaccination scams – what you need to know

Some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the Covid-19 vaccination.

To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.

  • The vaccine is only available from the NHS and is being offered to people in priority groups. Vaccination is free and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you, to receive your vaccine. Anyone offering a paid-for vaccine is committing a crime.

 

The NHS will never:

  • ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine.
  • ask for payment or for your bank account or card details, to pay for a vaccine or to confirm your eligibility for the vaccine.
  • ask you for your PIN or banking password.
  • arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine – at the moment we are also not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine.
  • ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills, bank account details or pay slips.

 

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.

Please remember: If you are asked to pay for the vaccine or asked for your bank account details, it is a scam.

For more information, please click on the link below.

https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/your-health/immunisation/covid-19-vaccination-scams-what-you-need-to-know/

Over 70 and not vaccinated?

We have invited all our patients who are over 70 or Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) for a COVID-19 vaccination. If you are over 70 or in the CEV group and have not heard from us, please contact us and let us have your up to date contact details so that we can arrange an appointment for your vaccination.

Services on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February between 8am-8pm

We have put on extra services over this weekend if you need urgent medical help that is not a life-threatening 999 emergency.

This is to help local hospitals and the ambulance service as they are extremely busy at the moment.

To access these services in Wandsworth please telephone 03333324363 where you will be assessed by a clinician and offered an appointment if clinically required. This may be a video appointment or a face to face appointment.

Outside of these hours please call 111.

You could also consider using your local pharmacy for non-urgent health advice.

Please only call 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency.