News

11th Jun

Patient Group Meeting 5/6/2024

Thank you to those who came and contributed to our face to face Patient Group Meeting on 5th June 2024 6-7pm.

The minutes are here.

If you are interested in joining this group, please email nclicb.themuswellhillpractice@nhs.net

Dr Rosemarie Healy
28th Apr

Dr Rosemarie Healy

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Dr Rosemarie Healy, GP Partner for over 30 years until 2015 at The Muswell Hill Practice, died on 26th February 2024. 

Rosemarie was a much loved and respected doctor here and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

If you knew Dr Healy and would like to pass on any words to her family, please email nclicb.themuswellhillpractice@nhs.net

 

12th Mar

Pharmacies that offers free blood pressure checks

You can get your blood pressure checked for free at a pharmacy without seeing a GP if you:

  • are aged 40 or over
  • live in England

 You cannot get a free blood pressure check if you:

  • already have high blood pressure
  • have had your blood pressure checked by a healthcare professional in the past 6 months

Our closest Pharmacies that offer this service are Dukes Pharmacy, Broadway Pharmacy and Redwood Pharmacy.  Other pharmacies can be viewed here

2nd Feb

MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

Measles cases are rising in England this year.  If your child is not fully vaccinated, please book in for an appointment with our nurses.

  1. One vaccine

The MMR vaccine is a single injection that is administered into the thigh of young children or the upper arm of older children or adults. It is a live vaccine which means that it contains weakened versions of measles, mumps and rubella viruses. These have been weakened enough to produce immunity without causing disease.

  1. Two doses

The MMR vaccine gives long lasting protection with just two doses of the vaccine. The first dose is given at the age of 12 months and the second dose is given at around three years and four months, before starting school. Having both doses gives long lasting protection against measles, mumps and rubella. In adults and older children the two doses can be given with a one month gap between them. 

  1. Three infections

The MMR vaccine protects against three infections; measles, mumps and rubella. These are viral infections that can quickly spread to unprotected children and adults – they spread more easily than flu or the common cold.

26th Jan

CQC rated Outstanding

We are delighted to inform you that The Muswell Hill Practice has been rated Outstanding following a recent CQC inspection. 

 

Fewer than 1% of GP practices in London have achieved this rating, we are only the second practice in Haringey to be currently rated Outstanding.

 

We are very grateful to all our staff for their hard work and their caring attitude, which was highlighted in the report as going above and beyond normal expectations.  You can download the full inspection report here The Muswell Hill Practice - Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk)

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuing support of the practice in our ongoing efforts to provide ‘Outstanding’ healthcare in Haringey.

23rd Jan

Cervical Screening

It's Cervical Cancer Prevention Week!

In the UK, you are automatically invited for cervical screening if you are between the ages of 25 to 64, and
registered as female with a GP surgery.

If you think you are due for a smear test, please feel free to call our reception team and we can book an appointment with one of our experienced practice nurses.

You can also read more about cervical screening here: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/information/cervical-screening

And watch one of our nurses explain about the smear test on our instagram page @the_muswell_hill_practice

8th Dec 2023

Improving your digital skills

If you’re aged 19 or over and have little or no experience using computers and other digital devices or have low digital skills, you can study an Digital Essential Skills qualification for free.

These courses will give you the essential digital understanding you need for work and everyday life, such as using a computer or other digital devices, and staying safe online.

Find out more here: https://skillsforlife.campaign.gov.uk/courses/essential-skills-digital/

21st Jul 2023

Measles cases on the rise in England and across Europe

Make sure you and your family are protected against becoming seriously unwell with measles by checking you are up to date with the MMR vaccine.

Across England, on average one in ten children are not up to date with their MMR vaccinations, with some areas of the country as low as two in five, putting thousands of children at risk of catching measles and the disease spreading in unvaccinated communities.

Just two doses of the MMR vaccine gives you and your family lifelong protection against catching measles. The first vaccine is given at age one year an the second at age 3 years and 4 months old. If you’ve missed any doses it’s not too late to catch up. Contact you’re GP Practice today to book an appointment to get up to date.

If you are unsure if you or your child are up to date check your child's red book or GP records and make an appointment to catch up any missed doses.

For more information on the NHS vaccination schedule, please visit.

23rd May 2023

Do you need travel vaccinations?

Our Nurses can provide comprehensive travel health advice and arrange for appropriate immunisations. Please arrange an appointment for a telephone travel consultation. You will then be booked in for the vaccinations.  This should be at least 6-8 weeks before departure if possible. Vaccines need time to take effect and some may require a course over several weeks.

We will be able to offer vaccinations from 12th June but please call reception to arrange a telephone call with the nurse for a travel consultation in advance.

 

Select the region you are travelling to find out more.

Africa

Central Asia

East Asia

Australasia & Pacific

Caribbean

Central America

Europe & Russia

Middle East

North America

South America & Antarctica

Please let us know if you are an unpaid carer
14th Apr 2023

Are you an unpaid carer?

An unpaid carer is anyone including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.

If this applies to you, please let us know so we can make a note (code) on your record and ensure you have any support you need.

Carers Week is 5-11th June - an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

 

See our pages here for support available.

23rd May 2022

Spring summer newsletter

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2nd Jun 2021

National data opt-out

The national data opt-out is a service that allows patients to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.
Patients can find out more via this link and set their opt-out choice on the NHS website.