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If you receive a letter or text advising you to shield for 12 weeks please adhere to this for your own safety. See list below.


At Very High Risk (Groups) for Shielding 12 weeks


People with a solid organ transplant such as a kidney or liver transplan


People with specific cancers:


People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer


People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment


People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer


People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors


People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs


People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD. See below. •


People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell) •


People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection •


People who are pregnant with significant congenital heart disease • All patients on the following medications: Azathioprine, Mycophenolate (both types), Cyclosporin, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus.


IF shielding- Stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks.


NEW PHONE SYSTEM


We have had a new telephone system installed. Please note that ALL calls are now recorded for training and quality purposes.


Try the new NHS App


If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more. If you already use www.patientaccess.com you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.


For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp


Out of area registration scheme


The out of area registration scheme launched by the government is voluntary and this practice has chosen to participate in this scheme. This means we are  able to register patients living outside our catchment area, however this is discretionary and may not be appropriate for all patients. Please speak to one of our receptionists for more information


 

Training Practice

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The Elmhurst Practice is a training practice with Dr Lath as the lead trainer. This means that every 12-18 months we may have a new registrar in place. These are fully qualified doctors with several years experience who have chosen general practice as their specialty. It is a 3 year course of which 1 year is spent in general practice itself and at the end of which the doctor sits the MRCGP which is the Membership of The Royal College of General Practitioners. Once this is achieved the doctor can set up a practice of their own if they wish to do so.

Undergraduate Teaching

Since November 2012 we have been a Barts and The London Teaching Practice for undergraduate teaching, therefore medical students will be undertaking some of their education in this practice and you may see a medical student in addition to your doctor.

This is an important part of their training as future doctors, and all student activity is supervised by your doctor.

However, if you prefer to see the doctor alone without the student being present then you are completely free to do so. This will not affect your treatment or care in any way.

Please let the receptionist know if you would prefer to be seen without a student present.

 
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