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General practice is open

General practice is open. To keep patients and staff safe it is best to speak to a clinician before attending your practice, it may be that you can be treated effectively without seeing a health professional, or directed to your local pharmacy for treatment, however if you need a physical assessment your GP will arrange for you to be safely seen for a consultation in the practice. All practices in south east London should be offering advice and guidance over the telephone or using video, as well as face to face appointments where necessary. Below is a short film made…

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NHS South East London CCG AGM – 17 September 2020

The NHS South East London annual general meeting will be from 12-1pm on Thursday 17 September 2020. We will hold the meeting virtually through Microsoft Teams here. The six south east London predecessor CCGs annual report and accounts will be presented at the AGM . The programme includes: A review of 2019/20Financial accounts 2019/20Future plansQuestion and answer session – you can ask our Governing Body questions on the day, or submit questions in advance. Send any questions in advance to Selccg.questions@nhs.net by 5pm Monday 14 September 2020 2019/20 was a year of transformation across south east London with 1 April…

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Pharmacy services on August Bank Holiday – 2020

Information on which pharmacies are open in London on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August) is available.  If you require urgent primary medical care over the holiday weekend, please use the NHS 111 online service or call 111.   Get the help you need when you need it.​​

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Get the flu vaccination, stay well and protect the NHS

It may be summer in the capital, but the NHS is already starting to plan for winter. Along with seasonal bugs, slips and falls, and the flu, London’s NHS may also be treating patients with Covid-19 this winter. Hospitals and emergency services are likely to be busier than in previous years. We are asking everyone who is at risk of being affected by the flu to get vaccinated this autumn. By having the flu vaccination, you will help protect yourself and others from what can be a severe, and sometimes fatal, illness which could lead to a hospital treatment. You…

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Statement on discrimination, inequality and racism from NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group Chair and Accountable Officer

Our CCG, as an NHS organisation, commissioner of care and as an employer, has an unwavering commitment to tackling racism and inequality – ensuring equity and fairness for all.  It is unacceptable that our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities continue to experience significantly poorer outcomes.  We must respond faster and do more to eliminate this inequality through our commissioning. The protests in the US and right here in central London in recent weeks demand an end to racism.  The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has rightly ignited anger around the world.  NHS South East London CCG’s position…

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‘Free Your Mind’ campaign will support mental wellbeing in south east London

A new campaign to support people living in south east London experiencing mental ill-health during the Covid-19 pandemic launches today (Monday 22 June). The ‘Free Your Mind’ campaign will run until 22 August 2020, using an array of digital resources to support south east Londoners better take care of their mental health. It has been initiated by NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). It will reach out to more than 2 million people living in the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. The CCG’s clinical lead for mental health, and Southwark GP, Dr Nancy Kuchemann,…

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Keeping our Governing Body open and transparent

NHS South East London CCG values public views on health care across its six boroughs ​and is committed to transparency in all areas of our Governance.  At this challenging time, due to Government advice, we are not currently able to hold our Governing Body meetings in public. However, people from across south east London can watch our meetings live through the internet and ask questions. The next meeting is at 1-4pm on Thursday 21 May 2020 and you can find out more, including how to join, here: www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/about-us/our-governing-body/governing-body-papers/ Although we cannot meet in the usual way, we are committed to ensuring…

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We’re supporting Mental Health Awareness Week in south east London

This week (18-24 May) is the Mental Health Foundation’s ‘Mental Health Awareness Week 2020’, with the theme of ‘kindness’, which is particularly relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Nancy Kuchemann, clinical lead for mental health for NHS South East London CCG said: “Emotional wellbeing – or lack of it – is something that is important to each and every one of us. And over the past few weeks, it’s become more relevant than ever. “That’s why we’re very happy to give our support to Mental Health Awareness Week in 2020, with its emphasis on kindness, and how important it is…

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South east London GP practices: “your GP surgery is open for you”

Doctors across south east London have made a short film asking patients not to put off contacting their GP surgery if they need to consult a doctor or nurse during the Covid 19 pandemic.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1jefywezAw Despite these challenging times, your GP surgery is open for you. GP surgeries are working differently, doing more appointments by video and telephone If you think you need treatment or just some advice, you should contact your surgery. If you think you may be unwell, please do not ignore your symptoms, particularly – if you have chest pains – if your mental health gets worse –…

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Campaign launched to help tackle domestic abuse

Recent measures announced by the Government to tackle COVID-19, such as ordering people to stay at home, can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses anyone is under. Public Health England has been working with the charity sector and the police to ensure that these support services remain open to anyone affected by domestic abuse during this challenging time. A campaign At home shouldn’t mean at risk of domestic abuse has been launched to highlight the help and support available including how…

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GPs are still open for business

Doctors across south east London are asking patients not to put off contacting their GP surgery if they need to consult a doctor or nurse during the Covid 19 pandemic.  Fewer patients have been consulting their doctor or nurse for their usual health issues or new physical or mental health problems during this pandemic and this is concerning doctors as there may be people out there who need medical advice and whose conditions may worsen if they don’t get it.  Contact your surgery if you feel unwell – please do not ignore your symptoms particularly if you have a long term…

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