We would like to invite you to join our Patient Participation Group meeting on 16/05/2023 at 5.30 pm at Sobell Medical Centre
A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients, carers and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to help improve the service.
Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) work in partnership with their practices to:
- help patients to take more responsibility for their health.
- contribute to the continuous improvement of services and quality of care
- foster improved communication between the practice and its patients
- provide practical support for the practice and help to implement change
For more information about Aspen Medical Practice PPG see https://www.sobellmedicalcentre.nhs.uk/ppg.aspx
To learn more about PPG in general https://www.napp.org.uk/
If you would like to join the PPG please contact the surgery by phone or talking to reception.
We are still open and here for you. We are continuing to provide services as we have been doing throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please do not call your GP surgery about vaccines or boosters. You can find more information about where to get your vaccine and booster at www.northcentrallondonccg.nhs.uk/my-health/covid-19/walk-in-vaccination-clinics, or you can call 119.
If you would like advice on minor illnesses, you can visit your local pharmacy which can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines, or go online to seek NHS advice at www.nhs.uk.
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.
If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
COVID-19 Vaccine : The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated
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For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk. If you think you may have Covid-19, please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS 111 online service at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to find out what to to next.
To protect patients and the public we will only be offering appointments over the phone with the doctors and nurses. If you need to be seen the doctor or nurse will arrange this for you.
Please call the surgery or 111 if you need further advice
patients are advised to continue to contact the GP practice when they have a need of medical care. please do not delay seeking advice from your GP. contact us on 0207609350 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
NHSE, PHE and the wider Government as part of their Covid-19 strategy have identified the patients who are deemed most vulnerable . NHSE have written directly to these patients.
Please understand that the entire health care and wider system is working against unprecedented circumstances and pressures.
More GP appointments for Islington residents at evenings and weekends -If you live in Islington you can now access more evening and weekend appointments with a GP or nurse thanks to three primary care ‘hubs’ as part of the borough’s i:HUB service.