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Come and meet your local NHS in November

Published on: Monday 30 October 2017

Your local NHS is holding two events at the end of November for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

We are inviting residents to come and find out more about the health and wellbeing services in the area and to meet some of the people delivering those services.

We are offering a safe, comfortable and informal space for a chat, cup of tea and a bite to eat. Hot food will be available.

You can also get a relaxing chair massage, take part in breathing exercises and learn some useful tips for coping after an incident like the Grenfell Tower fire.

The events are taking place at the following venues:

  • Monday 27 November, 11.30am to 2pm at Notting Hill Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road, London W11 4AY
  • Thursday 30 November, 5.30pm to 8pm at Henry Dickens Centre 104 St. Anns Rd, London W11 4BU

Note, the free flu vaccination will be available at the events to help you stay well through winter.

Email grenfell.response@nhs.net for more information.


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Latest Grenfell Tower Response briefing now available

Published on: Friday 27 October 2017

Each week, we write a briefing with updates on what the NHS is doing in North Kensington following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

The latest edition can be viewed here.

If you have any questions or comments about the briefing, email us at grenfell.response@nhs.net


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Important information if you are having problems with your breathing

Published on: Tuesday 24 October 2017

If you have been affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower and are having problems with your breathing, whether from an existing physical condition, or from stress or anxiety, you will have fast track access to a new specialist respiratory clinic. You must be referred to the clinic by your GP.

The risk to your health from air pollution around the Grenfell Tower site remains low but you should speak to your GP if you have any concerns about your health following the fire.

You can read the latest Public Health advice on air pollution around the site here.


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Latest Grenfell Tower Response briefing now available

Published on: Friday 20 October 2017

Each week, we write a briefing with updates on what the NHS is doing in North Kensington following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

The latest edition can be viewed here.

If you have any questions or comments about the briefing, email us at grenfell.response@nhs.net


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Winter is coming. Have you arranged your free Flu vaccination?

Published on: Tuesday 17 October 2017

In addition to existing at risk groups, NHS West London CCG is extending the free annual flu vaccination to all former Grenfell Tower residents and those from the surrounding neighbourhood.

All local surgeries or pharmacies can provide the vaccination. Housebound or hotel-based patients should contact their GP surgery or outreach worker to assist in arranging it.

Broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald is supporting the NHS in encouraging everyone to have the flu jab. He visited the Feltham Centre for Health in Hounslow, West London, to have his and encourage others to have theirs.

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“I’ve agreed to be photographed having my flu jab today because my GP has advised me that it helps to protect not just myself, but the people around me,” said Sir Trevor.

The flu vaccination is also free for other people at risk from the flu including pregnant women and people suffering from an underlying health condition like COPD, asthma, diabetes, heart or kidney disease, or after a stroke. Flu on top of health conditions like these can easily develop into something very serious.

Speak to your GP as soon as possible to arrange yours



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Read the latest respiratory information published in 'Frequently Asked Questions'

Published on: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Since the fire in Grenfell Tower in June we have collated questions and responses on respiratory matters. These are now published in our FAQ section. They start from question 5.

Remember if you have any concerns about your own respiratory health, contact your GP.


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Latest Grenfell Tower Response briefing now available

Published on: Monday 16 October 2017

Each week, we together a briefing with updates about what the NHS is doing in North Kensington following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

The latest edition can be viewed here.

If you have any questions or comments about the briefing, email us at grenfell.response@nhs.net


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Extended GP services in West London - important details

Published on: Thursday 12 October 2017

Residents across West London now have access to GP and practice nurse appointments from 6pm-9pm, Monday to Friday and from 8am-8pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

These new extended hours are in addition to existing GP services, meaning that residents can now access primary care services seven days a week, through their own GP practice and from:

Violet Melchett Clinic Integrated Care Centre
30 Flood Walk
London
SW3 5RR

St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing Integrated Care Centre
Exmoor Street
London
W10 6DZ

Patients can access these extended access appointments by calling their GP practice to book an appointment or by calling NHS 111 when their own practice is closed. Urgent Care Centres (UCC) and A&E departments will also be able to direct patients to the service at the weekends, where clinically appropriate. Work is underway to enable UCCs to directly book appointments for people who do not require emergency care.

It is hoped that these additional GP appointments will help to relieve pressure on hospital emergency departments and UCCs as well as provide more convenient access to routine general practice for patients.

Click here to read the flyer.


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Take time to talk - Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service

Published on: Wednesday 11 October 2017

Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service is a free and confidential NHS service for children and adults who were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. They provide a range of psychological therapies and support to help you feel better if you or your children are feeling traumatised, unable to sleep, having memories or pictures of the event unexpectedly popping into your mind, or feeling anxious, stressed or worried. You can self refer here.

See more on the Take time to talk website


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Latest NHS Grenfell Tower response briefing now available

Published on: Monday 9 October 2017

Each week, the NHS puts together a briefing with updates about what the NHS is doing in North Kensington following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

The briefing will now be available each week from this website.

The latest edition can be viewed here.

Look out for previous editions of the briefing which will be published on the website shortly.


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Thank you for coming to our health support event

Published on: Wednesday 4 October 2017

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who came to our health support event at Notting Hill Methodist Church this week. It was nice to see our health professionals and community support organisations engaging with the many local people who took the time to come to see us.

Staff who organised the event really felt the benefit of hearing first-hand accounts of the experiences of local residents and have noted comments and concerns to help plan future work around Grenfell.

The NHS is here for you now and for the future. This website will regularly update with new content. If you have any feedback or would like to contact us about any other matters, use our Get in touch page.


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Come to our support event at Notting Hill Methodist Church today at 3.30pm

Published on: Monday 2 October 2017

Your local NHS is holding an event for the North Kensington community to provide a safe, protected space to receive support, information and signposting to local services.

Hot food and drink will be available and there will also be head and chair massages and breathing exercise sessions.

Other local community organisations will also be in attendance to show what emotional and physical wellbeing support is available.

The event will take place at the Notting Hill Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road, London W11 4AH today from 3.30pm to 6.00pm

We look forward to welcoming you.

For further information email grenfell.response@nhs.net


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