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Christmas & New Year Bank Holidays 2019

The practice will be closed on:

Monday 25th December

Tuesday 26th December

Monday 1st January

Please be sure to order your repeat prescriptions in good time.

Should you require emergency medical assistance when the practice is closed please contact NHS 111

Child Immunisation Special Event - 15th December
Any child under 5 who require immunisation or who are behind with their immunisations can attend this event at the Lubavitch Children's Centre. Please click on the poster link below for further information:
Childhood Immunisation Special Event - 15th December 2019

e-Redbook - A Primary Care Guide
The Redbook is the digital version of the paper red book given to parents when a baby is born. At present it is an additional offer to the paper red book but in time it will replace it for those who want a digital record. By the end of 2019 Redbook will be offered to all parents giving birth in London. Please see below for further information:

e-redbook - Primary Care Quick Guide

WiFi Now Available
Please see below for information about how to access WiFi here at the practice:
Heron Practice Wifi

Walking Opportunities in Hackney
Please see below for the latest version of the Hackney Walking together programme.
Walking Together Programme

Hackney Shine Service

Get help with your energy bills and staying well and warm:
Hackney Shine Service

 

16 Week Antenatal Checks
From 1 April 2019 the practice will no longer provide 16 week antenatal checks, these will be delivered by Homerton maternity service. To arrange your antenatal check please contact your named midwife, if you are unable to contact your named midwife please contact the maternity helpline at the Homerton on 0208 510 5955.

 

Friend and Family Test
Please let us have your views via this website (please see the "Have Your Say" section below) or by completing a form available at the practice. 

Patient Forum
We are always looking for more patients to join our Patient Forum Group. For further information please contact Mandy Lawrence, Practice Manager, or click on "Further Information Patient Group" on the home page. 

Named Accountable GP
The NHS standard contract for 2015/16 requires that all patients, including children, are allocated a named, accountable GP. The named, accountable GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the practice provides for you. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.
If you would like to know who your named GP is please contact reception.

Change of Telephone Number
It is very important that you let us know if you change your telephone number.
You can do this by completing:
* the on line change of details form at the foot of this page
* the change of details form available from reception

Alternatively you can include the details on your repeat prescription request.

Dr Jane Miles & Dr Gill Goldberg
Drs Miles and Goldberg are currently away on maternity leave.

GP Registrars
As you may be aware the Heron Practice is a teaching practice.
We currently have Drs Clare Baptiste and Elizabeth O'Donovan undertaking their "in service" placement with us. 

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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