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Improving Access for our Patients

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at another NHS setting nearby at Bharani Medical Centre. Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess

Kooth 

This is a is Free Safe and Anonymous online mental health and wellbeing support. Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service for young people.  It is a safe, secure and anonymous means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners. In addition to speaking with a professional, users can choose from  a range of other supportive features - Peer discussion boards and magazine articles, journal, goal setting and therapeutic activities all part of the peer to peer and community elements. All of the community spaces are safe , secure and pre moderated. 

Kooth ensures that young people have access to a range of mental health and wellbeing services and operates out of hours service weekdays from 12 -10 pm and the weekend from 6pm to 10 pm 365 days a year. Kooth is available free to Young people in East Berkshire aged 11-20  in addition and extended pathway for young people who have left care or have additional Special education needs.

Watch a video :  https://vimeo.com/318713056/3b5ea08a52

Covid Update

The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available. A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. Private and NHS dentist’s practices are on the vaccination list. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date. We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then. You will be on the list and will be contacted to receive your priority access to the vaccine. Please follow the link below for National Guidance on your Covid recovery journey.

https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

Slough is still currently a Covid Tier 4 - Very High Alert area, as a part of the community messages for Slough and Covid rates, we as a CCG have created a video featuring some of our wonderful GPs in Slough, see below.

 https://youtu.be/1yJtc7C0GSY

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