Monthly Archives: June 2015

All patients registered at this practice now have a Named Accountable GP

Building on the 2014-2015 GP contractual agreement to provide a Named Accountable GP for patients aged 75 and over, this requirement has now been extended to all patients including children from 1st June 2015.

All registered patients at this practice have now been allocated a Named Accountable GP. New patients joining the surgery will be advised of their Accountable GP at the point of registration. If you do not know who your named GP is, please ask a member of our reception team.

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Cancer Awareness Day: Greenwich Islamic Centre on Friday 12 June 2015

Thamesmead Health Centre organised a Cancer Awareness Day at Greenwich Islamic Centre (GIC) as part of Men’s Health Week 2015 on Friday 12th June 2015 between 12pm and 4pm.

The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys, whilst challenging men with healthy living goals.

Thamesmead Health Centre reached out to the local community, and the Cancer Awareness Day was well attended with hundreds of worshippers from the Mosque flocking to the representatives to find out about the various types of cancer, such as prostate, testicular and cancer of the colon, as well as the methods of detection and support available for sufferers.

Ismail Jama, Community Health Worker and Health Care Assistant at Thamesmead Health Centre coordinate the event and was on hand to deliver advice and leaflets.

Jasbinder Kang, Cancer Awareness & Outreach Officer at Greenwich Public Health and Well-being talked with many individuals about prevention measures and received great interest on the day about Healthy Eating, Cancer and Healthy Lifestyles.

Farid Masror, Winchat Pharmacy Manager and Co-stop Smoking Specialist Advisor delivered expert advice on how to quit smoking for good as well as raising awareness about the risks of cancer diagnosis associated with smoking.

Thamesmead Health Centre will be delivering similar awareness days and activities at other places of worship and community centres around the local area where there are high population footfalls, strategically disseminating information in a very relevant and community centric approach.

Special thanks to Greenwich Islamic Centre’s Adel Khaireh (Youth Project Coordinator) and Zakariya Gale (photographer/videographer).

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Diabetes Awareness Day: Greenwich Islamic Centre on Friday 5 June 2015

Thamesmead Health Centre organised a Diabetes Awareness Day at Greenwich Islamic Centre (GIC) on Friday 5th June 2015 as part of an ongoing proactive approach to raising health awareness within local communities.

Members of the local community received advice and literature raising awareness about diabetes, its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention. A presentation was also delivered about how to manage diabetes during the forthcoming month of Ramadan, where Muslims observe demanding fasting conditions during daylight hours.

Ismail Jama, Community Health Worker and Health Care Assistant at Thamesmead Health Centre coordinate the event and was on hand to deliver advice and leaflets.

Diabetes UK Community Champions (Julia and Brakesh) communicated pertinent and practical experiences to the community who expressed great concerns about the high rate of diabetes within the local population.

Farid Masror, Winchat Pharmacy Manager and Co-stop Smoking Specialist Advisor delivered expert advice on how to quit smoking for good as well as raising awareness about the risks of cancer diagnosis associated with smoking.

Dr Usman Quraishi, GP Director AT Medics was also present and met with community members to highlight the importance of being aware about diabetes and how individuals and family members can help to manage this effectively.

Thamesmead Health Centre will be delivering similar awareness days and activities at other places of worship and community centres around the local area where there are high population footfalls, strategically disseminating information in a very relevant and community centric approach.

Special thanks to Greenwich Islamic Centre’s Adel Khaireh (Youth Project Coordinator) and Zakariya Gale (photographer/videographer).

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Thamesmead Health Centre becomes an Urgent Care Centre

Thamesmead Health Centre has become an Urgent Care Centre and a GP Practice as of 1st April 2015. It was previously a Primary Care Walk-in Centre. Patients with minor illnesses and less serious injuries that are not life threatening but still require urgent attention can be seen by walking in to the centre and they will be seen by a primary care clinician.

The Thamesmead Satellite Urgent Care Centre (UCC) will operate from 8.00am to 8.00pm seven days a week as an alternative to attending A&E, which is really good news for the local community. You can find out more about our Urgent Care Centre on our dedicated website.

If you are looking for a GP to register with, you can do so here.
You should only go to A&E for a serious or life threatening emergency. For any non-urgent medical needs, in the first instance please call 111 or call us for an appointment.