Imperial College Health Centre

Central London Clinical Commissioning Group

Easter Holiday Closure and Opening Hours

We will be open between 08:00AM – 17:00 PM on Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th and Tuesday 18 March.

We will be providing the morning Triage, the Afternoon Emergency Clinic and our Morning Nurse Open Clinic along with a limited amount of routine appointments.

We will be closed on Friday 14th April Good Friday and Monday 17th April Easter Sunday.

 

 

Evening and Weekend Appointments

From Monday 13th March 2017 patients will able to book an evening or weekend appointment by calling our GP practice reception team during opening hours.

Patients will be able to book appointments in advance to see a GP, Practice Nurse or Health Care assistant at three Extended Hours GP sites (Connaught Square, Pimlico Health @ The Marven, and the Westbourne Green Surgery)

For further information on where and how to book please visit our Evening and Weekend Appointments page.

FINAL DATES – Work and Exam Performance Workshops 2017

FINAL DATES – Work and Exam Performance Workshops – A Cognitive Behavioural Approach

The Health Centre will be hosting Work and Exam Performance Workshops for the 2017 year. The workshops will be led by Dr Alexandra Mizara.

This is a 90 minute workshop examining, in depth, the anxiety experienced during examination or performance periods and the different ways to manage it.

Please note these workshops are for Imperial College students only.

 

Further information here on dates and booking requests

 

There will be a limited number of spaces available. Spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Awarerness Week 28th Feb – 7th March

If you have a concern regarding eating disorders, such as  bulemia, anorexia, binge eating disorder you can book an appointment with one of our doctors or you can contact BEAT (beating eating disorders) directly on their helplines listed below.

Help for adults:

Helpline: 0345 634 1414

Email: help@b-eat.co.uk

Help for young people:

Helpline: 0345 634 7650

Email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk

Vaccination Clinics

We will be running vaccination clinics over the next couple of months for the following vaccinations;

  • Meningitis ACW&Y
  • MMR
  • Pneumococcal
  • HPV
  • Shingles

The first two dates are;

  • Friday 25th November
  • Friday 2nd December

Further dates will be available over the next few days. Details will be published on the website.

Important – Please ensure you are eligible for the vaccination before booking an appointment.

For all other vaccinations please contact reception for information.

Afternoon Nurse Open Clinic

There will be no afternoon Nurse Open Clinic from 15.00 to 16.00 during November 2016. Please attend the morning open clinic. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Flu Season 2017

 

Appointments

We are now taking bookings for the influenza vaccination. Please call 020 7584 6301 or visit the Health Centre to organise an appointment. Please check below to see if you are eligible for a vaccination.

Influenza (Flu)

Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild or unpleasant illness in most people. It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.

Certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people are advised to have a flu jab each year.

For otherwise healthy people, flu can be very unpleasant. Most people will recover from flu within a week or two.

People who should have a flu jab

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are very overweight
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a front-line health and social care worker.  It is your employer’s responsibility to arrange vaccination for you

65s and over and the flu jab

You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2016-17) if you are aged 65 and over on March 31 2017 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1952. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2017, you do qualify.

Pregnant women and the flu jab

If you’re pregnant, you’re advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you’ve reached.

That’s because there’s strong evidence to suggest pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.

If you’re pregnant, you will benefit from the flu vaccine because:

  • it reduces your chance of getting serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy
  • it reduces your risk of having a miscarriage, or your baby being born prematurely or with a low birth weight because of the flu
  • it will help protect your baby as they will continue to have some immunity to flu for the first few months of their life

It’s safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy from conception onwards. The vaccine doesn’t carry any risks for you or your baby. Talk to your GP, midwife or pharmacist if you want more information.

Flu jab for people with medical conditions

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition. That includes these types of illnesses:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease ormotor neurone disease
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy

This list of conditions isn’t definitive. It’s always an issue of clinical judgement.

Your GP can assess you individually to take into account the risk of flu exacerbating any underlying illness you may have, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.

The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you are not technically in one of the risk groups above.

If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP or pharmacist about this.

Flu vaccine for children

The flu vaccine is recommended for:

  • children over the age of six months with a long-term health condition
  • children aged two, three and four plus children in school years one, two and three.

Children aged between six months and two years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine should have the flu jab.

Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between two and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.

Flu jabs for carers

If you care for someone who is elderly or disabled, speak to your GP or pharmacist about having a flu jab along with the person you care for.

Read more about the flu jab for carers on the Carers UK website.

Information above courtesy of NHS Choices.

Student Vaccination Dates

It is advised that all patients aged 16-24 years old should complete 2 doses of Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) and all students attending university for the first time are recommended to have one dose of Meningitis ACWY vaccination – When you register you will need to advise us of your vaccination history and we will need the dates. If you have not had and MMR or Meningitis ACWY or have not completed the course you will need to come to one of the following nurses clinics. It is very important that you are fully immunised in the first few weeks of coming to university.

September – Afternoon Appointments

We will be running a MMR and Meningitis ACWY clinic on the 21st September, which are bookable appointments between 15:00pm – 16:00pm.

October – Early Evening Clinics

We will be running MMR and Meningitis ACWY clinics on the 3rd, 4th 5th and 6th between 17:30 – 19:30 for patients. You can attend these clinics without making an appointment.

There are also clinics will also be running every Monday and Wednesday 17:00 – 18:00 throughout the month – you will need to book an appointment with our reception team.

October – Afternoon Clinics

We have bookable appointments between 14:00 – 16:30 on Tuesday 4th and 11th.

Wednesdays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th are also bookable appointments between 14:00 – 15:00pm.

Registration is mandatory if you wish to attend any of the vaccination clinics.

 

 

Staff Changes

We are pleased to announce the following staff changes.

GPs

  • Hardeep Hunjan will be joining us in August 2016 as a full time GP Registrar.

Administration

  • Christalla Christou has been promoted to our full time Reception Supervisor.
  • Stephen Pierre has successfully completed his apprenticeship and has been appointed as a full time IT Administrator.
  • Farhana Begum joined us in June 2016 as a full time administrative apprentice.
  • Molly Magee will be joining us on the 31st August as a full time administrative apprentice

Mental Health Team

  • Emma Stockford joined us in May 2016 as a part time Psychodynamic Therapist
  • Ruby Taylor has joined us in August 2016 as a part time IAPT Counsellor.
  • Erinn Graham has joined us early this year as a part time Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner.

 

 

Accountable GP

Every patient registered at the practice has a named GP who is responsible for the patients overall care.

At the time of registration you will be allocated a GP. If you have a preference for who you would like to be
registered with, we will make every effort to accommodate you.

If you are already registered with the practice you will already have a named GP. Should you wish to be reminded
of your named GP please do not hesitate to contact us. If you wish to change to another GP please let us know
and we will make every effort to accommodate your preference.