Bexley CCG News
Changes to opening hours at Erith Hospital Urgent Care Centre

The service at Erith UCC is open from 8am –10pm seven days a week.  From 1 September 2018, the last admittance to patients will be 8pm so staff can see all patients safely and everyone can leave by 10pm in line with site requirements.  There is no reduction to the service on site, which will continue to run until 10pm. 

13 August 2018
Stay Sun Safe

Advice from NHS Bexley CCG on staying sun safe in summer

24 July 2018
Information about the offer of a breast screen for women aged 70 to 79

Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. The offer of a screen comes after some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.

The Breast Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every three years when aged between 50 and 70 (up to their 71st birthday). This means women will usually receive their final screen sometime between their 68th and 71st birthdays.

Most women can be reassured that they will have received their final invitation but there are some women, now aged between 70 – 79 years, who have missed an invitation due to a problem which dates back to 2009.

All affected women registered with a GP will receive a letter by the end of May with further information. 

Getting support and advice 

For further information please visit the NHS Choices website, which includes a list of frequently asked questions. A dedicated advice line has been set up for the women affected and also for those that think they did not receive an invitation - call 0800 169 2692 for further support and advice.

As usual, all women should continue to be aware of any changes to their breasts and if they have any concerns then they should see their GP.

 

 

03 May 2018
May bank holiday pharmacy opening times

Download the list of pharmacies opening in Bexley this May bank holiday.

Additionally, the NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Further information is available from NHS 111 (dial 111) or www.nhs.uk.

Alternatively, patients can book a GP appointment (via their GP practice) to see a GP at Queen Mary's and Erith hospitals. Find out more about Bexley's GP hub service.  

 

03 May 2018
Sharing your care record to get you faster, safer, more effective support and treatment

Health and care organisations across south-east London have worked together to improve your care by connecting two successful electronic care record systems.

Previously two separate systems offered a secure way of sharing information electronically between local staff involved in your care. This meant that not everyone used the same system and information could only be shared in pockets of south-east London. For example, those living in Lewisham but receiving treatment from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – your records would not be immediately available to the staff looking after you or making the referral.

Now, the two systems have been linked together – connecting up some 15,000 care professionals across six boroughs to benefit approximately two million people. Only relevant information about you is securely and instantly shared between the staff who need it.

You can still express your views around how your information is shared and with who, by speaking to the person caring for you or your GP.

Find out more about information sharing in Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/connectcare

02 March 2018
First NHS Online app goes live in Bexley

Healthy London Partnership has launched an app – NHS Online – designed to provide accurate, non-urgent medical advice to more than 240,000 Bexley residents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click here to find out more about how the app is being implemented in Bexley.

15 November 2017

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