Have your say… about online GP services

Online GP consultation services make accessing your GP and surgery easier.

The NHS want to improve these services across NW London and to do this they need to know how they’ve been working for you so far. Which parts of the service are important to you, what doesn’t work well and can they make things better?

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham are working together with the other local Healthwatches (Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster) and the Clinical Commissioning Groups in NW London to promote and share the NHS survey. 

To complete the short survey, please go to Healthwatch Hillingdon’s website: https://healthwatchhillingdon.org.uk/OC or scan the QR code below.

The survey will stay open for nine weeks; the closing date is Wednesday 5 January 2022.

If you have any questions about the survey or the work going on please feel free to get in touch via email: info@healthwatchhf.co.uk

 

Join Healthwatch H&F Committee!

We are looking for local people to join our Committee and help guide our work in improving the local health and social care services.

The Committee advises and supports the Healthwatch H&F staff team with projects, such as our patient experience programme and research projects. It also plays an important role in representing Healthwatch in public meetings and providing staff and other volunteers with a fresh perspective on local issues.

The Committee Members are asked to commit 1- 2 days a month, including reading and preparing for committee and project meetings, with this increasing to 3 days for those wishing to take on an executive role such as chair. All members are expected to attend at least ¾ of the year’s meetings.

Applications are invited from people who are over the age of 16 and who live or work in Hammersmith & Fulham or who can demonstrate substantial knowledge of the borough and health and social care issues and services. Applications are particularly welcomed from men, those under the age of 40, and individuals from a variety of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

To request an application pack, contact us by email: info@healthwatchhf.co.uk or by phone: 020 3886 0386.

If you are passionate about improving health and social care get in touch today!

Mental Health Patient Experience Feedback

Healthwatch Hammersmith and Fulham is currently looking to hear about people’s experiences of mental health services within the Hammersmith & Fulham borough. If you or someone you care for have accessed mental health services within the last 12 months, please could you spare us 5-10 minutes of your time by filling our Mental Health Patient Experience form.

Or you can simply submit your contact details using the same form, and one of our patient experience volunteers will contact you.

Your feedback is very much appreciated and will help us to inform the local healthcare commissioners and service providers who have the power to change mental health services to better suit patient needs.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the local Healthwatch team on info@healthwatchhf.co.uk.

Thank you!

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Hammersmith & Fulham

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.

Anyone over the age of 12 can now get vaccinated. 

Currently the NHS is offering one vaccination dose to healthy 12-15 year olds and two doses for 16-17 year olds. The second dose can be booked 12 weeks after the first dose.

Parents and guardians for children aged 12-15 will get a letter with information about when the vaccine will be offered. Most children will be given their vaccine at school.

You can book a vaccine appointment for first or second doses (including for children and young people aged 12-17) on the NHS website or by calling NHS 119. Or you can attend one of the walk-in clinics where you do not need an appointment. See details for a walk-in clinics in Hammersmith & Fulham below.

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.

Booster vaccine doses are currently available to people aged 40 and over and those who are most at risk from COVID-19 who have had their second dose at least 6 months ago. You can check if you are eligible for the booster vaccine here.

You can book your appointment for the booster vaccine if it has been at least five months since your second dose, but the appointment time offered will be from six months since your second jab.

Book booster appointment (NHS)

NHS is currently working on a plan to make the booster vaccine available for people aged 18 and over, and people aged 16 years and over with a severely weakened immune system. Under the new plan, the booster dose will be available 3 months after the second dose.

A second dose of the vaccine will also be offered to all children aged 12 to 15 years old who are not already eligible.

Please note that this is not yet available so please wait to be contacted by NHS.

Pop-up Vaccination Clinics:

Further dates to be confirmed.

Pharmacies in H&F offering Covid vaccines and boosters

Greenlight Pharmacy

228-230 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 7JD
Book your first, second and booster jabs: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
Vaccine: Pfizer
Vaccination hours:
Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm
Saturday from 10am to 4pm
020 8743 1320

Hamlins Pharmacy

Unit 2 Cranford Court, Bloemfontein Road, W12 7DA (next to Park View Centre)
Just walk in for first, second and booster jabs or book: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
Vaccines: Pfizer
Vaccination hours: Thursday to Saturday from 9am to 3.30pm

Hammersmith Pharmacy

109 Fulham Palace Road, W6 8JA
Bookings only for first, second and booster jabs: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
Vaccine: Pfizer

Healthside Pharmacy

90 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7PD
Walk in or book first, second and booster jabs: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
Vaccination hours:
Monday to Friday from 9am to 6.30pm
Saturday from 9am to 5pm
020 7603 2763

Kanari Pharmacy

682-684 Fulham Road, SW6 5SA
Book your first, second and booster jabs: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
Vaccine: Moderna/Pfizer
Vaccination hours:
Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday from 10am to 5pm
020 7736 1500

Lime Grove Pharmacy

66 Goldhawk Road, W12 8HA.
Book your first, second and booster jabs: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
Vaccine: Pfizer
Vaccination hours: Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm
020 8743 6186

Marcus Jones Pharmacy

96 Old Oak Common Lane, Acton, W3 7DA
Just walk in for first, second and booster jabs or book: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
Vaccine: Pfizer
Vaccination hours:
Monday to Friday from 9am to 6.30pm
Saturday from 9am to 6pm
Sunday from 2pm to 4pm
020 8743 3674

Oza Chemist

9 Fulham Broadway, SW6 1AA
Book your first, second and booster jabs: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS 
No walk-in appointments
Vaccine: Moderna/Pfizer depending on availability
020 7385 9156

Parmay Pharmacy

Unit 4, 160 North End Road, West Kensington, W14 9PR
Bookings only for first, second and booster jabs: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
Vaccine: Pfizer
020 7381 4376 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

Windwood Chemist

96 Askew Road, W12 9BL
Book your first, second and booster jabs: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
Vaccine: Pfizer
Vaccination hours: Monday to Friday
020 8743 3562

Healthwatch services – COVID-19 update

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham is the patient champion which helps influence the design and delivery of local health and social care services. It is a statutory requirement for Local Authorities to commission a local Healthwatch service under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. From the 1st April 2020, Your Voice in Health and Social Care (YVHSC) became the provider for the service. 

Following the Government’s latest guidance regarding COVID-19 (https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response), we have reviewed ourengagement and working practices to ensure that we do not increase the risk of our staff, volunteers and community members who are elderly, pregnant or have underlying health conditions.  We are also ensuring that we do not place an additional burden on the NHS or social care services.

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham is currently providing reduced community engagement services due to COVID-19. However the service is here to offer signposting, information and guidance during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to support you with any and all enquiries.

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham staff are working remotely but can be contacted via:

Email: info@healthwatchhf.co.uk

Phone: 020  3886 0386

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HealthwatchHF

For advice on how to protect yourself and to check if you need medical help please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

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