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Cervical screening saves lives

Could this be you?

08 April 2019
Daffodils set the standard for end of life care

GP surgeries in Kingston will now be able to display a ‘daffodil mark’ as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care

15 February 2019
Health officials urge older residents to get their flu jab

Doctors in the borough of Kingston are calling on older residents to get
their free flu vaccine as soon as possible, before much colder weather
arrives.

01 February 2019
Keep antibiotics working
24 October 2018
Is your heart older than you?
12 September 2018
AskAboutAsthma
03 September 2018
More GP appointments available through 111
With winter pressures hitting hard in the NHS, both locally and nationally, innovative health partners in Kingston are the first in south west London to offer more GP appointments to patients via the NHS 111 service.  Kingston Extended Primary Care Service,  which is provided by Kingston GP Chambers have worked with the 111 service to enable access to the GP extended hours appointment booking system. This means that NHS 111 staff can now book a GP appointment for Kingston patients at the weekend & Bank Holidays. This new service has been available since December 23rd and offers the 111 service some 216 appointments every weekend.
 
Director of Primary Care for Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, Kathryn MacDermott, commented: “Making extra GP appointments available to be directly booked by NHS 111 staff was not the easiest thing to set up, but we were determined to ensure we offered as many ways as possible to prevent Kingston people going to the Emergency Department when they didn’t need to. NHS services are always stretched in the winter months, so this is another option to try and keep the local system moving. We expect the number of appointments being booked through the 111 service will continue to increase and are grateful to all the organisations that have worked hard to make this happen.”
 
You can find out more about the GP extended hours here.
07 February 2018
World Cancer Day 2018
02 February 2018
Act FAST to save lives
02 February 2018

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