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After months of careful analysis the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has strongly come out for Remain.
For a debate low on evidence this is a breath of fresh air. Arguments from Brexit may sound appealing but do not stand up to analysis. The BMJ could not name one prominent health or research organisation which was in favour of Brexit. Leave campaigns arguments on the NHS are simply wrong. Farage has said that he favours dissolving the NHS.
As a GP I know that difficulties getting an appointment are due to reduced funding for the last 6 years and nothing to do with immigration. Immigrants don’t consult often. The little EU regulation affecting general practice makes quality of care better; the bad red tape comes from our own government.
We rely on immigrants to do so much for us besides care for us when we are ill and disabled; the way they are sometimes spoken about makes me ashamed. The Australian points system is a failure and most of their annual 500,000 immigrants by-pass the system; It is wrong to think that Brexit could control immigration.
No organisation is perfect including the EU but the benefits far outweigh the problems and if we stay in we can work on the problems. The benefits to the NHS, medical research and Public Health are overwhelmingly in favour of the EU. The World is in turmoil and we need to work together with like-minded nations rather than stand in isolation.
Dr Marek Koperski
ARE YOU OK?
Check your blood pressure,
it may save your life.
Today, 1 in 5 people in Camden are at risk from potentially fatal conditions such as strokes, heart attacks, kidney disease, and diabetes.
If you’re over 40, there’s already a good chance that someone close to you – a friend, colleague or family member has already been diagnosed with a serious health issue. We are doing everything we can to reduce risk and detect symptoms early.
The good news is that a simple blood pressure test can quickly highlight potential health problems. We would like you to visit your GP at the earliest opportunity and check your blood pressure, so that we know you are OK.
It’s easy, quick and painless! You don’t need an appointment and you don’t even need to see a doctor. You can test yourself in a matter of minutes at the self-test machine.
If you are at risk and we know and act quickly, the chances are you’ll be fine.
So don’t put it off, check you are OK – for everyone’s sake.
Rubella (German Measles) is generally a mild illness but when pregnant women become infected there is a 90% chance of the fetus having congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). The baby can be born with multiple birth defects—if he or she survives at all. Rubella Vaccination prevents mothers from giving birth to babies with CRS and prevents life-long disability. 100,000 babies are born with CRS around the world each year. The fact is, your child urgently needs the MMR vaccine, incidents of rubella are increasing. Book an appointment with a nurse for your childs immunisations.
Measles can cause fits, brain damage and even death. Incidents of measles are increasing. Since the beginning of 2016 there have been 70 confirmed cases of measles across London. Protect yourself and children book an appointment with a nurse for immunisations.
Any patients with a rash, especially if preceded by a fever are advised to call ahead of their appointments.
Do you want a say in how we run the practice?
The Patient Participation Group is a bridge between the patients of the Practice and the staff, both clinical and administrative. Our overriding aim is to help improve the patient experience of the practice and communicate matters of interest relating to the practice to the patients.
If any patient has any concerns which they think we may be able to help with, they should let us know by asking to speak to the practice manager Shirley Ferguson or in writing, and we will take them up with the practice.
Please view our code of conduct before signing up.
Thank you very much for working with the Practice.
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