National Covid-19 Vaccinations
Nationally, COVID-19 vaccines are now being offered to people aged 18 and over and people who will turn 18 before 1 July 2021. There are 2 ways to get a COVID-19 vaccine, book online now for appointments at a vaccination centre or a pharmacy or wait to be contacted by your GP surgery and book your appointments with them.
Special vaccination event this weekend at the London Stadium
If you are aged 18+, live in north east London and need your first Covid-19 jab. You can have your vaccination on Saturday, 19 June from 10am to 8pm at the London Stadium in the Olympic Park, Stratford E20 2ST.
Booking takes place via https://nelvacc.eventbrite.co.uk and you only need to enter your name, postcode and chosen timeslot. Please bring your NHS number if you have it, but you can still get vaccinated if you don’t have one. Your vaccination status will be updated on the national booking service within 10 working days of this event and you will be able to book or manage your second dose appointment through that link.
For more details and the locations of over 50 other vaccination sites in north east London see https://www.eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk/ourplans/covid-19-vaccination-programme.htm
Over 40s vaccine clinic at St Leonard's Hospital
If you are over 40 and have yet to have your vaccination there is now a clinic run from St Leonard’s Hospital. This new clinic will take place in Block E, St Leonard's Hospital, N1 5LZ every Thursday from 10am- 3pm and run until the 1st July. To guarantee your appointment please ring 020 8356 3111, no NHS number is needed, and you will only need to give a few straightforward details to book a place. You can also walk in without an appointment at any time between 10am and 2.30pm and you will be vaccinated subject to availability.
Rapid testing factsheet
This week Healthwatch City of London has distributed a factsheet detailing where you can obtain tests if you are symptomatic or asymptomatic.
Please see attached below:
Last chance to let us know how we are doing
Do you know what we do? What more would you like to see from us? How can we help you? Let us know by completing our annual survey and you will help us understand how you see us and how effective you think we are. You can also let us know where you think we should focus our efforts more and where you think we have been successful.
You can complete the survey by using the link below or give us a call and we can complete it over the phone.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HWCoLcommunityannualsurvey or call 020 3745 9563.
The survey will close on Friday 25th June.
Healthwatch City of London Business Plan
This years draft Business Plan is available on HWCoL’s website. We would welcome your comments and views on the plan.
You can read the plan and access the survey here
Upcoming Healthwatch City of London Events.
One of Healthwatch City of London’s purposes is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. To ensure we hear about and know of your concerns we run regular events. Ideally, we would like to hold them face to face, but because of the current pandemic we are restricted to Zoom events.
Please see a list of our events below with joining details.
Healthwatch City of London Board Meeting in Public Friday 18th June. Dr Chor from the Neaman Practice– joins us for an update.
The next Board Meeting from Healthwatch City of London will be in Public on Friday 18th June between 1pm and 3pm. The meeting will be held over Zoom. We will be joined by Dr Chor from the Neaman Practice who will give an overview of the action plans they have in place to address the issues we have raised with them recently. We will be giving an update on the work we have carried out over the past few months.
If you’d like to join us, please send an email to email@example.com
Joining details: https://zoom.us/j/97628879229?pwd=S280MUNKNHRQalZlYXc5V2o0bGwyQT09
Meeting ID: 976 2887 9229 Passcode: 820796 Dial in: 0208 080 6591
Listening to City Carer’s event – Friday 25th June
The Listening to City Carer’s event is being held on Friday 25th June from 11:00 – 12:00. It is an opportunity for Carer’s to provide feedback on their experience of Health and Social Care. The event is for all unpaid carers who live in the City of London. We would love to hear from young carers too, if you know a young carer, please let them know about this forum.
Meeting ID: 942 0033 0324 Passcode: 187989 Dial in: 0208 080 6592
Mental Health and Wellbeing focus group - Friday 16th July
Healthwatch City of London is holding a Mental Health and Wellbeing Focus Group on Friday 16th June from 10:30 – 11:30. It is an opportunity for residents’ workers, students and service providers to discuss mental health provision in the City of London, identifying access issues and any gaps in service provision. The event is also for those who have noticed an impact that Covid has had on their mental health and are not getting any support.
Meeting ID: 990 5928 3997 Passcode: 462754 Dial in: 0208 080 6592
GP Practices move to Goodman’s Fields Health Centre
This week a letter has been issued to all patients registered at East One Health and Whitechapel Health GP practices confirming the move to the Goodman’s Fields Health Centre in September 2021. The new health centre is located at 11 Stable Walk, London, E1 8ZF.
NHS North East London Clinical Commissioning Group are holding two virtual patient drop in sessions on Tuesday 29th June to answer any questions you may have.
The full letter with details of these sessions can be found attached below.
Beyond the Data - One year on events
Public Health England London Region are holding a webinar event to mark one year since the publication of the Beyond the Data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups report.
This event will support open discussion about the disparities facing London’s diverse communities, and what is being done to address them.
This event will take place on Tuesday 22nd June at 16:30 - 18:30 hours. It will be centred around the following themes:
- How London will build back fairer
- Building trust and cohesion
- Supporting health and social care
- Data and communication
To register for the event please go to Public Health England Events
Supporting the webinar, Public Health England are hosting a series of community centred focus groups. Please see the attached schedule below for dates, times and joining details.
City Carers community events
An introduction to Sound and Singing via Zoom, Saturday 26th June at 10am
Think you can't sing? nor can some of us, you're not alone.
Learn how to warm up your vocal cords in the way singers do, sing a mixture of songs over the years. No sheets needed, the words will be on your screen. We will be on Mute to hear Jordan Theis (Musical Director), teach us whilst he plays the piano, so you can belt out to your heart's content.
Open to City Carers, friends, family and City residents of all ages. To Celebrate National Carers week, this week we have an open Zoom link. Last week a participant said, " Jordan is Gareth Malone in the making!"
Meeting ID: 891 0576 0351
Latest Covid-19 statistics for the City of London.
The joint City and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Team produce regular statistics on Covid-19 levels and vaccination uptake data in the City. The site is updated regularly and accessible at. https://hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus-data
Keep up to date with the latest advice
HWCoL are constantly updating our advice and information pages. Please make sure you visit them regularly.
Get in touch with Healthwatch City of London.
Visit our website for more information, news and events, have your say about your care, and spread the word about Healthwatch City of London.
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