Reception and enquiries

Reception and enquiries

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Treatment Room

Treatment Room

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Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:

Alternatively you can visit your nearest Walk-in Centre or GP Hub (all open 7 days a week):

Alexandra Avenue Health & Social Care Centre
Rayners Lane
275 Alexandra Avenue
HA2 9DX
Tel: 020 8966 6300
8:00am – 7:30pm
Fom 1st November, you require an appointment which can be arranged at reception or by calling 111
The Pinn Medical Centre
Pinner
37 Love Lane
HA5 3EE
Tel: 020 8866 5766
8:00am – 7:45pm
This is a walk in centre, no appointment necessary.
The Belmont Health Centre
516 Kenton Lane
Harrow
HA3 7LT
Tel: 020 8866 4100 (ext. 228)
8:00am – 7:30pm
Pre-booked appointments can be arranged via reception, but this is also a walk-in centre.

If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.

Consulting room

Consulting room

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For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.

Speak to someone now – Call NHS 111.

Call 111

Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. 111
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with various conditions such as minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis.

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
See a Nurse for conditions such as vaccinations, minor illness, contraception, blood pressure checks, health reviews, wound management, cervical screening and lifestyle advice.

Contact a Nurse

Book an appointment on the phone020 8863 3333
Get medical advice and treatment from a Doctor.

Contact a Doctor

Book an appointment on the phone020 8863 3333
See a Dentist for teeth, mouth and gum issues
Get help from an Optician with various conditions such as red eyes or eyelids, discharge from or watering of the eye, irritation and inflammation of eyes or eyelids, dry eyes and Stye.

Travel Room

Travel Room

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Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service. If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time (at least 6 weeks) before your journey.

Yellow Fever Vaccinations

We are a registered yellow fever vaccination centre, and appointments for this immunisation can be made with the practice nurse.

This vaccination is not available under the NHS and a charge of £60.00 must therefore be made.

Also visit Patient UK for further information on Yellow Fever immunisation.

Do you need vaccinations?

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.

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Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre

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Abuse

Harrow Council: Domestic Violence

Please visit the Harrow Council: Domestic Violence page below for details of domestic violence support and how to contact them.

Website: www.harrow.gov.uk

Harrow Women's Centre

We are here to respect, help and support women.

Telephone: 020 8422 1100

Website: www.harrowwomenscentre.org

Email: thehwc@hotmail.com

National Domestic Violence Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Website: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

Women's Aid

Since 1974, we have been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic abuse.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

National Helplines

Asthma and COPD

Asthma UK: Your Action Plan

Not sure what medicines to take and when, or what to do if you start having symptoms? Don’t want to end up in hospital with an asthma attack? There’s good evidence to show that a written asthma action plan, which your GP or asthma nurse should complete with you, is the best thing you can do to keep well with your asthma.

Telephone: 0300 222 5800

Website: www.asthma.org.uk

British Lung Foundation: COPD Support

COPD describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because your airways have been narrowed. This information explains what it is, what the symptoms are, and how it’s diagnosed and treated.

Telephone: 03000 030 555

Website: www.blf.org.uk

Bereavement

Harrow Bereavement Care

At Bereavement Care our team of trained volunteers are here to support adults and children in the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and the surrounding area who would like some help in coping with their bereavement.

Telephone: 020 8427 5720

Website: www.bereavementcareandsupport.co.uk

Email: admin@bereavementcareandsupport.co.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Telephone: 0808 808 1677

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Carers

Harrow Carers

Our overall aim is to improve the wellbeing and resilience of carers from all ages and backgrounds, so that they can continue to provide for their cared-for without compromising their health, inclusion and ability to contribute to society. We are preventative and responsive in meeting carers needs, and the voice of carers shape our services.

Telephone: 020 8868 5224

Website: www.harrowcarers.org

Email: admin@harrowcarers.org

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Child Health

Breastfeeding Support

We offer support to all mothers, whether breastfeeding, mixed feeding or formula feeding, and we offer specialist support to mothers under the age of 25. Please do get in touch if you wish to know more about this.

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0210

Website: www.breastfeedinginharrow.org

Email: agata.wyzgowska@nhs.net

Children's Centres in Harrow

When Should I Worry?

Your guide to Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore Throats

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Harrow Horizons Counselling

Offering mental health and therapeutic support, including early intervention, for those at risk of homelessness and other harmful behaviours. Provides counselling, information, advice and guidance on recovering and rebuilding family relationships.

Telephone: 0208 427 1322

Website: www.barnardos.org.uk

Email: harrowhorizons@barnardos.org

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Download from: www.nhs.uk

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Drugs and Alcohol

WDP

WDP is a vibrant and innovative drug and alcohol charity committed to helping those who are affected by substance misuse.

Harrow Recovery Centre is a a fully integrated, recovery-focused service delivered by WDP in partnership with Build on Belief (BoB) and AIR Sports in the London Borough of Harrow.

Telephone: 0300 303 2868

Website: www.wdp.org.uk

Email: harrow@wdp.org.uk

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 917 7650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

More tools and apps

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Diabetes

Know Diabetes

Welcome to Know Diabetes.

This website is for people with diabetes living in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Ealing, Hounslow, Brent, Hillingdon and Harrow.

Know Diabetes houses over 200 resources – videos, games, online courses and leaflets to help you self-manage your diabetes.

Website: knowdiabetes.org.uk

Diabetes UK: Harrow and District Group

Our aim is to provide help and support to people living with diabetes in and around Harrow. We do this through monthly meetings providing a safe, social forum to discuss diabetes and its effects. We also try to raise money to promote awareness of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Telephone: 020 8428 1446

Website: www.harrow.diabetesukgroup.org

Email: lis.warren44@gmail.com

National Diabetes Prevention Programme

Your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is here to support people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Telephone: 0333 577 3010

Website: www.preventing-diabetes.co.uk

Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Mind in Harrow

Mind in Harrow is a mental health organisation started in the 1960’s and has expanded to provide a range of services. We currently employ a team of 20 staff and have the support of 60 volunteers. We are an independent charity affiliated to National Mind and are part of a network of 200 Local Mind Associations across the country.

Telephone: 020 8426 0929

Website: www.mindinharrow.org.uk

Email: info@mindinharrow.org.uk

 

Single Point of Access - Mental Health Services

Single Point of Access (SPA) provides a first point of contact for people wishing to access adult community mental health services in Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

Telephone: 0800 0234 650

Website: www.cnwl.nhs.uk

Email: cnw-tr.spa@nhs.net

Big White Wall

This is an online community that provides support to people who are anxious, down or not coping. Big White Wall is anonymous and free to access online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telephone : 02036911955

Website: www.bigwhitewall.co.uk

Email: theteam@bigwhitewall.com

Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

More services for young people

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Elderly Care

Harrow Memory Services

Harrow Memory Services provide assessment and diagnosis of dementia and provide ongoing support and information to people with memory problems and their carers.

Telephone: 020 8424 7765

Website: www.cnwl.nhs.uk

Email: harrowms.cnwl@nhs.net

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 169 2081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Annie's Place for Dementia Sufferers

Annie’s Place is Harrow Council’s new drop-in service offering advice and support for people who have been recently diagnosed with dementia and their carers.

Annie’s Place Poster

Blue Badge/Freedom Pass and Taxi Cards

A single assessment was introduced in August 2011 to simplify the application process for Blue Badges, Taxicards and Freedom Passes.

Website: www.harrow.gov.uk

Apply for adult social care

If you have care and support needs or know someone who finds it difficult to look after themselves, we may be able to provide you with some support. To determine if we can help we will carry out a needs assessment.

Website: www.harrow.gov.uk

Parkinson's UK: Harrow Branch

We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

We also organise regular events and social activities. Join us – and meet other people affected by Parkinson’s in your area.

Telephone: 0344 225 3704

Website: localsupport.parkinsons.org.uk

Email: vc.south4@parkinsons.org.uk

End of Life Care

Single Point of Access

We have a single point of access for support in End of Life Care in Harrow that patients can access if referred by their GP

The Single Point of Access (SPA) Service is based at St Luke’s Hospice and is available to patients, carers and Health Care Professionals who need advice and support regarding End of Life Care.

Telephone: 0300 0200 224

Website: www.stlukes-hospice.org

Email: HAROCCG.EOL-SPA@nhs.net

St Lukes Hospice

St Luke’s is the local hospice for Harrow and Brent. We care for people whose illnesses are no longer curable, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life.

Telephone: 020 8382 8000

Website: www.stlukes-hospice.org

Email: info@stlukes-hospice.org

Co-ordinate My Care

We work to empower patients to have choices about the care they receive and to make those choices known to those who care for them. We look to continually link up the organisations and individuals that provide care for a patient, such as doctors, nurses, social care providers and emergency services including the ambulance service, NHS 111 and the out of hours GP service.

Telephone: 020 7811 8513

Website: www.coordinatemycare.co.uk

Email: coordinatemycare@nhs.net

Dying Matters

Dying Matters is a coalition of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Telephone: 0800 021 4466

Website: www.dyingmatters.org

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Email: helpline@dementiauk.org

Health Screening

Breast Cancer Screening - The Mammogram

This is currently offered to women aged 50 to 70 in England. You’ll first be invited for screening between your 50th and 53rd birthday by post. You may be eligible for breast screening before the age of 50 if you have a very high risk of developing breast cancer. If you’re over the age of 70, you’ll stop receiving screening invitations but can still have screening after 70 if you want to.

Telephone: 020 3758 2024

Website: www.nhs.uk

Bowel Cancer Screening

NHS bowel cancer screening is only offered to people aged 55 or over, as this is when you’re more likely to get bowel cancer. If you’re 55, you’ll automatically be invited for a one-off bowel scope screening test. If you’re 60 to 74, you’ll automatically be invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years. If you’re 75 or over, you can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years.

Telephone: 0800 707 60 60

Website: www.nhs.uk

Cervical Cancer Screening - The Smear Test

The surgery takes part in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. Women aged 25 to 49 are invited every 3 years for their smear test and women aged 50 to 64 are invited every 5 years. Women over 65 are only invited if they have had recently had abnormal tests.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening - Ultrasound scan

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of checking if there’s a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from your heart down through your tummy. This bulge or swelling is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA. It can be serious if it’s not spotted early on because it could get bigger and eventually burst (rupture). As this is more common in men, screening is offered to men aged 65 and over by post. If you are a man over 65 and have not been screened before you can request this by contacting the local AAA screening programme:

Telephone: 0333 009 6971

Website: www.nhs.uk

Prostate Cancer and the PSA Test

There’s currently no national screening programme for prostate cancer in the UK as it has not been proved that the benefits would outweigh the risks. PSA tests are unreliable and can suggest prostate cancer when no cancer exists. Furthermore, up to 15% of men with prostate cancer have normal PSA levels so cases can be missed. There is no national screening programme, however there is an informed choice programme for healthy men aged 50 or over. You may ask your GP to give you advice on the pros and cons of a PSA test and if you wish, the PSA blood test can be arranged for you. If results show you have a raised level of PSA, your GP will likely suggest further tests.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Latent Tuberculosis Screening

New patients registering at the surgery who are aged 15-35 and who have come to the UK within the past 5 years from a high risk country will be invited to have screening for tuberculosis. If you have latent TB, you have TB bacteria ‘asleep’ in your body that can ‘wake up’ and make you ill with active TB. If latent TB is found, having treatment now help prevent getting active TB in the future. If you are eligible and have not been offered screening please speak to your GP.

Website: www.thetruthabouttb.org

 

High Blood Pressure Screening

We encourage patients to proactively use our automated blood pressure machine at the surgery. Follow signs from reception to the blood pressure checking area.

High Cholesterol

Useful Information

Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It’s mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods.

Having an excessively high level of lipids in your blood (hyperlipidemia) can have an effect on your health.

High cholesterol itself doesn’t usually cause any symptoms, but it increases your risk of serious health conditions.

More information

Should I Take a Statin? Patient Decision Aid

This decision aid is intended to help you to make up your mind whether or not to take a statin to help reduce your risk of having a heart attack or developing angina (together called coronary heart disease or CHD), or of having a stroke. Your decision depends on several things that this information will help to explain. Different people will feel that some of these things are more important to them than others, so it is important that you make a decision that is right for you.

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Joint Health

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Download leaflets and guides with great physio advice on a range of health issues.

Website: www.csp.org.uk

Arthritis Research UK

Everything we do is driven by knowledge to positively impact on what matters to people with arthritis.

Our long term commitment is to:

  • prevent the onset of arthritis
  • develop a cure for arthritis
  • transform the lives of those with arthritis.

Telephone: 0800 5200 520

Website: www.arthritisresearchuk.org

Email: helpline@arthritisresearchuk.org

Self-Physiotherapy Leaflets

If your doctor or nurse has has advised you to carry out guided home exercises for your joint condition, download the appropriate sheet from the list below.

Joint Replacement App

This App provides you with relevant information relating to hip or knee replacement as well as knee arthroscopy. It can serve as a guide to an upcoming surgical procedure. It outlines the treatment pathway, gives you important reminders for relevant required actions and addresses commonly asked questions.

Download from: www.patientjourneyapp.com

Maternity

Northwick Park Hospital Maternity Services

Once you know you are pregnant you should contact us as soon as possible to ensure you have full access to our antenatal screening services.

Telephone: 020 8869 2868

Website: www.lnwh.nhs.uk

Harrow Maternity Services

The NHS in North West London is dedicated to ensuring that women have access to the highest possible quality of care, wherever they choose to give birth.

Recently we have concentrated our staff and resources into six maternity units. This has enabled us to have more midwives and senior consultants in our units to provide care for women, upgrade our facilities, provide more antenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth) care locally and offer greater home birth choice.

Website: www.harrowccg.nhs.uk

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Neurological Support

Headway - Harrow Support Group

Started in 1997, this voluntary group offers emotional and practical support, and provides a relaxed, friendly environment where people with an acquired / traumatic brain injury, their families or carers, and interested professionals can meet.

Telephone: 07726 325222

Website: www.headwaynorthwestlondon.org.uk

Email: info@headwaynorthwestlondon.org.uk

Harrow MS Therapy Centre

Since 1984, Harrow MS Therapy Centre has helped people in the north west London area with multiple sclerosis to improve their quality of life.

Telephone: 020 8423 6268

Website: harrowmscentre.co.uk

Sexual Health

Northwick Park Hospital Contraception and Sexual Health Service

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Free condoms and lubricants
  • Self-testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Rapid HIV testing
  • Referral for abortion and support around unwanted pregnancy

Telephone: 020 8863 7004

Website: www.lnwh.nhs.uk

Sexual Health Help Line

The Family Planning Association Sexual health help line can give you confidential information and advice.

Telephone: 0845 122 8690

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Family Planning Association

They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Stop Smoking

Harrow Council Stop Smoking Service

Stopping smoking is one of the most important and worthwhile decisions you will ever make. No matter how long you have smoked for, quitting can help both your physical and mental health immediately.

Telephone: 0300 123 1044

Website: www.harrow.gov.uk

Quit with help

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

NHS Smokefree - Mobile App

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Weight Management

NHS Choices: Nearby Weight Loss Support

Please follow the link to NHS Choices for a list of local Weight Loss support groups.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Get Active Harrow

If you wish to get active in Harrow, please follow the below link for information on activities and how to refer:

Website: www.harrow.gov.uk

Harrow Health Walks

Walking as little as 10 minutes at a time can lead to an active, healthier and happier life. 10 minutes of brisk walking or 150 minutes of normal walking a week can reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, back pain and stress.

Website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Email: publichealth@harrow.gov.uk

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

More tools and apps

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com

Health Review and Assessment Clinic

Prescriptions and medicines centre

Prescriptions and medicines centre

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Prescriptions

If you are requesting the contraceptive pill, you will need to complete the Contraceptive Pill Review as well as the medication request below and submit both.

Local Pharmacies

Late Opening Pharmacies

Administration office

Administration office

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