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Your voice counts….

Your voice counts

Have your say on health and social care services in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Healthwatch Hammersmith and Fulham is the independent consumer champion for health  and social care, and we are an existing provider in the borough since April 2020.

Healthwatch was created by the health and social care reforms of 2012 with a powerful  ambition of putting people at the centre of health and social care.

We will play a role at both local and national level to make sure that your experience of health and social care are taken into account by the service provider.

Tell us about your experiences of health and social care services in our area and help us improve services for the people of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Please visit our website : healthwatchhf.co.uk/services

Coronavirus update

ASHVILLE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Our doors are closed to walk-in patients. Only come if you have been told to by us. Please click here to see what we are currently able to provide.

To protect patients & staff while Coronavirus is still circulating, most of our GP consultations are by phone. To book an appointment please call between 8-10.30am OR 2.30-5pm Monday to Friday.

If you are a parent or carer, please contact us if you have concerns about your child being unwell. If you are ill and do not know what to do please call.

You can request medication online, by email or by paper requests through the letterbox.  reception.ashvillesurgery@nhs.net  (please do not send clinical enquiries to this email)

Allow 2 working days for us to process medication requests. Please do not request by phone as the lines are very busy.

Medical Certificates and Self Isolation notes
Click here to download a printable medical statement. Or visit NHS 111 to complete a self-isolation note:  111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

For more information and some useful resources: see ashvillesurgery.co.uk/practice-services/

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Use the 111 coronavirus service to find out what to do. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

If employers are asking for a medical statement, please click here

Social Prescribing is here!

Social prescribing is a way for GPs and Practice Nurses (and other health professionals) to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Link workers also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners. For more information on what they do, go to www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing

If you would like to be referred to our new Link Worker, please talk to the GP