Menopause Café

In exciting news, Hackney Menopause Café is starting on Wednesday 1st May, 5:30-7:30pm at WaterHouse Hoxton, 10 Orsman Rd, London N1 5QJ.

People can register to come in advance or just turn up. Attendance is free and there will be free hot drinks, cakes and savoury snacks. After the launch, Hackney Menopause Café will continue to run on the first Wednesday of each month, between 5.30-7.30pm at WaterHouse Hoxton.

A menopause café is aimed at promoting conversation, breaking down stigma and increasing awareness of the impact of the menopause and perimenopause. It is a discussion group, open to all ages and genders, with no set agenda. It’s participant-led, so discussion topics are generated by those who attend with the support of a volunteer host and facilitator. It is for anyone experiencing the menopause or perimenopause, or those affected by it as a partner, family member, friend or carer. It is a welcoming space, and supportive for people attending either on their own or with a partner or friend.

Hackney Menopause Cafe has been organised by a group of Hackney residents with support from the City & Hackney Women’s Health Hub (Homerton Healthcare NHS Trust). The residents met through our menopause virtual group consultations and wanted to continue their conversations in person. For more information, you or patients can email me and visit www.menopausecafe.net (including our café listing in their events calendar).  People can check out the WaterHouse Hoxton venue here.

Eating disorders in Adults

Are you a Hackney resident or do you know someone in Hackney who is affected by an eating disorder?
Are you interested in learning more about disordered eating?

Event title: Eating disorders in adults
Date: 23 May 2024
Time: 4 – 5 pm
Location: zoom meeting 
Registration link: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/healthwatch-hackney/t-zzdnymr

Elm, Rosewood and Gadhvi Merger Meeting

Registered at Elm, Gadhvi or Rosewood Practices, located at Fountayne Road Health Centre, 1a Fountayne Road, N16 7EA?

The three practices will be merging as of 1st April 2024 and will be operating as a single GP practice under the name of Fountayne Road Medical Practice.

This practice merger will enable the three surgeries to share resources and expertise to better provide seamless care to our patients. Once the practices have merged your healthcare will not be affected. All of the same doctors, healthcare professionals and staff will still be part of the new merged team.

Over the coming weeks we will be working closely to integrate systems and combine processes. During this transition period we aim to keep any disruption to patient services to a minimum and will inform you in advance if there are any issues.

We will also be holding patient meetings. If you are interested in attending the patient engagement event, please click on the below link
Date Time Location:
Tuesday 27th February 2024 17:30-18:30 Virtually via Zoom link
Wednesday 28th February 2024 13:00-14:00 Face to face meeting at Fountayne Road Health Centre

Click here to sign up

Activity Services (Together Better)

Below we have a list assortment of activities that are provided by the together better team. These activities are designed to keep you fit, get out of the house and help you meet new people. That a look below at some of the activities in the posters.

If you wish to take part in any of the activities above, please contact:

Ellie
ellie@vhackney.org
079305016640

If you wish to take part in any of the activities above, you can also contact:Ellie
ellie@vhackney.org
079305016640

If you wish to take part in this activity above, please contact:
Ellie
ellie@vhackney.org
079305016640

If you wish to take part in any of these events above, please on contact:
Tom
togetherbetter.nightingale@nhs.net
07305617421

City & Hackney Health and Wellbeing Fair

Hello Patients

City and Hackney is having a well-being fair for everyone to come down and enjoy by learning, talking and gathering advice on Health and looking after yourself so please come down on the 25th of January between 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Thank you
Rosewood Practice

New Year, New Start Webinar

Do you have a New Years resolution or goal to exercise more? Beginning or increasing your physical activity can be difficult. This webinar will discuss the many benefits to exercise, ideas on how to exercise, exercise myths and how to keep to your resolution and goals. 

Please use the following link to book your place for Thursday 11th January 2024 from 5pm – 6pm: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/787520293397?aff=oddtdtcreator

If you are unable to attend the webinar virtually, you can attend Kenworthy Road Health Centre [E9 5TD], for a face-to-face presentation.

Back to school January updates

There is a current Childhood Immunisations Awareness campaign in the community to ensure children and young adults are up to date with their immunisations. This is because vaccine levels in London have dropped well below 95% which is required for herd immunity, i.e. sufficient immunity to stop infections spreading in the community and affecting the very young or ill.

The UK Health Security Agency has warned that London could be at risk of a large measles outbreak Ch”V. NE Hackney is at particular risk of measles because MMR immunisation coverage is currently very low.

The recent Whooping Cough outbreak in the Charedi community is an unfortunate example of what can happen to the unvaccinated. Many local families were affected, and sadly, numerous distressed babies were hospitalised. Raising awareness, saw an improved understanding of how to avoid this and Baruch Hashem, the outbreak has now been declared over.

Sharing evidence-based information allows parents to make informed decisions about immunisations for their children. Any concerns can be discussed with your GP or other health professional. There are Sunday clinics at Spring Hill and Stamford Hill Group practices, where every effort will be made to accommodate any surge in demand.

Please protect yourselves, your families, and our community.

Wait well, stay well

If you, or someone you care for, is waiting for treatment or a procedure, we recognise that this is difficult, NHS staff are working hard to get everyone seen as quickly as possible. We are currently prioritising people with the highest clinical need, and who have been waiting the longest.

We understand the wait might be stressful, especially if your condition is causing you pain, or stopping you from carrying out day-to-day activities and that you may have concerns. That is why we have created this website.

NHS App Patient Records

From the first of November the NHS App is changing for the better now allowing you view your records and book appointments too. Plus much more…. Download the NHS app for Android and IOS.