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Message about Dr Sachin Khurjekar

As a community, we mourn the loss of our dear doctor, Sachin Khurjekar.

Sachin spent the majority of his career serving as a GP in Brent and Harrow East, between Honeypot Medical Centre and more recently, Mollison Way Surgery.

Gone too soon and so suddenly, it has taken us all some time to find the words to express the sense of grief we are experiencing for our friend, colleague and in some cases mentor.

Many people remember Sachin as a welcome source of light in this world, regularly armed with a smile, his pipe and a joke to lift the spirits. His colleagues remember his penchant for vintage pens and watches, a unique dress sense and his enjoyment of a perfectly brewed tea from a china cup at work.

He was a gentleman with old fashioned courtesy and kindness central to his values. They describe him as “the heart of the GP surgery,” treating patients not with pills but kindness and empathy and this has influenced many colleagues past and present to follow in his footsteps.

He spoke so tenderly about his family and his children who were his biggest loves. The community remembers how he took youngsters under his wing to teach them the joys of rugby and, in doing so, taught them many life skills along the way. Even those who knew him for a short time would find themselves “forever changed” by knowing him, such was the impact of his sparkling personality and big heart.

Sachin’s untimely death sparked his family to raise money for Mind a charity which he supported throughout his life. It is testament to a life well lived that they exceeded their original target and have raised over £7,000, and continue to raise money for a cause Sachin was passionate about in life.

We see in us,  his legacy continues after his death. Sachin, we will miss you and continue to celebrate your life and your presence in ours.

Get your FREE flu vaccination: Autumn/Winter 2020-21

If you are eligible, book an appointment for your FREE flu vaccination now:

Call us on: 020 8732 4387
 

Remember, you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination if you are:

  • 65 years of age or over
  • suffering from a long term medical condition such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease or other long term medical conditions
  • pregnant
  • a carer
  • a child aged 2 or 3 years old

 

For more information about the Flu vaccination, access the following useful resources:

Flu Update

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

What’s the risk of coronavirus in the UK?

The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate.

Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.

What’s the risk of coronavirus for travellers?

There are some countries and areas where there’s a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.

See the NHS.uk coronavirus advice for travellers.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

Check if you need medical help

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see the NHS.uk coronavirus advice for travellers
  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
Start now

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

How to self-isolate if you’re asked to

If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).

This means you should:

  • stay at home
  • not go to work, school or public places
  • not use public transport or taxis
  • ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
  • try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food

You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection.

Read more coronavirus self-isolation advice.

How coronavirus is spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

Do I need to avoid public places?

Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.

You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don’t

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Treatment for coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.

Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

You’ll need to stay in isolation away from other people until you’ve recovered.

More information

Page last reviewed: 3 March 2020

Winter Holiday Timings 2019-2020

Please note our opening schedule until Thursday 2 January 2020 below, when the usual schedule will resume.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Tuesday 24 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 25 December 2019 CLOSED
Thursday 26 December 2019 CLOSED
Friday 27 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 28 December 2019 9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 29 December 2019 CLOSED
Monday 30 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 31 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 1 January 2020 CLOSED
Thursday 2 January 2020 8.00am – 6.30pm

NEW telephone number from Wednesday 30 October 2019

New telephone system for Mollison Way Surgery – improving your service from Wednesday 30th October 2019

Dear Patients,

Your feedback is very important to us, and is helping to improve and shape the care that we deliver at Mollison Way Surgery.

Complete a short survey now

We know from the experiences that you have shared with us that you are unsatisfied with the current telephone system, and that you can often be on hold for quite some time, as well as sometimes experience disconnection whilst in conversation with one of our team members.

We have been working hard with the current telephone system provider, and earlier this year we took the firm decision to change telephony provider, as we do not consider the current system to be fit-for-purpose having explored all possible options for its improvement.

On Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 12pm, a new telephone system will be implemented at the practice. There will be no change to the surgery telephone number.

We have invested in the new telephone system to provide you with an improved service. Whilst we do not anticipate any downtime during the system migration, we would like to thank you in advance for your patience with any inconvenience you may experience in the change over.

If you have any queries or concerns and would like to write to us, please email us on, wlccg.mollisonway@nhs.net thank you.

Winter Holiday Timings 2018-2019

Please note our opening schedule until Wednesday 2 January 2019 below, after which the usual schedule will resume for each practice from Thurs 3 January 2019.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Mollison Way Surgery

 

Monday 24 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 25 December 2018 CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December 2018 CLOSED
Thursday 27 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 28 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 8.00am – 12.00pm
Sunday 30 December 2018 CLOSED
Monday 31 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm

Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning: After-event report with pictures

Mollison Way surgery held a successful coffee morning on Friday 28th September 2018 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was well attended and managed to raise £500, all of which will be donated to Macmillan. See pictures from the event below. 

Members of staff and patients contributed on the day, either by bringing in shop bought cakes or by making them at home themselves. Wherever the cakes came from, they were greatly enjoyed by all staff, patients and local residents. 

In aid of supporting Macmillan Cancer Support, the practice specifically requested for current and former cancer patients and their families to attend the event. A patient from the surgery, who is also a cancer survivor, said “‘It was an honor to be invited to this event. I would like to emphasize that there is always hope and possibility of surviving the terrifying battle against cancer, just keep strong and fight as much as you can.’

Macmillan is one of the world’s largest cancer support charities and AT Medics are extremely thankful to both Macmillan and all staff who helped to make this event possible. Click here to find out more about Macmillan and to organise your own coffee morning.

Romanian Cervical Screening Education Event – Wednesday 10 October 2018

Mollison Way will be hosting a Romanian Cervical Screening Education Event at the surgery on Wednesday 10 October 2018 between 1.00 and 3.00pm. See poster below.

By holding this event, we hope to familiarise our Romanian patients with the process involved when a patient is invited for a cervical smear as well as emphasising the importance of attending on a regular basis. Patients with have the chance to discuss their concerns with the Practice Nurse and the Lead Clinician with the help of an interpreter from Silent Sounds. Leaflets will be available in Romanian and posters will be displayed in the Practice.

The aim of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP) is to reduce the number of women who develop invasive cervical cancer and reduce the number of women who die from it. This is done through a systematic, quality assured population-based screening programme for eligible women.

Cervical screening isn’t a test for cancer, it’s a test to check the health of the cells of the cervix. Most women’s test results show that everything is normal, but for around 1 in 20 women the test shows some abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix. Most of these changes won’t lead to cervical cancer and the cells may go back to normal on their own. But in some cases, the abnormal cells need to be removed so they can’t become cancerous.

 

Immunisation has caused dramatic improvements in health; diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), measles and polio are now rare in many countries. Vaccination resulted in smallpox being eradicated from the world. It is hoped the same will soon be true for polio. Therefore, we are also using this opportunity to discuss concerns that young mothers may have about immunisations for their children.

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