Lonsdale Medical Group

Lonsdale Medical Group

Lonsdale Medical Centre |24 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RR

Current time is 04:04 - If you are unwell and cannot wait until we are next open, please call 111.

Blessing Site |307 Kilburn Lane, London, W9 3EG

Current time is 04:04 - If you are unwell and cannot wait until we are next open, please call 111.

NHS

Telephone: 020 7328 8331

admin.lonsdale@nhs.net

Government letters for patients at High Risk of complications with Covid19

Posted on April 9th, 2020

We have had a large number of patients contacting us asking why they have and haven’t been contacted by the government to advise them to shield as they are extremely vulnerable or to get access to the extremely vulnerable register.

The categories set by the government can be found on the link below and at present GPs have no way of adding any additional patients to this register. We are currently waiting for the list to review and patients will be added based on their history. 

See extract from government website

What do we mean by extremely vulnerable?

People falling into this extremely vulnerable group include:

  1. Solid organ transplant recipients.
  2. People with specific cancers:
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
    • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
    • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
    • people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
    • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.
  4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).
  5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
  6. Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

Shielding is for your personal protection. It is your choice to decide whether to follow the measures we advise. Individuals who have been given a prognosis of less than 6 months to live, and some others in special circumstances, could decide not to undertake shielding. This will be a deeply personal decision. We advise calling your GP or specialist to discuss this.

The NHS in England is directly contacting people with these conditions to provide further advice.

If you think you fall into one of the categories of extremely vulnerable people listed above and you have not received a letter or been contacted by your GP, you should discuss your concerns with your GP or hospital clinician.

To get more information please follow this process:

If you feel you should be in the category,  follow the government guidance on shielding and check whether you will be eligible by clicking this link. You will be advised what to do. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable.

Advice on how to shield can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19​ Please stay safe and stay home and leave our phone lines for sick patients.

Lonsdale Medical Centre

Lonsdale Medical

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    08:00 until 14:00
    Prebooked Only
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Blessing Site

  • Monday
    09:00 until 17:00
  • Tuesday
    09:00 until 17:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 until 17:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 until 17:00
  • Friday
    09:00 until 17:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED