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If you receive a letter or text advising you to shield for 12 weeks please adhere to this for your own safety. See list below.

At Very High Risk (Groups) for Shielding 12 weeks

People with a solid organ transplant such as a kidney or liver transplan

People with specific cancers:

People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer

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

People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD. See below. •

People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell) •

People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection •

People who are pregnant with significant congenital heart disease • All patients on the following medications: Azathioprine, Mycophenolate (both types), Cyclosporin, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus.

IF shielding- Stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks.  

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use www.patientaccess.com you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

Doctors

Dr Sarah Heyes

Heyes(Partner) BDSc (Melb.), FDSRCS (Eng), MBBS (Lond.), DCH, DFFP, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Sarah Heyes was born in the UK then relocated to Australia aged 17. She graduated from the University of Melbourne Dental School and went on to spend a total of 7 years as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Australia and the UK. 

She qualified from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London  Medical School in 2000 and has gone on to complete diplomas in Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Planning  and membership to the Royal College of General Practice.

She has previously been a Professional Executive Committee member of Redbridge PCT and is currently the Clinical Director responsible for the GP practices in Woodford Green, South Woodford and Wanstead.

Dr Fiona Underhill

UnderhillMBBS (Lond. 1982), DRCOG, Family Planning Certificate

Dr Fiona Underhill trained at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, & qualified in 1982. She worked at Whipps Cross, North Middlesex,The Whittington and the Royal London hospitals before completing GP training.

She has postgraduate qualifications in obstetrics, gynaecology & contraception and also worked for a time as a clinical assistant in dermatology.

Dr Underhill is married with two grown-up sons. She is actively involved in a local church & also helps teach an English conversation class.

Dr Shahrukh Islam

ShazMBBS (Lond, 2003), DCH, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Shahrukh Islam graduated from Royal Free Medical School in 2003.

He trained locally and completed his general practice training in Southend.

Dr Islam’s special interests include child health, elderly medicine and palliative care. 

Dr Alexandra Chesworth

MBBS (Lond. 1991) DRCOG DFFP

Dr Roselin Boramakot (f)
 
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