Increase in Scarlet Fever and Group A Streptococcus (GAS) cases.


Patient News

Supporting Barnet Get Online Week 2023

Monday 13th – Friday 17th March

Do you need help with your digital skills?

  • Navigating the internet
  • Learning how to use apps and online forms
  • Internet safety

Struggling with internet costs?

  • Apply for 12 months free interne

Do you need help accessing computers and tablets?

  • Visit our many community locations and business

For more details please see this leaflet or visit the website.

Worried About Cancer Symptoms? - How to Check & Screen
23 Feb, 2023

NCL has several guides with advice on unusual symptoms that could be cancer related. Please see the following link s direct you to advice regarding Cancer Symptoms and Screening:


Cancer symptoms and screening – North Central London CCG 

Worried about cancer symptoms during the coronavirus pandemic? - YouTube

Barnet Participation Request [Feb - Apr 2023]
16 Feb, 2023

Do you live in Barnet? Have a disability, mobility needs or a long-term health condition?

Take part in a 1-hour interview to share your experience of local services and how they could work for residents with accessibility needs.

You will receive £40 for your time.

Take part or get in touch: 

0207 207 3186


What is this research project about?

Habitus Collective is working with the London Borough of Barnet to understand the experiences of residents with a disability, accessibility or mobility needs, or long term health conditions. In particular, how you access council and community services, and barriers you face. You don't need to have used council services recently, or have provided feedback to the council before to participate. As part of this research, we're inviting residents to: Take part in an informal chat, lasting about an hour and/or; Take part in a interactive half day group session What you 'll get: We will reimburse you for your time You will receive money, voucher or gift card of your choice You contributions will help the council work towards improving services for people with disabilities and accessibility needs in Barnet 

Take Part or Get in Touch: 0207 207 3186 

Increase in Scarlet Fever and Group A Streptococcus (GAS) cases
7 Dec, 2022

Scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, but it is highly infectious. Therefore, look out for symptoms in your child, which include a sore throat, headache, and fever, along with a fine, pinkish or red body rash with a sandpapery feel. On darker skin the rash can be more difficult to detect visually but will have a sandpapery feel. Contact NHS 111 or your GP if you suspect your child has scarlet fever, because early treatment of scarlet fever with antibiotics is important to reduce the risk of complications such as pneumonia or a bloodstream infection. If your child has scarlet fever, keep them at home until at least 24 hours after the start of antibiotic treatment to avoid spreading the infection to others.

Please see the detailed update on the Government website.

Practice Newsletters
Social Prescribing Event

The Social Prescribing Event is hosted on the 7th of September at Ann Owens Centre in East Finchley, from 10 am - 1 pm.

For more information & sign-up details click here.

Community Fibre

This scheme has been set up to support Barnet residents who do not have access to broadband in their home. To benefit from the free of charge 12-month broadband subscription with Community Fibre, successful applicants will be required to provide Direct Debit details as security for the broadband router.   Click here to check it out how to apply.

If they would like to apply but are unable to complete the form, please phone or email reception and ask to be referred to our social prescriber who will be able to help complete the form with you.

Join our Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Are you interested in how your health centre is run and what services it provides?

We are currently looking for new members to join our Patient Participation Group (also called PPG) here at The Everglade Medical Practice. The PPG is a group of patients who meet with practice staff during the year to discuss how our patients view the practice’s performance and to discuss what plans we put in place to improve our performance. The group is also contacted during the year if specific views are sought on various topics from the group.

It is not an onerous task but allows you to understand better how a GP practice operates and gives you an opportunity to help the practice make improvements.

Our next meeting will be on Monday 4th April at 6pm at the Practice. Everyone is welcome to come and join. 


The Everglade Practice are pleased to be partnering with MENTOR360, who are providing patients with a free 6-month subscription to their well-being app. 

What is MENTOR360 

MENTOR360 is a smartphone app that focuses on mental fitness, holistic wellbeing, mindfulness and performance. The content has been composed by leading psychologists and health care professionals. They have created non prescribed, non-diagnosed, bespoke formulas, habits and guides which will improve your mental health, self-awareness and leads you to actionable outcomes. 

MENTOR360 is a safe space for all, free from judgement and discrimination. 

What does it do and why? 

It's easy to sometimes forget who you are, or to recognise what you might be feeling, how you are thinking or even what motivated you to act a certain way. Building your mental fitness starts by getting to know yourself again, it can take time and may require a helping hand.

MENTOR360 helps you become more self-aware, understanding who you are and why you feel the way you do. It is your 'pocket life coach' mentoring you on a journey to finding your formula and build your mental fitness stronger than ever before. 

Through forming new habits, becoming more self-aware, and setting actionable outcomes; you will be performing better with inner confidence, coping with life's stresses. 

How can I download? 

  1. Install the App - Head to the App Store on your smartphone (iOS or Android) and search for 'MENTOR360'. You can install the app from there.
  2. Once open, you can add this code that will give you access to a free 6- month subscription: NHS-1B9DxIPN
  3. If you already have an account, go to your account page and find the “Got a code Section”

Further information 

For further information please visit their website:

What is Mentor360 – with Jason Fox and Ally Lagaisse

How to use Mentor 360 with an NHS Code

London Pharmacy Hours - Christmas 2021 and New Year 2022
Covid-19 Booster Vaccination - Update 13th Dec 2021
13 Dec, 2021

The NHS vaccination programme will offer every adult the chance to book a covid-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year to protect the nation against the Omicron variant.

As part of the biggest and fastest vaccine programme in health service history, online bookings are available for all those in their 30s and above from today.

The best way to get your vaccine is by booking online at or by calling 119 – please do keep checking availability as appointments are loaded onto the system every day. The website and phoneline are understandably very busy and we thank you for your patience when booking.

The national booking service will then open up to everyone aged 18 and over from Wednesday this week.

The NHS is prioritising bookings for boosters and is urging people to book a slot to guarantee their vital jab. Some sites offer walk-in appointments where no appointment is needed. Please check here for clinics with walk-in availability and their opening hours

GP teams have been asked to clinically prioritise their services to free up maximal capacity to support the covid-19 vaccination programme, alongside delivering critical appointments such as cancer, urgent and emergency care. This might mean that for some people, routine appointments are postponed as part of the national mission to roll out boosters.

Scientists are very concerned about the spread of Omicron due to the speed with which it spreads and because two doses do not appear to provide much protection but thankfully, a booster dramatically improves this.That is why the Government has asked the NHS to prioritise boosters over other routine care.

We appreciate your support and understanding – and urge you to come forward for your vaccination as soon as possible.

Covid-19 Booster Vaccination Programme Extension
30 Nov, 2021

Following a Government announcement on 29th November, the NHS is developing plans to extend the Covid-19 booster vaccination programme to include everyone aged 18 and over.

12 to 15 year olds will also be offered a second dose of the vaccine and an additional booster will be available for people who are immunosuppressed.

People will become eligible for their booster three months after their second dose (reduced from six months).

For now, all you need to do is wait to be contacted by the NHS. Please help us to help all patients by not contacting your GP practice about your booster or attending vaccination sites.

If you are over 40 or a health and social care worker, and are eligible for your booster, go online to or call 119 to book your appointment.

Visit to see all the places you can go for a walk-in appointment.

Patient Access Emails
9 Nov, 2021

EMIS Health have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received Covid passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.

They would like to share the following guidance from Patient Access:

  • EMIS Health advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender; all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in
  • EMIS Health advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here:
  • EMIS Health strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.
  • Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. They do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.
Flu clinics

We are now booking our flu vaccine clinics, please call the practice to book an appointment on one of the following dates.

Saturday 2nd October 

Saturday 9th October 

Monday 25th October

Friday 29th October

If your child is 2 or 3 years old please contact the practice to see if they are eligible for a flu vaccine. All children under 18 will be offered a flu vaccine at school. If they miss there appointment please speak to your child’s school to see when the catch up days are.

Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place

The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors. While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules. 

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected. 

Read the infection prevention control guidance for further details.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice in your region:

England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland | Ireland

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.

Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms

Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.

Testing and tracing

Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.

People at high risk

Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

Social distancing and changes to everyday life

Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.

GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support

Government information and advice.

Barnet Immunisation Team: Flu vaccination clinics for school aged children

For children in Barnet Schools in Reception to year 7 who have missed their Nasal Flu Spray vaccination at school. 

Silkstream Children’s Centre    
Silkstream Road   
HA8 0DA 

Coppetts Wood Children’s Centre and Coppetts Wood Primary School 
Coppetts Road 
Friern Barnet 
N10 1JS 

By appointment only. To book an appointment please call: 0208-447-3622

Dates - Tuesday 15th December 2020  and Tuesday 7th January 2021 

Timings - 2pm to 5pm

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