Honour for Sheila Cole

Honour for Sheila Cole

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Honour for Sheila Cole Sheila Cole, a long-standing Board Member of the Pinn Medical Centre Patients’ Association, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year Honours list that has just been announced. The citation is – “For services to the community in Pinner”.  Sheila was a founder Member of Pinn Patients’ Association in 2001. She started by helping the surgery as a volunteer driver, and in 2009 she began co-ordinating the transport for all those unable to get to hospital or surgery appointments, shopping and visiting. For 15 years she also organised the distribution of the Pinn Piper.  Many congratulations, Sheila, and thanks for all your work.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

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Important COVID-19 Vaccination Programme update  The Vaccination Programme will NOT be administered at the Pinn Medical Centre.  The vaccination that is being used throughout Harrow is the one developed by Pfizer. This requires TWO injections at least three weeks apart.  The must vulnerable patients will be vaccinated first following their seniority. Hence 90-year-olds have begun to receive their appointments first and this will scroll to those 80-years-of-age and then 70-year-olds and so on.  THE PINN MEDICAL CENTRE WILL NOTIFY THOSE PATIENTS BY TELEPHONE.  Every effort is being made to get through the Programme as quickly as possible. Please have patience and calmly wait for your call.  Patients are asked to ensure they arrive on time for the vaccination and NOT too early beforehand. Patients arriving too early will NOT be…
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Responses to AGM Comments and Questions

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The following comments and questions were raised as part of the online AGM process and are now presented here with the responses from the Pinn Medical Centre. Fully accepting the difficulties involved, is the PMCPA pushing the PMC to resume face to face appointments without mandatory telephone discussions with a GP first. The procedure is fine in some, or even many, cases but there are others where it is simply not possible to assess a situation over the phone so a face to face should be automatic, even if the doctor and patient have to sit 8 or 10 feet apart. Thank you for your feedback. It is essential The Pinn continue to protect its patients and staff. When a clinician has assessed the needs of the patient via a…
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2020 AGM Arrangements

2020 AGM Arrangements

2020 AGM, News
This Note sets out the arrangements for the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the PMCPA, postponed in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This year the AGM will take place online, with copies of all documents and contributions also sent by hand to those Members who do not use emails in their dealings with us. Such Members may, of course, join the online version. This section of our website includes an Agenda; all Reports and contributions by the Officers of the Association and the Partners of the Pinn Medical Centre; and papers on the Constitution and the Election of Trustees. In addition there is a series of video clips of what, in normal times, would be the Board Members on the top table. Our guest David Simmonds MP has also…
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NHS VOLUNTEERS

NHS VOLUNTEERS

Community, News
The NHS Volunteer scheme has drawn attention to the arrangements for providing help to those that are vulnerable and self-isolating during the current coronavirus outbreak. There is a website link here - and a contact number 0808 196 3646. In addition the Patients’ Association has for some time had its own team of local volunteers to provide help. They can be accessed by referral from the Pinn Medical Centre on 020 8866 5766.
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