At the Meeting of the Board of Trustees on 12 January 2021 the following were unanimously elected as Officers of the Pinn Medical Centre Patients’ Association: Chair – Kevin Mahon; Vice Chair – George Bardwell; Secretary – Larraine Solomon; Treasurer – Anita Manek. Three Board Members – Joanne Daswani, Jagdish Kapur and Brian Yim Lim were stepping down as Trustees and were thanked for their work for the Association.
The Pinn Medical Centre has issued the following update about their services. “Due to the extremely high surge in COVID-19 cases, NHS England have advised that all non-essential work to be stopped to allow General Practices to cope with the overwhelming demand relating to COVID-19. This means that we are open for any acute deterioration in long term conditions and any new symptoms indicating potentially serious disease. This will be until further notice. Thanks”
The Pinn Medical Centre has asked for volunteers to support patients when they attend for Covid vaccination – the detailed letter from Dr Kelshiker is available here. A set of detailed Volunteer frequently asked questions (FAQs) is available here. If you are interested in applying please download the MS Word application form and return it to Kevin Mahon at the Pinn Medical Centre Patients’ Association - firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
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.