Monthly Archives: July 2019

STOPNOW – Smoking Cessation Study with Imperial College London

Cassidy Medical Centre and Kings Road Medical Centre are partnering with Imperial College London Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) on a study called STOPNOW.

The main objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an online triage system for smoking cessation. The study will inform us if the online system is effective for patients, and can lead to faster access to smoking cessation support.

All data collected from the study will be anonymised, which means the data will be collected in such a way that no information can identify patients. Patient details will not be made available to the study evaluation team at Imperial College London. Only data collected from the triage system will be made available to the study team – this is simply responses to a set of questions.

If you wish to opt out of the data collection please contact us at:

Randolph Surgery Health & Wellness Open Day: After event report with pictures

Randolph Surgery hosted a successful Health & Wellness Open Day for all members of the public on Monday 23rd July 2019. See pictures from the event below.

The event was co-designed with our Patient Participation Group (PPG), who were instrumental in promoting the event around the local area. We extend a special thanks to our patient group for their support.

The open day was well attended, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, local healthcare providers and surgery staff, as well as a local Healthwatch, our PPG representatives and Zahra Parvar from NHS Central London CCG.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the Practice Manager together and some of the admin and clinical staff. The event helped to raise awareness about a number of local healthcare service providers, all of which are accessible through the surgery for patients and residents of Westminster.

Patients were also notified of the Patient Participation Group at the practice- a practice/patient partnership group designed to help ensure that the practice meets the needs of all of its patients.

The event also provided a great platform for local healthcare services to engage with one another, promoting a holistic, integrated and community-based approach to healthcare.

The local services that attended included:

  • Carers Network: Providing support and advice to carers.
  • Age UK-Westminster: Promote the well-being of older people through providing advice and support.
  • Midaye Somali Development Network: Support health wellness and social needs of the local Somali community.
  • Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust: Support for women affected by cervical cancer and promoting prevention.
  • Turning Point: Support with drug and alcohol issues, mental health concerns or learning disabilities.
  • Health Visitor Support: local health visitor supporting pre-school-age children health and preventing illness
  • One You Westminster: Supporting smoking cessation, health activities and lifestyle advice.
  • The Alcohol Service: Support for adults, families and carers affected by alcohol.
  • NHS Central London CCG: Zahra Parvar from the local clinical commissioning group discussing how services are commissioned and delivered.
  • Drug & Alcohol-Turning Point: Support for adults, families, carers, employers, community affected by drugs and alcohol.
  • Westminster Talking Therapies:  Free, Confidential NHS service which provides psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.
  • Westminster CAMHS: Provides community mental health services to children, young people and their families.
  • One Westminster: Offer workshops for people with learning disabilities on topics including IT skills and preparing for employment.
  • Maggie’s West London: Provides emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.
  • Vineyard Pharmacy: Offers you a host of services such as Smoking Cessation Clinic, Alcohol Awareness and General Health Advice.

We were delighted to host this event, and extend special thanks to the PPG who helped co-design the event and the practice team who made this all possible.

Randolph: Health & Wellness Open Day on Monday 22 July 2019

Randolph Surgery will be hosting a Health & Wellness Open Day at Lydford Community Hall for all members of the public on Monday 22nd July 2019 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm – all are welcome to attend. See poster below.

The address for the community hall is: Lydford Community Hall, 74 Fernhead Road, London, W9 3EW

The event aims to promote the role and benefits of Randolph Surgery, as well as to raise awareness about and allow patients to experience a number of local healthcare service providers accessible through the surgery for patients and residents of Westminster.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet PPG representatives and members of practice staff and will be treated to FREE mini health checks, whilst younger visitors can enjoy FREE face painting.

We are pleased to say that we will have the following services attending on the day:

  • Carers Network: providing support and advice to carers
  • Mind Westminster: supporting mental health, building skills, confidence and friends
  • Midaye Somali Development Network: support health wellness and social needs of the local Somali community
  • Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust: support for women affected by cervical cancer and promoting prevention
  • Turning Point: support with drug and alcohol issues, mental health concerns or learning disabilities
  • Health Visitor: local health visitor supporting pre-school-age children health and preventing illness
  • One You Westminster: supporting smoking cessation, health activities and lifestyle advice
  • The Alcohol Service: support for adults, families and carers affected by alcohol
  • NHS Central London CCG: Zahra Parvar from the local clinical commissioning group will be available to talk about how services are commissioned and delivered

AT Medics practices schedule regular PPG meetings with SMS reminders, dedicated PPG notice boards and a translator if necessary, and are delighted to be hosting this event at Lydford Community Hall nearby to the practice.