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Virtual Carers Meeting (Cassidy Medical Centre)

Dear Patients,

We will be holding a Virtual Carers Network Meeting on Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 11:00 via the software Zoom video conferencing. This will be a great opportunity to discuss the great work carers are doing, highlight the challenges carers face and the help & support currently available for carers. The Social Prescribing Link Workers for Hammersmith & Fulham will also be present in the meeting to discuss the support they can provide to carers within the borough.

Please see details below of how to join the meeting:

Topic: Virtual Carers Meeting (Cassidy Medical Centre)

Time: Jun 17, 2020 11:00 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83749125448?pwd=Mk8yOHhNSjhHdk1vZHR1YThuc0JFZz09

Meeting ID: 837 4912 5448

Password: 2kyuZp

Kind Regards
Cassidy Medical Centre

 

West London Group Practices May Bank Holiday Time

Please note that West London Group Practices will be open as usual on the 8th May Bank Holiday from 08:00am – 06:30pm.

West London Group Practices Timings:

Kings Road Medical Centre : 08:00am – 06:30pm

Barbly Surgery : 08:00am – 06:30pm

Cassidy Medical Centre : 08:00am – 08:00pm

Randolph Surgery : 08:00am – 06:30pm

Earls Court Health and Wellbeing Centre : 08:00am – 06:30pm

Randolph Surgery COVID-19 Contingency Sharing

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They will be required to use a smartcard which confirms their identity, and which limits their access and actions to those appropriate for their role. They will all have been trained to understand their professional and legal responsibilities in providing you with care.

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