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Staverton Surgery

51 Staverton Road, London, NW2 5HA

TelTelephone: 020 8459 1359

Out of hours: 111

POLIO

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Sewage sampling has identified at least one positive sample of the poliovirus currently present in the sewage of a number of London boroughs, including Brent. This suggests that there is community transmission of the virus within London.

Most people have been vaccinated against polio, so the risk to the public is low.  However, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that, to be safe, an inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) booster dose should be offered to all children aged one to nine in London.

This will help ensure that there is a high level of protection against polio and it will reduce the risk of it spreading through the community.

Health workers from NHS London will contact parents when it’s their child’s turn to come forward for a booster or catch-up polio dose. That will be either an extra dose, booster dose or just to bring them up-to-date with their routine vaccinations.

Families should also check their children’s Personal Child Health Record (or “Red Book”). If they are not up-to-date with their vaccinations, they should contact their GP to catch their children up as soon as possible.

Find out more about the current situation and how to get the polio vaccine on the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) website.

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Practice Information

Staverton Surgery

51 Staverton Road, London, NW2 5HA

Practice Opening hours

The practice is open during the following times:

Monday08:00-18:30
Tuesday08:00-18:30
Wednesday08:00-18:30
Thursday08:00-18:30
Friday08:00-18:30
Saturday09:00-11:00
SundayClosed

Practice News

Change to Saturday Clinic

From the 1st of January 2023 the provision of the Saturday clinic at Staverton surgery will be changing and will be incorporated in a new extended out of hours Hub service, located at Staverton Surgery.   Appointments will be available from 9.00- 17.00 every Saturday with a GP and a Nurse. These appointments will be pre-bookable and available on the day.