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SMS Medical Practice

SMS Medical Practice, Wembley Centre for Health and Care, 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, Middx, HA0 4UZ

TelTelephone: 020 8795 6152

Out of hours: 111

Children’s Health

Childhood and Teenage Mental Health

While it is commonly believed that depression only effects adults, around 10% of children in Great Britain aged between 5 and 16 have a recognisable mental disorder; with about 4% of children suffering from an emotional disorder such as anxiety or depression.

The problem for many is that depression is difficult to spot and often regarded as teenage mood swings. However, if your child is appearing to have an extreme emotional response to a life event or has lost interest in activities which previously interested them they may be suffering from an emotional disorder.

If you are worried about your child’s mental health please visit your GP, who will be able to offer a range of support to help both you and your child. There are a range of talking therapies which are highly effective in dealing with both short term and long term depression, for more information on these therapies please view the NHS Talking Therapy Guide.

While it is commonly believed that depression only effects adults, around 10% of children in Great Britain aged between 5 and 16 have a recognisable mental disorder; with about 4% of children suffering from an emotional disorder such as anxiety or depression.

The problem for many is that depression is difficult to spot and often regarded as teenage mood swings. However, if your child is appearing to have an extreme emotional response to a life event or has lost interest in activities which previously interested them they may be suffering from an emotional disorder.

If you are worried about your child’s mental health please visit your GP, who will be able to offer a range of support to help both you and your child. There are a range of talking therapies which are highly effective in dealing with both short term and long term depression, for more information on these therapies please view the NHS Talking Therapy Guide.

 

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Childhood Immunisations

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It’s the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are.

Please call the surgery to make an appointment.

Neo-natal Checks

Some newborn babies are released from hospital without a detailed examination. If this is the case, our GPs are happy to perform the relevant checks, either in the surgery, or in comfort of your own home, depending on which is easier for you.

In most cases, the Practice will contact new mums to arrange for this to happen, on rare occasions where we are unaware of the birth, please feel free to give us a call and arrange an appointment or visit.

Practice Information

SMS Medical Practice

SMS Medical Practice, Wembley Centre for Health and Care, 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, Middx, HA0 4UZ

Practice Opening hours

The practice is open during the following times:

Monday08:00-18:30
Tuesday08:00-19:30
Wednesday08:00-18:30
Thursday08:00-18:30
Friday08:00-18:30
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Practice News

Flu Jabs

If you are a patient with any of the following, you are entitled to an annual flu jab starting in September 2020. Please call the surgery on 020 8795 6152 to book an appointment. Aged 2-3 years of age. Aged 65 years of age. Are a Carer. Are Pregnant. Have Heart Disease, Diabetes, Asthma or COPD. […]

CORONAVIRUS Covid 19 Information

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses causing less-severe disease such as the common cold and others causing more severe disease.  Those have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties, loss of taste and or smell.  As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use.  Anti viral drugs may be […]