South London GPs, representatives of maternity services and public health consultants will be on hand to explain registering for a GP, the services that GPs offer and to talk about the vaccination programme in the borough.
IRMO Director Lucía Vinzón said: “We are a community-led organisation giving Latin Americans residents of the borough the support they need to help build secure, independent, and integrated lives. Supporting the Covid-19 vaccine roll out is an important element of this, at this time.
“We’re pleased to be working with local health providers on Saturday’s session and to give Spanish speakers a chance to have their questions answered in an open and honest way, as well as discuss access to health care.”
For more information about IRMO, please visit their website; www.irmo.org.uk.
Cllr Jim Dickson, Lambeth Council cabinet member for Health and Social Care, said: “I would encourage our Spanish speaking residents to share this event on social media and within their family and friends. It is important that residents from all our diverse communities can ask questions and receive support in the language they are most comfortable with.
“The experts and medical professionals can give advice and explain how to register for a GP and access healthcare.”
Registering with a GP is free and anyone in England can register. You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number. For more information on how to register with a GP, please see attachments and here: www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-surgery/
The session will take place on Saturday May 15 at 1pm. To attend please register at zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldeqvqzsrHNNOkJdrRbvjX557W8At6mZs.