MMR

In 2023, there were 1603 suspected cases of Measles in England and Wales compared to only 735 in 2022 and 360 in 2021. On behalf of Sutton GP Practices, we are running MMR Vaccination Catch Up Clinics from February-March 2024 for patients who may not be up to date with their vaccinations.

Advocacy Service

An advocate is a person who speaks up for you, acts on your behalf and, where required, puts forward your case for you .

They are:

  • independent of Social Services and the NHS
  • not a member of your family or one of your friends

An advocate’s role includes arguing your case when you need them to, and making sure health and social care services follow the correct procedures.

They are independent, so they represent your wishes without giving their personal opinion and without representing the views of the NHS or local authority.

An advocate might help you get information or go with you to meetings or interviews to support you.

Your advocate can also write letters on your behalf, or speak for you in situations where you don’t feel able to speak for yourself.

Find an Advocate

Advocacy Services help people – particularly the most vulnerable in society – to:

  • access information and services
  • be involved in decisions about their lives
  • explore choices and options
  • defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
  • speak out about issues that matter to them