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 Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next or visit

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 IF YOU HAVE OR ANY FAMILY MEMBER HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE

If your child is unwell with a new rash please call the surgery to speak to the duty doctor for advice before coming in. 

Extended Access Neighbourhood Service - Evening & Weekend appointments are available here or at a nearby NHS service click here or speak a Receptionist for more information.

For Patients who are requiring dressings, including suture removals, please contact the surgery and book an appointment with the  practice nursing team, or the  Dressing Hub. Only attend the A & E's for emergencies.  

 

GP PATIENT SURVEY

Your views can help improve local GP & Health Services - If you receive a questionnaire, please help NHS England by filling it in as soon as possible or visit

https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/ to find out more

 

Dementia Information


 

Prescriptions

Ordering prescriptions via this website has now changed. For more information and to order your medications please go to the prescriptions tab above. 
 

Virtual Patient Group

Our virtual patient group is now live. If you want more information about it and to register to join please visit the Patient Group tab on the right hand side- select the virtual patient group tab, complete the form and return to us.

Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that patients (or their carers) who have a disability or sensory loss receive information they can access and understand. For example in large print, braille or via email.

As part of the Accessible Information Standard we must:

  • Identify patients who may have an additional communication need.
  • Record the patient's need in our clinical GP system.
  • Flag the patient's record to assure additional communication needs are obvious to practice staff;
  • Share this information with other care givers such as social care;
  • Act to ensure our staff can effectively communicate with patients who may have additional communication needs.

Please inform a member of staff in reception if you have any communication support needs- you can call us on 0207 249 5511 or tell a receptionist in person. You need to help us make sure we get things right for you. 

GP Mean Earnings Declaration is available on the website. Click on the latest news to view.

Our CQC Inspection report is now available on the website. Click on latest news to read it!

Baby Clinic Changes

BABY CLINIC IS BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY - please see Baby Clinic under Services Tab for more information

 

Named Accountable GP for all Patients

From 1st April 2015, all practices are required to inform their patients including children of their named accountable GP, under the new GP contract for 2015/2016. The named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to you.

If you would like to know who your named GP is please contact reception.

This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.

Repeat Prescription

Please allow 48 hours for processing of your repeat prescription once you have dropped it off at the surgery. We do not take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone to cancel your appointment.

Out of Hours

Please ring 111 if you have any Out of Hours emergencies. Telephone calls to the out of hours service are routinely tape-recorded as a safe-guard for patients and staff alike

Covid-19 vaccines aged 16 and 17

Covid-19 vaccines 

You may have seen the news that the NHS is going to invite young people aged 16 and 17 to receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

 

The first dose will provide 80% protection against hospitalisation and protection could be even higher as younger people respond better to vaccines and some will have already had the COVID-19 infection, meaning they will have an even better response to a first dose.

 

We will be inviting young people in this age group to receive their vaccination as soon as possible – you do not need to contact us. Parental consent will not be required to be vaccinated.

 

The vaccine they receive will be the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

 

Further work on effectiveness and safety in this age group is being done before the JCVI provides further guidance on whether a second vaccine dose should be offered to healthy 16 to 17 year-olds later to increase the level of protection and contribute towards longer term protection.

 

The NHS will continue to offer two doses to young people aged 16 and 17 who are already eligible as they are at higher risk of serious COVID-19, or who are household contacts of individuals (adults or children) who are immunosuppressed. The following groups of children and young people are also eligible, following previous JCVI advice:

  • 17-year-olds that are within 3 months of turning 18;
    •  12-15-year olds ‘at risk’ with the underlying health conditions specified below: 
    • severe neuro-disabilities,  
    • Down’s Syndrome, 
    • underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression, and 
    • those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, severe learning disabilities or who are on the learning disability register 
  • Children aged 12 years and older without underlying medical conditions who are household contacts of individuals (adults or children) who are immunosuppressed.

 

If your child aged 12 to 15 and is in one of the eligible groups, we will contact you by early September to invite you to book appointments for them for the vaccination.

 FAQs

 Why is the NHS only vaccinating some children and young people against COVID-19, and not all?

 The NHS vaccinates in line with guidance from the independent JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation), which provides expert advice on vaccinations to UK health departments. The JCVI recommends that only certain groups of children and young people are vaccinated because of a combination of factors including their risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, passing it to others who may become seriously ill, and evidence of safety and effectiveness.

 My child is in one of the eligible groups. How do I arrange his/her vaccination?

 The NHS is aiming to offer vaccination to all children and young people in the eligible groups by the start of the autumn term in September. If your child is in one of the new groups recommended for vaccination by the JCVI, you will be contacted by the NHS before then to arrange for your child’s vaccinations.

 16 and 17 year olds will be contacted directly.

 If you are within 3 months of turning 18, you will be invited directly to book your appointments via the national booking service at the appropriate time and may also be invited via local vaccination services.

 How do I know the vaccine is safe for my child?

 The JCVI has reviewed extensive clinical evidence for the safety of giving the COVID-19 vaccine to children and young people in the eligible groups and have determined it to be safe and effective. The JCVI has determined that the benefit of vaccinating children in these groups outweighs the risks.

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for pregnant women, frontline health and social care staff and carers at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk) 

Getting the help you need

Some consultations are over the phone and via video but will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed. 

We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.   

You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms. 

Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.  

Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules 

PHE Information on COVID Vaccinations and Blood Clotting: COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting (publishing.service.gov.uk)

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mhra-response-to-irish-authorities-action-to-temporarily-suspend-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk) 

Getting the help you need 

The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.  

Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed. 

We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.   

You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms. 

Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.  

Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules 



 
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