FLU SEASON IS APPROACHING
Patients who are eligible for an NHS flu jab will have received a text or a letter regarding forthcoming flu clinics. Eligible patient groups are Patients over 65 years of age, Children aged 2-3, patients at risk due to other conditions they have such as diabetes, COPD, Asthma and a range of other problems. Eligible patients can book an appointment with a nurse to get their flu jab (speak to reception staff to book in) or there are three walk-in clinics planned
Saturday 13th October 8.30-11.30 for children aged 2-3
Wednesday 17th October 8.30-11.30 for patients aged 65 years and over
Saturday 3rd November 8.30-11.30 for Patients at risk due to other conditions
No bookings are needed for these clinics and staff will be available to ensure patients are seen in the order they arrive. Gentle reminder: If everyone arrives at 8.30am, the building will be very busy and you may have a long wait. Consider coming mid-morning.
NO PHLEBOTOMY CLINIC ON 17TH OCTOBER
There will not be a phlebotomy clinic on 17th october due to the flu clinic taking place. The service will run up to Tuesday 16th October and resume at 8.10 am on Thursday 18th October. Patients needing urgent blood tests on that day should go to the walk in service at St Johns Therapy Centre or that at Queen Marys Hospital
Question Of The Month
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments
Patients who are registered at this practice continue to be able to book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday late evenings (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after 6.30pm) or on Saturday (GP only). From now, patients who wish to be seen in late (after 6.30 and before 8pm) on Wednesday and Friday and on Saturday afternoon and Sundays will be able to book into appointments at an alternative NHS setting in Wandsworth. Talk to reception to find out more or book an appointment.
Are you a carer? We are keen to know if you are looking after someone so we can support you with carer consultations and guide you to other support. Please let the clinician or the reception staff know if you would like it recorded on your record that you have carer responsibilities for another person and if you have not yet had a yearly review please book a consultation.
Why not try our on-line consultation as an alternative to coming in to see the GP? You will receive a response within 24 hours so it isn't suitable for urgent issues but can help enormously for less pressing issue.
Patients who register for on-line access are able to make and cancel GP appointments, order repeat medication and view medical records 24 hours a day 7 days per week. If you would like to use this system go to the section below headed “Further Information" and select option 8 Online access link to learn more.
Help us to help the homeless! Donation box for new/unused hygiene products (wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorants, socks & pants, etc) at reception.