Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
This is run by the practice nurse in conjunction with the doctors, by appointment only.
The baby clinic is run on a Wednesday morning by Dr Hanley and the practice nurse Mrs Susan Samuel, for child development checks, baby weighing and immunisations and allows an opportunity to discuss other problems, e.g. sleeping, feeding and child health worries. Please bring your child’s record book with you when you attend. It is important that all infants and children are protected from potentially serious diseases and we recommend that all immunisations are given.
We can refer to NHS counsellors or a private counsellor.
This is run by our Assistant Practitioner, in conjunction with the doctors, by appointment only.
The Surgery provides End of Life support based on the Gold Standard Framework.
See also our page about In Times of Bereavement.
Contraceptive care is provided by the nurse and all doctors during normal surgery hours.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes.
Please contact the reception staff in September for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility.
This is an annual health check for patients with learning disabilities by appointment only.
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. You need to make an appointment with the Nurse for this service.
If you are 75 years of age or over, you should be seen annually, either by your doctor, the practice nurse, the district nurse or the health visitor. This can be arranged at the surgery or, if that is not possible, a home visit will be arranged.
It is strongly recommended that every patient over the age of 65 years has a pneumonia vaccination. The vaccine is also strongly recommended for all patients with heart or kidney disease and those with asthma, chronic bronchitis or diabetes as well as those in nursing or rest homes. The vaccine is free of charge. This vaccine need only be given once in a lifetime.
We refer to the local chemists or Redbridge smoking cessation services. You can also call NELFT Quitline on 0800 032 0102, available from 9:00 am - 7:30 pm Tuesday to Thursday.
This clinic is run by the nurses and all female doctors for smears, postnatal checks and discussion for women’s health issues.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
The Yellow Fever vaccination cannot be given at this surgery. It is, however, available from either of the following: Lily House Telephone 020 7175 1802 Oliver Health & Travel Clinic Telephone 020 8550 2276
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Flu Clinics 2019
No appointment needed drop in on
Saturday 21st September 2019 09:00 – 12:00
(65 years and over only)
Saturday 05th October 2019 09:00 – 12:00
Saturday 12th October 2019 09:00 – 12:00
(all eligible patients 18 years and over)
To find out if you are eligible visit our website
www.southdenesurgery.co.uk or speak to reception
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