The NHS is very busy responding to the coronavirus pandemic and at certain times the practice may need to prioritise patients with the most urgent health needs. If you have a health issue that isn’t urgent, advice is available on the NHS website www.nhs.uk, the NHS app or you can speak to your local pharmacist. If you aren’t sure what to do, contact the practice who can advise you on how to get the help you need.
How to access your GP practice
The way you access your GP surgery is changing to ensure you get the best possible care safely and quickly. We only want people to attend the practice when they need to, in order to keep you and our staff safe from Coronavirus.
This video explains how you can contact your GP practice and the different ways care will be delivered to keep you safe. Your general practice is here for you. Help us help you.
For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/health-at-home/
How do I book an appointment at GP Direct?
In order to book you in with the most appropriate clinician at GP Direct we ask that you submit your appointment request to the practice either online or via the reception team on the phone.
Alternatively, you can call the practice on 020 8515 9300 and press option 2, during our normal opening hours, in order to speak to a receptionist, who will take your request over the phone and direct it to the most appropriate person or team at the practice.
The practice will then organise for someone to get in touch with you about the best way to attend to your problem, be that a telephone/video consultation, face to face appointment or redirecting you to another service, such as a specialist hospital service.
The practice is fortunate to have a large team of healthcare professionals beyond GPs and nurses, which include prescribing pharmacists and nurse practitioners.
Nurse appointments can be booked by the reception team for procedures such as childhood immunisations, dressings, cervical screening (smears) and certain injections amongst other things. Please call the practice to speak to a receptionist who will be able to guide you through this process.
During the Covid-19 pandemic our nursing service has been reduced to ensure it is in line with the recommended NHS guidance.
How can I book a blood test?
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please call the surgery or send a request via Klinik if you believe you require a blood test. A clinician will assess this request and inform you of the next steps.
How do I cancel my appointment?
You can cancel your appointment by calling the surgery and speaking to a receptionist, using GP online services (more information can be found here) or by leaving a message on the cancellation line 0208 515 9328.