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If you are aged 70 and over or are clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine. 

If you are a frontline health and social care worker, please book on the national booking system or using the staff booking system applicable in your organisation.

If you are aged 65-69 please book onto the national booking system for a list of vaccination sites or wait to get a letter from the NHS or be contacted by your GP.

If you are clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) or you are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, we are vaccinating people in this cohort, but please wait for your GP or council to contact you.

The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice. 

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for frontline health and social care staff, carers and clinical vulnerable (moderate risk) at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (

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If you wish to speak to/see a GP, please ring the surgery and you will be booked for a telephone consultation with a GP for an initial assessment, the GP will arrange to see you in person if required. If you need to see a practice nurse please call the surgery to arrange an appointment.

We are also offering an online consultation service E-consult.

Please do not enter the surgery unless you have a confirmed face to face appointment with a GP or the practice nurse.

There will be no walk-in blood tests or BP checks at present.

Thank you for your ongoing  understanding and cooperation during this period.


AS OF WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019 WE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 8.00pm ON TUESDAY EVENINGS prebooked appointments only- there will be GP, Nurse Practitioner and Practice Nurse appointments. WE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 6.30pm on Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday and closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.


When we are closed you can access non-emergency medical advice by calling NHS 111- who can book appointments with GP out of hours service or the local GP access hubs.

Alternatively you can call the GP hub directly on 020 3770 1888 during their opening hours to book an appt with a doctor.

In case of emergency call 999

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  


new members welcome, please ask at reception if you wish to attend.

please see results of recent PPG patient survey.

PPG survey results

Flu Vaccinations

All patients over the age of 65 and those in the ‘at risk’ categories are offered Flu vaccinations annually between September to end of January and also Pneumonia vaccinations as per current recommendations.We offer these vaccination on a 'walk-in basis'

Children aged 2 & 3 years old (in addition to children under 18 in an at risk group)are now also offered the Flu vaccine in the form of a nasal spray. Childrens vaccinations are given by our practice nurses and require a pre-booked appointment.

Please speak to the receptionist for further information and to arrange your vaccination if you fall into an eligible group.

extended access

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will either take place at this practice or at another NHS setting nearby. Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment, or look on the 'when we are closed' section in Opening Times.By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at


CQC INSPECTION- We are pleased to report that following our CQC inspection in August 2016 we have been rated GOOD in all categories, to read the report see the link below

CQC report 2016










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