Welcome to Ripple Road Medical Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Please follow the government advice on social distancing.
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. If you need to see a practice nurse please call the surgery to arrange an appointment.
We will also be offering an online consultation service from 23rd April 2020- for further information please see the home page.
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 understanding and cooperation during this period.
ADVICE FOR OUR PATIENTS WHO CELEBRATE RAMADAN
Please enjoy Ramadan but follow the guidance on social distancing. If you have a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or lung disease, or you are on medication, or pregnant, or elderly, or in the highest risk group that are asked to stay at home for 12 weeks, please choose alternative options to fasting, in order to protect yourself from Covid-19. The NHS Muslim Network and the British Islamic Medical Association are advising that missed fasts can be made up at a later date in the year.
AS OF WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019 WE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 8.00pm ON TUESDAY EVENINGS- 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
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
new members welcome, please ask at reception if you wish to attend.
please see results of recent PPG patient survey.
PPG survey results
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.
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 www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
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
HEALTH PROMOTION SESSIONS
WATCH HERE FOR DETAILS OF OUR NEXT SESSION