**Covid-19 Appointment Updates**
Due to the current extenuating circumstances with Covid-19 please DO NOT come into the surgery unless you have been asked to attend a Booked appointment by a member of our team. This is to limit the Virus’ ability to spread.
GP Appointment bookings for the coming weeks will now be being booked as telephone consultations – please call our reception teams to book these as we have temporarily suspended our online booking service. Alternatively you can complete an eConsult - clink on the "GET STARTED" button below
**Covid-19 Medical Certificates/Sick Notes**
Please note following Londonwide LMCs advice we will not be providing Medical Certificates or 'Fit Notes' regarding absence from the workplace related to Covid-19. If your employer requests a medical certificate please download this letter and give it to your employer.
You can also get an isolation note at https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
**COVID-19 and Rescue Packs for patients with Respiratory Diseases**
We are aware of misinformation circulating on social media platforms regarding the issuing of ‘Rescue Packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as Asthma and COPD.
Prior to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak we had a very small number of patients with COPD (Not Asthma) that were eligible for a rescue pack of antibiotics and steroids. These patients had been appropriately assessed and counselled by healthcare professionals.
If anyone has potential Coronavirus, if they are unwell enough to require antibiotics they will need to be assessed appropriately (online, on the phone and if required face to face). For this reason it is NOT SAFE for us to issue new patients with medication ‘Just in case’ you fall ill. Therefore, we will NOT be issuing any rescue packs to new patients during this time.
Inappropriate requests are slowing our staffs’ response to our patients who need us most in this time of increased pressure on the NHS.
**Repeat Prescriptions during COVID-19**
To avoid leaving the house unnecessarily to order your repeat prescriptions:
- You can get your chemist/pharmacy to order you requests for you
- Order online using your patient Access Account
If you need to drop your request into surgery in writing please use our letter boxes to avoid unnecessary footfall in the surgery buildings. This is to protect us all.
DO NOT book a GP appointment, visit your pharmacy or go to the hospital if you think you might have coronavirus. To protect yourself and others - Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people. Use the 111 coronavirus service to see if you need medical help or call NHS 111
Please be advised that due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) implications we have temporarily suspended the online appointment bookings - you can still use the online services to request your repeat prescriptions and view your medical records.