Monday 16th March Onwards
Due to the current situation we are working in a different way.
- Our doors will be closed, however we are still open. Please ring the bell at the door and we will speak to you.
- Face to Face consultations: We are reducing face to face consultations from next Monday 16th March. We will aim to provide care over the telephone or via video consulting with the option of be seen at the practice after the telephone consultation. Please be patient with us at this time. We are taking these measures to protect you and our health professionals.
If you have a face to face consultation booked in the next few weeks, these will be done via the telephone instead. The Doctor or Nurse will be phoning you at the day and time you have booked the face to face appointment. If your appointment is deemed not appropriate to be done over the telephone, we will be calling you with different arrangements. Please do not come to the Practice.
- Prescriptions: For those patients on regular medication, if you have a nominated pharmacy, please ask them to order the medication for you on your behalf.
If you do not have a nominated pharmacy - we will accept requests over the phone, online access requests and also via email. Please email us your request to LEWCCG.email@example.com adding the name of the pharmacy you wish to collect the medication from.
- Mobile or Phone Number updates - Please do let us know if you have changed your phone number as soon as possible.
- Carers - If you have a carer, please do let us know the name of your carer as well as their contact telephone number.
- Self Isolation note for employer - Use this service if you have to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer. Click here.
Before using this service, make sure you have checked the coronavirus advice on the NHS website.
If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will not need an isolation note.
- Please click here for further guidance from the Department of Health.
Thank you for bearing with us at this time.
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults - Please click here for new guidance.
Summary of Advice:
Introducing the Lewisham Wellbeing Map
The Lewisham Wellbeing map (LWM) is an intiative by Tim Bradley OBE. This is how he describes it :
"The Lewisham Wellbeing Map is a free portable smartphone/computer map showing places in the Borough of Lewisham which aid the health and wellbeing of people there. The current version is a multi-layered map which can be copied to anyone’s Google Maps screen. The ten layers, each of which can be switched on and off, include different types of provision such as Doctors, Pharmacies, Community/Voluntary sector, Better Living (eg. Diet, Anti-Smoking) and Outdoor & Mobility.
Please click here for further info.
Lewisham Strikes Gold: Awarding Woolstone Medical Centre
Today Minister for Equalities, Baroness Williams and the Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan congratulated Woolstone Medical Centre, for spearheading a new programme which trains GPs and staff in primary care organisations to fully support LGBT patients.
The Practice was presented with a Gold Award in the Pride in Practice (PiP) programme which has been developed by the LGBT Foundation; and funded by the Government Equalities Office.
PiP trains practitioners to meet the needs of their LGBT patients, from making a practice more welcoming to ensuring that patients are addressed in an appropriate way.
Woolstone were praised for being the first practice in London, and in the GEO-funded scheme, to receive the Gold award, demonstrating a real commitment to providing excellent and appropriate care to their LGBT patients.
Minister for Equalities, Baroness Williams, said:
“It is vital that LGBT people are able to access appropriate healthcare and are treated with respect.
“I would like to congratulate Woolstone Medical Centre on achieving the Gold Award for the Pride in Practice programme, showing a real commitment to ensuring they serve LGBT people in a supportive and respectful manner.”
As part of the LGBT Action Plan, the Government Equalities Office launched a £1m health grant scheme to fund projects to ensure LGBT people get the right healthcare support.
Pride in Practice was originally developed in Manchester, where since 2016 it was been delivered to 398 primary care services. The Government Equalities Office has funded the LGBT Foundation to pilot Pride in Practice in NHS GP practices, dentists, pharmacies and optometrists outside of Manchester in London and more rural areas of England. Under the grant scheme 350 primary care organisations, 75% of which are general practices, will be put through the Pride in Practice scheme.
For further info please please here.