COVID-19 Vaccination Status and the NHS App
You can get up to date local information about Covid vaccination from our Primary Care Network website here. The main local vaccination site is at the Novotel Hammersmith.
You can book a vaccine appointment by clicking here.
You can get PROOF OF VACCINATION by clicking here and following the instructions.
The practice remains open Monday to Friday. You can contact us three different ways:
Please bear in mind that waiting times in the call queue are longer between 8am and 10am, particularly on Monday mornings.
Use our eConsult tool
Available from the surgery website, you can use this to request a phone consultation with a GP, or request a repeat prescription, or other admin request. The tool has self-help guides in it and helps the practice by collecting a history in advance of you speaking to the GP
If you have a general question, you can pop in. Please note that we are not able to book an appointment on the spot if you walk in because we need to maintain social distancing in the waiting room. If you need an appointment, please call us, or use eConsult.
With the recent progress in the vaccine programme and large reduction in Covid hospital admissions, from 1 May we have started a process of moving back towards predominantly face-to-face appointments. Initially, though, this transition will be gradual whilst social distancing regulations in GP practices remain in force.
Across our Primary Care Network, we surveyed all adult patients in April and received 900 responses. This clearly showed that all three methods of access described above are popular and we intend to ensure that all three remain open so that patients can use their personal preference.
Please remember that the surgery remains very busy. In addition to high levels of daily demand:
- We must “catch up” with all the patients with a long-term condition who need monitoring
- Other parts of the NHS are under great strain which means there is more admin for us chasing up referrals and other clinical matters for our patients
Until the regulations around NHS infection control for GP surgeries are updated, we will still mainly carry out new problem consultations by phone first. The doctors already call patients in for a face to face when they need to be seen, and this will continue. For some patients phone and video consultations are difficult and we will try and skip the phone consultation in these cases where we can. Face to face consultations are preferred by a lot of patients, but not all. They are also more effective from the doctor’s point of view, but some conditions can be dealt with just as well on the phone, saving a trip to the surgery.
Ultimately, we will be led by our patients, in the context of infection control and social distancing requirements. That way we can maximise effectiveness, convenience, and safety.
Covid vaccine overview
Please read www.hfpmedical.com/covid-vaccine
The NHS is starting to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine, in line with the government’s priority list of which people will get it first. This is a very exciting development and we want to be clear about how it will work for local people. The NHS will get in touch with you directly when it is your turn to be vaccinated. Please don’t contact your practice, doctor or the NHS asking about vaccination; this is not a service that you are able to book in advance. You will be contacted when it is your turn to be vaccinated in the weeks and months ahead.
So please remember:
· Don’t contact the NHS to seek a COVID-19 vaccine, we will contact you when it is your time for the vaccine
· When we do contact you, please follow the information given to know when and where to get your vaccine
· Keep your appointment once it is made
· The vaccine is safe. The NHS only offers vaccinations to the public once experts have signed off that it is safe to do so
· Vaccine centres are being set up across the eight boroughs of NW London over the coming weeks. We are getting everything ready so we can start vaccinating as soon as we start receiving the vaccine
· We will vaccinate in order of priority, following national guidance
· Please continue to follow the national public health guidance to control the virus and save lives – Hands – Face – Space.
COVID-19 is still very prevalent and highly infectious: the risk of catching it is the same as ever for people who have not been vaccinated.
URGENT MESSAGE FOR ALL PATIENTS:
The practice is providing most of its GP appointments by telephone. You will only be called into the practice if a doctor needs to see you or we need to perform a blood test. This is to protect patients and staff from transmission of COVID-19 at the surgery. We also now have capability for video consultations as well.
You must follow the current UK Government advice: stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Please call the surgery on 020 8741 7471 if you need to speak to a GP. You can order repeat prescriptions on-line. And the practice website has lots of staying well information as well.
Curated information to help you understand and deal with coronavirus