Our ‘Out Of Hours’ Service is Changing
When our practice is closed you can still get support. You can get expert medical advice by calling Freephone 111 or through 111.nhs.uk.
The NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day and can provide patient information, issue prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice, book a GP appointment, and, if necessary, refer people to emergency services.
From 26th February 2019 SELDOC will continue to provide Out Of Hours appointments and home visits when required but this can only be accessed via NHS 111.
Help Us Help You
In the winter the pressure on NHS services increases. Here are 4 things you can do to help us help you:
1. Get Advice from NHS 111 and Local Pharmacies Before Booking a GP Appointment:
Think you need medical help right now? Call 111 or use 111 Online.
Don't wait until you feel worse. Local pharmacists are highly trained professionals and provide free advice on minor ailments.
2. Cut Unnecessary Use of Antibiotics:
Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you, your family and our community at risk. Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern. Find out more and take the Antibiotic Guardian pledge.
3. Self Care for Common Illnesses:
1 in 5 GP consultations are for common conditions such as headaches, backaches and coughs. Self care can help you manage most of these problems. It may mean you don’t have to spend time waiting to see your GP but can get on and start tackling your symptoms. Self care for common conditions can also help free up some of your GP’s time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition. The Self Care Forum has leaflets to help you self care for common conditions. There is local advice from Southwark CCG about what to keep in your medicine cabinet to aid self care.
Patient Participation Group
Our Patient Participation Group is meeting on Thursday 11th April between 2pm and 3pm. All patients are welcome to attend.
If you are making an appointment for a medical issue that is not urgent for today please do use our routine appointments rather than calling at 8am. Book online or call our reception team.
Routine appointments are slightly longer and we are more likely to be able to offer you a convenient time.
Same-day appointments can be booked at 8am for urgent matters. All these appointments can be booked online, by phoning the surgery, or by coming to reception.