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COVID-19 vaccination status

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

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Protected Learning Time - Afternoon Closures

GP surgeries and health centres across Southwark participate in Protected Learning Time and during that “protected” afternoon when the surgery is closed to patients, staff members have an opportunity to participate in training and development activities.

Protected Learning Time is valued by all staff and is a benefit to patient care.

The practice will be closed for Protected Learning Time which runs from 1230pm to 4300pm for the below dates:

  • 17th December 2020
  • 21st January 2021

If you require advice while the surgery is closed please call NHS111.

What to do when we are closed

Building Arrangements - COVID-19

During the pandemic if you become unwell the reception staff initially will arrange a telephone call from one of the GPs. Once the GP telephones you back they will decide if they need to give you an appointment to be seen at the practice for your problem or if it can be managed in another way.

Any patient who is unwell or has any health concerns should contact reception to ensure that you get treated appropriately.

Our door is closed to protect our patients and staff but we are seeing patients who have pre-booked appointments with the GPs/Practice Nurses. Please wait at the door or under the canopy and the clinician will come to escort you into the building. If you are entering the building we would kindly ask that you wear a mask or face covering.

We would ask that if you do not have a pre-booked appointment that you do not attend the surgery although we are aware that this isn't always possible depending on individual circumstances.

During these difficult times we wish to provide adequate care to our patients and maintain our efficient service whilst being mindful of the safety of patients and staff. We would ask that you keep a 2 meter distance where possible at all times.

We understand that this is a worrying time for our patients.

Flu vaccination update

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Face coverings when using NHS services

All patients and visitors to NHS services must wear a face covering at all times. This includes hospitals, community clinics and GP services. Evidence has confirmed that face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms.

The government has set out advice for people on how to make their own face coverings easily at home, using scarves or other textile items. These face coverings should cover the mouth and nose, whilst allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandanna that ties behind the head to give a snug fit.

Please wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting on a face covering and after taking it off. Please avoid touching your face covering whilst wearing it to avoid transmission of the virus.

If you attend an appointment without a face covering, you will be provided with a face mask in an emergency.

Coronavirus advice for patients who don't speak English

Doctors of the World has produced advice on coronavirus in 20 languages, which were developed with the Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice. You can access these here.

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Please help us by cancelling your appointment if you are unable to attend for any reason.

Last Month we had more than 169 patients who did not attend (DNAs) their appointments.

If you cannot attend your appointment please contact the surgery in advance to cancel or rebook.

The effect of patients not attending their appointment is:

  1. An increase in the waiting time for appointments
  2. Frustration for both staff and patients ...
  3. A waste of resources
  4. Does not allow efficient running of clinics

Practice Policy

  1. If a patient fails to attend a pre-booked appointment on one occasion, an informal warning letter will be sent to the patent.
  2. If the patient fails to attend another appointment within a 12 month period, a formal warning letter will
    be sent reminding them that should they miss another appointment they risk being removed from the
    practice list.
  3. If the patient fails to attend 3 appointments within a 12 months period, the practice will make a decision as to whether the patient is removed from the list.

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Important Notice About Travel Vaccination.

Please go to the nearest travel clinic for your travel vaccinations, As we have none in stock until Further Notice

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