We are still seeing patients face to face.
Please discuss your medical problem with a doctor or a nurse on the phone before coming to the practice. You will not be able to enter the buildling to see a doctor or nurse unless this has been arranged in advance. This is to safeguard the most vulnerable members of the community so that they can safely attend the practice.
Coronavirus - key information
Please follow UK government advice to stay alert to the signs of the virus in order to stay safe.
In particular, if you have any of the following:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
- a loss of, or change in, your sense of taste or smell
Then you must self-isolate for at least 10 days. You should arrange a test to see if you have COVID-19. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
If you live with others, all other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Testing is arranged via the UK Government Coronavirus website, https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
For routine health information and advice: use the NHS website, https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. If you don't find your answer then please contact the surgery via phone or email.
For urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
Further information via
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus - the UK government website. You can organise testing for yourself or others from this website.
Update to our services during COVID-19 Pandemic
Our nurses, doctors and wider members of staff are all seeing patients face to face.
In order to protect the local community from the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), our appointment system is changing.
For an appointment with a GP, please book a telephone appointment either by calling the surgery or by booking via online patient access. The GP will call you at the time arranged, and arrange a video appointment or a face-to-face appointment if necessary. Unless you have no other way of booking an appointment, please do not come in to book an appointment - if you do, you will be asked to return home and phone us. We continue to provide full medical services.
For appointments with the nursing team please call the surgery.
Online consultation triage. Our online triage service, doctorlink, is working as normal. It can be used for routine appointments, or if you are not sure how quickly you should see a doctor or a nurse. To use doctorlink, please visit our Appointments page.
For repeat prescriptions of contraceptive pills - please arrange a phone consultation with a GP and a 3 month prescription can be issued over the telephone. If you are able to get your blood pressure checked, either with a friend, relative or in a local pharmacy, we may be able to prescribe a longer course.
Please do not order repeat prescriptions early for routine medications. As per national guidance, if prescriptions are requested early they will not be completed.
For enquiries relating to your clinical care (for example requests for letters or an update on a referral), please email the practice. If you do not have an email address or are unable to contact the practice via email then please contact our reception and administration team via telephone or in writing.
We will deal with your enquiry within 7 days. If your request is more urgent, please contact reception via telephone.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Thank you for all your enquiries about the Covid-19 vaccine.
Lavender Hill Group Practice was working together with other Battersea practices providing vaccinations from the Junction Health Centre site, which has now come to an end.
If you are eligible to receive your vaccine, visit the NHS national booking website or call 119, where there are plenty of local options.
The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone in the UK. This includes all migrants. You do not need to have a GP or an NHS number to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
For 2nd dose appointments from 6th June onwards please visit the national booking website NHS national booking website or call 119 to book an appointment at Battersea Arts Centre or at local pharmacies (including PEARL and Fairlee Pharmacy on Queenstown Road) or use the link below to visit a walk in clinic:
The National Immunisation Team has released the following statement regarding the Indian manufactured AZ vaccine:
"We can confirm that the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured in India is exactly the same as the batches manufactured in Europe. There is no difference in efficacy or safety. As with other medicines, the MHRA ensures that all manufacturers of vaccines, as well as all batches produced, meet the same high standards of quality, safety and efficacy before they can be used in the UK.
The issues reported in the media relate to international travel only and not to the safety or efficacy of the vaccine. The government is leading on mechanisms which will support international travel.
Vaccination teams are advised to counsel and reassure patients who express a concern or have questions on this subject."