New Cross Walk-in centre closes on Saturday 31st March 2018, please Click Here for more information.
The Surgery will be
Over the Bank Holiday Weekend
For Urgent medical attention please call
020 8693 9066
NHS 111 Service.
BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURE
2018 Bank and Public Holidays:-
New Year’s Day: Monday 1 January
Good Friday: Friday 30 March
Easter Monday: Monday 2 April
Early May bank holiday: Monday 7 May
Spring bank holiday: Monday 28 May
Summer bank holiday: Monday 27 August
Christmas Day: Tuesday 25 December
Boxing Day: Wednesday 26 December
Any prescriptions left at the surgery on Friday/Saturday will not be ready for collection until Wednesday after 4pm at the earliest.
If you need medical advice call SELDOC on 020 8693 9066
Or dial 111 for NHS Services
Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have developed self-care and travel health web pages for patients and members of the public to share information on the changes in prescribing guidance locally and how and where they can seek help.
Please see web pages:-
please click on the link below:-
To get the best results from your medicines, it’s important to use them as they are intended.
You need to:
Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days.
Get advice from your pharmacist or GP if you are having any side effects that bother you.
See whether your medicines are making you feel better or worse. If you’re worried, tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
For medicines you have to take regularly, make sure you always have enough, especially at weekends, public holidays and when you’re on holiday.
Always use medicines according to the instructions on the label on the packet, or as your doctor or pharmacist has advised you.
Read the patient information leaflet provided with the medicine, as it may answer some of the questions you have.
If you are concerned about anything in the leaflet, talk to your pharmacist. The doctor may have prescribed a medicine for a condition that is not listed in the leaflet.
If your medicines aren’t used in the right way, you may not get the best out of them and they may even make you feel worse. Don’t use them after their expiry dates, and never use other people’s prescription medicines.
If you’re ever unsure about how to use a medicine or you would like to ask a question about it, you can ask your local pharmacist. You don’t need to book an appointment.
Find out more about how your local pharmacist can help you.
What to tell your doctor before they write your prescription
List any other medicines and pills you are taking or have taken, even those bought over the counter, including vitamins and supplements. Write them down before your appointment or bring the packaging with you to your appointment.
Give details of your symptoms, including when they started and what makes them better or worse.
Tell them if you have any allergies or intolerances, such as lactose intolerance.
Say whether you would prefer the medicine in liquid or tablet form – for example, if you have problems swallowing pills.
Let your doctor know if you are thinking about stopping a medicine, or you’re not taking a medicine you have been prescribed or not taking it as instructed.
If you’re unsure about how to use your medicine, ask. For example, some people find asthma inhalers difficult to use.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you can’t take your medicine because, for example, you can’t open the child-proof packaging or it’s difficult for you to take it at the same time each day.
Say if you are worried or concerned about any side effects you may be experiencing.
Shared decision making (SDM) is the conversation that happens between you and your doctor so you can reach a decision about your treatment together.
As part of this conversation, your doctor may suggest using a patient decision aid with you. This is a tool designed to help you weigh up the risks and benefits of different treatments, depending on your health, lifestyle and preferences.
See more about shared decision making.
Self-management plans explained
If you have a long-term condition, your doctor may suggest using a self-management plan. The plan normally covers every aspect of your medicines, including what they are for, when to take them, when to get advice, and what important side effects to look out for.
If you are not happy about using a self-management plan once the details have been explained to you, you can say so. Just explain why you’re not able or don’t want to use it.
What to ask about your medicines
This is a list of things you may want to ask your doctor before they prescribe a medicine for you. A pharmacist or other health professional may also be able to answer these questions. You may like to print these out and take them with you for your appointment.
How often should my medicines be reviewed?
Who sees the information about what medicines I’m taking?
Will the information about my medicines be kept confidential?
What are the benefits of using a self-management plan?
Can you tell me more about using a patient decision aid?
How do I report a side effect that is really worrying me, or a bad reaction to a medicine?
What do I do if I think I no longer need a medicine?
Who do I speak to if I want to stop taking a medicine?
What do I do if I think a mistake has been made with my medicines?
What to ask your pharmacist about new medicines
Check whether you can continue to use over-the-counter medicines, such as painkillers or indigestion tablets. In some cases, these can affect your prescribed medicines.
Check how the medicine should be stored and for how long. For example, some liquid medicines need to be kept in the fridge.
If you have difficulty remembering when to take your medicines, ask your pharmacist to write you a daily timetable.
Check how and when the medicine should be taken – for example, whether it should be taken at the same time, before or after meals, and whether certain foods affect the medicine.
If you are prescribed a medicine for a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help from your pharmacist through the New Medicine Service.
The Surgery would like to invite you to our
Patient Participation Group Meeting
Subject: ‘Self Care’
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Palace Road Surgery
You may like to join our Patient Group and help us shape
the future of your healthcare.
MORNING EMERGENCY CLINIC FROM 9AM-11AM
If you feel you have medical emergency that can not wait for the next available booked appointment you can see the Duty Doctor from 9am-11am on a first come first serve basis.
Please be patient and willing to wait as we can not put a waiting time on this service.
PLEASE DO NOT ASK WHO THE DUTY DOCTOR IS, IT WILL NOT BE WITH YOUR PREFERRED DOCTOR.
It is clinic run by the Duty Doctor for that day who is seeing EMERGENCY PATIENTS ONLY.
WE CAN TAKE A MAXIMUM OF 25 PATIENTS AT ONE TIME IF WE REACH OUR LIMIT PATIENT’S WILL BE ASKED TO RE-BOOK.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EMERGENCY CLINIC IS NOT FOR SICK CERTIFICATES OR MULTIPLE ISSUES.
Out of Area Scheme
Registering with a practice further away from home can affect decisions about referrals for hospital tests and treatment, or access to community health services. Speak to the GP or practice staff about your options.
Outer practice boundaries. In 2012, all GP practices were asked to agree an outer practice boundary. Outer practice boundaries are an expansion of a GP’s original catchment area. Whereas in the past you may have had to register with a new GP even after only moving a few streets away, these outer boundaries can be a way to stay registered with your old GP.
You’ll still have to speak with your GP first and, if appropriate, the GP may keep you on the register. For example, a GP may refuse to keep you on the register if you need frequent home visits but don’t live close to the GP practice. If the GP covers a large area and the travel distance to your home is too long to justify regular home visits, then the GP can suggest that you register with a practice closer to your home. However, if the GP decides you can stay registered, then you will continue to receive the full range of services, including clinically necessary home visits.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PATIENTS REGISTERING WITH A GP AND LIVING OUTSIDE THE BOROUGH WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET ACCESS TO COMMUNITY SERVICES.
(For example:- GP HOME VISITS, DISTRICT NURSES HOME VISITS, HEALTH VISITORS AND PHYSIOTHERAPY HOME VISITS etc.)
If you live in one borough and your GP Surgery is another borough; community services will not be located in your catchment area therefore they can refuse to treat your medical needs.
The Surgery will be closed between 12:30pm-6:30pm on the following dates for Staff Training:-
Thursday 07 Dec 2017
Thursday 18 Jan 2018
Tuesday 20 Feb 2018
Thursday 08 Mar 2018
Thursday 26 Apr 2018
Thursday 17 May 2018
For medical assistance please call seldoc on 020 8693 9066 or NHS 111 Service.
Training is a compulsory part of practice learning and development.
Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Please click on the link below to view our practice leaflet:-