Please note that due to the outbreak of the covid-19 we are taking steps to protect our patients and have changed our appointment system.
If you have a medical problem, that can’t be self managed, please submit an eConsultation via web gp as a primary way to contact us. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 999
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS – To protect others, do not go to the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital (unless specifically asked to come in). Stay at home.
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough, fever, high temperature flu-like symptoms, new shortness of breath, or have been in contact with anyone with a diagnosis of covid-19 and you feel you are unable to self-manage, please use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
For latest guidance visit: Dept. of health website
LATEST HEALTH CENTRE NEWS
Urgent Care Update
The NHS in London is very busy due to rising coronavirus infection rates, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.
GPs are providing more appointments, including evenings and weekends, for patients with urgent health needs. Contact your practice, to arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care.
You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice – including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.
Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.
Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine
The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time you will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from your GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter. Information on the vaccine is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
Flu vaccination for 50-64 year olds
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.
Community Advisory Board
Parents of newborns, you can now register your baby with your GP without registering the Baby’s birth with the Registrar.
It is important to register newborn babies with a GP as soon as possible, so they don’t miss out on vital health services such as the 6-8-week check and immunisation programme.
You do not currently need a birth certificate to register your baby with the GP Practice
– Staying Healthy During Isolation
We have created a Home Pack containing helpful guidance and tips on staying well and healthy during current times at home.
The Home Pack contains information about how you can stay connected to others and tips to stay healthy during any isolation period.
Download the NHS App
If you are a patient at our practice you can now use the NHS app, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS app to check your symptoms to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical records and more. Go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp for more information
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About Bromley by Bow Health
Bromley by Bow Health consists of over 100 people. It’s a team of varied health professionals including: GPs, nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, Health Care Assistants, pharmacists and administrative support. All staff are committed to providing excellent primary care in an area with significant social and economic challenges. Our healthcare service is provided to over 26,000 patients, operating from 3 surgeries across Tower Hamlets.
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Our vision is to improve the quality of life in our practice communities by providing continuous excellent primary health care. Our practices will be welcoming and creative environments. We will be widely known for our inclusive, value-driven model through maintaining high patient and staff satisfaction. Our values and professionalism will be passed on through teaching and partnership with other organisations.
Teaching, training and research
We teach medical students from Barts and London, University College and Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’s Medical Schools across the 3 surgeries. We also take part in clinical research projects. Examples of the studies we are involved in include Hepfree (early identification of hepatitis), CANDID study (cancer diagnosis tool study), and studies that look for genetics of chronic diseases including diabetes.
Please ask at reception of any one of our surgeries if you would like to take part in our clinical research projects.