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Changes to testing
Find out about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you or your child has them.
Find out if you should get a test for COVID-19, who can get free NHS tests, how to get tested, and what your test result means
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.
NHS COVID Pass
Find out how to get your COVID Pass for travelling abroad and for certain venues and events in England.
What to do if you have or might have COVID-19
Find out what to do if you've tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
Self-care and treatments
Advice about how to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, and read about treatments for COVID-19.
People at higher risk
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including people with health conditions and pregnant women.
How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
Advice about what you can do to reduce your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects COVID-19 can sometimes have and what help is available.
Using the NHS and other health services
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Take part in research
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.
Download the NHS COVID-19 app
12 The ShrubberiesGeorge LaneSouth WoodfordLondon, E18 1BDTel: 020 8530 4108
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use www.patientaccess.com you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
There is a good range of equipment available including an ECG machine, audiometry, foetal and blood flow dopplers and nebulisers. We have close links with consultants and other specialists in a wide variety of fields both NHS and privately, and rapid referrals can be made when appropriate. There are also good ancillary resources for blood tests, physiotherapy, tympanometry and pulmonary function tests, chiropody, Ultrasound, MRI and X-rays etc.
This consists of professional qualified therapists with varying areas of interest. We recognise that there are times when anyone can be overwhelmed with problems resulting in depression, stress reactions, anxiety, panic attacks and other symptoms. They offer a wide range of counselling and psychotherapy services.
Neil Rowe, BSc Hons Ost, diagnoses and treats structural and mechanical problems of the body. This is a non-NHS service. For more information or to book an appointment please contact him on 07956 463838.
The doctors hold family planning certificates and will provide a full contraceptive service. This is provided during normal surgeries for maximum patient convenience and to preserve anonymity. If necessary, contraceptive coils are fitted by appointment at suitable times. Please advise the receptionist when booking an appointment as a longer time may be required.
A full maternity service is available, backed by good consultant support when required. Most ante-natal care can be provided at the surgery.
A full programme of preventative immunisations is provided for all babies and young children.
Referrals can be made through the NHS or privately.
A fully comprehensive cervical cancer smear test service is available, together with breast screening, bowel screening and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening if eligible. Blood pressure monitoring, urine tests, blood sugars and lipid monitoring are available as required. Advice about diet and weight control is also available.
This surgery provides a post-operative wound care service for registered and temporarily registered patients who need to have sutures removed and general wound care following a hospital day case or inpatient procedure. Please book an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Please note: we no longer offer yellow fever, rabies, Hep B or MenACW. Please contact your local travel clinic to arrange these privately as these are not available on the NHS.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
We offer in-house phlebotomy for our patients aged over 75 and registered carers. These sessions are held from 8.00 - 10.30 am on Thursday and Friday mornings. Please book an appointment with reception.
Free and confidential advice on:-
Help with underlying social difficulties can improve health outcomes. We are delighted to have the opportunity to offer patients easy access to advice on those problems that our clinicians cannot resolve.
An experienced adviser from Redbridge Citizens Advice Bureau will offer advice sessions at The Shrubberies on Fridays.Posters
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