Welcome to The Shrubberies Medical Centre
The Shrubberies Medical Centre is an NHS GP practice in South Woodford located at Lily House opposite the Slug and Lettuce Restaurant on George Lane.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
COVID-19 DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY -IMPORTANT NEW PROCEDURES
We are now in the delay stage of our response to COVID-19. this entails significant changes to how we identify and manage potential cases. The public are being advised to stay at home (self isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:
a new continuous cough or a high temperature of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher.
Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 7 days from the onset of symptoms.
DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY !!
If more serious symptoms develop that cannot be managed at home, firstly use NHS 111 online (https://111.nhs.uk/). Only call NHS 111 if you cannot manage at home or your symptoms worsen.
Do not call the surgery unless you need to. The phone lines are facing high demand. Please use the online 111 tools to try to self manage first or contact your local pharmacy.
ALL patients should register for the NHS APP, ASAP, to enable you to book telephone consultations, request prescriptions and view test results. The identification process be done completely online - no need to visit the surgery to do this. For patients that are unable to use these online tools, and all self care measures have been exhausted (including your local pharmacist's advice) or you have a significant health concern, please call the surgery.
All appointments have been switched to telephone/video consultations and only patients that really need to be seen face to face after being assessed on the phone by a clinician will be given an appointment.
Please do not come early for your appointment as you may be asked to wait outside.
Access to the building will be restricted to the patients who have been invited for an appointment.
Anyone who attempts to gain access to the surgery who has not been invited will be asked to leave the premises.
Only the patient with the appointment will be allowed in the building.
For children, only one parent/guardian will be allowed to accompany the child.
We will no longer be issuing printed prescriptions. All prescriptions will be sent electronically to your pharmacy to prevent footfall to the surgery. If you cannot download the NHS App or have not been set up electronically with your pharmacy, you will be asked on the telephone for your nominated pharmacy so that your prescription can be sent to them electronically.
GET AN ISOLATION NOTE:
Use this service if you need a note for your employer because you have to stay at home because of coronavirus https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
High Risk of COVID-19
Letter for employer
If you are in a high risk group and need to provide your employer with a letter regarding your high risk status, please use this Letter to Employer which you will need to complete.
REMEMBER TO USE THE HAND SANITIZER ON RECEPTION OR WASH YOUR HANDS IN THE PATIENT TOILETS.
This is a very challenging tine for all of us and we appreciate your co-operation during this period of uncertainty. Our priority, as always, is the health and safety of our patients and staff.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Access & Parking
Easy disability access is available at the surgery entrance, as is a toilet for the disabled and baby changing facilities.
Parking is available at nearby car parks, with reserved areas for the disabled at the entrance.
(Site updated 20/05/2020)