2019 Seasonal Flu Invite
We are inviting those of you who are eligible for the seasonal ‘flu’ vaccine to our Saturday walk in clinics which will take place on the 12th October (adults only), the 26th October and 2nd November (adults and children) between 9am-11am. There are no appointments and it is a walk in service only which will be manned by a large team here at the practice.
Midwifery clinics have moved to the Artesian Health Centre, 138 Grange Road, London, SE1 3GF . All midwife appointments now take place at the Artesian, rather than at Albion Street.
Albion Street Group Practice and Park Medical Practice have merged
Albion Street Group Practice and Park Medical Practice have now merged and become one business partnership, with both practices continuing to operate from two sites as now. Patients of either practice will still be able to access all their usual services at their normal practice, and should continue to attend their registered GP.
Frequently Asked Questions
This will be discussed again at the next patient participation group meetings in each practice. If you have any questions why don’t you attend.
Dates of future Patient Group meetings:
- Tuesday 30th July 6:30
- Thursday 7th November 2pm
'GP at Hand' App September 2018
'GP at Hand' App - We note that some previous Albion St patients who have used this app, are having to re-register with us, after trying the app. This is because 'GP at Hand's' terms and conditions state that by using their service, you will be automatically de-registered from your usual practice as you can only be registered with one general practice at any time.
Please be aware of this before you use their app. We are of course happy to re-register you back with us if you have been affected by this.
National incident related to breast screening May 2018
This has been in the national news and relates to a problem with the national computer calling older women for screening. All affected women registered with a GP will receive a letter by the end of May with further information.
Information about the offer of a breast screen for women aged 70-79, May 2018
Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. The offer of a screen comes after some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.
The Breast Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every three years when aged between 50 and 70 (up to their 71st birthday). This means women will usually receive their final screen sometime between their 68th and 71st birthdays.
Most women can be reassured that they will have received their final invitation but there are some women, now aged between 70 – 79 years, who have missed an invitation due to a problem which dates back to 2009.
All affected women registered with a GP will receive a letter by the end of May with further information.
Getting support and advice
For further information please visit the NHS Choices website, which includes a list of frequently asked questions. A dedicated advice line has been set up for the women affected and also for those that think they did not receive an invitation - call 0800 169 2692 if you need further support and advice.
As usual, all women should continue to be aware of any changes to their breasts and if they have any concerns then they should see their GP.
We are a no smoking practice
Polite reminder that the Practice, which includes all toilets, the lobby and the forecourt, are designated no smoking areas and it would be appreciated if visitors did not smoke in these areas.
We are active in taking part in patient studies, for more information please click here.
Patient Participation Group
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th July at 18:30 at the practice
If you are interested in finding out more, please come along and join the group - Read more here.
The surgery is closed for staff training on the 3rd Thursday of each month between 1-3.30pm.
Travel Health Advice leaflet
You can download our travel advice leaflet filled with lots of useful advice about the do's and don'ts to make your holiday healthy and safe. You can download it here.
Repeat medications: electronic prescriptions
We would like to encourage our patients who are on repeat medications, to register for a service that allows your prescription to be automatically sent to a nominated pharmacy of your choice.
This means you can go directly to the pharmacist to collect and order your prescriptions. The practice or the pharmacy can enable this for you. Please remember you will still need to see your doctor for regular medication reviews. Please talk to someone in practice if you would like more information.
Baby Clinics Announcement
Due to a shortage of Health Visitors and more effective team working please note the following changes:
From 7th September 2016 there will be NO Thursday baby clinic at Albion Street. Instead, Baby clinics will be held at Surrey Docks Health Centre 12-13 Blondin Way (off Downtown Road) Rotherhithe SE16 6AE on Wednesdays 1-3pm. These are purely for weighing and advice.
There are no Tuesday Baby Clinics.
Currently there is no change to immunisations which are being carried out at Albion Street. We apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns please talk to the Health Visiting team on 020 3049 7100.
Detailed Care Records
'We are able to offer access to your detailed care record. In order to take advantage of this you will need to complete a short form and bring along photo and address ID.'
All Patients have been allocated a named doctor
All patients have been allocated a named doctor. If you are not sure who this is, please contact reception outside of triage times (8:30-10am and 15:00-16:00pm). This does not mean you have to see this doctor, you are free to see whichever doctor you choose providing they have available appointments.
Friends and Family Test
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Transferring Your Electronic Record - GP2GP
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