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NEW OPENING TIMES: SURGERY DOORS OPEN UNTIL 6:30PM ON THURSDAYS

As part of the collaborative arrangement, the telephone lines are currently being attended by WF GP FedNet from 1pm to provide essential services on behalf of this practice. The surgery doors are open for all enquiries.

ADULT AND CHILDREN FLU IMMUNISATIONS AVAILABLE NOW

call the surgery to book an appointment with our nurse

INTRODUCING!

We have started a practice news letter, every three months we will upload a newsletter informing you about the goings on in the practice. Click on the 'Latest News' in Quick Links to read.

MenACWY Vaccine - Read below for more information on signs and symptoms

WELCOME TO ADDISON ROAD MEDICAL PRACTICE

Patient needs are at the heart of everything we do.  Our website is designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to information you need.   As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.


TELEPHONE TRIAGE 1st NOVEMBER 2017

There has been difficulty meeting demand for primary care services at Addison Road and this is also the case throughout the NHS. We have had discussions with the patient participation group who have asked us to improve the way patient requests are dealt with including allocation of appointments and improving non-face-to-face communication (telephone, post, text messaging and patient access).

 

The practice has been involved with London South Bank University in planning and instituting improvements in line with robust and proven scientific and management strategies.

 

As a result we will be introducing the clinical triage system requested by the patient participation group from 1 November 2017. This should bring a lot of improvements including better communication and more effective use of the appointments available.

 

We are working on problems with the online appointments system which has proved very inefficient on many occasions to date.

 

There are likely to be further minor adjustments, we believe that from the first November there will be a major improvement for all involved. We hope that patients will soon realise that there is no urgency in contacting the surgery at 8:30 AM or 2 PM, they will be able to get an appropriate same-day response to their requests much more frequently than has been possible in the past.


CHILDREN's FLU SPRAY NOW AVAILABLE

Click HERE for more information and check where your child is eligible for this immunisation. We have appointments available at the surgery.


Evening and Weekend GP and Nurse Appointments


BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE


CHILDREN'S HEALTH

please note that we have extensive information about child health with links to national and local information sources including Waltham Forest Children's Clinics, and a parent's guide from birth to 5 plus many more. Click here for more information and save in your favourites for quicker access in the future. 


MenACWY Vaccine

Leaving School or college?

Born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 1999

Getting the MenACWY vaccine from your GP practice and knowing the symptoms of meningitis could SAVE YOUR LIFE.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Pale, blotchy skin with or without a rash
  • Irritability and/or confusion
  • Severe headache or muscle pains
  • Dislike of bright lights
  • stiff neck
  • convulsions/seizures
  • fever, cold hands and feet
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Drowsiness, difficult to wake up
  • Feeling really ill

Not everyone will develop these symptoms and they can appear in any order.

Your vaccine helps protect you from four types of meningitis and blood poisoning - Men A, C, W and Y. But there are other types so you need to know the signs and symptoms. Being aware could help keep you and your friends safe

Click here for more information or call/visit the surgery for more information.


IRRIGATION OR EAR WAX/EAR SYRINGING

Waltham Forest Enhanced GP Service (WF GP Fed Net) have been commissioned to provide this service for all residents of Waltham Forest.

 Our practice does not provide this service.

To make an appointment

Please telephone 0208 519 3999 (Mon-Sunday)


Recent Blood Test? Been advised to increase Vitamin D or lower your cholesterol? Click HERE for more information


 

DNA APPOINTMENTS

In the month of October 2017

total appointments not attended = 246

We do send text message reminders for appointments, you can reply to this message and cancel your appointment if you wont be able to make it. You can cancel an appointment up to 30 minutes before your appointment. Please ensure the practice has a current mobile number on your record so you will receive these messages in the future.

We are working hard to reduce the number of DNA appointments. From the 1st June 2016 If the patient DNA's an appointment it is recorded on the medical record. In the instance of a 2nd DNA the patient will be sent a letter informing that the practice are aware of the DNA and on the 3rd occasion patient will be sent a warning letter to inform them that they will be removed from the practice list.


Charges for photocopies

From the 1st April 2016 any copies of results, immunisations and documents will have a charge of 5p per sheet to avoid these charges you can ask for a patient access pin. Click here for more information.

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

(Site updated 06/11/2017)
 
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