Please also see our COVID-19 information page
If you have booked an appointment for your flu vaccine and you have recently received a COVID-19 vaccine, your flu vaccination can still be given. Flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at any time interval, although separating the vaccines by a day or two will avoid confusion over any side effects.
We have been informed that we have been affected by disruption to the delivery schedule for the flu vaccines we use for patients aged 65 years and over, as reported in the press recently. This has been caused by a delay in the vaccines leaving Spain and is affecting the whole of the UK.
We have therefore rescheduled the FLU VACCINATION CLINIC appointments that were scheduled on Saturday 25th September to Saturday 16th October. We have contacted all patients affected either by letter or by SMS and apologise for any inconvenience this unfortunate delay has caused.
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. See our research page for details.
There is a national shortage of the blood bottles, which is expected to last until at least 17th September 2021. This is affecting every healthcare service provider.
We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests.
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience. This is something that is completely out of our control.
You do not need to contact the surgery. If you have a non-urgent blood test booked and we need to cancel it a member of the team will contact you.
We are now taking bookings for annual Flu Vaccinations for patients aged 65 years and over.
To book please call our appointment line on 01392 428900
Please note further clinic dates will be arranged for patients aged over 50 years or age in due course
We have been made aware that there are several scam emails circulating in the UK asking for payment or bank details to obtain the NHS App Covid Pass This is a SCAM - the NHS will never ask you for your bank details.
In line with current Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings. Face coverings primarily protect others, so doing so, unless exempt - is key to preventing the spread of infection.
The Friends of Ide Lane Surgery are setting up a Carers group in your local community.
The first group "Caring for You" will meet at Alphington Village Hall on Monday 13th September - 2.00pm - 3.00pm
(every 2nd Monday in the month thereafter) All ages welcome.
Meeting in a group is a great way to talk to other carers, as well as an opportunity to focus on your own health and wellbeing. For further information please contact us on 01392 428902
NHS Digital's has now put this project on hold.
You can get your COVID-19 vaccination status if all the following apply:
You can get a digital or paper version - to find out more click here
NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme update
We will not be providing a vaccination service for people aged 18 to 49 when they become eligible. If you are in this cohort, you will be able to get your vaccination at other local vaccination services including hospital hubs, community pharmacies and larger vaccination centres. We ask our patients to wait until they are contacted by the National Booking Service so they can book an appointment at a site closest to them.
If you have any questions or conderns relating to the COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting please read the leaflet linked below from Public Health England:
Please do continue to adhere to the Hands, Face, Space measures that are helping us limit the transmission of the virus.
We are now offering a regular Women’s Health Clinic.
Services offered include:
The doctor is also happy to discuss any issues around the menopause, contraception and anything else relating to women's health eg fertility, PCOS etc
To access the clinic please submit an e-consult
A new service is now live to help find people find their NHS number. This service is for anyone living in England who has forgotten or does not know their NHS number. This service can also be used on behalf of someone else where the name, date of birth and registered home postcode is known. You can opt for the number to be sent to you by text, email or letter.
This project aims to support and enable people in the community to become more confident with using their laptop/tablet/smart phone. Further information about the Alphington Digital Inclusion Project (Word Document).
Please see our latest newsletter which includes an article - Our COVID-19 Response.
Careful precautions will be in place to ensure safe social distancing and allow time for infection control measures.
We aim to get each patient through our system in less than 5 minutes. Please read all the instructions below carefully before booking an appointment.
Once in the building follow the signs and guidance from our reception staff. While in our waiting room space you will be asked to undress enough to completely expose your upper arm on one side ready to receive the vaccine. Please wear clothes that make it easy to do this. For example, wear a short-sleeved top underneath your outer clothing. You will move in a clockwise direction through the building, receive your vaccine, and then continue clockwise to leave through the automated doors, which are usually the main entrance.
Once ready with your arm, the receptionist will guide you through to numbered doors where you will be vaccinated standing in front of the doorway, then leave. Please try not to touch anything on the way. We ask that you attend alone but if you do need help, there will be a member of staff to assist you.
If you think you will be unable to follow the system described above, for example if you are unable to remain standing for 5 - 10 minutes, or if you mobilise extremely slowly, then please contact the surgery to discuss this.
We hold a vision for the type of service we try to offer, based on values we believe to be important. We aim for a blend of traditional, personal and family practice, using the most up to date equipment and proven treatments. To do this we work from purpose built premises, easily accessible to all, designed to be light and friendly. We believe it is important that every person has a named, usual doctor.
We encourage you to see your own doctor whenever possible, to help build relationships. Planned appointments are booked at 15 minute intervals to allow time to deal with problems more fully. We know that continuity of care is important to many patients, especially the elderly and those with complicated or multiple problems. We also think it makes sense, and value it in this practice.
We realise, too, that some problems are urgent and need dealing with on the day. So we run an urgent appointments session in the mornings, shared amongst all the doctors working that day, to deal safely and promptly with patients who are acutely ill.
Doctors, nurses and office staff meet together often to help keep the practice running smoothly. We value our work in training young general practitioners; and in teaching medical students by involving them in patient consultations.
We welcome any comments you have about how we can improve our work.
Our website introduces you to the staff, provides surgery news, allows you to order your repeat prescriptions, make or cancel appointments, contact us, and make links to useful information sites on the internet.
Did you know that we can provide e-consultations?
Click below for online advice and treatment within 1 working dayeConsult Details
Visit our Research page where we invite you to take part in various research projects.
The purpose of Friends of Ide Lane Surgery is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.
Friends of Ide Lane Surgery Page
You can now book your appointment, order your repeat prescription and view your medical record online using our online patient service. Available 24 hours a day, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.
In order to use online repeat prescription requests you will require a username and password. This can be requested by telephoning your doctor's secretary on 01392 439868.
Appointments for vaccinations, injections, dressings, blood tests and long term condition reviews are with the practice nurses. Please contact the surgery by telephone and we will make sure you see the appropriate clinician for your needs.
Visit systmonline to order a repeat prescription, book an appointment or view your medical record.
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