89 Vassall RoadBrixton, SW9 6NATel: 020 7793 3100
Before your child begins school it is really important that they are up to date with their vaccinations to protect themselves from several contagious and potentially serious diseases.
At school, children will be mixing with large numbers of other children in a confined environment, which increases the risk of germs (virus and bacteria alike) spreading. Vaccination builds children’s immunity to protect against these illnesses. It also, for a number of diseases, stops these germs being spread, thus protecting the very vulnerable children who may not have, or may not be able to develop, immunity.
In London, vaccination rates in children are lower than needed. This puts unvaccinated children at greater risk and increases the likelihood of an outbreak in the wider population. We currently have outbreaks of measles in London and outbreaks are also being seen in other parts of the UK along with large outbreaks across Europe. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications.
The best protection against measles is to ensure your child has had two doses of the mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) vaccination. Therefore, before your child begins school please check with his/her GP that they have had their routine vaccinations scheduled for 3 years and 4 months of age. These vaccinations include: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio (DTaP/ IPV) and the second dose of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR).
Please also check that they are up to date with all the other vaccinations that they would have been invited for as a baby and at 12 months old.
If you are not sure if your child has had all their routine vaccinations, check their personal health record (Red Book) or contact us on 020 7793 3100. For a checklist of the vaccines and the ages at which they should ideally be given visit www.nhs.uk/vaccinations
Across Lambeth a new service has started called Lambeth GP Hubs. This service enables us to offer an appointment at a time that may be more convenient for you at a different location; we can book you an appointment at one of the three hubs across Lambeth. It should be stressed at this point that the hubs do not provide a walk in service, only we can book you an appointment at the hubs. The GP you will see at any of the hubs will be a GP who regulalrly practices within Lambeth and they will have access to your medical records so they can provide just as good a service as we can. The hubs are open until 8pm as well.
You can find details of getting to the hubs by following this link www.lambethgpaccesshubs.co.uk or details can be found below.
A 10 minute walk from Oval underground station, the Oval GP Access Hub is located at the Vassall Medical Centre on Vassall Road, SW9. To book an appointment, simply call your usual GP surgery.
Vassall Medical Centre89 Vassall RoadLondon SW9 6NA
2pm–6pm Monday to Friday
Oval – 10 min walk
Bus numbers 3, 59, 133, 159 & 415 stop on Brixton Road, a 5 minute walk to the surgery. 36, 185 & 436 stops on Camberwell New Road are also a 5 min walk from the surgery.
A short walk from Brixton overground/underground station, the Pavillion GP Access Hub is located at the Pavillion Medical Centre on Brighton Terrace, SW9. To book an appointment, simply call your usual GP surgery.
Pavillion Medical Centre9 Brighton TerraceLondon SW9 9DJ
Bus numbers 2, 3, 35, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 333, 355, 415, 432, P4 stop on Brixton Road, a short walk to the surgery.
Near Streatham and Streatham Hill overground stations, the Streatham GP Access Hub is just off Streatham High Rd within the Streatham High Practice. To book an appointment, simply call your usual GP surgery.
Streatham High Practice2-8 Gracefield GardensStreathamLondon SW16 2ST
11:40am–8pm Monday to Friday8am–8pm weekends and bank holidays
Streatham – 11 min walk Streatham Hill – 8 min walk
Bus numbers 50, 57, 109, 118, 133, 159, 201, 250, 255, 319, 333 & 417 are a 2 minute walk from the surgery
A short walk from Stockwell underground station, the Vauxhall GP Access Hub is located in The South Lambeth Road Practice on South Lambeth Road, SW8. To book an appointment, simply call your usual GP surgery.
South Lambeth Road Practice1 Selway House272 South Lambeth RoadLondon SW8 1UL
11:40am–8pm Monday to Friday10am–6pm Saturday
Stockwell – 8 min walk Oval – 16 min walk Vauxhall – 15 min walk
Vauxhall – 15 min walk
Bus numbers 2 & 88 stop outside the surgery. 77, 87 & 196 stops are a 5 min walk from the surgery
You can refer yourself for Podiatry (feet problems), Antenatal and Talking Therapies. Please see the following forms/links below -
Lambeth Talking Therapies Leaflet
The practice nurse is qualified to carry out a variety of procedures, including the following:
For residents of Lambeth and Southwark there is now a free STI testing service. SH:24 provides free and confidential STI testing that you can access 24 hours a day. They test for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis & HIV. To order up your free home test kit please go to https://sh24.org.uk/ .
Advice and services including emergency contraception are available from your GP. Repeat prescriptions for the contraceptive pill and patch are available as well from the practice nurse.
Please note, emergency contraception is only effective if taken within 72 hours.
All contraceptive advice and treatment is confidential for all of our patients – including teenagers.
Coil fitting is available from the local Family Planning clinics – a list of these is available from reception Family Planning Association website: http://www.fpa.org.uk/.
You no longer need to see a GP for a Antenatal referral, you can self refer via the following methods -
Kings College Hospital - Visit https://www.kch.nhs.uk/forms/kchantenatal and complete the online form
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital - Click here to download their referral form. Complete and then email to email@example.com
Child immunisations are done during normal surgery hours or during Baby Clinics by the nurse. It is recommended that children have the following immunisations:
Age of child & recommended immunisation
In addition to the above, all children are now given immunisations against pneumonia during their first twelve months. A tetanus booster is also recommended every 10 years.
Minor Surgery Clinics
These are run by Dr Patel and if you wish to have or feel you may need minor surgery then please book an appointment, via reception, to discuss this prior to surgery.
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. 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 may be required with the practice nurse. Full details regarding malaria protection can be found by clicking here and Travel Vaccinations by clicking here.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge as well having to pay for the drug as well at the pharmacy. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Current charges are listed below -
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
We will NOT accept passport applications as the home office has now altered their accepted signatory list. GP's have been removed and the full details can be found by clicking here .
To cover administration costs, the doctors charge £26.00 to be a signatory on a driving licence application. They will also charge £20.00 to write a private certificate of state of health (i.e. a ‘sick note’). All patients requiring these services must pay the fee, regardless of financial situation. Payments must be made to the reception in cash, and receipts will be provided. As these items are not NHS work and done in the doctors spare time; please allow 10 - 14 working days for your request to be completed.
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. Below is a full list of charges -
You can book appointments online, request your repeat prescriptions, update your contact details, send messages to the practice securely and view your medical record. When requesting repeat prescriptions the normal process of 48 hours notice will still apply.
The online system is very secure and is provided by our clinical system provider EMIS. When accessing the online system, it is highly recommended that you use a computer that has sufficient anti-virus and malware software installed and has a firewall running.
For more information and to register for this service download a copy of the registration form click here. For a video about the service click here
The ability to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions are subject to terms & conditions (see below).
Watch the videos below for a full demonstration of how to register and navigate Patient Access
Terms & Conditions
To apply for on-line access to the practice’s clinical system, patients must complete the application form and declaration contained within this leaflet and return it to reception. Applications are “one per patient”. Acceptance of one member of a family does not imply acceptance of other / further family members.
Applications for on-line access will not be considered for patients who are under the age of 16. Where access is granted passwords will only be released direct to the patient and not to a parent (in relation to patients 16 – 18 years) or other third party. Where a parent or other person requires access to the system to book an appointment or deal with the affairs of the minor, it is acceptable for the minor to provide the password to the third party. The practice will not provide access detail directly.
Where access is refused this will be in writing. A reason will only be given at the discretion of the practice manager.
Where a minor requests a change of password (perhaps to alter access) this will be granted at the discretion of the practice manager.
Where access is granted and the access details provided, it is the patients responsibility to look after their access details. The practice can not be held responsible should a patient allow their access details to fall in to the wrong hands. Should this occur the patient must inform the practice immediately so we may deactivate online access to their records.
Patients with a history of none-attendance at pre-booked appointments (without cancelling) will not normally be granted access to on-line appointment booking, however the remainder of the facilities will be considered.
On-line appointments booked are to be cancelled by the patient as soon as it is determined that it is no longer required.
The practice will not allow misuse of the on-line system and will monitor usage by individual patients. Where it is considered that a patient is misusing the system or is acting in a way detrimental to the availability of the appointment system, or other facilities, a warning letter will be issued. Where the situation does not improve, or recurs, access will be removed permanently and without further notice, at the discretion of the Partners.
Repeat prescriptions may only be ordered where these appear on the repeat list, which is provided to patients on the tear-off portion of the last prescription issued. The request must match the repeat list exactly and must be due. Other items ordered or requested using this facility will not be honoured, and no contact will be made with the patient. Prescriptions ordered outside this guideline must be via reception staff.
Personal Information Updating is subject to validation after submission. Patients moving outside the practice Area will be removed from the practice list in the usual way.
Approved access requests will be notified along with access instructions and a copy of these Terms and Conditions.
Requests for re-issue of access log-in details will be via post reissue in all cases to the registered address.
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