• CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR ONLINE USING ECONSULT

    Want advice from your doctor, self-help advice information or have an administrative request (such as a fit note or test result)?

    Get a response by the end of the next working day if not sooner

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  • BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ANYTIME, ONLINE

    Patient Access is an on-line service and app that allows patients to book appointments, get repeat medication and view your medical record.

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  • HAVE YOUR SAY: HERNE HILL PPG

    An independent group of Surgery users who care about the way the Surgery works and the services it can provide.

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  • WELL CENTRE: A YOUTH HEALTH CENTRE

    The Well Centre is a youth health centre where you can see a youth worker, counsellor or doctor to discuss any of your health concerns or worries in a safe and confidential space.

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General Practice Data for Planning and Research

General Practice Data for Planning and Research

NHS Digital recently announced some changes to the way they collect data from GP surgeries to help them plan services, research potential new treatments and improve outcomes for patients.

Data from GP surgeries is already collected to help ensure the treatment you receive is safe and effective, as well as helping the NHS to improve health and care services for everyone by:

  • Monitoring the long-term safety and effectiveness of care
  • Planning how to deliver better health and care services
  • Preventing the spread of infectious diseases
  • Identifying new treatment and medicines through health research.

Data from GP surgeries is already shared for these purposes (where a patient hasn’t opted out). Now, NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection. It is hoped that the new approach to data collection will be more efficient and effective.

Any data about you will NOT include your name or where you live, while other data that could identify you will be replaced by unique codes. 

As we have seen consistently throughout the pandemic, planning and research is integral to the long-term success of the whole of the NHS. Research using patient information enabled clinical trials in the UK of treatment for Covid-19 as well as vaccines, saving an incalculable number of lives in this country and around the world.

Contributing to research projects will benefit us all as better and safer treatments are introduced more quickly and effectively without compromising your privacy and confidentiality.

The potential benefits of researchers having access to population-wide health data include:

  • Better prevention of a range of conditions
  • Better patient care
  • New drugs for health conditions
  • Better diagnostics
  • Faster clinical trials
  • Better treatments – such as surgery or different therapies
  • New artificial intelligence solutions to accelerate understanding of diseases

Click links to see more information about the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection: 

To help you make an informed decision we strongly advise you to read the information available on:

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

Type 1 Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data)

Data will not be collected from GP practices about patients who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out with their practice. More information about Type 1 Opt-outs is in NHS Digital’s GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice, including a form that you can complete and send to your GP practice or download it from here: Type+1+Opt-out+form

This collection will start on 1 September 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with us well in time for this.

If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after this collection has started, no more of your data will be shared with NHS digital. They will however still hold the patient data which was shared with before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.

If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out.

National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data)

We will collect data from GP medical records about patients who have registered a National Data Opt-out. The National Data Opt-out applies to identifiable patient data about your health, which is called confidential patient information.

NHS Digital won’t share any confidential patient information about you – this includes GP data, or other data we hold, such as hospital data – with other organisations, unless there is an exemption to this.

To find out more information and how to register a National Data Opt-Out, please read our GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel.
A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
–   NHS app which you can download from app stores
–  NHS website (from 17 May 2021)
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.
If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

The practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Priority Groups:

Phase 2 priority Groups:

• 40 to 49 years (Group 10)
• 30 to 39 years (Group 11)
• 18 years and over (Group 12)

Pregnant women
The COVID-19 vaccines available in the UK have been shown to be effective and to have a good safety profile. These vaccines do not contain live coronavirus and cannot infect a pregnant woman or her unborn baby in the womb. It has now been advised that pregnant women should be offered COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as people of the same age or risk group. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are the preferred vaccines for pregnant women of any age who are coming for their first dose. Anyone who has already started vaccination and is offered a second dose whilst pregnant, should have a second dose with the same vaccine unless they had a serious side effect after the first dose.
Women who are planning pregnancy, are in the immediate postpartum, or are breastfeeding can be vaccinated with ANY vaccine, depending on their age and clinical risk group.
The JCVI will continue to closely monitor the evidence on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and will update its advice as required.
Please see this link for further information:

http://COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for all women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Under 40
It is preferable for adults aged 18 to 39 years without underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease, to be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, if available (Pfizer or Moderna). Alternative vaccines for patients awaiting their first dose will likely become available in early June. We will invite you as soon as we are able.

Upcoming COVID vaccination clinics at HHGP (Astra Zeneca vaccines only):

Wednesday 9th June

Tuesday 15th June

Tuesday 22nd June

Tuesday 29th June

Tuesday 6th July

Tuesday 13th July

Tuesday 20th July

Tuesday 27th July

Please book in for an appointment through the link you have been sent.

If you cannot use the link please contact us via email / e-consult if you are unable to access our appointments and wish to attend the surgery for a vaccine.

Please do not contact us to request a booking WE WILL CONTACT YOU. Please keep our phone line free for patients who need a medical assistance. 

You can use the link below to book a vaccine via national booking service if you are eligible (please check updated eligibility criteria first):

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

The BBC Asian Network has created some great content on vaccines scams and made it available on social media; containing videos in Urdu, Sylheti, Punjabi, Tamil and Gujarati please click to access these: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56018508

Advice to help protect your home from COVID19 can be found here: http://www.germdefence.org

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Latest changes in our services (updated 14/04/2021)

  • We are running a clinical telephone triage service to reduce the risk to patients & staff.  That means a GP will call you to deal with you query over the phone first and only invite you for a face to face appointment if they think it is necessary. Reception staff will ask you for a nature of your illness before booking an appointment.
  • Please do not attend the surgery unless deemed absolutely necessary. If attending the premises, please ring the entry phone located on the right hand side of the lobby door and our staff will attend you accordingly. Patients who are refusing to wear a face mask will not be permitted to enter. We will also check your temperature using a contactless thermometer.
  • Do not arrive early for your appointment as we have to maintain social distancing in the reception area and therefore have limited spaces available.
  • Only one parent/carer is permitted at the surgery with their dependent during the appointment.
  • If you need to request your repeat medication please use your patient online access or pharmacy to order on you behalf as usual.
  • For medical certification from absence of work related to the Covid-19 pandemic – please read this document and provide to your employer as we will not be able to provide these: Medical certificate requests
  • To get an isolation note please use: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
  • Nurses continue to provide necessary care like: wound care, stitches removal, baby immunizations, contraceptive / depot injections, smear tests and diabetic reviews.
  • The Youth Clinic is managed via the telephone only.
  • Your telephone triage appointment can be booked on the phone or online via the Patient Online Access. Patients can still use E-consultations via our website.
  • If you are concerned over the coronavirus please look at NHS official guidance which is updated regularly this also includes information on getting a test:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Get a rapid Covid-19 test if you have no symptoms

Please follow this link:

https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/get-rapid-covid-19-test-if-you-have-no-symptoms

Around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms, but they can still pass it on. You can get a quick free test at a local site or collect test kits to complete at home. Both return results within an hour.

Who can get a rapid Covid-19 test
You can get a free rapid Covid-19 test if:

you have no Covid-19 symptoms
you live or work in Lambeth, this includes children over the age of 3 (further information below)

Order kits for home delivery
You can order home kits for delivery by post to your home via GOV.UK. You can use this service if:

you do not have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
you’re 11 or older
you have not been told to self-isolate
you cannot get tests from your work, school, college or university (ask them for rapid lateral flow tests)

Please see attached Lambeth’s leaflet with useful information and services contact that support Lambeth residents during Covid-19. Click here for a leaflet: 

Lambeth_Here-for-you-help-and-support-leaflet

Lambeth Coronavirus Support and Helpline
A helpline is available for people in Lambeth who are having difficulties due to coronavirus. You or someone acting on your behalf can call the helpline to get advice on issues you are having, including access to medicines and food. The call handler will help you to connect with the right department in the council or to other organisations, such as Age UK,
who can help you get support.

Opening times: every day between 8am and 8pm
T: 020 7926 2999
W: lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-helpline for support online. 

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