Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
5 Lambeth WalkLondon, SE11 6SPTel: 020 7735 4412
CORONAVIRUS ADVICE FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND:
IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE CORONOVIRUS DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE - TELEPHONE 111 FOR FURTHER ADVICE
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
From Monday 15th July 2019 we are introducing a new system for contacting the practice officially launching our on line consultation system eConsult. Please see below.
IF YOU REQUIRE MEDICAL ADVICE WHILST THE PRACTICE IS CLOSED PLEASE CALL NHS 111 (dial 111) OR FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES CALL 999
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Registered patients of Lambeth Walk Group Practice can access extended opening times at four specially selected GP Access Hubs in the borough.
Our GP Access Hubs offer appointments seven days a week at the following times: 12pm–8pm Monday to Friday 8am-8pm Weekends and bank holidays To book an appointment, simply call us as usual. If you are unable to attend an appointment during our usual opening times, if you wish you can be referred to a GP Hub. For further information you can visit www.lambethgpaccesshubs.co.uk
Lambeth Walk Group Practice opening hours are 8am to 6.30pm MONDAY to FRIDAY
A daily morning WALK–IN service is available for all our registered patients. Please arrive at the Practice Between 8am and 10.30am to book a timed slot. Very occasionally we become overbooked in which case we will organise a call back for you and arrange for you to be seen later in the day if necessary or you may be asked to come back the following day for WALK-IN.
Walk-in clinic w/c 2020
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we request that if you have any symptoms of a virus; cough, cold, sore throat, earache, temperature or any other viral type symptoms.
You must return home to self-isolate for 7 days
Please use the NHS 111 website for advice. If you cannot manage your symptoms at home and are unwell, please call NHS 111.
Please DO NOT enter the practice and DO NOT attend A&E
For any all other medical condition you will need to submit an online consultation by e-consult on our website and we will get back you as soon as we can, for patients under 18 years old and patients who can't access to the internet please call the surgery.
Many thanks, Lambeth Walk Group Practice Team.
Early appointments are available 7am to 8am on selected days each week. Please pre-book your early morning appointment. This can be done via the practice or by signing up and booking via our online access service: patient.emisaccess.co.uk
Booking at our access hubs is also available - these can be booked via the practice or through the out of hours services - please see link below:
GP Access Hubs
Pharmacy – For a variety of minor aliments.
Book routine appointments
Same day Call back.
NHS 111 –available out of practice hours.
Online advice via NHS choices
In a medical emergency Call 999
Early Morning Clinic 2-3 session per week we provide 7am-8am appointments
Telephone Consultations: If you think your problem can be dealt with on the phone, or your problem develops after 10.30am and you cannot wait to be seen in the Walk in Clinic the next day, please phone the reception give them your number and they will get a doctor to call you back to give you advice regarding your condition. The doc-tor can either give you advice over the phone, arrange for you to be seen at the surgery that afternoon or if you are normally housebound, arrange for a home visit.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception as early in the morning as possible.You may only request a home visit if you are house bound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house callsYou can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
Book appointments, request medication & view your records online 24/7. Lambeth Walk Group Practice is online: join us now!
Patient online is our service supporting you to have access to your health records.
Currently patients can:
Registering for this service:
Chaperones are available on request during consultations. A chaperone is a person whose role is to witness a patient and medical practitioner and to safeguard both parties during an intimate examination. We have both male and female GPs but if you require a chaperone during your consultation then please do not hesitate to ask reception staff or the clinical staff
At Lambeth Walk Group Practice we might have patients which have a language problem in communicating with our clinical staff during consultations.
So there is a service which is provided by the Community Health South London NHS trust for us to use, just call the telephone number on the leaflet provided or the book kept on the reception desk and follow the instructions.
This service opens at 9am and closes at 5pm.
If you wish to book at face to face interpreter please call between these times.
The patient must be in the reception when booking a face to face interpreter so that times can be agreed by both parties.
When booking a face to face interpreter the company will provide you with a reference number which must be put onto the appointment screen after booking the appointment
There is also a telephone interpreter if the services do not have any availability to come to the practice or the patient is seen urgently at the practice.
This has to be done by the reception staff and to be added onto the appointment screen for the patient, explaining that this is a telephone interpreter patient and the language required.
The clinician will call through to reception when they are ready to see the patient, the reception then call the telephone number provided in the book or on the leaflet.
Follow the instructions giving details such as the language you require and that the patient is in with the clinician.
Once you have the interpreter on the telephone you can then put the call through to the clinician.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
Evidence that you are sickIf you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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