Important message for all patients

Protected Learning Time (PLT) Tuesday 16th July - The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm. the surgery will reopen at 3pm 

Important message for all patients

This is an important message is to inform all patients that Dr Batra’s Surgery will be merging with our practice, New Cross Health Centre.

This merger will take effect from 1st July 2019, although the relocation from Suite 4 to Suite 3 will not take place until the weekend of the 2nd August. This means that Dr Batra’s Practice will close for good on Friday 2nd August 2019 at 6.30pm and all GP services will be transferred to the New Cross Health Centre.

This also means that all patients currently registered at this surgery will automatically transfer over to the New Cross Health Centre.

As both surgeries are located on the same floor, of the same building there will not be any disruption to patient services, Also, by joining together and operating from New Cross Health Centre the merged practice will be able to offer additional services for patients.

If you are happy with these arrangements, you do not need to do anything.

However, should you wish to change your GP, you can find a surgery near you by visiting the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk.

Patients will receive a letter that explains the merger and its benefits. Also, to find out more, two patient engagement sessions have been arranged at New Cross Health Centre, on Thursday 11th July at 5pm, and Monday 15th July at 1pm. Do feel free to attend.

Self Referral Services

If you are registered with the practice, you have access to services in the local area that do not require you to see a GP in order to be referred.

IAPT- Lewisham Psychological Therapy Services.

IAPT is a free and confidential NHS service provided by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. They are part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

https://slam-iapt.nhs.uk/lewisham/welcome-to-iapt-lewisham/

Lewisham IAPT is not a crisis service. If you are in significant distress, have concerns around keeping yourself safe and/or feel you need help urgently, please contact the GP surgery, local accident & emergency department/urgent care centre (located in Lewisham Hospital) or call the local 24-hour mental health helpline 0800 731 2864.

Podiatry

Lewisham Foot Health Services provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education and advice on disease and deformities related to the foot and lower limb. Only people with a health condition that impacts on the health of their feet, or people with a significant foot problem such as a wound, acutely ingrowing nail or painful musculoskeletal condition, can be given access to the service.

https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/foot-health

Maternity

Lewisham Hospital
The quickest and easiest option for booking your first appointment is to refer yourself online.
You can also contact the maternity team directly, using the call the midwife hotline on 07787 841 986.

https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/self-refer

Guys and St Thomas Hospital
In order to self-refer to Guys and St Thomas hospital you can email a referral form using the website below.

https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity/about-us/welcome.aspx

Smoking

https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/socialcare/health/quit-smoking/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.smokefreelewisham.co.uk/

Social Prescribing

http://www.lewishamccg.nhs.uk/your-health/Pages/Social-Prescribing.aspx

Pharmacy First

The Pharmacy First scheme provides advice, treatment and medicines for common ailments from your local pharmacy. How does it work?

If you have any common ailments, you can access the Pharmacy First scheme in two ways:

Visit one of the pharmacies taking part in the Pharmacy First scheme.  You will be seen promptly by a member of the pharmacy team and you can ask to be seen in private.

Some practices use this scheme and may give you a voucher (one per patient) to take to the pharmacy.

For more information please check; http://www.lewishamccg.nhs.uk/your-health/Pages/Pharmacy-First.aspx

  1. Use the Right Service;

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