Please be aware that on Thursday 16th September 2021
from 1pm to 2:30pm the surgery will be closed.
However, there are a number of ways in which you can still access services:
- Complete an online consultation and we will get back to you by the end of the next working day for clinical queries and 2 working days for admin queries.
- If you have a medical problem and you’re not sure what to do please call 111 or use their online service 111.nhs.uk
- If you call the practice between 1pm to 2:30pm on this date you will be redirected accordingly.
Services at the practice will fully resume from 2:30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.
Blood Test Delays
We do apologise for the delay you have experienced in having your blood test.
NHS England has been advised of a global shortage of some equipment used commonly for taking blood tests in the NHS.
On the 26th August we received a letter from NHS England advising us that all blood test must be halted until AT LEAST 17th September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing.
Given the international nature of the shortage, an exact date for when routing testing will be rescheduled cannot yet be provided but the NHS will be working to re-book appointments for postponed tests when supplies become more easily available.
Therefore at present please DO NOT book any routine appointments until then.
Patients are advised that where their condition or symptoms, change or get worse they should contact the NHS team caring for them.
BBC News: NHS blood test tube shortage: Doctors 'facing difficult choices'
At Station Road Surgery quality patient healthcare is our key driving motivation. We run clinics for the management of chronic disease such as asthma, COPD and diabetes. We also offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal / postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood immunisations and NHS health checks. GP patient survey results click here
COVID-19 Vaccination Status / Proof of Vaccination
From the 17th 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. You can prove your vaccination status:
Please note that GP surgeries are not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. For more information please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-status
eConsult – Contact our Doctors Online
If you require support over the weekend [including bank holidays] you can still use eConsult for self-help and pharmacy advice regarding your condition.
If you have a medical problem and you’re not sure what to do please call 111 or use their online service 111.nhs.uk
In an emergency please call 999. For example: chest pains, significant shortness of breath or a suspected stroke.
Sick Certificate [med3]
You should not require a sick certificate from a clinician for the first 7 days of your sickness. However, your employer may require you to complete a self-certification (SC2). For any illness lasting longer than 7 days you may need to see or speak to a clinician to obtain a sick certificate or for subsequent renewals.
Please do not ask your GP for a sick certificate if you are off work because of ‘Coronavirus’. You can apply for an isolation note to send to your employer as proof you need to stay home. Your employer can check the validity of an isolation note by using the check an isolation note service.
Mind in Bexley
Self-Referral for Physiotherapy
Adult MSK (Musculoskeletal) Service – Bexley
There are many non-medical issues that can make people feel stressed, isolated or unwell. Community connect is a new service supporting local people improve their health and well-being by connecting them with activities and support services in the community. Our well-being coordinators can help you find support for the issues outside of the usual care that your GP or nurse may be able to provide. For more information please visit www.communityconnectbexley.co.uk
We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire in order to help us find out how we are meeting your needs. Please be honest in your answers. Your comments will be held in strict confidence and you do not need to sign your name unless you want to. Thank you.
(Site updated 16/09/2021)