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Welcome to Ripple Road Medical Centre

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

Minuteful Kidney service for patients with diabetes (and/or other conditions) 

The data is being processed for the purpose of delivery of a programme, sponsored by NHS Digital, to monitor urine for indications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which is recommended to be undertaken annually for patients at risk of chronic kidney disease e.g., patients living with diabetes. The programme enables patients to test their kidney function from home. We will share your contact details with Healthy.io to enable them to contact you and send you a test kit.  This will help identify patients at risk of kidney disease and help us agree any early interventions that can be put in place for the benefit of your care. Healthy.io will only use your data for the purposes of delivering their service to you. If you do not wish to receive a home test kit from Healthy.io we will continue to manage your care within the Practice. Healthy.io are required to hold data we send them in line with retention periods outlined in the Records Management code of Practice for Health and Social Care.

Further information about this is available at: https://lp.healthy.io/minuteful_info/.

       Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 17-23 January 2022

What is cervical screening?

Cervical screening (smear test) is a free health test available on the NHS as part of the national cervical screening programme. It helps prevent cervical cancer by checking for a virus called high-risk HPV and cervical cell changes. It is not a test for cancer. If you have symptoms, contact your the surgery about having an examination. Cervical screening is not for people who have symptoms.

It is your choice whether to go for cervical screening. 

Please see the following links to some short videos which we hope will encourage you to attend for your smear test when your are invited

for more information you can also visit Jo's Trust Cervical Cancer Charity

There are no walk-in BP or blood tests at present.

Blood tests must be booked either with reception for appointments in the surgery or  at the link below.
BOOK A BLOOD TEST (adult)      
Alternatively, you can contact the administrative team Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm:
0300 300 1704/0300 555 1045

Blood tests for children under 12 years need to be booked at BHRUT Hospitals

via: BOOK A BLOOD TEST (children under 12) or call: 01708 435289.
Always take your paper blood test form to your appointment

EXTENDED HOURS

AS OF WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019 WE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 8.00pm ON TUESDAY EVENINGS prebooked appointments only- there will be GP, Nurse Practitioner and pharmacist appointments. WE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 6.30pm on Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday and closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.

 

When we are closed you can access non-emergency medical advice by calling NHS 111- who can book appointments with GP out of hours service or the local GP access hubs.

Alternatively you can call the GP hub directly on 020 3770 1888 during their opening hours to book an appt with a doctor.

In case of emergency call 999

Getting the help you need 

The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.  

Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed. 

We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.   

You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms. 

Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.  

Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules.

   

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP

new members welcome, please ask at reception if you wish to attend.

please see results of recent PPG patient survey.

PPG survey results

Flu Vaccinations

All patients over the age of 65 and those in the ‘at risk’ categories are offered Flu vaccinations annually between September to end of January and also Pneumonia vaccinations as per current recommendations.We currently offer these vaccination as prebooked appointments

Children aged 2 & 3 years old (in addition to children under 18 in an at risk group)are now also offered the Flu vaccine in the form of a nasal spray. Childrens vaccinations are given by our practice nurses and require a pre-booked appointment.

Please speak to the receptionist for further information and to arrange your vaccination if you fall into an eligible group.

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CQC INSPECTION- We are pleased to report that following our CQC inspection in August 2016 we have been rated GOOD in all categories, to read the report see the link below

CQC report 2016

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