Welcome To Shotfield Medical Practice
Welcome to Shotfield Medical Practice based in the Jubilee Health Centre, Shotfield, Wallington SM6 0HY, contact tel 02086697612, fax 02087731801. Our GPs are Drs Lings, Lewis, Munden, Mahfooth and Fisk. We are one of 2 GP practices located at this site. We are not responsible for all other services at this site which includes community and hospital services. We are a friendly team whose aim is to look after you and the health needs of your family.
Plesae note that if you wish to contact Wallington Family Practice you need to telephone them directly on 02086696186.
If you need to make enquiries about a community or hospital service based in the Jubilee Health Centre please check your letter from that service and contact them on the number given. Alternatively you can telephone the information desk at Jubilee Health Centre on 02034585733.
We have put this website together to provide you with important information about the practice. We hope it will help you to make the most effective use of our services.
Please pick up a copy of our patient information leaflet available from reception or download it from this website.
Self Care and Appropriate Treatment
There are lots of opportunities for you to care appropriately for yourself without the need to see a doctor. Please see the link to this document (Getting The Right Treatment in Sutton) to help guide you to the most appropriate treatment options in your area. Also please see other links on our self care page about how to treat yourself without the use of antibiotics and what services are available from your community pharmacist.
The Future of General Practice
Despite carrying out 90% of all NHS patient contacts, general practice only receives 8.39% of the NHS budget in the UK - an historic low. By 2017, this is projected to plunge to just 7.29%. As a result, general practice is facing a growing crisis.
Due to the sheer volume of GP workload, in this year alone, patients will have to wait longer than a week to see their GP on at least 27m occasions. And, according to a poll carried out in March, more than three fifths of the public now believe that the number of patient consultations carried out by GPs - up to 60 per day - is threatening the level of patient care.
Put patients first: Back General Practice, a campaign run by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the National Association for Patient Participation, was launched to put an end to this crisis and safeguard patient care. It is calling for a UK wide increase in the share of funding that goes into general practice from 8.39% to 11% of the NHS budget by 2017.
This investment will transform care for patients and benefit the NHS as a whole by alleviating pressure on our hospitals and providing cost effective care closer to home.
If you'd like to pledge your support for the campaign and sign the petition, visit http://putpatientsfirst.rcgp.org.uk.
Please note that the online repeat
prescription service is for straightforward repeat prescription requests
only. We are unable to deal with changes to items, dosage or quantities
through this method. If you need to make a change or ask for a different medication
please contact the practice directly. Thank you.
Please note that the online access service for making appointments is to make routine appointments with a GP only. You cannot make appointments online if the GP also needs to be supported by the nurse (ie coil fitting/changing) or for other specific procedures or for any appointments managed by the nurses. Please always ring the surgery to check if you are unsure and make these more specific appointments with the right clinicians and at the right times.
If you require a chaperone to attend your consultation with the doctor please advise reception on arrival or advise the clinician when you go in to see them so that this can be arranged as quickly as possible.
If you need to speak to someone confidentially whilst in the surgery please let reception know so they can arrange for a suitable area to be identified as quickly as possible.
Who should I see?
If your need to see a GP or other health professional for something specific like a procedure or a medical you should always check with reception first to ensure the appointment is made with the right person(s) and for the right amount of time or you may be asked to re-book.
Jubilee Health Centre Access, Disabled Parking & Drop Off
Please note that we have now introduced an automated barrier entry and exit system to the front disabled parking and drop off area. Please see this document for more information on why this has happened and what it means to patients and visitors.
Click here for further information
Information for Patients who are Required
to Provide a Blood Pressure Reading
You can do this in one of two ways:
Make an appointment to see a Health Care Assistant - our HCAs are here Monday all day, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Attend the surgery and use our patient self service BP machine which is situated in the ground floor sub-waiting area close to where our GPs are now working. Please ask at reception for details if you cannot locate it. Please follow the instructions carefully on how to take a reading and hand this in to reception to be added to your record. Your name and date of birth must be added on the back when you hand this in. The option saves making an appointment to see anyone and you can attend Monday-Friday 8am to 7pm whilst we are open.
In most cases a normal BP is 140/90 or less. Please ensure you have followed the instructions carefully and repeat the test if necessary. If your BP is reading is outside this range please consider taking up to 3 readings and only submit the best one to reception. If your BP is still considered high the GP will arrange to contact you please do not ask for an urgent appointment.
We are continuing to establish a practice
patient participation group
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
ABOUT OUR PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP AND HOW TO JOIN
Please see the patient feedback page for all our completed survey results, reports and action plans including the newly added survey results and report for 2014.
Update Your General Information
Please use the following downloadable form to update some of your general information held on our system and in particular for ensuring we have the correct contact telephone numbers to contact you easily. Complete the form here and hand it in at reception.
Click here to download the General Update Questionnaire.
If you have to notify us of a change of name or address only you will need to complete a specific form for this and provide ID, please see the correct form here
Click here to download the Notification of Change Form.
Drs Lings, Lewis, Munden, Fisk & Mahfooth
Our address and contact numbers are:
Shotfield Medical Practice
Jubilee Health Centre
Tel: 020 8669 7612
Fax: 020 8773 1801
Our reception is normally open:
Monday to Friday - 08:00-19.00
We now offer some additional booked appointments with a GP, nurse or the Physician's Associate early in the morning from 07.30 (Tuesday or Thursday) and later in the evening until 19.30 (Monday or Wednesday). These appointments are generally aimed at accommodating those patients who are working and find it difficult to get to the surgery at other times. If you have an appointment with a clinician during extended hours when the building is not normally fully open you will need to buzz the intercom for entrance at the front door.
Outside these hours contact the normal surgery telephone number 020 8669 7612 and follow the recorded instructions.
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