Welcome to Vassall Medical Centre
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Changes to appointment reminders from the 1st June 2021
From Tuesday 1st June, the way our appointment reminders are sent will altered. You will receive a short abbreviated message with a web link for the full details. If you do not have a smart phone then please let us know so we can switch you back to ordinary text message delivery.
Requests for Proof of Covid Vaccination
Managing requests for proof of vaccination from members of the public; GP practices, hospitals, pharmacies and the CCG have seen increased requests from patients who would like a letter or certificate as proof of their Covid vaccination. There is currently no national policy on providing letters or certificates. See some recommendations for managing these requests ***HERE***.
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COVID Vaccinations - Updated 15/02/2021
The NHS in South East London is supporting the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme across the region.
The nationally set priority list for the vaccine is still being used to co-ordinate who is offered the vaccines and when. This is a long-term rolling programme which will take several months so please be patient.
We are now vaccinating at the practice, we will contact you when you are due for your vaccination, When it is your turn you will receive an invitation either via text message or by a phone call. Please ensure you respond promptly to an invitation to be sure of receiving your vaccination. If you miss out you will have to wait until you receive another invitation and we have no way of knowing how long that will be.
Please do not call us or any other NHS organisation about getting the vaccination unless you have received an invitation from us.
As I am sure you appreciate our practice is very busy at the moment, as are other NHS services – please do not contact us with general queries about when you will be able to get the vaccine.
Information on the vaccine is available on www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/what-we-do/covid-19/ including frequently asked questions and this information is updated on a regular basis. Please continue to follow all government guidelines to help control the virus and keep you, your loved ones and your community safe. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.
Face coverings when using NHS services
All patients and visitors to NHS services must wear a face covering at all times. This includes hospitals, community clinics and GP services. Evidence has confirmed that face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms.
Please wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting on a face covering and after taking it off. Please avoid touching your face covering whilst wearing it to avoid transmission of the virus.
If you attend an appointment without a face covering, you will be provided with a face mask in an emergency. Intentionally blankentionally blank
Due to the fast changing situation with regard to the Coronavirus we are now operating a telephone triage system for GP appointments. When you speak with a GP, if they feel you need to be seen in person they will book you a face to face appointment.
If you have been confirmed as having Coronavirus or have been advised to isolate by a healthcare professional then you can apply for a isolation note rather than approach us for a fit note. See the Latest News page for further datails.
Do you need assistance during this period of self isolation, click here for further information.
For Nurse & Healthcare Assistant appointments, we are only seeing the following for face to face consultations -
Wound Care/Dressings (HCA)
Blood Pressure Checks (HCA)
Vitamin B12 injections (HCA)
Flu Vaccinations (HCA)
Mental Health Depot Injections (Nurse)
Contraceptive Depot Injections (Nurse)
Hormone Treatment Injections (Nurse)
Shingles Vaccinations (Nurse)
Child Immunisations (Nurse)
Cervical Screening - HPV (Nurse)
Whooping Cough Vaccinations – Pregnant Women (Nurse)
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Local Care Record (Changes in who can access your records)
Important changes are happening concerning access to your health records. Please read our dedicated page to find out more information.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you. Why not join our Patient Participation Group, click here for more details.
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(Site updated 10/06/2021)