Easter Pharmacy Opening Hours
Boots - Victoria Road Surbiton - Open Good Friday and Easter Monday 10-4pm
Newman Chemist - Ewell Rd Surbiton - Open Easter Sunday 10-6pm
Free liver scans for Kingston residents
Kingston residents are being invited to have a liver scan and a chat with local NHS experts at Liver Week events running throughout the borough on 25, 26 and 27 January 2023. Appointments on the liver health bus take less than 10 minutes and let participants know how healthy their liver is and what they can do to improve and keep it healthy in the future. The bus will be making stops to support those in the community more at risk of liver disease.
You can read more about the week and where the bus will be stopping, here: Kingston residents invited to show their livers some love - South West London ICS
Scarlet Fever/Strep A
Please read the attached advice if you are concerned about your child if they have symptoms of a sore throat, other signs to look out for and when to seek medical advice:
Patient information on Scarlet fever/Strep A
GP advice by video with advice for Scarlet Fever/Strep A concerns (skip the You Tube advert!)
Getting flu and other viral infections can increase the risk of invasive Group A Strep infection in the following weeks. Invasive Group A Strep infections increased during the 2009-10 flu pandemic. The flu vaccine reduces the risk of having flu and group A Strep infections at the same time therefore it reduces the chance of developing invasive Group A Strep. We strongly recommend children who are eligible get a flu vaccine – it’s the best way to protect them from serious illness. The flu vaccine for children has an excellent safety record, this includes the nasal spray given to school aged children and pre-schoolers, which has been given to millions of children in the UK and worldwide.
Little Orange Book - Advice for childhood illness for parents
Created by local experts in child health, Healthier Together is a new NHS website in south west London which provides pregnant people, parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years with information on common childhood illnesses. The website also includes advice on what to do and signposts to where to seek appropriate care, including information on local services.
The website has been designed to help reduce unnecessary attendances of young children to A&E and relieve pressures, particularly over winter.
Flu and Covid vaccinations
Flu is very prevalent at the moment and it is highly recommended children are given the nasal flu vaccination and elgible adults take up a flu vaccination, especially as the season has arrived early and the NHS concerns of patients admitted to hospital with flu.
Nasal flu for 2 & 3 year olds and children at risk, as well as adult flu vaccinations for over 65's, and adults age 18-64 at risk please telephone reception on 020 8390 9996 to arrange an appointment.
Our community nurses are giving the housebound flus and covid vaccinations and hope to complete vaccinations by the end of November.
Children who have missed their nasal flu at school will be contacted for community catch up clinics in December via the school age immunisations team, we are unable to offer nasal flus to school age children other than those at risk.
As reported in the media on 10th August, the polio vaccination campaign was launched in response to a public health emergency. All children resident in London who turn one by 31 August 2022 and who are under the age of 10 years on 31 August 2022 were included. The additional Polio booster offer finished on 23rd December. If your child has still not completed their childhood immunisations you can still request a catch up polio as part of their immunisations.
RBK Household support fund (Older residents in Kingston borough)
Advice about staying healthy this winter:
Support with living costs in Kingston
People who are aged 65 or over, have a long term condition or on a low income (eg in receipt of Universal Credit) can also self-refer themselves to Thinking Works, a not-for-profit organisation who can offer advice, support and home assessments on keeping homes warm and reducing energy costs:
Warm Home Better Health - Free home assessment
Guidance on Fit notes also referred to as a sick note, med cert, med 3 or doctor’s note can be found on the link below. Fit notes have been issued electronically since April 2022. From July the guidance states other healthcare professionals can issue Fit notes. Currently our GPs issues Fit notes and our First Contact Physio can now issue a fit note.
Fit notes for patients statement of Fitness to Work)
Friends and Family Test (FFT)
A short patient survey has been issued to patients from reception and via our website since 2014. The results are given monthly to the NHS and published as part of our contract. This was paused during 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 and from 1st July 2022 has been re-introduced. There is an option to submit the answer to the question about your experience of the service via this website (under Patient Survey), and we are introducing the option to reply by text or you can complete a form at reception.
First Contact Practitioner (Physiotherapist)
Zuhaib Saleem is an advanced clinical physiotherapist. He is available on Tuesday and Friday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Sean Adnett is available remotely on Monday mornings. A First Contact Physiotherapist assess, diagnose and manage musculoskeletal problems. If you have joint or muscular pain i.e. strains, sprains, muscle or joint pains or stiffness you can make an appointment with Zuhaib, he is best placed to assess this instead of booking in with a GP. Zuhaib can refer for physio treatment, provide exercises, refer for x-ray or onward referral to an orthopaedic specialist as appropriate. You can self refer to see her by speaking to our reception team. NHS colleagues in Somerset have put together this useful video to explain the role of a First Contact Physio: What is a First Contact Practitioner
From 25th January 2022 NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear a face covering at Surbiton Health Centre, please help us protect everyone and we respectfully ask for your co-operation.
Support your surgery....October 2021
What we are doing and how you can help..... Please see attached a letter to our patients from the partners at Langley Medical Practice.
This is an extremely challenging time for all during the COVID-19 pandemic.....
General practice desperately needs help, which is why the British Medical Association is calling on the Government to provide the funding needed to provide better services, more GPs, and staff to see you promptly. Your GP surgery needs your support, so it can be there to support you.
Sign the petition to help general practice