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GP update

Dr Sarah Benney

After 29 years, Dr Benney our senior partner, is retiring from Langley Medical Practice! After starting her career in Surbiton at our previous Oakhill location in 1992, her last working day with us will be Wednesday 26th August 2020.

We are sure both patients and the team here would all agree, she has been the most conscientious and caring doctor most of us have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing. She has always gone above and beyond the usual expectations for a GP. Her energy, compassion and attention to detail (but perhaps not her IT skills), will all be greatly missed. Over the years she has been instrumental in developing and improving both patient care and the team  within the practice. We hope she now finally gets the opportunity to relax, perhaps finds time to fit in one more fitness class,  and continues baking those delicious lemon drizzle cakes!.

If any patient wishes to send a retirement message to Dr Benney please feel free to email the practice at SWLCCG.LMP@nhs.net Please note: We are unable to accept gifts due the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Dr Philippa Parson

We welcomed Dr Parson back from maternity leave at the end of March 2020. We thank Dr Rachel Allen for covering maternity leave.
 

New GPs

We are pleased to welcome Dr Jo Llewellyn-Davies to the team from 7th January 2020 as a GP Partner. She will be working Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 

Dr Chetan Shori joined Langley Medical Practice in September 2019, and appointed a GP Partner in October.  His working days are Monday, Thursday and Fridays.

 

Dr Dan Fish

It is with great sadness I have to inform you that following a period of ill health, Dr Dan Fish passed away in hospital on Wednesday 13th November. Dan was a highly respected GP and our colleague and friend for many years and the whole Langley team is absolutely devastated. We ask for your understanding at this very difficult time.

Our sincere condolences go to all of Dan’s family.

We politely request patients do not to ask the team for details, we will continue to honour his privacy.

 

Dr Clare Davies

We welcomed Dr Davies back after maternity leave on Monday 28th October.  Thank you to Dr Sathya Ravel and Dr Yasmine Weeks for covering maternity leave.
 

Shingles vaccination eligibility

  • patients aged 70 years (turning 70 on or after 2nd September 2019)
  • patients aged 78 years, on or after their 78th birthday
  • patients who were eligible for immunisation in the previous programme years but have not yet been vaccinated against shingles. These are: anyone in their 70s born on or after 2/9/1942
  • 79 year olds (until their 80th birthday).

     

Patient Online and Text Messages

Please register on the new online system Patient Access.  All patients will receive an SMS text message when an appointment is pre-booked at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. 

We have a SMS text system which allows patients to cancel their appointment by text providing they use the mobile number indicated in the reminder text. If you wish to cancel please do so as soon as you receive the text to ensure we receive the text in time for the appointment to be cancelled.

Please note we have temporarily suspended booking appointments online with the practice in light of the Coronavirus to protect Patients and Staff from the risk of an infected patient visiting the practice. All other services online are available.

 

DoctorLink

In addition there is a new online service where you can access advice and appointments on line by using a symptom checker to help identify the problem. The outcome will direct you to either make an appointment with your GP,  seek emergency care, nurse or self-care.  See our appointments online page for the link to use the DoctorLink service.

 

Meningitis vaccination (adolescents & young adults)

Recommendations have been produced regarding the highly aggressive strain of meningococcal disease group W. A vaccination programme has commenced for 14-16 year olds at school, however if this has been missed vaccinations can be given at the practice up to the age of 24. First time university students between the ages of 19 on 31st August 2018 up to 24 years on 31 March 2019 are advised to be vaccinated. For more information see this NHS Meningitis page. Appointments for vaccination should be made with the nurse.

 

Measles cases in London

Public Health England have issued a letter to parents advising two doses of MMR should be given at their GP practice with the second dose given one month after the first dose. Under medical guidelines we would like to confirm there is a 3 month gap between the first and second dose for babies under 18 months, and would only be given with a one month gap if clinically indicated e.g. an outbreak at a siblings school.

 

Saturdays

Please note we no longer offer a GP service on Saturday mornings. However; the Primary Care Extended Access Service is available at weekends - see Out of Hours section for more information. 

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