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Welcome to Bolingbroke Medical Centre

Our friendly practice is located in the old Bolingbroke Hospital on Wakehurst Road, Battersea and has been serving the local community for over 40 years. Our four doctors and practice nurse provide a full range of services for approximately 6200 patients.

This website provides an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice including news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff & the services we provide, it is also a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information.

 

HEATWAVE! - July 2022

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long, there are health risks.

With temperatures due to soar over the weekend and into next week, south west Londoners are being urged to stay safe in the sun and look out for each other.

Thousands of people end up in hospital each year because of heat, with conditions including severe sunburn, heat exhaustion and sun and heatstroke.

Getting out and about in the hot weather can also trigger allergies, with some people admitted to hospital due to the effects of pollen or being stung by wasps, hornets, and other insects.

The risk of serious illness is much higher for the older people, children and young people, and those who already have health conditions, including heart and breathing problems. Which is why it’s important to check on neighbours and older people relatives while the temperature remains high.

Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know is available on the NHS website.

Those with less serious conditions are encouraged to ‘talk before they walk’, by getting advice from the free NHS 111 phone and online service to check symptoms and decide on the best course of action.

People with minor injuries or mild conditions which can be better dealt with at home or with over-the-counter remedies and advice from community pharmacists are reminded not to go to A&E and call NHS 111 if they are unsure.

 

Additional Hot Weather Advice

Hayfever

Do you or your child suffer from hay-fever? With the ongoing heatwave, make sure that you have enough hay-fever medication. For expert advice you can speak to your local pharmacist, no appointment needed.

 

NHS111 in Hot Weather

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long, there are health risks. If it’s not an emergency but you need help fast think 111 first or call your GP.

Remember A&E is for emergencies #HelpUsHelpYou.

 

Older People with Long Term Conditions and Young Children

While many Londoners enjoy the sunshine, for some the hot weather brings health risks. Be sure to check in on neighbours, friends and relatives who may be more vulnerable in the hot weather.

For more advice, visit NHS Live Well

 

Sunscreen

As the hot weather continues, here is a reminder of what to look for when buying and applying sunscreen. Remember to not rely on sunscreen alone to protect yourself from the sun. Wear suitable clothing and spend time in the shade.

 

Dehydration

Hot and humid weather can increase your risk of dehydration. Drink fluids when you feel any dehydration symptoms.

See this advice on Dehydration

 

Out in the Sun

The best thing to do in the hot weather is stay out of the direct sun, especially between 11am and 3pm as UV rays are strongest during these hours. #BeattheHeat

The NHS website has lots of useful information

 

South West London Breast Screening

Screening and Covid-19 poster

London Breast Screening - Further information

 

Have you Got Back Pain?

Using your Health Data for Planning and Research

Please watch the below video for more information:

How the NHS use your data for research and planning

The practice is using your information to plan health services in the local area. Click the link for more information  PHM Project

 

Text Message / Social Media

If you need urgent GP advice 8am-2pm on Sat 9 / Sun 10 January call 0333 332 4363. See practice website for information. Only call 999 for emergencies.

Web text 

Services on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January between 8am-2pm.

We have put on extra services over this weekend if you need urgent medical help that is not a life-threatening 999 emergency.

This is to help local hospitals and the ambulance service as they are extremely busy at the moment.

To access these services in Wandsworth please telephone 0333 332 4363 where you will be assessed by a clinician and offered an appointment if clinically required. This may be a video appointment or a face to face appointment. 

Outside of these hours please call 111. 

You could also consider using your local pharmacy for non-urgent health advice.

Please only call 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency.

Answerphone message (where auto-divert is not in place)

Thank you for calling Bolingbroke Medical Centre.

If you are calling between 8am and 2pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January and you need urgent medical help that is not a life-threatening 999 emergency please call 0333 332 4363.

GP services are available by calling this number (repeat) 0333 332 4363. You will be assessed by a clinician and offered an appointment if clinically required. This may be a video appointment or a face to face appointment. 

Outside of these hours you can use NHS 111 online or call 111. 

For conditions that can wait, the practice re-opens on Monday 11th January at 8am. 

 

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