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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.

Easter Message - NHS is here for patients this Easter

We need your help to remind people that the NHS is here for them if they need urgent care over the Easter weekend.  You can also help to ensure that residents are prepared for the bank holiday by ordering and collecting prescriptions and seeking advice where necessary before the holiday period. People can continue to get urgent care over the busy bank holiday– GPs are offering more appointments, including evenings and weekends, for people with urgent health needs.  Most appointments will be by telephone or through video consultation, but face to face appointments are still offered if necessary. GP practices will let their patients know how to access urgent medical help between 8am and 8pm, with contact information also available on practice websites. People can also visit 111online or call 111 at any time, where they will be asked some questions about symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone. 

Using 999 is for emergencies and should only be called if the situation is life-threatening. 

We will also be offering Covid-19 vaccination clinics across South West London providing 1st, 2nd, booster, and spring booster vaccinations along with vaccinations for 5-11 year olds.  More information on these clinics including locations and opening hours can be found on our website at https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/. 

You can help the NHS this Easter by sharing these important messages below with residents and local community groups:

Information about where to seek help for a range of care needs. Share this information on your websites, newsletters and social media posts.

If you need urgent health care, If it is a life-threatening emergency, then call 999 

If you are told to go to hospital, then you must go. The NHS will help you get the care you need. 

If you need urgent mental health care  

For Kingston, Richmond, Merton, Sutton or Wandsworth ring the 24/7 crisis line at South West London St George’s 0800 028 8000 – https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/patients-carers/crisis-support/mental-health-support-line  

For Croydon call South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust  on 0800 731 2864 (Option 1)  How to get help in a mental health crisis or emergency. (slam.nhs.uk)

If you need advice from a pharmacist that is not related to coronavirus 

For minor medical problems, not related to coronavirus, many local pharmacies will be open and are able to help this weekend – although their opening times may be different 

A number of pharmacies in London will be open for longer hours – search for a pharmacy at www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy 

If you think you need urgent dental treatment call your dentist 

If you cannot contact your dentist, or you do not have one, use the NHS 111 online service or call if you cannot get online 

If an appointment is necessary, this will be arranged at an urgent dental care centre.  If you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms. Stay at home and visit nhs.uk/coronavirus for health advice  

Do not go to your GP practice, pharmacy or A&E 

If your symptoms worsen, or you feel that you cannot manage at home, please visit the NHS111 online coronavirus service. Call 111 if you cannot get online or you’ve been told to do so

If you or people you live with do not have coronavirus symptoms and you think you need advice from a GP 

GP services are available this Bank Holiday weekend 

Contact your practice online or by phone to be assessed 

If your practice is not open but an appointment is necessary, you will be advised of the next steps. Your appointment may be at another nearby service. 

Coronavirus vaccine 

Vaccine clinics remain open across south west London, details available here – https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/ 

Vaccines are available for 

o   1st and 2nd doses for people aged 5 years old and over 

o   boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old 

o   spring boosters for people aged 75 years old and over, plus people aged 12 years old and over with a weakened immune system 

o   additional primary doses for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over 

Easter Bank Holiday Pharmacy Rota 2022 List

You may be aware that Bank Holidays affect the opening hours of local community pharmacies. Please find attached a list of pharmacies opening as part of the commissioned Rota for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend April 2022. 

It is important to note that Saturday 16 April 2022 is not a Bank Holiday, however there will be some pharmacies who normally open who will be closed on this day. Therefore we also ask patients to check NHS.UK or call NHS111 if they wish to double check their usual pharmacy will be open on this date.

There may be additional pharmacies opening which are not listed. If the pharmacy is not listed here, patients are being asked to check their local pharmacy opening hours by searching at www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy or by calling NHS 111.

Below are the Wandsworth pharmacies open during Easter, and full London pharmacy opening times are attached.

Tooting Pharmacy: 175 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7TJ

Telephone Number: 020 8672 5843

Good Friday 15.04.22 (10:00-14:00)

Easter Sunday 17.04.22 (10:00-18:00)

Easter Monday 18.04.22 (10:00-14:00)

Barkers Chemist: 49 Falcon Road, Battersea, SW11 2PH

Telephone Number: 020 7228 1701

Good Friday 15.04.22 (10:00-14:00)

Easter Sunday 17.04.22 (10:00-18:00)

Easter Monday 18.04.22 (10:00-14:00)

GP Services are here for you this Easter Bank Holiday

Patients in Wandsworth can access urgent appointments with a GP during weekends and bank holidays from 15th-18th April.

Call 0333 332 6570*

Weekends and Bank Holidays

8am to 8pm

*Calls to this number are charged at your standard network rate.

For emergencies, please continue to call 999.

 

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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

 

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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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