Welcome To Wimbledon Village Surgery
Extra GP services on Easter Bank Holiday weekend
During the Easter Bank Holiday weekend GP practices in Merton will be providing extra appointments from Friday 15th – 18th April 2022. Between 8am to 8pm, you can call 0333 332 6570 and selection option 2 if you need urgent help for a nonlife-threatening condition.
When you call the number, you will be assessed by a Clinician and offered a suitable appointment or advice if required. This may be a video or face to face appointment.
Outside of these hours please call 111. Don’t forget that you can also go to your local pharmacy for non-urgent health advice. Please only call 999 if you believe there is a life-threatening emergency.
Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services to support their health and wellbeing.
To find out more, please CLICK HERE.
Covid booster 'spring shot' fourth dose
NHS is preparing to offer those eligible a 2nd booster vaccine (4th dose) from around six months after their last dose and will set out further details in due course.
For more information, please click on link: Health Secretary statement on spring COVID-19 booster vaccinations - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Antiviral Treatments for coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS is offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with coronavirus (COVID-19) who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.
Who can have a COVID-19 treatment
You're eligible for COVID-19 treatments if ALL of the following apply:
you're aged 12 or over
you're at highest risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
you have symptoms of COVID-19
you have tested positive for COVID-19
Please CLICK HERE to check if you may be eligible for COVID-19 treatments.
Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had abroad
This service enables you to book an appointment to show evidence for any coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update your vaccination record.
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR VACCINATION RECORD
GP practices are open but the pandemic is not over
In South West London there are still thousands of people getting Covid-19 every week, with many being admitted into hospital and some into intensive care.
Local GP practices treated people throughout the Covid lockdowns and continue to do so. We must make sure our practices are safe for our staff and protect patients who need to attend in person.
How are practices working now?
When people need seeing face to face this should happen as quickly and safely as possible and it is important that people are assessed first to decide who needs:
We also want to avoid asking people to travel to practices, where they may come into contact with unwell or infectious people, when this is not essential.
On-line access and E-mails
Doctors are mortal, when overloaded they make mistakes, doctor’s mistakes can take lives. Previously booked appointments and visits allowed doctors to manage their availability and workloads. On-line access has changed this. Anyone, anywhere on the planet, at any time can send us a message about anything. This means our workload is potentially limitless. Practices are finding their inboxes filled with dozens of additional “on-line consultations” on top of their usual booked surgeries, in some cases more than doubling their workloads. This is not safe for us, our staff or you. Throughout 2020 and 2021 this practice has provided 16% more bookable appointments than we did in pre pandemic 2019.
We encourage on-line access to book appointments, request prescriptions and general admin but it is not appropriate for anything less than non-urgent medical enquiries. If you choose to ask or tell us about a medical problem on-line then please be aware we cannot commit to any response within 3 working days and messages and e-mails are dealt with in strict order of arrival. If an earlier response is needed or expected then please book an appointment.
Help us to help you.
Accessing your vaccination status
This does not require patient access to the detailed coded record.
People living in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. People can prove their vaccination status through the NHS COVID Pass service:
People need to register with NHS login for the digital services. NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests.If people cannot access online services, and they are due to travel abroad in the near future, they can call 119 to request a letter that will provide evidence of their vaccination status.
How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
From 17th May you can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Do not contact the GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
For further details CLICK HERE
How to register with the NHS app: Quick guide
We are no longer doing a Doctors phone in between 12noon and 12.30pm. If you wish to speak to a Doctor, please call us on 020 8946 2800 and organise a call-back. All initial contact with a Doctor has to be by phone and if they need to see you that will be organised subsequent to your conversation with the Doctor.
Visiting the Surgery
Please do not attend the surgery if you have a respiratory illness, cough, fever or temperature. If you have already booked an appointment with us for another reason and then develop these symptoms please call reception to convert your appointment to a telephone consultation instead.
If you feel you need to speak with a GP please telephone us on 020 8946 4820 and we will arrange a telephone triage appointment.
If you live alone, stay at home for 7 days if you have coronavirus symptoms:
If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 10-day isolation period.
Please click here for further information on staying at home and when household members can come out of isolation.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Please use the NHS 111 coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call NHS111 if you cannot get help online.
Further guidance is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Friends and Family Survey
The Friends and Family Test is a single question patient survey which asks you as an existing patient at the practice to say how likely you would be to recommend to your friends and family our surgery and the services that we offer.
To provide your feedback, please follow the following link http://www.leavemyfeedback.com/4696 or by using the Touch Screen in the waiting room or fill out a paper questionnaires at your next visit to the practice.
Should you require any help accessing this site to provide your feedback, please ask at reception for assistance.
Thank you for your support.
This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.
The doctors and staff at the Wimbledon Village surgery take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, COPD and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including a travel clinic for our patients and for non-Wimbledon Village Surgery patients, minor operations, antenatal and postnatal care, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
South London Community Services
This body can provide information on a host of primary care services in this area and can be contacted at:
South West London Community Services
120 The Broadway
Tel: 020 8251 1111
Information from the Care Quality Commission
Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.
This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.