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07.09.2021 New Phone System

On 07.09.2021 Belmont Health Centre will be changing phone systems to a more convenient and easy to use service.

This new system will bring positive changes to the reception queuing system, and make using the phone system easier for all.

The usual options for prescriptions, results, and referrals, will remain the same when calling the main surgery number.

Please note all calls will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Please bear with the team while we implement this new system.

Please note the easiest and fastest way to submit requests for appointments, sick notes, medication, etc. is via the online service Klinik https://access.klinik.co.uk/contact/belmont-health-centre

Blood tests – routine blood tests postponed – 26.08.2021

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician feels that it is appropriate to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

31.12.2020 COVID Information Update – PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

  • During December, COVID infections have risen sharply in London and this has led to increased demand for hospital care.

 

  • Please be aware the 111 service is currently under extreme pressure in our area. GP surgeries are open as normal, except on weekends and bank holidays.

 

  • If you need non-covid medical help during weekends throughout January please call the extended hours GP service for your area on 0203 827 5090 between 8am and 8pm.  If you are calling outside these times of 8am-8pm, please call the out of hours number on (0203 402 1111)

 

  • If you have COVID symptoms, please go to www.111.nhs.uk   or call 111. In a medical emergency, you should dial 999 as usual. Thank you for supporting the NHS.

27.04.2020 – Prescription Request and Specimen Deposit Boxes Outside Main Surgery Doors

There are now three black prescription request boxes on the left wall outside the main surgery door of Belmont Health Centre. If you are not able to request your prescription online or by email, please write your name, date of birth, and the medication you require on paper and drop it into the black prescription box marked “DR J J WIJERATNE AND PARTNERS“.

If you do have access to email, please send your prescription requests to belmonthealthcentre.prescriptions@nhs.net

If you are returning a completed specimen sample please put it in the big red box labelled “SPECIMENS” on the right wall outside the main doors of the surgery.

Please avoid coming to the surgery or into the surgery building when possible.

PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGES ON CORONAVIRUS (02.03.2020) – Click this message for more information. If you think you have Coronavirus (symptoms include cough, high temperature, and shortness of breath) DO NOT VISIT the GP surgery. PLEASE VISIT https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people

PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGES ON CORONAVIRUS (02.03.2020) – Click this message for more information. If you think you have Coronavirus (symptoms include cough, high temperature, and shortness of breath) DO NOT VISIT the GP surgery. PLEASE VISIT the NHS 111 Online Service for advice. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

If you have returned from Iran, Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy, Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea, Hubei province or Wuhan (as previously noted) since February 19th, you should call NHS111 and self-isolate even if you do not have symptoms.

If you have returned from Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Republic of Korea, or Malaysia since February 19th and develop symptoms, however mild, you should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS111. You do not need to self-isolate if you have no symptoms.

For general information about Coronavirus please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

REPEAT MEDICATION REQUEST EMAIL ADDRESS IS CHANGING FROM 10th February 2020 to belmonthealthcentre.prescriptions@nhs.net – Please note that we will not be accepting any medication requests sent to other email addresses.

Repeat medication request email address is changing from 10th February 2020. Please send your repeat medication requests to our new email address belmonthealthcentre.prescriptions@nhs.net. Please note that we will not be accepting any medication requests sent to other email addresses.