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Congratulations Dr Rachel Forgan!-Unsung Hero of the Covid-19 Pandemic

As a team we would like to congratulate Dr Rachel Forgan for being recognised in the September 2020 issue of Pulse Magazine as an “Unsung Hero”, for her tireless work during the pandemic. Dr Rachel Forgan has been supporting GPs at all levels during the past few months – from her work as a partner …

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Flu Vaccination

We have started our Flu vaccination clinics for patients over 65 years old. We have put extra precautions in place this year to make it as safe as possible for patients to have their Flu vaccination and have vaccinated more than 100 patients during our first Flu clinic!   If you are eligible we can …

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Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal infections are caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae which mostly lives harmlessly in the back of the nose and throat. However, sometimes the bacteria becomes invasive and causes serious illnesses, such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Fortunately an effective vaccination is available. The Department of Health recommends the national pneumococcal immunisation programme for people aged 65 …

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Shingles Vaccination

Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus. After people have chickenpox – usually as a child – the virus travels up a nerve root and lies dormant (inactive) inside you, near the spine. Later in life the virus can reactivate and cause shingles. Why this happens is …

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Lifting Lockdown

Lifting Lockdown Tips from a GP by Dr Farhana Rahman Dr Farhana Rahman, a London based GP who has worked with Grove Medical Centre, has written an excellent up to date guide about this current phase of the pandemic. It is available by clicking the following link-Lifting Lockdown Tips from a GP.  She has also …

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Electronic Prescriptions

We are already use electronic prescriptions for our patients. Soon we are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically. Electronic prescriptions help save paper and are better for the environment. We will still be able to print an electronic …

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Coronovirus -Covid 19

COVID-19 Update 8/7/20 Lifting Lockdown Tips from a GP by Dr Farhana Rahman Dr Farhana Rahman, a London based GP who has worked with Grove Medical Centre, has written an excellent up to date guide about this current phase of the pandemic. It is available by clicking the following link-Lifting Lockdown Tips from a GP …

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Covid 19-Anxiety

Given the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic  many of our patients have advised us that they have been feeling increasingly anxious. Please have a look at the following diagram which shows the impact the news of the ongoing events can have on a person, and measures to counter them:   There are a number of helpful …

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Covid 19-Vulnerable and need support?

Lewisham Local Lewisham Local are coordinating the Lewisham community response, they can help the most vulnerable in our communities. There is an online referral form click here or phone 03330 150378 Mon – Fri 9am-5pm They can help you by: Delivering food and wider supplies, A £15 food parcel delivered can be delivered to your …

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