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If you receive a letter or text advising you to shield for 12 weeks please adhere to this for your own safety. See list below.


At Very High Risk (Groups) for Shielding 12 weeks


People with a solid organ transplant such as a kidney or liver transplan


People with specific cancers:


People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer


People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment


People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer


People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors


People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs


People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD. See below. •


People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell) •


People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection •


People who are pregnant with significant congenital heart disease • All patients on the following medications: Azathioprine, Mycophenolate (both types), Cyclosporin, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus.


IF shielding- Stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks.


NEW PHONE SYSTEM


We have had a new telephone system installed. Please note that ALL calls are now recorded for training and quality purposes.


Try the new NHS App


If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more. If you already use www.patientaccess.com you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.


For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp


Out of area registration scheme


The out of area registration scheme launched by the government is voluntary and this practice has chosen to participate in this scheme. This means we are  able to register patients living outside our catchment area, however this is discretionary and may not be appropriate for all patients. Please speak to one of our receptionists for more information


 

 

Welcome to The Elmhurst Practice

With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisation. 

Access and Parking

Disabled access is available to the side of the building near to the car park entrance. Disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are available.

There is a pay and display car park at the rear of the building. This belongs to Redbridge Council and not the surgery.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Please do not come to the surgery - please call us or message online instead - regardless of whether you have symptoms or not.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation we have changed how we deliver appointments. We are now no longer offering face to face appointments unless a patient has been triaged first by a clinician either by phone or online econsult. The majority of issues can be dealt with by phone but if you need to be seen our clinicians will organise this. We have also had to stop some routine services at this difficult time. 

For more information please click here to go to our dedicated web page

Ramadhan during Coronavirus Pandemic

We want to ensure our patients have the most up to date information during Ramadhan. Please click here for detailed information.

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