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.


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 you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to

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


Patient Participation Group

commentsWelcome to the Elmhurst Practice Patient Participation Group webpage. We are a group of patients who together form the Patient Participation Group entitled 'Friends of Elmhurst'.

The group is for the benefit of patients of the surgery. Currently there are many consultations taking place in the way the practice can efficiently deliver it's services.

Do you want to be part of the PPG and participate actively in putting forward your views and sharing your experiences of the service and helping to improve it?

Are you aware of various health and care services available in Redbridge?

Are you aware of out of hours and emergency services availability and how to contact them?

What improvements would you like at your surgery?

We are working with the practice to help shape the future and ensure that this practice continues to excel and help us to get what we want and need with regards to our healthcare. We want to make other patients aware of what is happening in the NHS and the constraints it puts on how the practice can operate, whilst helping the practice achieve various targets that are placed on them.

We have some members who work, some who are retired, some with families, some without and we aim to be a fair representation of a cross section of all patients. We have all signed a confidentiality agreement but we DO NOT have access to any medical records.

We have a notice board within reception at the practice and will put any relevant information on it and would welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions.

We are always looking to recruit new members so if you would like to join our Patient Participation Group please email or

Alternatively if you do not have access to email you can download the form here PPG 1 and drop it into the surgery.

Patient reference Group

In addition to the PPG, practices were requested by the Department of Health, to set up a virtual Patient Representation Group ("PRG") you can have your say and be part of a large group that represents the many and varied views of the broad demographic range of our patient population. From time to time we will ask you questions or invite you to take the patient survey.If you are happy to be part of this group and to be contacted occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.

complete the form Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.

download the pdf form Download the pdf version of our sign up form

We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

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