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Patient Notice

When the practice is closed you can still get support by calling Freephone 111 or through 111.nhs.uk

As from the 26th February 2019 the out of hours contact number will be 111. This is a service which can provide telephone consultations, appointments and home visits when the surgery is closed.​ If you have a potentially life threatening issue please call 999 or go to your local Accident and Emergency Service.

​Information about the offer of a breast screen for women aged 70-79, May 2018

Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. The offer of a screen comes after some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.

The Breast Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every three years when aged between 50 and 70 (up to their 71st birthday). This means women will usually receive their final screen sometime between their 68th and 71st birthdays.

Most women can be reassured that they will have received their final invitation but there are some women, now aged between 70 – 79 years, who have missed an invitation due to a problem which dates back to 2009.

All affected women registered with a GP will receive a letter by the end of May with further information.

Getting support and advice

For further information please visit the NHS Choices website, which includes a list of frequently asked questions. A dedicated advice line has been set up for the women affected and also for those that think they did not receive an invitation – call 0800 169 2692 if you need further support and advice.

As usual, all women should continue to be aware of any changes to their breasts and if they have any concerns then they should see their GP.

Want to know more about Food and Diabetes?

If yes, come along to an informative session with the Specialist Dietician for an opportunity to learn and share tips on how to manage food and diabetes.

  • Aylesbury Medical Centre – Friday 2nd March at 2.00pm
  • Artesian Medical Centre – Tuesday 6th March at 5.00pm
  • St Giles Surgery – Wednesday 7th March at 2.00pm
  • The Acrom and Gaumont House Surgery – Thursday 8th March at 2.00pm

To book your place on the course, leave your details with the receptionist or alternatively turn up on the day.

Education session for patients with type 2 diabetes.

For health and safety reasons, places are offered on a ‘first come first served basis’. If the room capacity has been reached you will not be admitted but will be booked on an alternative session.

Upcoming Surgery Closure Dates

Staff Training 2019

The surgery closes for training every third Thursday of the month from 12.30pm – 4.30pm (subject to change)

If you have a medical emergency and need to speak to a doctor when the surgery is closed, you should call South East London Doctors on Call (SELDOC) on 020 8693 9066.

Nexus Health Group Practice Merger

The Aylesbury Partnership
Bermondsey and Lansdowne Medical Mission
Princess Street Group Practice
The Walworth Partnership

On the 1st August 2016 the above four practices merged into a new partnership, called Nexus Health Group, creating one practice serving a community of 60,000 patients across all our sites. This is to help us continue to provide and develop our services to you and ensure our future stability.

You may notice little change when we merge as we continue to provide appointments and our normal services to you from all our existing sites including here. Behind the scenes there will be changes to our IT, contractual and financial systems and over time we aim to build upon our current services to all patients.

A leaflet with more information about the merger is available from our reception team or on our Practice Merger FAQ leaflet. If you have any questions please ask to speak to a member of our team at reception.

During the merger we will be merging our IT systems and on a few days during August and September this will affect our systems. Please see our FAQ for more information.

The Local Care Record in Southwark and Lambeth

The Local Care Record is an improved and secure way of sharing patient information electronically between local hospitals and GP practices in Southwark in Lambeth.

Healthcare professionals directly involved in your care will be able to view your electronic medical records safely and securely at the touch of a button.

Treatment will be safer and quicker as they will be able to see all relevant information before making clinical decisions.

To find out more information please talk to your GP or healthcare professional.
Or you can visit:

Patient Fair Processing for patients –Letting patients know:

  • Join up information
  • Improve care
  • Only sharing when needed and only with people directly involved in your care
  • You will be informed when we access your information
  • You can find out more information or choose to opt-out if you wish

Patients have the right to opt-out of electronic sharing but must understand the implications:

  • Information will still be shared but it will be done via letter, fax and email, which are slower and not always reliable
  • We will not be able to see hospital information electronically and may have to ask you to come back or to telephone (i.e. results)
  • The hospitals will not see your GP record i.e. in an emergency, may not be able to provide the best care
  • You may have to repeat yourself and tell several people the same thing
  • Information will also not be shared with other GPs or out of hour’s services

Request to Opt-Out