Welcome to The Exchange Surgery
We are a small GP surgery with a team of experienced staff.
We work to promote the benefits of continuity of care, and to ensure that your doctor knows you as an individual. There are benefits to you in being able to see the same GP for your appointments and to know that they are aware of you and your family’s situation.
For this reason we encourage that your whole household is registered with us to allow us to co-ordinate your care where this is beneficial.
To Register click here
We will be closed for staff training on Thursday 26th April from 12.30pm
Paper Medical Notes
We are happy to announce that our practice has been part of national NHS funded project to digitilise GP paper notes, and all paper notes have been sent for scanning on 6th April 2018. It may take around two months for the records to be scanned and uploaded onto our clinical system. This does not affect your clinical care, but if you would require any information which is only held on paper notes, you'd would need to wait until they get back. However if there is any clinical urgency, there is a way for us to request the notes.
Changes in prescribing of over the counter medication
Lambeth CCG no longer supports the routine prescribing of self-care medications for acute (short-term) illnesses and minor ailments and health supplements, malaria prevention medicines for travel and selected travel vaccinations.
Please see this leaflet explaining in detail current guidelines.
Over the counter products for self care are for things like pain relief, cold sores, cough and colds. For xxamples of self care treatments available to purchase over the counter without a prescription, click here
Lambeth CCG has also developed web pages on self care and travel health for patients and members of the public on the changes in prescribing guidance locally and how and where they can seek help. The web pages can be accessed here:
Our online Prescription Service will be changing from 31st January 2018. From this date, all prescription requests will need to be made via the Patient Access service and prescription requests will no longer be accepted via e-mail. You will still be able to drop-off written prescription requests at the surgery if you prefer. to find out more, click here
Did you know you can book all doctors’ appointments online, as well as view your results, past medical history and order repeat medication??
To register please visit https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/account/login?ReturnUrl=%2F
When We are Closed
If you need urgent access to a GP over the weekend, when we are closed, then call 111 or SELDOC direct (020 8693 9066), and you will be assessed over the phone. If a face to face appointment is needed, you will be offered an appointment in an access hub, which may well be at Gracefield Gardens (but could be somewhere else in Lambeth)
You can access extended opening times at four specially selected GP Access Hubs in the borough. Our GP Access Hubs offer appointments seven days a week at the following times:
12pm–8pm Monday to Friday
8am-8pm Weekends and bank holidays
To book an appointment, simply call The Exchange Surgery on 020 3049 4888 as usual. If you are unable to attend an appointment during our usual opening times, if you wish you can be referred to a GP Hub. For further information you can visit www.lambethgpaccesshubs.co.uk
The Exchange Surgery pledges to improve Patient Safety
The Exchange Surgery announces it has pledged to improve patient safety as part of the national campaign, Sign up to Safety.
Sign up to Safety is a national patient safety campaign to help the NHS in England build a safer NHS and address the problem of unsafe care and avoidable harm.
So far, over 200 organisations have pledged support and are committed to improve the safety of healthcare through personalised Safety Improvement Plans.
These outline the actions that will be taken in response to five Sign up to Safety pledges.
Our pledges for The Exchange Surgery have been made available for patients, staff and carers here
We apologise to any patients requiring the Hepatitis B vaccine for their travels. Global supplies are very limited and the shortage may last until early 2018. To ensure that stock is available for those individuals at highest and most immediate risk of exposure to hepatitis B, Public Health England has developed temporary recommendations to support clinicians undertaking an individual risk assessment.
Public Health England and Department of Health have been working with both vaccine manufacturers to institute ordering restrictions according to customer type. It has been agreed with the BMA’s General Practice Committee that general practice will not be able to order any adult hepatitis B vaccine stock until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.