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
Changes in prescribing of over the counter medication
Lambeth CCG no longer support 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 the links below explain in detail current guidelines.
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:
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
The NHS has launched a new service to help people in Lambeth to understand where they should go for treatment, especially when they need health care in a hurry or late at night or weekends.
The Health Help Now web app can be found online at http://www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net/ and is free to everyone who lives and works in Lambeth. It functions like a mobile phone app and helps people check their symptoms and find the best place for treatment – showing which services near them are open. It will help people to know when to go to A&E, and when not to.
It breaks down symptoms by age –baby, child, teenager, adult and older adult. This is to make it easier for people to find the right treatment for them. Health Help Now also offers advice – such as where to buy children’s medication when pharmacies are closed – and links to other useful websites.
The web app will initially be available via the website www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net and can be saved to your phone, tablet or computer for easy use. Anyone who doesn’t have internet access is advised to dial NHS 111 for urgent healthcare advice 24 hours a day.
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.