Please note - despite some lockdown restrictions being eased, General Practice surgeries are still following Government guidelines and managing most patients via telephone and video consultations. When a Doctor needs to see a patient they wll be given an appointment to attend the surgery. Our Nursing Team are also seeing patients on a daily basis.
To arrange a telephone or video consultation please call us on 020 3457 8727 or register with DoctorLink. When it is safe for you and our staff to re-open the surgery fully we will.
Thank you for your understanding during this very difficult time.
Please use the QR code below, either using your camera app or a QR scanner app, to be taken directly to the NHS website for information, advice and a chance to leave a review about our surgery:
Welcome to Leander Family Practice where we are aspiring towards providing you with an equitable quality NHS service.
Through this website we hope to improve services to all of our patients and enable you to find the information you are looking for easily and when you need it. You can order repeat prescriptions online and can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through our patient information service via NHS Choices. We hope to keep you up to date with all the latest practice news and developments.
FREE flu vaccinations for those in at-risk groups.
Our flu vaccinations have arrived and we are busy giving them to eligible patients - please ask or look out for messages inviting you to book an appointment if you are eligible. Our clinics will be run very differently this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic - there will be no walk-in service as the surgery is still closed for walk-in appointments.
This year, the Government has also decided to vaccinate people in the 50-64 age group to provide extra protection during the ongoing Covid situation. However, please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
If your child is unwell and you need advice from the practice then please contact us as you usually would. Please do not delay contacting your practice and seeking advice if you and your child need it. During the COVID19 pandemic, don’t come to the practice – contact us first. Click here for more details.
There have been a lot of changes put in place to Keep You Safe when you visit our GP practice and health services in Croydon. Watch this short video to see what’s changed, what’s different and how we are working to #KeepYouSafeSWL
Emergency medication service when you run out via NHS 111:
The NHS CPCS (Community Pharmacist Consultation Service) allows patients' access to an emergency supply of medication if they run out when their GP surgery is closed, or if the usual 48 hour wait means they may be without medication for a period of time. By ringing NHS 111 free a patient may be given the option to attend another healthcare provider locally to collect a limited number of medications, allowing them time to request their medications through the usual channels at their own surgery.
Please watch the animation below for guidance on using the service:
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)
Stay Well Pharmacy Scheme launched by NHS England:
Your local Pharmacy should be your first port of call for minor illnesses. It is estimated that around 18 million GP appointments and 2.1 million visits to A&E are for minor, self-treatable conditions such as coughs and stomach troubles, costing the NHS more than £850 million each year. Please leave your GP and local A&E services for those patients' that are sickest and really need them; start to visit your local Pharmacy for advice and support from qualified healthcare staff who will can easily re-direct you to more appropriate services if they feel it's necessary.
Our NHS is in a critical condition - please help us to make it better!
EPS - Electronic Prescribing Service
Leander Family Practice offers an Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS), a free NHS Service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. If you use a regular chemist/pharmacy for your medications your prescription can be sent electronically from the GP surgery to your nominated chemist/pharmacy. This is the preferred method for collection of medicines during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information please speak to your pharmacy about EPS now or go to www.hscis.gov.uk/eps. To nominate a pharamcy please look under our repeat prescription tab.
NHS 111 Service