- Appointments are being offered by telephone or video consultation, unless clinically urgent or an emergency. You will always be offered a face-to-face appointment if the Doctor feels you need to be seen.
- Texts sent to ALL patients' attending a face-to-face appointment at the surgery; if you do not respond to these texts you will not be allowed to enter the building. When you attend the surgery please wear a face covering or mask, thank you.
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. We are delighted that Leander Family Practice have finally been able to start vaccinating our patients at Croydon University Hospital and at our local vaccination hub which is at St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 8NB (about a 5 minute walk from Tesco/Clocktower in Thornton Heath High Street). Please see the link below to Google Maps:
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. Please click on the link below to find the answers to many questions we are asked, as well as some facts about the vaccination programme:
We will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. We have started to ring our eligible patients this week so please do wait to be contacted by the surgery.
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Currently, the groups are as shown:
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals[footnote 1]
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years[footnote 2] to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality[footnote 3]
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
It is estimated that taken together, these groups represent around 99% of preventable mortality from COVID-19.
Meanwhile, we must all continue to adhere to stick to the local tier restriction rules and remember hands, face, space.
For more information visit the NHS England website
NHS Covid-19 App
Download the new NHS Covid-19 app for the latest news, advice, ordering test information, symptom checker and test & trace support:
NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Use this service if:
- you think you may have coronavirus
- you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
NHS 119 is the number to call if you need to arrange a test for coronavirus.
also see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 for up to date information and advice on Covid-19
Public Health England Guidance
Latest advice and guidance from Public Health England.
To find information about reducing the spread of coronavirus, in various different languages, please go to:
Croydon Council information for vulnerable, shielding patients':
Shielding Residents Croydon Council Covid-19 Flyer
Domestic Violence links & numbers:
New support for victims of domestic violence & abuse offered in shops and off licences:
Safe Space Supermarket Poster (PDF, 131KB)
Are you suffering from Domestic Abuse? (PDF, 117KB)
National 24 hour helpline - 0808 2000 247
Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327
NSPCC helpline - 0808 800 5000
Childline - 0800 11 11
Respect - 0808 802 4040
Galop - 0800 999 5428
All Wales Live Fear Free Helpline - 0808 801 800
Scotland 24 hour domestic abuse & forced marriage helpline - 0800 027 1234
N. Ireland 24 hour domestic & sexual abuse helpline - 0808 802 1414
Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’
Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus
Please click on the link below for helpline numbers for patients' receiving cancer care:
Cancer Care Helplines During Covid 19 Pandemic
If you have recently been an inpatient in hospital, or have attended A&E, you should've been given one of these information flyers when you left:
Discharge after hospital stay during Coronavirus
Discharge from A&E during Coronavirus
Your COVID Recovery
There are many possible long-term effects after recovering from Coronavirus. The NHS have produced information to help with this: