Invitation to join ...
Dr. Thavapalan & Partners Patient Participation Group
We are looking to recruit a panel of patients who will work with the doctors and staff at the surgery to improve services wherever possible and address the question of how we best deliver primary healthcare in a time of austerity.
If you would be prepared to help us with this project, please ask at reception and complete a short form. There will be an initial meeting on Tuesday 2nd April between 2-3pm to discuss this. A GP, our Practice Manager and some active PPG members from another practice will be in attendance.
We are currently thinking of two levels of participation – an e-mail panel and perhaps some open forum meetings.
Welcome to Dr. Thavapalan & Partners
OUT OF HOURS APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available
All patients registered with a Bexley GP (or resident in Bexley but have yet to register with a Bexley GP Practice) can now book an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings (between 6.30pm – 8.00pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays 08.00-20.00).
Appointments will take place at either Erith Hospital, Main Entrance Park Crescent, Erith DA8 3EE or Queen Mary’s Hospital, B Block, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT.
Booking is easy - patients should contact their own GP Practice in the usual way during normal operating hours, and ask for a weekday evening or weekend appointment. To book after the GP has closed, call 111. Appointment slots are available up to one week in advance.
To Cancel an appointment if your GP Practice is closed - Call:
0208 269 4120 for appointments booked at Queen Mary's Hospital
01322 356150 for appointments booked at Erith Hospital
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
GP ONLINE SERVICES
To find out about Online Services, click on the banner above. Or click HERE to register now.
You can now book your doctors appointment on line and order repeat prescriptions visit www.patient-services.co.uk/
- you will need to register for this service at reception and obtain a token advising of your first login details. You can also request access to your journal online by application at reception. If you have any questions ar queries regarding your medical journal and entries within it, you should make an appointment to see or speak with a clinician. Please do not ask reception as they are not qualified to answer such questions.
Or for smartphones and androids you can now download the MY GP APP - see online services for more details.
IN 2017 IF YOU ARE AGED 70 - 73, 78 OR 79, AND HAVE NOT YET HAD YOUR SHINGLES VACCINATION - ASK AT RECEPTION TO BOOK WITH OUR PRACTICE NURSE SHARON.
Please note Dr Thavapalan will be your named accountable GP. This does not prevent you from seeing any other GP in the Practice.
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Care Quality Commission Report (CQC) 2016
We are pleased to announce that our 2016 CQC report gave us an overall rating of GOOD.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
A ramp and double doors are provided at the entrance to the surgery for ease of access. If you require any assistance please ask at reception. The patient toilet allows for a wheelchair and has disabled facilities.
(Site updated 25/03/2019)