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Carers Rights Day celebration: Thursday 21 November 2019

We have teamed up with the Carers UK to celebrate Carers Rights Day on Thursday 21 November 2019. This is a national day that helps to ensure unpaid carers are aware of their rights and where they can get help and support.  See poster and event details below.

Event Details

On Thursday 21 November 2019, Carers UK will have an information stall at Thamesmead Health Centre from 10.00am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.

At the information stall, you will be able to find out how Carers UK can provide help and support to you – or a family member, friend or neighbour who may be a carer.

All patients, friends and family are welcome to attend the event.

We want to know if you are a carer

Please let us know if you are a carer. Carers are people who provide unpaid support to a partner, relative or friend to live independently. Without this help, their health or wellbeing would deteriorate.

If you are a carer, the practice will be able to offer you additional support to meet your own health needs.

Find out more about information about carers >>

About Carers UK

Carers UK is a national charity. Carers UK runs a network of local branches and contacts to support carers. Their goal is to give you expert information and advice that is tailored to your situation, to champion your rights and support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are.

Find out more about Carers UK >>

NEW telephone system from Friday 18 October 2019

New telephone system for Thamesmead Health Centre – improving your service from Friday 18th October 2019

Dear Patients,

Your feedback is very important to us, and is helping to improve and shape the care that we deliver at Thamesmead Health Centre.

Complete a short survey now

We know from the experiences that you have shared with us that you are unsatisfied with the current telephone system, and that you can often be on hold for quite some time, as well as sometimes experience disconnection whilst in conversation with one of our team members.

We have been working hard with the current telephone system provider, and earlier this year we took the firm decision to change telephony provider, as we do not consider the current system to be fit-for-purpose having explored all possible options for its improvement.

On Friday 18th October 2019, the new telephone system will be implemented at the practice. There will be no change to the surgery telephone number.

If you have any queries or concerns and would like to write to us, please email us on greccg.thamesmead-nhs@nhs.net, thank you.

Thamesmead Health Centre – Officially recognised as part of the Safe Surgeries Network

Dear Patients, 

We are now working with Doctors of the World to ensure that patients understand that their nationality will not affect their right to register at our practices. 

Whilst working with Safe Surgeries we ensure that:

  • You don’t need ID or proof of address.
  • Immigration status does not affect your right to Healthcare.
  • We have translators and other tools available so we can speak to patients that may be affected by language barriers.
  • Everyone living in England has the right to
    free care from a GP.
  • If you are worried about giving us your address,
    please let us know. Your information is safe

 

Help us improve your GP Practice- Managers Open Surgery

Thamesmead Health Centre is giving you the opportunity to help improve their services and patient experience during a new monthly open surgery.

Practice Manager Natasha Stoyanova will be available during one day each month for 15 minute pre-bookable slots, where you will be able to discuss any issues you may have and offer suggestions on how we can improve our services and the overall patient experience.

When?

Please ask at reception or call 020 8319 5880 for our open surgery dates.

How to book?

You can ask at reception or call 020 8319 5880 to book a 15 minute slot with our practice manager.

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Winter Holiday Timings 2018-2019

Please note our opening schedule until Wednesday 2 January 2019 below, after which the usual schedule will resume for each practice from Thurs 3 January 2019.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Thamesmead Health Centre

 

Monday 24 December 2018 8.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday 25 December 2018 CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December 2018 CLOSED
Thursday 27 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 28 December 2018 8.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 30 December 2018 CLOSED
Monday 31 December 2018 8.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January 2019 8.00am – 8.00pm

Changes to appointments and Out-Of-Hours Service: Thursday 18 October 2018

Dear Patients,

 In order to continue improving the care we deliver at Thamesmead Health Centre, we will be closing the surgery to participate in a Protected Learning Time session with Greenwich Community Education Provider Network (CEPN).

 The training is scheduled for Thursday 18 October 2018 12.00pm-6:30pm. During this time, patients needing to contact the surgery should instead call Greenwich Health on 020 3325 4266. This phone line is open from 12.00pm – 6:30pm.

There will be a reduced number of appointments available for you book at the GP Access Hubs during this time, so please call the number if you require an appointment during this time.

 After 6:30pm, patients requiring out-of-hours services should call NHS 111 as per usual. 

Good CQC Rating


CQC’s new programme of inspections of England based GP practices focuses on rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. Inspectors rated Thamesmead Health Centre “Good” on being safe, caring, effective and well led.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice said “We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Thamesmead Health Centre on 21 March 2018 under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was carried out inline with our next phase inspection programme.”

At this inspection we found:

• The practice had a vision to deliver high quality care for patients.

• The service had systems and processes in place to ensure that patients were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in decisions about their care and treatment.

• The practice had clear systems to manage risk so that safety incidents were less likely to happen. When incidents did happen, the practice learned from them and improved their processes.

• The practice routinely reviewed the effectiveness and appropriateness of the care it provided. It ensured that care and treatment was delivered according to evidence- based guidelines.

• Staff involved and treated patients with compassion,kindness, dignity and respect.

• Patients found the appointment system easy to use and reported that they were able to access care when they needed it. The practice offered a flexible range of appointments and services.

• There was a strong focus on continuous learning and improvement at all levels of the organisation.

• There were systems in place to ensure that patients with long-term conditions or who were vulnerable received the treatment and health checks they needed.