If you are eligible, book an appointment for your flu vaccination now: FREE
Call us on: 020 8319 5880
Remember, you are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are: FREE
65 years of age or over
suffering from a long term medical condition such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease or other long term medical conditions
a child aged 2 or 3 years old
For more information about the Flu vaccination, access the following useful resources:
Thamesmead Health Centre will be closed on the August Bank Holiday on 31 August 2020.
The surgery will be open on the following Easter days,
Friday – 10th April 8:00am – 6:30pm
Monday – 13th April 8:00am – 6:30pm
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
What’s the risk of coronavirus in the UK?
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate.
Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.
What’s the risk of coronavirus for travellers?
There are some countries and areas where there’s a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.
See the NHS.uk coronavirus advice for travellers.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
a high temperature
shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
Check if you need medical help
NHS 111 has an 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 might have coronavirus
in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see the NHS.uk
coronavirus advice for travellers you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
How to self-isolate if you’re asked to
If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).
This means you should:
stay at home
not go to work, school or public places
not use public transport or taxis
ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection.
. coronavirus self-isolation advice
How coronavirus is spread
Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
Do I need to avoid public places?
Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.
You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
always wash your hands when you get home or into work
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Treatment for coronavirus
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.
Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.
Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.
You’ll need to stay in isolation away from other people until you’ve recovered.
Page last reviewed: 3 March 2020
Thamesmead Health Centre:
We are now open until 8pm Monday-Wednesday
Monday 2nd march 2020, the practice will be open from 8am-8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Click here to find out more about the practice opening times.
Please note our
opening schedule until Thursday 2 January 2020 below, when the usual schedule will resume.
If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>
Tuesday 24 December 2019
8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 25 December 2019
Thursday 26 December 2019
Friday 27 December 2019
8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 28 December 2019
9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 29 December 2019
Monday 30 December 2019
8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 31 December 2019
8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 1 January 2020
Thursday 2 January 2020
8.00am – 6.30pm
Royal Borough of Greenwich is improving the way we provide services to our unpaid carers, and we would like to hear from you!
Get involved by filling in our online survey
Come to our workshop on the 6th of December from 10-1pm at the Greenwich Carers Centre to take part in a discussion on how we can improve! Refreshments and a buffet lunch provided. Spaces are limited. Get in touch to sign up: 020 8921 2775 Laurynas.email@example.com The workshop will take place in the Greenwich Carers Centre, 76 Hornfair Rd, London SE7 7BD
Time of update: 6.40pm – Monday 23 September 2019
We are pleased to advise that the telephone line has now been restored and usual service has resumed.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Team Thamesmead Health Centre
Time of update: 12.47pm – Friday 20 September 2019
Please note that we are experiencing issues with the telephone line at Thamesmead Health Centre, this is due to an issue with the telephone provider. They are working on resolving the issue.
We have requested urgent and continuous updates. We apologise for any issues you may be experiencing and thank you for your patience.
If you need to contact us today and cannot get through on the telephone, please use one of the following options:
to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions or to view your medical records online services Email us for non-urgent requirements on
firstname.lastname@example.org If you or someone else requires medical advice that cannot wait until our telephone issues is resolved, please contact 111, free from landlines and mobiles
If you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, or any other life threatening illness go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.