If you are eligible, book an appointment for your FREE flu vaccination now:
Call us on: 020 8319 5880
Remember, you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination if you are:
- 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 carer
- 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 due to Bank Holiday on 25/05/2020.
Thamesmead Health Centre will be opened on bank holiday Friday from 8:00 – 6:30 pm.
The surgery will be open on the following Easter days,
|Friday – 10th April||8:00am – 6:30pm|
|Monday – 13th April||8:00am – 6:30pm|
Ramadan and the Covid-19 vaccination
Find out more about fasting and COVID-19 Vaccinations: Q&A for Muslim communities
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 cough
- 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.
Read more 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
As of 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.
Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group has made changes to our opening times at Thamesmead Health Centre.
After Saturday 11 January 2020, we will no longer be open on Saturdays.
The last Saturday that we will be open is on Saturday 11 January 2020.
All other opening times remain unchanged.
You can find out what to do when we are closed here >>
Please note our opening schedule until Thursday 2 January 2020 below, when the usual schedule will resume.
|Tuesday 24 December 2019||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Wednesday 25 December 2019||CLOSED|
|Thursday 26 December 2019||CLOSED|
|Friday 27 December 2019||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Saturday 28 December 2019||9.00am – 1.00pm|
|Sunday 29 December 2019||CLOSED|
|Monday 30 December 2019||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Tuesday 31 December 2019||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Wednesday 1 January 2020||CLOSED|
|Thursday 2 January 2020||8.00am – 6.30pm|
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.
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.
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.
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