Welcome to The Sandringham Practice
We are a well established, forward thinking and innovative GP practice based in Hackney.
We strive to offer a Caring, Accessible, Responsive, Efficient and Safe service for our patients.
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Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
** You must ensure to wear a face mask when entering the practice.
This is to protect yourself, other patients, visitors and our staff! **
If you are medically exempt from wearing a face mask, please ensure you have your exemption card/badge to show the practice team.
This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
Please note that the practice will remain OPEN during lockdown. We are here to help, advise and assist all your medical concerns and queries.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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;
- 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.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
** WINTER IS HERE **
Please contact the practice to book in for your flu vaccination with our practice nurse or healthcare assistant.
The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine. It's offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu vaccine and coronavirus (COVID-19)
Flu vaccination is important because:
If you're at higher risk from coronavirus, you're also more at risk of problems from flu
If you get flu and coronavirus at the same time, research shows you're more likely to be seriously ill
It'll help to reduce pressure on the NHS and social care staff who may be dealing with coronavirus
If you've had COVID-19, it's safe to have the flu vaccine. It'll be effective at helping to prevent flu.
If you have any queries, please contact the practice and the receptionists will be happy to help you further.
Flu Vaccination for 50 to 64 years old
Dear Patients, This winter, because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the NHS has the largest flu vaccination programme ever with vaccination now being offered to those aged 50 to 64 years old. We have walk-in Flu clinic on Wednesday 16th December from 3pm to 6.30pm please walk-in for your flu vaccination or call us to book an appointment at your convenient time.
COVID-19 vaccine Update
The Covid vaccine is now available for patients 80 and over. Hackney will get a supply from 15th December 2020. The vaccinations will take place at Elsdale Street Practice, 28 Elsdale Street, E9 6QY (off Mare Street). We will ring you over the next few days to book your appointment. Please do NOT ring us but wait for our call. Thank you
We are a sister practice with Richmond Road Medical Centre, who were announced as *WINNERS* for the Prestigious National GP Awards 2017 as General Practice Team of the Year 2017.
Accessible Information Standard – Information for Patients:
The Accessible Information Standard is a new law to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are given information they can easily read or understand.
The Accessible Information Standard tells NHS and adult social care organisations they must make sure people get information in different formats such as: - easy read, braille, advocate, British Sign Language (BSL), large print or email.
Please inform a member of staff if you have any communication support needs. You need to help us make sure we get things right for you.
(Site updated 31/12/2020)