Blood Testing Notice
NHS England has told primary care and Community Care to halt all blood testing until 17 September except for clinically urgent testing. This is due to the global supply disruption to blood bottles. Examples of clinically urgent testing include:
- Bloods that are required to facilitate a two week wait referral
- Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital Admission or prevent an onward referral
- Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability.
Important Notice 17/5/2021
You may have seen in the media that "Patients have won the right to Face to Face appointments". We at Newbury Group Practice would like to assure our patients that we have always been, and will continue to offer, face to face appointments for patients where required.
Due to the nature of the pandemic we have had to limit access to the practice in order to make the building 'covid secure' a waiting room that could previously hold 30 + patients can now only hold 9 if they are to socially distance properly. We also have a duty of care to protect not only our staff, but patients who may be more vulnerable to the consequences of catching covid.
We are aware that although restrictions are easing in England from 17th May 21, there are still increases in infection rates in certain strains of the virus.
NHS England have not yet released any guidance to practices on what is required to manage this risk, and until such guidance is issued the practice will continue to operate as it has been.
We are currently encouraging patients to phone the practice or contact us via e-consult (on our website) in the first instance rather than just walk in, and patients will be triaged by a member of the clinical team.
Face to face appointments will continue to be offered where required.
We thank you for your continued support
Dr Clarke & Dr Sood
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Coronavirus. Stay alert to the symptoms. High temperature or new continuous cough or loss of taste or smell?
Find out how to get a test, and how long to isolate at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Stay alert, control the virus, save lives
NHS England have advised us that all patients are to be telephone triaged therefore no patient will be offered a face to face appointment by reception staff.
Thank you for your co-operation.
If you have a temperature, fever or cough please return home and self-isolate for seven days.
If you become worse contact NHS 111 and use this link:
Purposely not revealing symptoms or contact is a criminal offence and can lead to prosecution.
Newbury Group Practice is offering childhood immunisations throughout the Covid19 pandemic. We are aware that during the current times parents may be anxious to bring their children into the surgery, however it is current Government guidelines to continue to book these appointments. We have taken all the necessary precautions for the safety of our patients and staff throughout the surgery. If you still feel concerned please do not hesitate to phone us.
New Term. New Start. New Learning.
For Parents too!
Online Courses available 24/7.
Pre-paid access for residents in eligible areas.
Enter the access code BRIDGE to gain free access
Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.
To ensure we comply with the data protection laws (GDPR) we are required to have your permission if you wish for a third party to collect any items on your behalf or for a third party to discuss your medical records.
Please speak to reception to collect the consent form before the 1st May 2020
We are a group practice working from a purpose-built health centre which has easy access for the disabled and ample parking.
The building also houses other Primary Care Trust services such as district nursing, health visiting, midwifery, physiotherapy, speech therapy and podiatry. This provides an ideal basis for a primary health care team approach to problems.
The practice is dedicated to providing a high level of medical care for our patients. We continuously strive to improve our services by encouraging staff attendance on update courses, organising in-house teaching sessions and audits for all staff.
The practice is within the Redbridge Primary Care Trust area.
Newbury Group Practice
Newbury Park Health Centre,
40 Perrymans Farm Road,
We have three telephone lines:
020 8554 3944
020 8554 1094
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Dr F Clarke, J Sood, K Bhatt, S Gunputh, N Mehjabeen, A Habib, H Razaq
Reception Opening Hours
The reception is open during the following times (except Bank Holidays):
Surgery Opening Hours
Doctor consultation hours are as following times (except Bank Holidays):
More pressure is placed upon the NHS during the winter months
How can you help?
At the first sign of illness, seek advice from your pharmacist. Don’t wait until it becomes severe
You are eligible for the free flu vaccine if you are pregnant, are aged 65 years or over, have a long term health condition*, or are a carer. Children aged 2 or 3 years are also eligible. Make sure you have had yours
You have access to medical care in the community from 8am – 10pm each weekday
(The surgery is open until 6:30pm each evening and the out of Hours hub operates from 6:30pm – 10:00pm)
If urgent on the day, call the surgery 0208 554 1094 or come in, bookings are taken at 8am the hub can be contacted from 2pm on 0203 770 1888
If you wouldn’t call 999, don’t go to A&E
You can book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view your medical records online.
To use EMIS Patient Access you will need a Practice ID number and Access ID number which is obtained from the practice, and, in conjunction with a password, will be unique to you.
Click on the link below to login.
PLEASE HELP THE SURGERY TO STOP WASTED APPOINTMENTS BY CANCELLING YOUR APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND
Ways to cancel without coming in or waiting on the telephone to speak to a receptionist
- Register for online access and cancel via your computer screen
- Using your telephone keypad, call the surgery number and select option 1
- Leave a voicemail, choose option 2 and then 0
All options are available 24 hours every day