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Welcome to Sidcup Medical Centre
Our clinicians, reception staff and administrative team believe that we can offer our patients a better more efficient service if we use eConsult as a total triage system for all requests both clinical and administrative. The exceptions to this are appointments with the practice Nurse. Please call the surgery to book an appointment with the practice Nurse (Smears, Childhood Immunisations, Travel Advice, Dressing changes etc...) When you complete an eConsult your query will be assessed and a decision will be taken to the most appropriate course of action. For instance; arranging an appointment, organising investigations or administrative task to be carried out.
COVID-19 Vaccination Status/Proof of Vaccination
From the 17th May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine.
You can prove your vaccination status
Please note: GP practices are not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. For more information please visit NHS COVID Pass - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Currently there are no COVID Passes for under 16s.
Patients travelling abroad with children under 16 should check the entry requirements of the country their visiting before travel.
If they need a "Fit to Fly" Test this should be arranged privately.
These are not provided by the GP surgery, but may be available from local pharmacies.
Parents Guidance on What to do When Your Child is Ill
When your child is ill or injured it is very difficult to decide if and when to call your child's GP, NHS 111 or go to the Accident & Emergency Department. During the current situation while the government is asking everyone to stay home, it can be confusing to know what to do.
Guidance for parents
eConsult - Contact our Doctors Online
Please complete an eConsult for appointments with the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.
Please call the surgery to book an appointment with the Nurse (Smears, Childhood Immunisations, Travel Advice, Dressing changes etc...)
If you are unable to complete an eConsult please call the surgery. We will arrange for an eConsult to be completed on your behalf.
If you require support over the weekend (including bank holidays) you can still use eConsult for self-help and pharmacy advice regarding your condition.
If you have a medical problem and you're not sure what to do please call 111 or use their online service.
For medical emergencies please call 999. For example; chest pains, significant shortness of breath or a suspected stroke.
Mind In Bexley
You should not require a sick certificate from a clinician for the first 7 days of your sickness. However your employer may require you to complete a self-certification (SC2). For any illness lasting longer than 7 days you may need to see or speak to a clinician to obtain a sick certificate or for subsequent renewals.
Please do not ask your GP for a sick certificate if you are off work because of Coronavirus. You can apply for an isolation note to send to your employer as proof you need to stay home. Your employer can check the validity of an isolation note using the check an isolation note service.
Bexley MSK is a multidisciplinary service providing care for a wide range of muscle, bone and joint pain problems for adults in the Bexley locality. We are a group of professionals who together make decision about how to care for MSK conditions. Multidisciplinary teams are the 'Gold Standard' for managing MSK conditions which means you will get the best possible outcome under our care.
We can help you manage a range of common conditions, such as:
- Sports injuries
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Emotional distress caused by painful conditions
When you attend our service you will be seen by a member of our team who will help develop a treatment plan to meet your needs. Common treatments include:
- Education sessions on health and wellbeing
- Advice on sports and exercises
- Rehabilitation with focused 1:1 exercise sessions
- Group exercise glasses including pilates and hydrotherapy
- Foot orthoses, braces, splints and footware advice
- Post-operative care following orthopaedic surgery
- Psychotherapy and psychology-led group sessions
If your condition does not get better, your clinician will be able to help you get onto the next stage of your care by facilitating:
- Referrals for clinical investigations such as x-rays, MRI's and blood testing
- Referrals on for consultant opinions such as orthopaedic, rheumatology and pain management teams
Advice for Women During COVID-19
Please note that:
- Emergency contraception
- Abortion care
- Sexual assault care
- Emergency removal or LARCs
Have been classified as essential, meaning that you should always be able to access these services. Your first point of contact should be the place you usually access care for your sexual and reproductive healthcare. This could be your GP surgery, local sexual health or family planning clinic. Please complete an eConsult if you require an appointment or advice from a GP at Sidcup Medical Centre.
Accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare as lockdown eases
There are many non-medical issues that can make people feel stressed, isolated or unwell. Community Connect is a new service supporting local people improve their health and well-being by connecting them with activities and support services in the community. Our well-being coordinators can help you find support for issues outside of the usual care that your GP or nurse may be able to provide. For more information please visit Home Page (communityconnectbexley.co.uk)
Dementia Connect from Alzheimer’s Society is a free personalised support service for anyone with dementia, their carers, family and friends. The service connects you to a whole range of dementia support by phone, online and face to face. So you’re only one call away from someone who gets it, one click away from answers and one conversation away from help.
Domestic Abuse Services
Are you scared by the things your partner says or does?
Bexley One Stop Shop
(Site updated 25/11/2021)