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Get your FREE flu vaccination: Autumn/Winter 2020-21

If you are eligible, book an appointment for your FREE flu vaccination now:

Call us on:

  • Albert Road Surgery: 020 8104 2222
  • Britannia Village Surgeryy: 020 3040 0100

 

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
  • pregnant
  • a carer
  • a child aged 2 or 3 years old

 

For more information about the Flu vaccination, access the following useful resources:

Novel Coronavirus

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 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
Start now

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

Do

  • 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

Don’t

  • 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.

More information

Page last reviewed: 3 March 2020

Winter Holiday Timings 2019-2020

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 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

Winter Holiday Timings 2018-2019

Please note our opening schedule until Wednesday 2 January 2019 below, after which the usual schedule will resume for each practice from Thurs 3 January 2019.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Albert Road Surgery

 

Monday 24 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 25 December 2018 CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December 2018 CLOSED
Thursday 27 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 28 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Sunday 30 December 2018 CLOSED
Monday 31 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm

 

Britannia Village 

 

Monday 24 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 25 December 2018 CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December 2018 CLOSED
Thursday 27 December 2018 8.00am – 8.00pm
Friday 28 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Sunday 30 December 2018 CLOSED
Monday 31 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm

Britannia Village – Emergency Closure – Friday 5 Oct

Time of update: 3.00pm – Friday 5 October 2018

The surgery has now reopened. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience caused to patients.

Time of update: 8.15am – Friday 5 October 2018

Dear Patients,

Due to an emergency at Britannia Village Hall, we have had to close the surgery (Britannia Village Surgery) to protect the safety of our patients and staff. The London Fire Brigade is responding to the emergency, and we will continue to remain closed until they advise us that it is safe to return to the premises.

In the meanwhile, if you require urgent care, Albert Road Surgery will provide as much continuity of service as possible to our patients who usually visit Britannia Village Surgery. Please call us on 020 8104 2222, and thank you for your understanding whilst we work as quickly as possible to help you.

If you need urgent medical help or advice that cannot wait, please call 111.
If you have a medical emergency which may be life-threatening, please call 999.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Albert Road celebrates 70 years of the NHS: after-event report

Albert Road Surgery hosted a successful Tea Party for all members of the public on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

The event was well attended, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, local healthcare providers and surgery staff.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with old and existing staff members of the practise. The event was to celebrate the NHS turning 70 years old, and gave attendees the opportunity to have their shingles vaccinations. Patients also had access to refreshments.

The event provided a great platform for local healthcare services to engage with one another, promoting a holistic and community based approach to healthcare. The local services that attended were:

  • CYANA Cancer Support, a patient-led charity, set up in 1982, to provide support services to patients, their cares and their families. They do this in a holistic way, and offer it to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.
  • CGL Newham Rise, a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for daults and people affected by someone else’s substance use. They do this in a variety of ways, such as workshops, brief interventions and structured groups.
  • The Renewal Programme, a charity that works with the community in Newham to transform and inspire lives. They offer services such as supported housing, training and education, and a refugee and migrant project.
  • Age UK, a charity that tries to aid older members of the public, in a variety of ways, including health and care advice, campaigning and research, and befriending schemes.
  • The Newham Community Dental Team

Albert Road Surgery celebrates the NHS turning 70: Wednesday 18 July 2018

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The NHS has turned 70!

All patients are invited to join us in celebrating this milestone on Wednesday 18 July 2018 from 2.00pm.

You will be able to enjoy our FREE tea party, one of a number of similar events taking place all over the UK to mark 70 years since the NHS began. There will also be an opportunity to meet with members of our practice team as well as local health and social services, and eligible patients will be able to receive their shingles vaccination.

Find out more about 70 years of the NHS, watch these insightful presentations: