We need to continue to do what we can to keep people safe from catching Covid-19. One way we can all help with this is by continuing to wear a face-covering in our practice and we are asking all patients to do that, as well as our staff. Keeping our staff safe is essential to keep operating efficiently.
We are also continuing to make sure we don’t have large numbers of patients in our waiting areas and on the premises – again this is about reducing the chance of infection when there are rising rates in the community.
The various measures we have taken, including increased use of personal protective equipment, patients wearing face masks, holding more virtual consultations, social distancing and extra premises cleans have helped protect staff, patients and visitors over the past year. Taking these steps has also enabled us to continue providing many of the non-urgent services that would otherwise have been postponed.
We want to make sure you can all be confident about accessing or visiting local healthcare services safely.
Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation with this – it makes a huge difference.
Blood tests – routine blood tests postponed
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician feels that it is appropriate to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
The NHS is very busy responding to the coronavirus pandemic and, at certain times, your GP practice may need to prioritise patients with the most urgent health needs.
If you have a health issue that isn’t urgent, advice is available on the NHS website www.nhs.uk or NHS app or you can speak to your local pharmacist. You can also use e-consult which is available through our practice website. If you aren’t sure what to do, please contact the practice who can advise you on how to get the help you need.
Please continue to attend tests, vaccinations and screening when invited.
www.111.nhs.uk is also available 24/7 for urgent health advice or by calling 111, and 999 is for emergencies.
Information on the COVID-19 vaccination can be found here.
Information on the NHS COVID-19 Pass can be found here.
We are working hard at the surgery to keep you and your family members safe, whilst also keeping our staff safe and maintaining staffing levels.
We would ask that patients telephone the surgery rather than turning up to be seen, this will help us limit non-essential patient attendances.
We would ask that you follow all Government advice around facial coverings and social distancing particularly when you attend the surgery.
Thank you for your understanding during this time.
Patients - What can you do to help protect us all?
1. Wear a face covering/mask (which covers your nose and mouth) when attending the surgery.
2. Maintain social distancing - once you have checked in at reception you may be asked to wait outside until your turn to re-enter the building.
3. Dropping off samples - you do not need to queue. Ensure you sample is correctly labelled and then place it in the orange bin at reception and leave the building.
Our CQC Performance Rating is: Overall Good
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, dental practices and other care services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publishes what it finds, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
The full report can be found here.
Welcome to Sudbury Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
The NHS routinely offers different free screenings to both men and women. For more information please click here.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Need an Evening or Weekend Appointment?
The GP Access Hub offers additional appointments for all Brent patients, operating across multiple sites and locations near you. Nurse appointments are also available at some sites.
Pre-bookable appointments are available between 6:00pm – 9:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am – 3:00pm on WEEKENDS.
Pre-bookable appointments are also available on Bank Holidays. Please be aware that you will need to contact the surgery closer to those dates to determine opening times.
The GP Access Hub is staffed by fully qualified GPs/nurses who have full access to your medical records when needed.
For more information regarding access to this service, or to book an appointment, please enquire at your surgery reception or dial 111. Alternatively, please click on the link below for more information:
(Site updated 31/08/2021)