• Coronavirus

    The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.

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    We are now on Twitter.  Follow us @SurgeryUpstairs for the latest updates, news, information and advice.  

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  • PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP

    Have you ever thought of joining our Patient Participation Group? If you would like to know more or want to get involved please contact reception or email your interest to theupstairssurgery@nhs.net.

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  • NHS App

    Please click on the below link for information of what the NHS App is, how to downlaod it and how to register to use it. 

    https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/  

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  • ARE YOU A CARER?

    Every day 6,000 people become Carers.  Many don’t know how or where to get help.  It can be frightening and very lonely.  Looking after someone can be tough, but you’re not on your own. 

    We are here to help you, give you advice and support, refer and signpost you to the services available to Carers. Please let a member of our team know if you care for someone.

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  • WE HAVE A NEW TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

    Please be aware that we have introduced a new two way text messaging service. If you are interested, please contact the surgery to ensure we have your correct, up-to-date mobile number.

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Welcome To The Upstairs Surgery

Dear All

Flu Season 2021-2022 (Updated 28/09/2021)

You can now book your Flu vaccine with the surgery if you are eligible. Appointments are also bookable via online access for those over the age of 16, please do not book if you are not eligible, as your appointment will be cancelled.

 

The Upstairs Surgery is continuously reviewing our appointment system. 

Please be aware, Urgent appointments on the day are currently only done via Telphone, if the GP wants to see you face to face after having a telephone consultation, then you will be asked to attend the surgery.

 

Routine appointments can be done via telephone and face to face, these can be booked via online access.

 

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19.

  

Please only book a face to face appointment if you need a physical examination

Reception can help guide you as to what appointment type is best suited for your needs. If you are booking an appointment for test results then please book a telephone appointment unless the reception team advise you otherwise. We are still not out of the pandemic and we would like to minimise the spread of COVID in Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge by avoiding unnecessary contact to the practice. 

 

PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU NO LONGER NEED IT. IN THIS PANDEMIC A LOST APPOINTMENT IS EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING AS DEMAND IS SO HIGH.

 

Covid Vaccines

If you still have not booked your first or second COVID vaccine, please use the following link : COVID-19 VACCINES

 

Covid Boosters

You'll be offered a booster dose at least 6 months after you had your 2nd dose. Please do not contact the surgery to book your covid booster vaccine, we will be in contact when patients are due.

We are contacting patients via SMS message with a link to book directly for their booster, so please ensure you have updated your contact details with the surgery.

If you are due for your covid booster vaccine, then you can also book online using the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/book-or-manage-a-booster-dose-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/

 

Covid Passports

You can gain access to your COVID-19 Vaccination passport, please use the NHS APP 

 

Our Staff

Our team of GPs, Nurses, Management, Reception and Admin are here to help you.  We understand this is a difficult time for people and we want to continue to offer safe and efficient care for all our patients.  Please Help Use so we can continue to Help You. 

 

You can do this by:

1. Wear a Face Mask when attending the surgery (unless medically exempt).  We are doing this to help protect our staff and other patients in the surgery.  Our Receptionist does not need to wear a mask when at reception desk as we have installed perspex screens. 

 

2. Understanding that our telephone lines may be busier as more people are calling then coming into surgery.

 

3. Only call from 08:00am Monday-Friday if you call is for a on the day urgent appointment request.  For anything non-urgent please call after 10.00am. 

 

4. Please give as much information as possible to our reception team when they ask you what the problem is when booking an appointment.  All of our reception team have received Care Navigation training to ensure you are signposted to the relevant team.  Our GP Partners have asked our team to triage the problem when booking appointments. 

 

5. Think before calling, is the GP Surgery the correct place.  Could it be something that could be treated at the pharmacy?  You can submit an E-consult via our website for further information.

 

6.  Please do not shout, use violent language or aggressive behaviour towards any member staff.  We follow a strict Zero Tolerance policy. 

 

Thank you in your co-operation.

 

 

Please use theupstairssurgery@nhs.net for enquiries and queries.  Please note we are not able to process prescription requests or book appointments via email.  See below for how to do both of these.

 

Follow us on Twitter

We are now on twitter, follow us @SurgeryUpstairs for the latest news, updates and information.

 

Using E-consults 

Please use the E-consults on this website's homepage for online consultation, medical advice, requesting medical certificates and other admin, once received this will then be reviewed by a Clinician and you will receive a response within 72 working hours of submitting. 

 

 

SIGN UP FOR ONLINE SERVICES 

 

by either downloading the NHS APP or contacting a member of our reception team on 0208 5971840 or email theupstairssurgery@nhs.net  who will then send you the online registration form which you will need to complete and send back with a CLEAR photo of yourself holding your passport photo page open or driving licence next to your face.  

Sign up for the nhs app

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/

You can then request your medication online, view your medical record (including blood test results and Covid Vaccination Passport) and book appointments.

Requesting medications

 

Patients at The Upstairs surgery may request repeat prescriptions in the below various ways:

 

·         Online (NHS APP or other providers) - please speak with our reception team for details of this service

·         Using The Upstairs Surgery prescription box in Health Centre located on first floor by lifts.

·         Via a pharmacy of your choice

·         By post 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE OR EMAIL DUE TO SECURITY REASONS.

Attending Appointments

Please complete the Pre-appointment Covid Questionnaire sent via SMS message before attending surgery. 

 

Use the sanitising station when entering and leaving the surgery.

Stand behind the barrier and hazard tape when in reception front desk area.

Please sit at least 2 meters away from other patients, abide by social distancing signs. 

 

There is a cleaning station please use for chairs before seating on.

Please do not arrive too early as this could cause a bottleneck at reception.

Please do not bring multiple family members to the appointment. If you can, come alone or with one primary carer.

 

Please wash your hands before and after the visit and use tissues to catch any sneezes/coughs.

 

By working together and taking individual responsibility we will overcome this. Please follow the guidance, stay safe and look out for those who are vulnerable.

Our Practice

Our partners operate within the new GMS contract. Our aim is to provide a high standard of quality medical care and we need your co-operation in order to achieve this.

This website is designed to tell you about your Practice and how to get the best from our range of services. We aim to provide personal family doctoring whilst working together as part of Primary Health Care Team.

We have 3 GP Partners, 3 Practice Nurses and a great team of managment, administration and receptionists who work alongside together to provide effective, efficient and educational care to patients.

The Upstairs Surgery is part of the Havering Crest PCN.

Mission Statement

Our aim is to provide the best possible clinical care from our team of clinical, managerial, administrative and reception staff to give a high quality, courteous, efficient and friendly service.

 

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