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Change To Practice Opening Times
From the week beginning 24/04/2023 the surgery will no longer be open until 8:30pm on Wednesdays. The practice will now close at 6:30pm on Wednesdays. For evening and weekend appointments patients can now book in at one of the enhanced access hubs in the local area. Please ask at reception or click on the link below for more information on how to book an appointment https://belgravia-surgery-sw1.nhs.uk/appointments/gp-access-centres/
Christmas Opening Times
Please see the practice opening times over the Christmas period below
Saturday 24th December – Closed
Sunday 25th December – Closed
Monday 26th December Closed
Tuesday 27th December Closed
Wednesday 28th December – Open 08:00-20:30 as normal
Thursday 29th December – Open 08:00-18:30 as normal
Friday 30th December – Open 08:00-18:30 as normal
Saturday 31st December – Closed
Sunday 1st January – Closed
Monday 2nd January – Closed
Tuesday 3rd January – Open 08:00-18:30 as normal
Belgravia Surgery is now a teaching practice.
New online consultation service launching on 8th July 2022
We’re pleased to announce that we will be launching a new online consultation tool called PATCHS at our GP practice on 8th July 2022. We have selected PATCHS to take the place of our current online consultation service (eConsult) to improve the experience for our patients.
The new online consultation service offers a secure, simple and flexible way for patients and carers to contact their GP practice – it will not replace face to face appointments, it is in addition to routine contact with Practices. This should not be used for emergencies when you should contact 999 or visit A&E.
By registering you will have easy access to a range of services from your computer or smartphone, including:
- reporting symptoms to your GP
- booking virtual appointments
- accessing health advice
To request repeat prescriptions, you should continue to follow the current process we have in place.
You can register via the [link] on our website homepage.
All you will need to do is provide an email address and set up a password.
For more information on PATCHS you can visit their website.
Changes to Extended Hours Appointments in your local Area – Have your say
Your local NHS is seeking your views about the best times and locations for GP (doctor) and nurse appointments in the evenings and weekends.
Nationally the NHS has asked local practices to review the times to provide appointments at evenings and weekends. We want to capture information to support decision-making and make sure we are providing times, and locations that meet the needs of local people.
Our short survey will take no more than two minutes and your answers will help us to provide the best possible times and locations for our evening and weekend GP services.
Please complete our survey https://forms.office.com/r/Z5g9sxW1wf
(GP and nurse appointments are already available in the evening and at the weekend and can be booked by calling your GP practice or 111).
Why are you asking people about this?
Nationally the NHS has asked groups of GP Practices (Primary Care Networks) to develop a plan for providing appointments at evenings and weekends. To inform these plans we want to make sure we are also providing times, and locations that meet the needs of local people.
What changes are you planning to make?
At this stage we really don’t know – we currently provide weekend and evening appointments from 6:30pm to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm on the weekends in each borough. Provided by local GPs. We want to know if these times are still right for patients?
What are the proposed national changes?
Local GPs currently offer appointments seven days of the week; the new guidance does mean that appointments don’t have to be provided on a Sunday. We are not proposing we don’t offer a service on a Sunday, but we do want to understand what local people need.
I just want to be able to see a doctor, face-to-face not on the phone?
All GP practices provide telephone and face-to-face appointments. This means we can see as many patients as possible each day. If you need to be seen face-to-face you will be invited into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment.
When will the changes happen?
Nationally the new changes to the way GP networks provide evening and weekend services will come into place in October.
Will my feedback really make a difference?
Yes, we want to ensure we are providing service times that work for local people.