Trowbridge Surgery will be closed on 25/05/2020 due to Bank Holiday.
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
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
- 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
- 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.
Page last reviewed: 3 March 2020
Please note our opening schedule until Thursday 2 January 2020 below, when the usual schedule will resume.
|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|
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.
|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||8.50am – 12.00pm|
|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|
Please note that Trowbridge Surgery will be operating the following schedule till Tuesday 29 May 2018, after which the usual schedule will resume:
Saturday 26th May 2018: 9.00am-12.00pm
Sunday 27th May 2018: closed
Monday 28th May 2018 (Bank Holiday): closed
Please note that Trowbridge Surgery will be operating the following schedule till Tuesday 3rd April 2018, after which the usual schedule will resume:
- Friday 30th March 2018 (Bank Holiday): closed
- Saturday 31st March 2018: 9.00am-12.00pm
- Sunday 1st April 2018: closed
- Monday 2nd April 2018 (Bank Holiday): closed
There are now Extra GP appointments in the evenings and at weekends available to City and Hackney patients. Urgent and routine appointments with a GP, either same day or in advance are available at any one of our five primary care GP practices, making it much easier to get the care you need at a location that is convenient for you.
Who can access the service?
Patients registered with a City and Hackney GP practice can book an appointment at the service through their GP practice. These appointments are not suitable for all types of problems. (NB This is not a walk-in service)
What are the opening times?
The opening hours are 4.00pm – 8.00pm weekdays and 8.00am – 8.00pm weekends and Bank Holidays.
How do I book an appointment?
For now you book an appointment by contacting your own GP practice however, direct booking is in the pipeline.
Extra evening and weekend appointments available at:
|Sunday & Bank Holidays
10 Kenninghall Road
London E5 8BY
| The Hoxton Surgery
12 Rushton Street
Hoxton N1 5DR
| Richmond Road Medical Centre
136 Richmond Road
London E8 3HN
|The Neaman Practice
15 Half Moon Court
London EC1A 7HF
|Stamford Hill Group Practice
2 Egerton Road
London N16 6UA
What can I expect at a consultation with a GP?
One of the added benefits of the primary care extended access service is that the GP will have access to view your medical record during your visit to the primary care access centre. Having access to view your medical record means that the clinician will have a greater understanding of your medical history and health needs and can then choose the treatment that is right for you. The clinician will ask you for your consent before accessing your medical record. Using this service will not affect your registration at your usual GP practice.
Who will have access to my medical record?
Once you have consented, only authorised staff within the service will have access to view your medical record. Clinicians can only review your medical record if you have given your expressed consent. If you do not consent then the GP will not be able to continue the consultation. Your medical information will be treated with the strictest of confidentiality. All City and Hackney GP practices have agreed to sign up to a data sharing agreement which sets out what information will be shared, how and when.
What if I don’t want my medical records to be shared?
If you don’t want your medical records to be viewed then you will need to tell the receptionist or GP at your own practice when they are booking the appointment. They will then offer you an appointment at your own GP practice.
Your views and feedback about the primary care extended access service
At the end of the consultation with the GP you will be asked to complete a patient experience survey. Your views and feedback are important and will help us to make improvements.
Tests and Referrals
The GP’s in these centres will send any requests for tests and referrals back to your own GP practice to action – in a small number of cases your own GP practice might recommend a different management plan to the extended access GP.
Please note our opening schedule until Tuesday 2nd January 2018 below, after which the usual schedule will resume for each practice from Wednesday 3rd January 2018.
If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>
|Sunday 24th Dec 2017||CLOSED|
|Monday 25th Dec 2017||CLOSED|
|Tuesday 26th Dec 2017||CLOSED|
|Wednesday 27th Dec 2017||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Thursday 28th Dec 2017||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Friday 29th Dec 2017||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Saturday 30th Dec 2017||8.50am – 12.00pm|
|Sunday 31st Dec 2017||CLOSED|
|Monday 1st Jan 2018||CLOSED|
|Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018||8.00am – 6.30pm|
If you are eligible, book an appointment for your FREE flu vaccination now:
- Pre-book at a time that suits you or Walk-in on the following dates and times:
- Monday 2nd October – 8.00am – 9.00am
- Wednesday 4th October – 11.30am – 12.30pm
- Thursday 12th October – 10.00am – 11.00am
- Saturday 14th October – 10.00am – 11.00am
- Tuesday 17th October – 8.00am – 9.00am
- Thursday 19th October – 12.00pm – 12.30pm
- Saturday 21st October- 9.00am -10.00am
- Book Online
- Call us on 020 8986 7781
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 (see more >>)
- a carer
- and for children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015, infants with long term conditions and children in reception class and school years 1 through to 4
For more information about the Flu vaccination, access the following useful resources:
- Our website: Flu Immunisations
- NHS.uk – Flu and the vaccine
- Patient.info – Influenza and flu like illness
- Videos (Polish/Bengali/Hindi): Public Health England Flu information – available in a variety of languages
- Video (English): The flu vaccine for pregnant women
- Video (English): The flu vaccine for people aged 65+
- Video (English): The flu vaccine for children
- Video (English): The flu vaccine for people with long-term conditions
Please note that Trowbridge Surgery will be operating the following schedule till Tuesday 29th August 2017, at which time the usual schedule will resume:
- Saturday 26th August 2017: 9am – 12pm
- Sunday 27th August 2017: closed
- Monday 28th August 2017 (Bank Holiday): closed