Welcome to Trinity Medical Centre
For all patients booked for their second coved vaccinations at Balham Health Centre from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 9th January 2021, your appointment will go ahead as planned.
Our mission is:-
- To deliver patient-focused quality care to all our patients
- To treat all our patients with respect and dignity at all times
This practice has a total of 9,300 patients, the majority from Wandsworth and some from Lambeth.
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.
Key information for patients about the coronavirus vaccine
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
We will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. Please wait to be contacted.
Ensuring that everyone is vaccinated – who is eligible and how you will be contacted
- From Monday 1st March everyone aged 60 to 63 who hasn’t yet had their first coronavirus vaccine dose will get their invite this week.
- If you are in this age group, you will receive a letter inviting you to make an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy-led site through the national booking services.
- Our practice is contacting people in the groups below to be vaccinated at our local GP-led clinic:
- people at clinical risk, including those identified by the Government’s clinical risk assessment tool. Read more about how the tool works and why you might have been called.
- adult carers
- people with a severe or profound learning disability
- Anyone over 60, the clinically extremely vulnerable (including people who have been shielding), frontline health and social care workers can contact the NHS to book their vaccination through the national booking service – www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119 free of charge between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. If you are unable to book your appointment online or by calling 119, you can contact our practice to book.
- We would encourage anyone who isn’t already registered with a GP to do so; no proof of address or immigration status is needed.
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Meanwhile, we must all continue to adhere to stick to the local tier restriction rules and remember hands, face, space.
For more information visit the NHS England website
When all doctors are on duty, there is now a broader range of appointment times, with a 2pm to 4pm clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
There are children's clinics (0-16 years) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
There are no walk-in emergency clinics. In it's place we have more bookable appointments in the evening and a small number of appointments are released at 8am.
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.
The surgery doors are closed but we are open.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend surgery if you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature. You are advised to stay at home for 7 days.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.
For the latest Covid-19 advice, please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
The practice now has limited access to the premises. If you have an appointment, the clinician will call you on the phone. If they need to see you, then you will be able to come to the surgery. All appointments at the moment are telephone consultations. If you are booked into the baby clinic or antenatal or postnatal clinic, you will be seen by the doctor. You can also come to pick up a prescription/letter, etc, please ring doorbell for access.
Practice policy on test results - our policy is to telephone patients when test results are abnormal. If they are normal you will not be contacted unless further tests or management is necessary. Please preserve telephone appointments for those who need them most, by not telephoning to request test results or call backs for these. You are welcome to have copies of test results printed via reception, when it becomes safe to come in to request these after the crisis has passed. For patients that have online access, you can access them electronically.
If your child is unwell and you need advice from the practice then please contact us as you usually would. Please do not delay contacting your practice and seeking advice if you and your child need it. During the COVID19 pandemic, don’t come to the practice – contact us first.
If you are struggling with your mental health, support from a therapist can help you recover and enjoy your life again. Sign up for support via your local NHS trust at www.talkwandsworth.nhs.uk or on 020 3513 6264 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or book online treatment directly at www.iesohealth.com.
As a reminder, this service is for adults aged 18 and over, living in Wandsworth or with a Wandsworth GP. It provides support to anyone who has a mental health or wellbeing need, whether this is due to emotional difficulties or life stressors.
Self-referral or professional referral by calling: 020 3513 6264 or visit https://www.talkwandsworth.nhs.uk/index.php and complete an online referral.
We offer on line access for booking GP appointments, ordering prescriptions and viewing your medication and allergies. Please note that you can only book GP appointments, you will need to ring reception to book nurse appointments as there are different time slots needed for different procedures. This service is only available for patients over 16 years. For children upto the age of 12 years, parents can do this on their behalf, but once they reach this age, access is de-activated and it is up to the clinician to decide whether the child is Fraser competant or whether the family can continue until the child reaches 16. Please ask reception for details. Patients need to come to the surgery to register for on-line access, bringing a photo ID and proof of residence dated within the last 3 months.
(Site updated 26/04/2021)