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REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

  • You may either order your prescription on-line patient-services.co.uk by using the tear off strip on your previous prescription or in writing to the surgery.
  • Our receptionists have been instructed by the GP's not to take requests for prescriptions over the phone,  Please do not be offended if they refuse to do so, they are following doctor's instructions. 
  • Please allow three (3) working days (excluding weekends & bank holidays)  for your request to be processed. 
  • Please order in plenty of time especially if there are bank holidays coming up or you are going away on holiday. 

If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens please phone our out of hours service by dialing: 111.  Your call will be triaged and you may be given an appointment with the out of hours doctor who is based at Oak Lane Surgery (6 Oak Lane) in Twickenham or you may be directed to the Teddington Urgent Care Centre  at Teddington Memorial Hospital.

If you just require general medical advice or to make an appointment with a GP at one our GP Hubs please call NHS111 by dialing: 111.  Hub GPs are located at Teddington Memorial Hospital and Sheen Lane Surgery in Sheen. 

DR PENNY SOWDEN

Dr Sowden is currently on extended sick leave. She is recovering from surgery and will be away for several months. If you usually see Dr Sowden any of our other doctors will be happy to look after you during her absence.  

Did you get great care today?  Please visit: www.iwantgreatcare.org to leave feedback for Richmond Lock Surgery, or complete an NHS Friends & Family card when you next visit us. The NHS Friends & Family test is also now available on this website. Your comments are really important & will help improve the service for you and others.

If you would like to register for our ONLINE services please pick up a form from Reception. Once you have registered & have your user name & password you will be able to book an appointment to see a doctor, cancel an appointment & order repeat prescriptions online via the 'links' at the bottom of the Home Page.

Are you interested in joining our Patient Participation Group? All registered patients are welcome. Please ask reception for further details and an application form. Our PPG meets quarterly and you can read their annual report below which gives details of our survey results, action plan & future commitments. Thank you to those patients who participated in the survey.

Travel Information

global air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. 

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific
 

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.  This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.  To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)




 
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