Closure of Trinity Medical Practice

From Bromley CCG Website:

The Trinity Medical Centre in Penge will close on 30 June 2020. Patients were sent details about the closure and the reasons for this decision in March. All patients are now encouraged to register with neighbouring GP practices.

This decision was ratified by NHS Bromley CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee on Thursday 26 March 2020.

From 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020, the Bromley GP Alliance will be providing GP services at the practice and assist with the preparation of its closure. Bromley GP Alliance will be responsible for ensuring the safe move of all patients into neighbouring GP practices. They will be in contact with all patients from April and give you the opportunity to discuss any aspects of your care then.

We are looking at how patients from Trinity Medical Practice can register at a new practice over the phone or online, as there are restrictions on visiting GP practices due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We will provide more information shortly on how you can do this.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) 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. Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine. But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days.

The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus 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 are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

BGPA Services Update regarding COVID-19

Bromley GP Alliance are running most services as usual although the way we offer your appointment may change.

Access Hubs:

We are now offering GP video consultations in our GP access hubs. To book an appointment please contact your GP Practice and ask to be booked into a Hub Digital Appointment.

Please attend appointments alone where possible or with a carer/parent/guardian if necessary.

Our receptionists will check the temperature of ALL patient who attend face to face appointments – please do not be offended.

You may receive a text message before your appointment asking health related questions – please contact us on the supplied number if they apply to you.

Phlebotomy:

Our clinics at Dysart Surgery are closed until further notice.

Dermatology:

All Dermatology appointments are now video consultations until further notice.

Vasectomy: 

All Vasectomy appointments are cancelled until further notice.

Health Checks:

All Health Check clinics are closed until further notice.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Bromley and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

More information can be found on the NHS website here

New Phlebotomy Clinic Location

Today, our Phlebotomy clinic moved into Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre. This service also still runs out of 5 Bromley GP Practices: Dysart Surgery, Summercroft Surgery, Ballater Surgery, Park Practice and Eden Park Surgery.  For more information on this service and to view clinic times click here.

Relocation of our Headache Service

As of Thursday 5th March 2020 our Headache Service is moving into the brand new Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre. The service can still be accessed by a referral from your GP. For more information on our Headache Service click here.

 

The Bromley Homeless Project Winter 19/20

The Bromley GP Alliance has been working closely with The Bromley Homeless Shelter to bring a walk in clinic to their homeless guests in the local area.

Based at their Night Shelter in the United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, the clinic runs every Thursday evening in January and February, bringing healthcare services directly to this population.

We have been well supported  by local volunteer  GPs, and have had input from Bromley Healthcare Podiatry, Bromley Drug and Alcohol services and Bromley Well,  to bring much needed medical help and advice over these cold winter months.  Apart from managing acute medical problems, we actively encourage registration with GP practices, and signpost to other local services and facilities.

The first few clinics have been well received and we hope to continue to make a positive impact to the homeless population in Bromley and increase engagement with primary care services going forward.

Yesterday BGPA held a raffle in aid of the Bromley Homeless Shelter. We are delighted to have raised £255.

https://bromleyshelter.weebly.com

Christmas Jumper Day 2019

Today BGPA’s office staff wore Christmas Jumpers to raise money for Save the Children. We are pleased to have raised £60 for this charity. Save the children find new ways to help millions of children around the world escape poverty. They support them to learn, grow and become who they want to be.

https://www.savethechildren.org.uk

#HelloYellow

Today, BGPA office staff wore yellow for World Mental Health and to support and fundraise for the Young Minds for their #HelloYellow campaign. This campaign is to show young people that they are not alone when struggling with their mental health. Young Minds is a charity leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. BGPA would like to thank all staff for their donations – we in total raised £60.

https://youngminds.org.uk