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Public Health Advice to People Currently Resident in the UK


Please click the following link for up to date information regarding Coronavirus:

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at:

Advice for people returning to the UK and travellers to the UK

You may need to get medical advice if you’ve recently travelled to the UK from somewhere with a higher risk of coronavirus.

These places are:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Tenerife – only the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

If you’ve been to one of these places in the last 14 days, find out what to do using the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.

Information: Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

IPSOS Mori’s national GP Patient Survey is now underway


The 2020 GP Patient Survey has opened. Some patients  registered at this GP practice will soon be invited to take part in a national survey about their experiences of local NHS services.

IPSOS Mori will be contacting patients around the country until March, this is the largest survey of its kind in Europe, designed to give patients the opportunity to feed back about their experiences of their GP practice. It covers issues that concern patients, such as access to care and satisfaction with treatment. If you receive a questionnaire, please help NHS England by filling it in as soon as possible.

It is really important that we hear your views, even if you have received a questionnaire like this before. Your response will help us to improve local GP practices and other local NHS services so they better meet your needs.










Flu Clinic

If you are under 65 years old with a long term condition or you are over 65 years old you will need a flu vaccination as your immunity weakens as you get older. Please contact the surgery from the 18/9/2019 to book an appointment.

Thank you

Frances Tibble
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Suspended travel clinic service

Due to an unexpected shortage of practice nurse appointments, the practice has taken the decision to suspend offering travel assessments and appointments to patients, and therefore patients are advised to attend their local travel clinic.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but we are endeavouring to offer the best care possible to those most in need whilst we have a reduced nursing team.

21st January 2019

Changes to blood test appointments

Please note as there are more local phlebotomy services now available to patients, Mottingham surgery will no longer be offering a Phlebotomy service and Downham surgery will be reduced to 2 mornings a week, and will be for those patients that have limited mobility or access to other local phlebotomy clinics.

Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause but we are endeavouring to offer the best care possible to those most in need whilst we have a reduced nursing team.

21st January 2019