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Patient Access is provided by our clinical system supplier. It allows our patients to book appointments, request repeat prescriptions and send doctors secure messages. These messages will be responded to within 48 hours and you must actively log on to view this. You need to register in person at the practice for this service. Please bring a form of photo ID to register.  If you request a prescription and it is rejected please contact us.

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Balham Park Surgery Patient Liaison Group need your help - Put Patients First Petition

Please read the information below and consider signing this online petition:

Click here to see the online petition

Click here to see the Campaign Home Page

Despite carrying out 90% of all NHS patient contacts, general practice only receives 8.39% of the NHS budget in the UK — an historic low. By 2017, this is projected to plunge to just 7.29%.

As a result, general practice is facing a growing crisis.

Due to the sheer volume of GP workloads, in this year alone, patients will have to wait longer than a week to see their GP on at least 27m occasions.

And, according to a poll carried out in March, more than three fifths of the public now believe that the number of patient consultations carried out by GPs — up to 60 per day — is threatening the level of patient care.

To protect high quality services for all patients, I call on the Prime Minister to increase the share of the NHS budget spent on general practice in England to 11% by 2017.

This shift in funding would enable general practice to deliver:

  • Shorter waiting times for appointments and more flexible opening hours
  • Longer consultations, especially for people with long term conditions
  • More opportunity for patients to see a GP who knows them
  • Better care co-ordination and planning, especially for the elderly and those with complex needs
  • Positive benefits for the NHS as a whole, reducing pressure on hospitals

GP surgeries sit at the heart of local communities. Sign the petition to demand that the Government acts now to ensure practices have the resources they need to continue to provide the high quality care patients deserve. 
Click on this link to sign the petition:  http://www.rcgp.org.uk/campaign-home/get-involved/petition/petition-england.aspx

For more information on how you can get involved follow the link below:
http://www.rcgp.org.uk/campaign-home/~/media/Files/Policy/PPF/PPGs.ashx

Watch the "Your GP Cares" campaign video here: http://youtu.be/Iy4CVGlSDP8



Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group Patient Survey 

Click here to take part in the Wandsworth CCG Patient Survey



Health and Social Care Information Centre 

Please note: The collection of care data by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is not related to the Summary Care Record (see below for further information on this).

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was set up as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB) in April 2013.   One of their responsibilities is collecting national health and social data.   Please see the NHS website link below for more information on how this affects you:

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Pages/care-data.aspx
Download the patient information leaflet (PDF, 344Kb)
Information Leaflet with Opt-Out Form

You can also opt out using this website: https://www.faxyourgp.com/

There is an NHS video which you can view here: http://youtu.be/3Pkb65rwZVI

If you have any further queries, a national helpline has been set up which you can call: 0300 456 3531



Summary Care Record

A Summary Care Record is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.  

The upload of Summary Care Records began in September 2013.  If you wish to opt out of having your medical record becoming part of the Summary Care Record please print and complete the opt-out form which is available here, or collect a form from Reception.  For further information please visit the NHS website:  http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk.

Download the Summary Care Record patient leaflet (PDF, 232Kb)



Balham Park Surgery


Balham Park Surgery Reception Team
A wam welcome from our friendly Reception Team


We have been at this site since 2002. All consulting rooms are located on the ground floor. The patient waiting room benefits from air conditioning and is large with a designated area for children. Reception is fitted with an induction loop to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The first floor is occupied by the Managing Partner, psychology services, our administration centre and district nursing team. We have a large Education Room for public and staff meetings.

We are a dynamic forward thinking training  practice. Our Partnership includes GP's a Practice Nurse and Non-Clinical Manager. We have 17 GPs, 4 Practice Nurses and 2 Health Care Assistants, a Phlebotomist, and a Health Care Support worker . We train GP Registrars annually who are fully qualified, experienced doctors studying more about General Practice before becoming a GP. We also train medical students from St Georges Healthcare.

We have as part of the wider team; Health Visitors (offering childhood surveillance), a District Nursing team (providing care to housebound patients), a Physiotherapist, Substance Misuse Nurse and Psychologists. 

The practice has other health care professionals visiting the practice; these include a Pharmacist to provide medication reviews and an Exercise Advice specialist. The practice is supported by highly skilled administrative and reception staff.

We were the first practice in England to achieve the Royal College of General Practitioners 'Quality Practice Award', have been awarded 'Investors in People' for training and developing staff and are disability symbol users.