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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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Welcome to Balham Park Surgery

New Patients - Register Online

New patients can save time by registering online rather than coming into the surgery to fill in forms:

To register online as a new patient at Balham Park Surgery please click here

News:

Winter Access Clinics

Balham Park Surgery are currently able to offer additional winter access clinics: 6.30pm-8.30pm Tues – Thursday and on a Saturday 9-11am.

Children's Winter Access Clinics

Between now and the end of March we have been provided with limited funding for additional "children's" clinics on Mondays and Fridays between 3.30pm-6.30pm. Dr Greg Ellam and Dr Heather Watson will be running special 15 minute appointments for children which will include an element of self management advice, issuing information on 111 and any other literature as appropriate. These will be available for pre-booking with some allocated on the day.

Please call Reception on 020 8772 8772 to book an appointment or book online through Emis Patient Access: https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk


Friends and Family Test - Patient Survey

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Balham Park Surgery Nursing Team

Flu Clinic


If you're eligible for a flu vaccination you will have received a letter inviting you to book into the flu clinic.  Our nursing team are well underway in administering the vaccinations  - if you haven't booked already please call Reception.

 



Health and Social Care Information Centre - Care Data

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 GPs, a Practice Nurse, and Non-Clinical Manager. We have a very large team of GPs, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Phlebotomists, and Health Care Support workers . 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.




Online Medical Record Viewing – Balham Park Surgery Published Plan



Online Medical Record Viewing – Balham Park Surgery Published Plan

Any patients of Balham Park Surgery over the age of 18 can now request to view part of their medical record online. An NHS England requirement for GP Practices in 2014/15 states that:

All practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the contractor and patient. The practice should put this in place as soon as possible after 1 April 2014 and must, by 30 September 2014, publicise its plans to enable it to achieve that requirement by no later than 31 March 2015.

The aspects of the medical record currently available for our patients to view are Medications, Allergies and Adverse Reactions. We plan to review the other facilities of online medical record viewing over coming months. To gain access to your online medical record you must provide photo identity (passport or driving licence) plus one other form of proof of identity such as a bank statement or utility bill.