Thameside Medical Practice
With our patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Advice for women: breast screening
Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. The offer of a screen comes after some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme. This problem dates back to 2009.
NHS Breast Screening Services have apologised, and are writing to all affected women who are registered with a GP to offer them the opportunity for a screen and further information by the end of May 2018. A free helpline is available if they need more advice.
The helpline number is: 0800 169 2692
However, if you are not currently registered with a GP and believe you did not receive an invitation for a screen between your 68th – 71st birthdays then we advise that you get in touch with the helpline on 0800 169 2692.
For information from NHS Choices on missed invitations for breast cancer screening see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/missed-invitations/
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
Do you know you can use online services to book and cancel an appointment, request a prescription, and view your online health record? If you are not already signed up for this service and you are interested to do so, please fill in the form held at reception. You will need to return the completed form to the receptionist with photographic ID. You can then access some of your records, order prescriptions and make appointments. If you only want to have access to the appointment online service then you can register by visiting www.nhs.uk/patientonline.
If you are not already registered for text reminders and would like to receive reminders for appointments and routine checks, then please let the reception team know and we will update your record.
Are you a carer? You can find useful, local information on the Carers Hub at www.richmondchs.org
You can contact the Community Independent Living Service at www.richmond.gov.uk
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
You can now access online services, for example make and cancel routine appointments. For more information please speak to a member of the Reception Team.
(Site updated 11/12/2018)