Thameside Medical Practice

Thames House, 180 High Street, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8HU

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Telephone: 020 8614 4930

Out of Hours: 111

Welcome to 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.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccination

PLEASE DO NOT contact the Practice to book an appointment for the Coronavirus Vaccination if you are aged under 70 and are not in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable group. We are in the process of working closely with our NHS colleagues to meet the huge national challenge of delivering the Coronavirus Vaccine. We are actively inviting patients for the vaccine in-line with national guidance on the group(s) of patients who are to be invited for vaccination first. We have invited patients in Group 6 for vaccination. Those patients in Group 6 are those aged 16 to 65 years in an at risk clinical group. We have invited all our patients who are 70 plus or Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) for a COVID-19 vaccination. We are currently inviting all patients aged 50 and over for the Covid-19 Vaccine.

Over 70 or Clinically EXTREMELY Vulnerable and not vaccinated?

We have invited all our patients who are over 70 or Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) for a COVID-19 vaccination. If you are over 70 or in the CEV group and have not heard from us you can now book your vaccination in two ways.

Please either contact us and let us have your up to date contact details so that we can arrange an appointment for your vaccination, or alternatively to book your vaccination at another location you can now book by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or ringing 119 free. You no longer need a letter.

Up-dated 8th April 2021

Please see below details of a scam which relates to Covid-19 Vaccination Appointments

SCAM RELATING TO COVID-19 VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS:-

Some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the Covid-19 vaccination.

To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.

  • The vaccine is only available from the NHS and is being offered to people in priority groups. Vaccination is free and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn or if you are over 70, you can now contact the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or ringing 119 freeYou can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you, to receive your vaccine. Anyone offering a paid-for vaccine is committing a crime.

The NHS will never:

  • ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine.
  • ask for payment or for your bank account or card details, to pay for a vaccine or to confirm your eligibility for the vaccine.
  • ask you for your PIN or banking password.
  • arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine – at the moment we are also not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine.
  • ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills, bank account details or pay slips.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.

Please remember: If you are asked to pay for the vaccine or asked for your bank account details, it is a scam.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FLU VACCINATIONS

Flu vaccination for those aged 50 to 64 with no underlying health conditions

Thameside Medical Practice has been working hard to deliver the flu jab to those patients aged 50 to 65 with no underlying health conditions.

If you are aged 50 and over and have not yet had you flu vaccine, please contact the Reception Team or contact your local community pharmacist. If we don’t have a supply of the vaccine in Practice we will advice you to contact your local community pharmacist.

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 well-being 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

Join In

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.

Updated 8th March 2021