Monthly Archives: May 2017

May Bank Holiday 2017 Surgery Times

Please note that Streatham High Practice, Edith Cavell Surgery and Streatham Place Surgery will be operating the following schedule till Tuesday 30th May 2017, at which time the usual schedule will resume:

Streatham High Practice

  • Saturday 27th May 2017: 9am – 12.30pm
  • Sunday 28th May 2017: Closed
  • Monday 29th May 2017 (Bank Holiday): Closed 

Edith Cavell Surgery

  • Saturday 27th May 2017: 9am – 12pm
  • Sunday 28th May 2017: 9am – 12pm
  • Monday 29th May 2017 (Bank Holiday): Closed

 Streatham Place Surgery

  • Saturday 27th May 2017: 9am – 12pm*
  • Sunday 28th May 2017: 9am – 12pm* 
  • Monday 29th May 2017 (Bank Holiday): Closed

*(Clinic run at Edith Cavell Surgery)

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed>>

Disruption to NHS services across the UK

**Update: Sat 13 May 2017 – 8am**
Dear Patients,

Please note that our services have resumed with some continued disruption to our NHS email which may impact patient referrals in and out of our service, however we expect this to return to normal by early next week.

Thank you for your continued patience.


Dear Patients, NHS England has advised us to shutdown our PCs and telephones in response to a major cyber attack on NHS services across the UK.

This has resulted in serious disruption to our service. If you have urgent medical needs that cannot wait till the issue is resolved, please call 111.

If you have a medical emergency, please call 999 or visit your nearest A&E.

We will update further when we know more and thank you for your patience.

The official statement from NHSDigital: https://digital.nhs.uk/article/1491/Statement-on-reported-NHS-cyber-attack    

Dr Emma Preston: BMJ Primary Care Team of the Year Award 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr Emma Preston, GP and Trainer at Streatham Place Surgery, who is also the Lead GP for the Health Inclusion Team Refugee Clinic in Brixton, has been awarded the BMJ Primary Care Team of the Year Award 2017 for her work with the Inclusion Team.

The Health Inclusion Team Refugee Clinic provides Primary Care to destitute asylum seekers and refugees who have previously been unable to access a GP.

This award recognises primary care teams who have had a substantial effect on the health and wellbeing of the wider community through a specific project.

The Health Inclusion Clinic in Brixton, south London, was set up to provide a first port of call for such people, offering 30 minute appointments with comprehensive health screening and an interpreter. “We can tease out problems that wouldn’t get a proper hearing in a 10 minute appointment,” says Shazia Munir, a GP attached to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. “The screening can pick up conditions such as latent tuberculosis, hepatitis, anaemia, and diabetes. We then help them get registered with a GP near where they live and provide a summary of their health for that GP.”

We are really proud of Dr Preston and congratulate her and the Inclusion Team on this prestigious and much deserved award.