Bromley Y text/chat service-The Signpost This is a free, anonymous text chat service called The Signpost for young people aged 11-18 who would like some advice from our wellbeing practitioners for emotional difficulties they are facing. Please note this is not a crisis line. The number is 07480 635 025. Lines are staffed 9am to 5pm on weekdays.
NHS services are using text messages as one of the ways to invite people in for their Covid vaccination. A genuine message will never ask for your bank details or request a payment. It may ask you to confirm your date of birth to make sure the message has reached the intended person. Text messages for our local GP-led site may include a weblink from ‘accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk’. If you receive a text message which looks suspicious, you can forward this free of charge to the 7726 SMS reporting service.
Telephones - We are experiencing a very high level of calls at the moment and apologise that there is often a lengthy wait for calls to be answered. Due to staff shortages we are unable to make appointments at the front desk so please utilise online services where possible. Please do not attend the front desk unless you have been invited to do so.
Your co-operation is much appreciated
- Electronic Repeat Dispensing
Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. This information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.
Last year in Bromley we spent over £2 million on prescriptions for self care products available over the counter.
Many common conditions and minor ailments can be treated at home with the support of your local pharmacy if needed.
Over the counter products for self care are for things like pain relief, hayfever, cold sores, cough and colds.
These items can be bought from pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription. You can get them without an appointment or seeing a GP.
This practice is unable to routinely prescribe health supplements and medicines for self-care that can be bought readily from pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription.
For more information and a more detailed list of ailments please click Bromley CCG
Important please read - Local Care RecordThe Local Care Record enables the sharing of electronic information between GP Practices, hospitals and community services.
The Local Care Record will allow care professionals to view medications, previous treatments, test results and other important information at the touch of a button.
This will make care safer and quicker by allowing professionals to review all relevant information before making decisions
For more information please visit the website
If you do not wish for your information to be shared call
020 7188 8801 or email gst-tr.GSTPALS@nhs.net