Your GP surgery will be closed on the following bank holidays:
Closed: Monday 29th May 2023
We will re-open on
Tuesday, 30th May 2023 at 8:30am
Need to see a doctor over the bank holiday weekend ? NHS 111 can help
Call 111 and if appropriate, the advisor will be able to schedule you an appointment with a GP – it may not be your usual one – at a local venue. If you could be better treated elsewhere, they will be able to direct you to the best place to suit your needs. 111 is free to call at all times.
We are delighted to let you know that plans are underway regarding the move into the new Aberfeldy Health and Wellbeing Centre in the New Year.
The new address will be The Aberfeldy Practice, Aberfeldy Health & Wellbeing Centre, 19 Aberfeldy Square, London, E14 0TF. This is approximately a 5 minute walk from our current practice. We are really excited to be moving to this new healthcare facility and confident that the new and existing patients will benefit from receiving improved and wider range of services.
We are working hard to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum and will write to all patients with confirmation of the move date and additional information. Ahead of then, we’d like to invite patients to an information event where practice staff will discuss the move and answer any questions you may have.
Patient information events below:
Face to face engagement session: 5th of December 2022 at 11 am.
Virtual session: 14th of December 2022 at 6:30pm
Virtual session link below:
Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 349 955 594 803
Download Teams | Join on the web
You do not need to do anything if you wish to remain registered with the practice.
- You will continue to be registered with the practice when it moves to its new location.
- The doctors and nurses will remain the same and will continue to have access to your medical records.
- The practice’s telephone number will remain the same
We have paused our travel health vaccination service until further notice. This is due to the current polio virus outbreak in London. We are now prioritising the vaccination and protection of children at risk of catching polio. Should you require travel advice and vaccinations in the meantime please visit a local travel clinic. Thank you for your understanding.
Click here to find out more about Polio virus detected in sewage, London.
We have to reduce the number of travel consultation we can offer, due to the shortages of supply with common travel vaccinations such as Hep A and typhoid. The reception team will check with the nursing team about the stock availability before booking you an appointment. We will always try our best to accommodate patients, however when we run out of vaccines you will be advised to seek travel health advice from another provider. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
You may wish to visit CityDoc to find the nearest travel clinics.
Click here for more information about the vaccination we offer under the NHS.
The Aberfeldy neighbourhood has been the centre of major regeneration over the past 10 years, led by EcoWorld London and Poplar HARCA.
As part of their 10-year anniversary celebrations they have launched Aberfeldy Stories – an exhibition that explores the transformation of this neighbourhood through the lives of people that live here. Please read Dr Phillip’s story below. You can read more stories and listen to audio/podcasts by clicking on Aberfeldy Stories.
“I’m a GP family doctor. I think Aberfeldy residents are good, honest people. When they see that you’re trying to make a difference, then they take you to their souls. I have been working on the Aberfeldy for 22 years. I’m just about becoming accepted as a local! The regeneration of the Aberfeldy Estate, I think, has been a key factor in improving the health and the well being of the community.”
Dr Phillip Bennett-Richards
Listen to Dr Phillip’s podcast.
The practice is moving to AccuRx to deal with all online triage requests from the 23rd of May 2022. Please click on the image below to access the dedicated page to submit your request online. Please note that this service should not be used for urgent medical problems.
Who is being offered a spring booster?
COVID-19 is more serious in older people and those with a weakened immune system. Protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly in these people. For this reason people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered the spring booster.
Although vaccines are expected to provide good protection against severe COVID-19 disease, protection against mild infection with the Omicron variant seems to decline quickly, even after the booster dose.
This spring booster is being offered as a precaution to those at extremely high risk, most of whom received their first booster around 6 months ago. If the number of infections increases over the summer, this booster should help to reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.
All eligible patients will receive a letter from the central NHS team to book the appointment. You can also book the appointment online. Please visit Book your covid vaccination online
To read more please visit A guide to the spring booster for those aged 75 years and older and older residents in care homes