Welcome to the website for Plas Meddyg Surgery, Bexley
Hello and welcome to our website. We’ve packed it full of useful information in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions. If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times, download a registration form and come and see us.
Important information about Tuesday January 22nd 2019 from 1-5pm
Please be aware that on Tuesday January 22nd 2019 from 1-5pm the surgery will be closed. However, there are a number of ways in which you can still access services from your Bexley GP and nurse.
- Visit this page of our website and contact our doctors to get advice for your problem now
- By downloading NHS Online Bexley – just search for ‘NHS Online Bexley’ in the App Store or Google Play
If you need an appointment with one of our GPs between 1-5pm on this date and call us, you will be redirected accordingly.
Services at the practice will fully resume from 5pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.
OVER 65s FLU VACCINATIONS
This vaccine will be back in stock from November 2nd 2018 following a supply issue. Please now book your appointment either online or via reception
Staying well in the hot weather
Use sun cream with a minimum sun protection factor of 15C
Seek the shade and avoid going out during the hottest part of the day, between 11am and 3pm
Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day
Consider how you can keep your environment cool, for example by closing blinds to prevent direct sunlight entering the room, and turning off non-essential electrical equipment which can generate unnecessary heat.
Further information can be found on Bexley CCG’s website
Hayfever Guidance - Management & Treatment
Please click on the document below to access the latest local guidance
Hayfever Management & Treatments
Get to know your PPG!
Come and meet representatives of your Patient Participation Group at an informal get together on Friday 13th July 2018, 7-9pm, at the United Reformed Church, 500 Hurst Road, Bexley. Representatives from Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group, Plas Meddyg Surgery, Bexley Voluntary Service Council, Healthwatch Bexley and Carers' Support Bexley will also be attending.
See the poster below for more details:
Get Together 13.07.18
Winter pressures & outbreaks of Diarrhoea and Vomiting
Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group is urging members of the public to only use health services if they really need to and manage minor conditions such as a cough or cold at home. They are also urging patients with diarrhoea to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary for them to seek medical help.
Outbreaks of diarrhoea and vomiting are impacting on the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH). This means that visiting at the PRUH is currently restricted - regular updates are available on the hospital website.
If you have diarrhoea, please stay at home and please do not visit health services unless it is absolutely necessary. Most cases of diarrhoea will pass in a few days. Please drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated. Visit NHS Choices for more advice on treating your symptoms.
Please help us to reduce the spread of norovirus and:
- Avoid attending A&E if possible, unless the symptoms are severe or patients have complicating factors.
- Avoid food preparation (especially for others) if possible until 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.
- Not visit people in hospital or in care homes until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.
- Stay off work whilst unwell and for 48 hours after symptoms have resolved.
- Parents should be advised to keep affected children away from school, nursery, playgroup or child-minding services whilst they are unwell, and for 48 hours after the child has recovered.
Evening and weekend appointments now available
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at special GP Hubs at Queen Mary’s Hospital and Erith Hospital. Talk to the practice receptionists to find out more or book an appointment.
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
Over The Counter Products
This practice is now unable to routinely prescribe medicines for self-care that can be bought readily from supermarkets and pharmacies without a prescription. For more information see the 'Over The Counter Products' page in the Prescriptions section of this website or click on the link below.
New Appointments System from 23/10/17
As from Monday October 23rd a new appointments system is being introduced that should mean only a one week wait for a routine GP appointment.
To book an appointment for 7 days ahead, please ring (or book online) after 2.30pm the week before.
Example 1: From 2.30pm On Monday October 23rd you will be able to book for Monday October 30th.
Example 2: From 2.30pm on Tuesday October 24th you will be able to book for Tuesday October 31st.
GP Practices are under pressure! Watch this video
Book your flu vaccination now. See 'Clinics & Services'
eConsult with your GP/Practice Team! Just click on the banner below to start
PPG Raffle Aug 29 - Oct 20. Great prizes! Click on the Patient Group tab
Community phlebotomy service withdrawn
Unfortunately this service has been withdrawn from all 15 Bexley GP surgeries that were hosting it so we cannot now offer the blood tests that were held here regularly on Wednesdays and Fridays. Our patients can be seen at Queen Mary's, Erith, Queen Elizabeth and Eltham Community Hospitals. Further details in the Clinics & Services section of this site.
Dr Richard McCarthy
We are sad to announce that Dr Richard McCarthy passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 11th 2017, aged just 59.
Dr McCarthy was a much loved and respected GP here at Plas Meddyg Surgery from 1999 to 2014. He will be sorely missed by patients and staff alike.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and many friends at this sad and difficult time.
Patient appointments with a GP are now available between 18:30-20:00 weekdays and 08:00-20:00 weekends/bank holidays
Our patients can now be seen for routine GP appointments in new GP centres at Queen Mary's Hospital and Erith Hospital from 18:30-20:00 weekdays and 8:00-20:00 weekends/bank holidays.
These appointments should not be used for a follow up appointment, as continuity of care is important, but if you have a non-urgent problem and can’t wait for our next routine appointment, please call our receptionists who will be happy to book an appointment for you.
You will be seen by a local GP who will, with your consent, have full access to your medical records and we will receive details of the consultation automatically.
You may have received a mailshot from a company called Pharmacy2U through your letterbox offering to arrange your repeat prescriptions using the NHS Electronic Prescription Service. This company is one of a range of companies offering this service and is not endorsed in any way by Plas Meddyg Surgery. We did not provide your details to this company. It is absolutely your decision as to whether you use their services.