To protect our patients and staff the doors will be closed as they have been and we highly advise patients use the eConsult service.
Useful information about Ramadan
Please enjoy Ramadan but follow the guidance on social distancing. If you have a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or lung disease, or you are on medication, or pregnant, or elderly, or in the highest risk group that are asked to stay at home for 12 weeks, please choose alternative options to fasting, in order to protect yourself from Covid-19. The NHS Muslim Network and the British Islamic Medical Association are advising that missed fasts can be made up at a later date in the year.
If you seek general information on coronavirus, please follow this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you are concerned that you may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
We have changed our appointments system in response to coronavirus. Find out more here.
The practice is adopting guidance from the NHS and is continuously reviewing services.
If you have a cough or fever, or develop these symptoms, please do not attend the practice for an appointment, or for any other matter such as the collection of prescriptions.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus you are advised to self-isolate, the following link explains this in more detail as well as what you should do if you are concerned about your symptoms: http://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus you may also find this BBC video useful https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51934576/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-coronavirus
We are advising patients not to book appointments for routine matters which can wait for three months, if you are unsure whether your health concern can wait please book a telephone consultation and the clinician will make an assessment. If you have a routine appointment which was booked in advance we will be contacting you to change this appointment to a telephone consultation.
For the foreseeable future we will not be booking travel vaccinations or routine long-term condition reviews with the clinicians.
We are however still currently offering urgent blood tests, wound care dressings, cervical cytology, baby and antenatal clinics and childhood immunisations as normal. If you have a booked face to face appointment for any of the above but yourself or a member of your household becomes unwell please cancel the appointment and do not attend the surgery.
We are not issuing extra medication for patients, there is no concern about the supply of medication at present.
Please order your prescriptions using the normal methods
Hospitals are also focusing their efforts on the coronavirus pandemic response, referrals to hospitals will be based on clinical need.
This guidance is liable to change.
About Chrisp Street Health Centre
Chrisp Street Health Centre is a large, friendly, modern GP practice in Poplar, Tower Hamlets. We serve the population living around Chrisp Street Market and look after nearly 15,000 patients.
We have a large team of staff including Doctors, Practice Nurses, Assistant Practitioners, a Pharmacist and a Phlebotomist (blood taker).
We work closely with our colleagues in the community including midwives and health visitors. Our Practice offers many additional services including health advocates, social prescriber, stop smoking advisor, benefits advisor, specialist drugs and alcohol worker and other specialist nurses. Please ask reception if you feel you need one of these services.
We are a training practice and usually host one or two GP trainees who are qualified doctors completing their training in General Practice. We train medical students from the Barts and the London Medical School and nursing students from City University.
We strive to offer personal, continuous care. All patients and their families are allocated their “Own Doctor” when they register. We encourage you to see your Own Doctor wherever possible. As well as offering appointments for you to see them face to face, we can make arrangements for you to speak to your GP by phone at a pre-booked time or electronically via an eConsult.
Visiting the Health Centre
Our Reception staff are here to help you obtain the very best possible service from the Health Centre. Please help them to help you by giving as much information as possible especially in an emergency. Rules of confidentiality apply to all of our Practice Staff.
Our reception desk and phone lines are open Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm.
Please note we are closed on Fridays 1pm – 2pm for staff training.
For more information please see Opening Times.
We are closed on 25 May, 31 August, 25-28 December 2020, and on 1 January 2021.