- Appointments are being offered face-to-face, by telephone or video consultation. You will always be offered a face-to-face appointment if the Doctor feels you need to be seen, especially if clinically urgent or an emergency
- Texts sent to ALL patients' attending a face-to-face appointment at the surgery; if you do not respond to these texts you will not be allowed to enter the building. When you attend the surgery you must wear a face covering or mask, this is still NHS policy in 2022 and is to protect other unwell patients and our Practice team, thank you.
Being double vaccinated, including having a booster dose, is the best form of defence against Coronavirus and in particular the Omicron variant. Although vaccines can never give 100% protection against any virus, you are less likely to become seriously unwell or need hospitalisation when vaccinated. Protect yourself, your loved ones, friends, colleagues and healthcare professionals that support you by having your vaccines as soon as possible.
We are delighted to be offering Covid vaccines at Leander from Wednesday 19th January. Whether you need 1st, 2nd or booster doses then speak to someone at Reception as we may be able to book you an appointment or even offer you a walk-in slot right now (depending on vaccine availability). If you have been advised by a hospital consultant that you have a medical condition that necessitates you having a 4th dose of the vaccine we can also do this.
You can also go to our neighbouring surgery, Fairview Medical Centre in Norbury if this is convenient, and they are currently able to vaccinate 12-15 year olds.
If you have been diagnosed with long-Covid due to the long-term effects of Coronavirus, there are many services that can give you advice, information and support. Please see the links below:
Your COVID Recovery | Supporting your recovery after COVID-19
Coronavirus - get local support - Croydon Voluntary Action (cvalive.org.uk)
Long COVID recovery - South West London Health and Care Partnership (swlondon.nhs.uk)
The South West London link above has further links where you access services specific to Croydon.
NHS Covid-19 App
Download the new NHS Covid-19 app for the latest news, advice, ordering test information, symptom checker and test & trace support:
NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Use this service if:
- you think you may have coronavirus
- you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
NHS 119 is the number to call if you need to arrange a test for coronavirus.
also see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 for up to date information and advice on Covid-19
Public Health England Guidance
Latest advice and guidance from Public Health England.
To find information about reducing the spread of coronavirus, in various different languages, please go to:
Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’
Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus
Please click on the link below for helpline numbers for patients' receiving cancer care:
Cancer Care Helplines During Covid 19 Pandemic
If you have recently been an inpatient in hospital, or have attended A&E, you should've been given one of these information flyers when you left:
Discharge after hospital stay during Coronavirus
Discharge from A&E during Coronavirus
Your COVID Recovery
There are many possible long-term effects after recovering from Coronavirus. The NHS have produced information to help with this: