The Met Office has issued a heatwave warning for the next few days. High temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses. During this period please remember to drink lots of cool drinks, keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection and wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes and a hat. If you need medical help or advice, please call NHS 111.
Patient Access App is here!
If you have any complaints or concerns about the service that you have received from the doctors or staff working for this practice, please contact the practice manager.
A comments and complaints helpline is provided by NHS England on 0300 311 2233.
You can also contact the Health Service Ombudsman on 0345 015 4033 or write to them at
The Health Service Ombudsman
London SW1P 4QP
If you would like support in making your complaint, NHS Advocacy is a free, confidential service which is totally independent of the NHS. The service is provided by your local authority.
Hoax E-mail from NICE – Important Blood Analysis Results
We have received notification from NICE regarding a particularly nasty spam e-mail that was sent out this morning. If any of our patients have received this e-mail then please do not open or download any attachments. Please see the links below for more information.
We would like to apologise for any delay in booking an appointment for a blood test.
We are experiencing a high number of requests for this type of appointment and unfortunately lower than usual staffing levels.
We will do our best to accommodate your requests as best we can. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation at this time.
Thank you very much
Emma-Clare Rockall, practice manager
NEW APPOINTMENT SYSTEM
Forest Gate Surgery is changing its appointment system during September. This change will affect our online users.
The current online appointments and prescription ordering system will cease at Noon on Tuesday 17th September 2013. The new system will become operational on Monday 23rd September. Unfortunately there will be no online functionality between these dates for which we apologise
In order to maintain your online registration, you will need to collect login details for the new system in person from the surgery. For data protection and confidentiality reasons please bring photo ID with you when you come to collect this.
If you are the Parent/Guardian of a registered online user then please bring photo ID for the person requiring online access when you come to collect this information. If your child does not have photo ID please bring photo ID for yourselves as Parent/Guardian.
Login details will be available from 23rd September onwards
Full details on how to access the system will be provided when you collect your login information.
If you order prescriptions from the surgery, please can we ask you to read our prescriptions page.
We do try to be as flexible as we can but misuse of the online service has promted us to issue a reminder about how items should be requested.
Patient Feedback Group
Would you like to help shape the future of our services here at Forest Gate but don't have time to attend group meetings?
Then please sign up for our virtual patient group below.
New Out of Hours number
Our emergency service can be contacted by ringing 0300 300 2012
There is now a facility to update your email address through Appointments Online but please note that due to technical reasons the amended address will appear in capital letters on the system. We hope this will be changed soon but it is out of our control -sorry.
UNWELL & NOT SURE WHICH SERVICE TO USE?
Follow this link-
New Telephone System
click here to view the changes