Welcome to the Old Church Surgery
Practice telephone lines are exceptionally busy at the moment. If you are able to use our online services to book an appointment or order your repeat prescription please do so.
Please read the information shown below if you have any queries regarding Covid-19 vaccinations and follow the guidance given.
We would ask all our patients to be respectful and courteous to our staff at all times
CORONAVIRUS - URGENT REQUEST FROM THE PRACTICE
If you are aged 70 and over or are clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are a frontline health or social care worker, please book on the national booking system or contact your manager and use the staff booking system applicable in your organisation.
If you are aged 56-69 please book onto the national booking system for a list of vaccination sites or wait to get a letter from the NHS or be contacted by your GP.
If you are aged 16-64 and clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) or you are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, please wait for your GP or council to contact you.
The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice.
There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for frontline health and social care staff, carers and clinical vulnerable (moderate risk) at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)
Getting the help you need
The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.
Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed.
We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.
You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.
Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.
Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules.
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
You can now contact our doctors online with eConsult
eConsult provides medical advice at the clik of a button. Here you can learn more about your condition and contact your GP via an online form. This will allow the GP to decide on the most appropriate treatment options for you and you will receive a response by the end of the next working day. You can also request test results and extensions to fit notes.
For more information about eConsult please click HERE
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription.
Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Access & Parking
The Old Church Surgery is situated within the Silverthorn Medical Centre. The Centre has a car park at the front of the building including disabled parking for blue badge holders. There is normally adequate on-street parking in addition to this. Please respect our neighbours and park appropriately without blocking driveways as we have unfortunately received a number of complaints from local residents of late.
PLEASE TAKE CARE THAT YOU DO NOT PARK OVER THE DROP KERB IN FRIARS CLOSE AS TRAFFIC WARDENS PATROL THIS AREA.
The Centre can be accessed via steps to the main entrance or there is a ramp to the side of the building. A lift is available within the building for patients to access first floor consulting rooms.
Waltham Forest Enhanced GP Service
People living in Waltham Forest are now able to make an appointment to see a GP in the evenings and at weekends. The Old Church Surgery works collaboratively with Waltham Forest GP Federation (FEDNET) which provides a high quality GP service to residents of Waltham Forest when your GP Practice is closed. Further details regarding FEDNET appointments outside of normal practice opening times are available HERE
You can log into Patient Access to book appointments and request repeat prescriptions by clicking on the log in buttons below
Would you like to register for Patient Access? Click here to register for Patient Access
Download the new myGP app.
For more information about myGP please click here
Please note: Please do not book 6 week baby checks via the MyGP app as these appointments need longer appointment times.
(Site updated 10/03/2021)