When we are closed

An Out-Of-Hours Service to cover medical emergencies is available to patients and should be used only when the Practice is closed.

If you need medical assistance outside of surgery hours and cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please telephone 111 for advice.  This service cannot help with surgery enquiries; test results or appointments with your own GP.  Calls to this service are free of charge from landlines and mobiles. If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms (e.g. chest pains or shortness of breath) , please dial 999.  All other matters should be directed to the Practice during normal working hours.

Out-Of-Hours Services are generally busy, so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

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 FedNet which provides a high quality GP service to residents of Waltham Forest when your GP Practice is closed.

Waltham Forest Enhanced GP Services - Christmas opening 2020

Details of practice opening hours and how to contact when we are closed are shown on the link below:

Practice Christmas opening 2020

Weekday evening appointments

Both GP and Practice Nurse evening appointments are available Monday to Friday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Appointments must be pre-booked by calling 020 8519 3999 between the hours of 12 noon and  8pm Monday to Friday.

Weekend appointments

Both GP and Practice Nurse weekend appointments are available Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 8pm. Appointments must be pre-booked by calling 020 8519 3999 between the hours of 12 noon and  8pm Monday to Friday.

There are a number of sites from which services are provided. You will be advised of availability across the borough when booking. Sites are listed below:

Handsworth Medical Practice
Address: The Health Centre, Handsworth Ave, Highams Park E4 9PD

Higham Hill Medical Centre
Address: 258-260 Higham Hill Rd, Walthamstow, E17 5RQ

Triangle House Health Centre
Address: Triangle House, 2-8 Harrow Road, E11 3QF

The Allum Medical Centre
Address: Fairlop Rd, Leytonstone, E11 1BN

Further details regarding the WF FedNet service can be found at: https://wfgpfednet.co.uk/ 

The Old Church Surgery is pleased to work collaboratively with WF GP FedNet and feels that this is a useful service for patients who are unable to attend the Silverthorn site during the Practice's working hours. The Old Church clinicians do prefer to offer continuity of care and feel it is beneficial for you to be seen by one of the Practice doctors if possible.

The Old Church Surgery is open every day between the hours of 08.00 – 18.30 and also provides late surgeries on a Wednesday evening until 20.00. In the normal course of events, our waiting times are not long and we always ensure patients needing to be seen urgently always receive an appointment on the same day. Appointments at the Practice are spread throughout the day and morning, afternoon and evening appointments are available each day.

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