The present partners are Dr Sheila Fitzgerald, Dr Rupal Shah, Dr Johannes Coetzee, Dr Gillian Ostrowski, Dr Carolyn Bayer and Judith Pearson.
We have attained, and retained, the Investors in People Award, and we are currently working towards achieving the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Quality Practice Award. The ever changing world of primary care in the United Kingdom, particularly the current Health and Social Care Act 2012, continue to present us with new challenges for the future.
To register with us as a patient, you need to reside in our practice area, and this should be your main residence within the United Kingdom. We cover the whole of the SW11 postcode, and a small part of the SW4 and SW8 postcode areas that are included in the Borough of Wandsworth.
The practice waiting room contains a selection of posters and leaflets relating to health prevention, various medical conditions, sexual health, and practice services. Please ask a receptionist using our Ask Reception a Question form if you cannot find the information you are looking for.
All of the printed information which our doctors and nurses print out during their consultations is available on www.patient.co.uk. We strongly recommend this website as a source of accurate and up to date health information.
Local NHS Healthcare
NHS Primary Care services in our area are overseen by NHS Wandsworth. The recent implementation of the Health and Social Care Act means that your GPs are becoming more involved in the commissioning of services in your area.
The closest hospital to the practice is Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust.
The main hospital in the borough of Wandsworth is St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust.
There is a walk-in centre, operated by Care UK, in Grant Road by Clapham Junction Station, which can provide limited care to our registered patients when our practice is closed.
The nearest sexual health clinic is:
St John’s Therapy Centre has a number of outpatient clinics, as well as physiotherapy, dietetic, and podiatry clinics, are held here. There is a walk-in phlebotomy service and radiology facilities, for patients holding a blood test or X-ray request form from their doctor.
Green Impact for Health
This practice is delighted to be signed up to the Green Impact for Health Toolkit and is actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. The climate emergency is also a health emergency, and health care in the UK contributes 5.4% of the UK’s carbon emissions. We need to enhance the health of our current population without compromising the health of future generations, and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet. Fortunately most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better – for example eating a mainly plant-based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking, reducing pollution etc all enhance our health and reduce our need for medications, with further benefits to the NHS, your health and the carbon footprint of healthcare. Take a look at www.greenerpractice.co.uk to learn more about this.