Patient Participation Group
Wednesday 24 th April
Are you interested in finding out more about Lakeside Surgery or keen to influence your local health services?
Come along to the next Patient Participation Group meeting to discuss your ideas and hear about any planned changes.
Please let us know you are attending by leaving your name at Reception or contacting Marian Sharpe on 01536 748 246.
New Coffee Shop - JavaJava
We are pleased to be able to offer the facilities of a coffee and sandwich bar 8-8 7 days a week. Patients can purchase a variety of cold and hot drinks, hot food, snacks and salads. There is a dedicated area for patients to enjoy their food whilst waiting for either the Urgent Care Centre or prescriptions.
From Monday 5th November the surgery will close at 6.30pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. We offer extended hour appointments until 8pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
Please note that the surgery will not be open on Saturday mornings.
Flu vaccinations are now availablefor those in the "at risk" groups. Please contact reception to make your appointment.
Text Messaging Service
We are now offering a text messaging service to our patients. We will be asking you if you would like to receieve a text message reminding you of your appointment. To help us please make sure we have your right mobile number.
Please remember to let us know if you change your contact details.
Please read our new page "The Merger" for all updated information on the upcoming merge with Forest Gate Medical Centre.
Out of Hours
Out of hours, doctors and nurses offer patients registered with our practice a full GP service when our practice is closed. For urgent advice and treatment, call Out of Hours on 03336 664 664 or NHS Direct 08454647
Ring our Lakeside switchboard number on 01536 204 154 or Forest Gate switchboard number 01536 206 789 to book an appointment or 01536 373 283 for our branch surgery.
Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment. By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.
Our doctors typically see four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit. For this reason, we ask our patients to come to the practice if at all possible. However, we can visit you at home if your condition means you cannot attend one of our practices. Please ring before 10.00am to arrange a visit and let us know if your condition is urgent.