|Monday||08.30 – 12.00, 12.30 – 13.00, 16.00 – 18.00|
|Tuesday||09.00 – 12.00, 12.30 – 13.00, 16.00 – 18.00|
|Wednesday||09.30 – 12.00, 12.30 – 13.00, 15:30 – 17:30|
|Thursday||08.30 – 12.00, 12.30 – 13.00, 16.00 – 18.00|
|Friday||08.30 – 12.00, 12.30 – 13.00, 16.00 – 17.00|
We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Dr Scudder (Principal GP) holds her clinics on weekday mornings and is available on Mondays at 12.30 to receive telephone calls from patients.
Dr Lewis (Salaried GP) holds his clinics on Monday morning as well as all day Thursday and Friday. He is available to talk telephone calls from patients on Thursday and Friday at 12.30.
Dr May (Salaried GP) holds her clinics all day Monday and Tuesdays and is available to speak with patients on the telephone at 12.30 on Tuesdays.
When our usual team is on annual leave there will be suitable doctors to help all our patients with their medical queries.
How to Make an Appointment
Our healthcare team comprises a wide range of professionals.
For day to day appointments you might be seen by either a nurse or a doctor depending on the nature of the problem. Our practice nurse team are specially trained to assess and treat a wide range of health conditions meaning that it will not always be necessary to see a doctor.
|On the day||Patients can book an appointment on the day from 8am by calling 020 7349 7330 or by calling into the practice for an urgent medical problem|
|Commuter Surgeries||Not able to see the doctor outside of working hours? Early Bird surgeries are available by pre-booked appointment to see the Doctor or Practice Nurse.|
|Telephone Consultations||For help and advice, call us on 020 7349 7330.|
|Nurse Appointments||The Practice Nurses can help you with a range of issues from health management to vaccinations.|
|Book in Advance||Please phone the practice on 020 7349 7330 to book an appointment or via your online access.|
|Out of Hours||If you have an urgent health problem which cannot wait until the surgery is open please call 111.|
|Online Services||Patients can book appointments up to 2 weeks in advance and from 8pm the night before using our online booking system.|
All appointments for the Drs and the Nurse need to be booked in advance either on the telephone or by visiting the practice.
If you would like to book an appointment with the Doctor or Nurse after 6:30pm or on the weekend when we are closed, please contact the practice during opening hours and ask for an appointment at the Extended Hours Hubs which are open Mon-Fri 6:30pm-9pm and Weekends from 8am-8pm.
Extended Hours Provision
We now offer some extended hours provision across our Primary Care Network. If you are unable to get an appointment at your own practice at a time that suits you, you may be able to book an appointment at another local practice. Your own practice’s reception team will be able to access these appointments, and book you in to them. The doctor or nurse that you see will be able to view your clinical record in order to support your care.
South PCN has appointments available on some weekday mornings from 7-8am, weekday evenings until 8:30pm, and on Saturday mornings. Please note that, as with other bookable appointments, these are available on a first come first served basis.
Our practice is pleased to offer patients enhanced clinical access to GPs and other healthcare professionals, including:
- 100 clinical appointments per 1000 patients per week
- Patients telephoning our practice will never be asked to call back. (unless the patient chooses to call back e.g. if they want to see a GP or other healthcare professional who is currently on leave)
- We offer an open reception and telephone service from 08:00 – 18:30 from Monday to Friday.
- Patients can make an online booking up to 4 weeks ahead
- Our receptionists are trained in care navigation and signposting and can provided advice about appropriate alternative services such as extended hours hubs
- We regularly review our systems to ensure there are enough appointments to meet patient needs every week
We aim to provide the best access we can for our patients. If you have any questions or suggestions please ask a member of staff or ask to speak to the practice manager.
Alternatives to A&E
We know that finding the right place to go when you become ill or are injured can be confusing. We want to help you to select the right service for your illness or injury, and in doing so, you will not only be looking after your health but using NHS services appropriately.
We can all help to ease the pressure on our emergency services by only visiting A&E or calling 999 with the most serious, or life-threatening injuries or illnesses and only dial 999 if you think you need an emergency ambulance.
A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
- major trauma such as a road traffic accident
Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units. A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment.
What to do for less serious injuries or illnesses
Self-care is the best way to treat common illnesses and injuries, such as; coughs and colds, slight cuts and grazes, sprains and strains, sore throats, sinusitis, earache, constipation and headaches.
You can treat them at home with a range of medicines and a first aid kit bought from a pharmacy or supermarket.
You can prepare for many common illnesses and injuries by having a chat with your local pharmacist who can give you advice on what self-care medications to have at home.
With all self-care if your symptoms recur, or if you are no better after two days, call NHS 111 for advice or contact your GP.
If you require medical help but you’re not sure where to go, then please Talk before you Walk. You can call NHS 111 free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and, where appropriate, a clinical advisor will assess your symptoms, decide what medical help you need and advise where you need to go. This will ensure you get the right care from the right service in the timeliest way.
NHS 111 clinical advisors can arrange an appointment for you at an out of hours GP or extended hours hub if your condition means you need to see a health care professional within the next 12 hours. They can also give you self-care advice and information.
You should call NHS 111 if:
- You need medical help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency
- You think you need to go to accident and emergency or another NHS urgent care service
- You do not know who to call for medical help or you do not have a GP to call
- You require health information or reassurance about what to do next
For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP in the usual way.
Your local pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can give you clinical advice and treatment for common illnesses such as coughs, colds, aches and pains. They can also help you decide whether you need to contact other healthcare services..
You can talk to your pharmacist in confidence, even about the most personal symptoms without an appointment. Many pharmacies now have a consultation area where you can discuss health concerns in private.
Some of the services available from your local pharmacy include help for:
- Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
- Raised temperature/fever
- Coughs, colds, flu
- Ear infections and earache
- Urine infections and cystitis
- Skin infections/rashes/allergic reactions
- Emergency repeat prescription service
For details of your nearest local pharmacy, and opening hours, go to the Find Pharmacy Services pages on the NHS Choices website.
As your local GP surgery we provide a wide range of family health services that include advice on health concerns, how to prevent you becoming unwell, vaccinations, examinations and treatment, and prescriptions for medicines. We can also refer you to other health services.
GP Out of Hours Service
The out of hours GP service is a separate facility where a team of GPs and nurse practitioners provide services from 6:30pm to 8am weekdays, bank holidays and weekends. They offer help, advice and treatment if you have an urgent clinical need that cannot wait for your own GP practice to open.
If you need to see or speak to a GP when your surgery is closed, call NHS 111 and, where appropriate, a clinical advisor will assess you, give advice on when and where to go for treatment, or book you in to see an out of hours GP if needed.
Extended Hours Hubs
If you are registered with a local GP you can access evening, weekend and bank holiday GP and Nurse Appointments at West London’s extended hour’s Hubs.
Extended Hours Hubs are staffed by local and experienced GPs and Nurses and offer assessment and treatment for adults and children.
Appointments are available after your registered GP has closed to ensure that patients have access to a GP during week day evenings up to 9pm and weekends when most local practices are closed
To access the service
- Call your GP practice and ask for an extended access appointment
- Call NHS 111 and they can book you an appointment at one of the hubs
The Extended Access Hubs locations and opening hours are:
|Violet Melchett Clinic
30 Flood Walk
London SW3 5RR
|St Charles Centre for Health Exmoor Street
London W10 6DZ
|Monday to Friday||6.30pm-9.00pm||6.30pm-9.00pm|
|Sunday & Bank Holidays||8.00am-2.00pm||2.00pm-8.00pm|