Welcome to the Highgrove Surgery Website
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.
This year all 2,3,4 year old are to be offered the nasal spray which helps protect against flu. The nasal spray is painless and easy to have. Protecting your child can stop flu spreading to other children and the family, especially babies and grandparents, who may be at higher risk from flu.
On 1st April 2015 we moved our Practice to:
BARKING COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Our phone numbers have also changed to a single local rate number:
020 3817 4117
WE OFFER GP APPOINTMENTS
FROM 6.30AM TO 7.00PM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY MORNINGS FROM 7.00AM TO 10.30AM
(PRE-BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS ONLY - NO EMERGENCIES)
OCCASIONALLY RECEPTION WILL NOT BE STAFFED BEFORE 8.00am AND AFTER 6.30pm AND ON SATURDAY MORNINGS. PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON THESE TIMES TO COLLECT PRESCRIPTIONS.
Please see our appointments page for details of opening times
OUR GP'S OFFER DAILY A NUMBER OF PRE-BOOKABLE TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS
We are always looking to improve our services so please leave some feedback on our contact page. We hope that with your help and co-operation we will be able to make this website a better portal for all your online needs.
At Highgrove Surgery we aim to provide a very personal and friendly service to people living in the postcode areas of IG3, IG11, RM8, RM9 and RM10.
The surgery is operating under a General Medical Services contract with NHS England but is not a NHS body.
OUT-OF-HOURS NUMBER: 111
The survey below is the new NHS Friends & Family test, which we are required to offer
(Site updated 04/08/2017)