Welcome to Caterham Valley Medical Practice
The Practice area covers Caterham, Woldingham, North Godstone and parts of Chaldon and Warlingham. Please ask at Reception for specific road / street details.
Caterham Valley Medical Practice has four full time partner GPs serving approximately 9,500 patients.
We are a training practice so there will often be other fully qualified doctors attached to the practice in preparation for entering general practice in their own right. We also take part in the teaching of undergraduate medical students.
Christmas and bank holidays
Over the Christmas period (from Friday 22nd December to Tuesday 2nd January) Caterham Valley will be running a service primarily for urgent issues. This will be the same for nursing and GP appointments. As always our morning open surgery will treat urgent, on the day problems with our GPs. Our nursing appointments will be limited to urgent appointments only during this period, e.g. urgent blood tests, urgent ECGs, urgent dressings etc. This is to support our most vulnerable patients and to ensure we can deal with the demand. Thank you for your understanding.
Our late surgery will run on Thursday 29th December instead of Tuesday 26th during this time.
ADDITIONAL GP SERVICES AT CATERHAM DENE HOSPITAL- Please see that attached poster for additional GP services over the Christmas and New Year period
Winter GP Services at Caterham Dene Hospital
Book a free* flu vaccination today!
Flu vaccinations for our eligible patients are now available!
Please call 01883 331508 to book yours now*
*please note patients eligible for a free flu vaccination include patients over age 65, and patients at increased risk of the adverse effects of flu e.g. patients with diabetes as well as the official carers of other patients. Please ask at reception for more information or click here http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx
Flu vaccinations for children aged 2-3 and children at increased risk from the effects of flu* are now available. This is a nasal flu spray and therefore reduces much of the worry and pain for children. Please note, not all children are able to have the nasal vaccination. Please talk to your nurse.
More information is available at: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/child-flu-vaccine.aspx
Every October, to coincide with our Flu Clinics we support a local charity and this year we will be supporting St Catherine's Hospice. There will be collection boxes in Reception should you feel you wish to donate. For more information on St Catherine's please visit https://www.stch.org.uk/?gclid=COTYqKjj5dYCFYS87Qod4XQAWQ Thank you. So far we have raised over £80!
Caterham Valley Medical Practice is now live with eConsult, an exciting new way to get in contact with your GP and your GP practice. Please click on the banner above for the eConsult website and to request support from your GP within 24 hours!*
The Practice will soon have access to free Wifi within our waiting room, hopefully helping to make the time spent in the practice a little more entertaining! We will let all patients know when this service is live.
ADDITIONAL GP SERVICES
Additional GP Services are available at Caterham Dene Hospital on weekends and Bank Holidays. Please ring 111 to for more information and to access this service
Please read the attached for alternative Local Services to use in place of Accident and Emergency Alternate Local Services to use in place of Accident and Emergency
We now use a text messaging service for appointment reminders. In order for you to benefit from this service, please could we ask that you ensure we have your correct mobile number on your records. If you do not wish to be contacted by text messages, kindly advise a receptionist.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
If you would like to provide feedback about your recent visit to the practice, please follow this link www.iwantgreatcare.org We would love to know what you think!
*24 working hours. i.e. If you complete the form at 5pm on a Friday you will be contacted by the practice or a GP by 5pm on Monday
(Site updated 05/12/2017)