NEW COVID TREATMENTS FOR HIGHEST RISK COVID PATIENTS (non-hospitalised)
New treatments for patients at highest risk of severe disease from Covid 19 infection are available for non-hospitalised patients from Thursday 16th December 2021. The treatments include Neutralising monoclonal antibodies (nMABs) given by injection or antiviral tablets which can be swallowed. These treatments are being given to patients at a dedicated clinic, known as the Covid Medical Delivery Unit.
GP practices CANNOT prescribe these treatments and they are only licenced for patients with the highest risk with Covid 19.
Patients who can benefit from these treatments will receive a letter or email telling them in advance, they may be eligible for these treatments if they test PCR positive for Covid 19. They also may be contacted by their specialist consultant.
Information about the treatments can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/treatments-for-coronavirus/
We are facing high demand at the moment, so please only contact the surgery about new treatments for Covid-19 if you have a medical condition that means you are at very high risk AND you have tested positive for Covid-19.
If ou do not fit the above criteria, but you have tested positive for Covid-19 and would like to take part in trials using antiviral treatments the surgery recommends you to self-refer to the Panoramic study (www.panoramictrial.org ) where the study organisers will assess your eligibility.
CORONAVIRUS VACCINATIONS - UPDATE DECEMBER 2021
The NHS is awaiting national guidance that lets us extend the availability of COVID-19 booster jabs to all adults, a minimum of three months after receiving their second jabs. Thank you for your patience while we put this in place. For the time being, please only come for your booster jab if you are over the age of 40, and it has been more than six months since you had your second jab. If this does not apply to you, then an announcement will be made when you can get your booster.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM. ALL CALLS (INCOMING AND OUTGOING) ARE RECORDED FOR MONITORING AND TRAINING PURPOSES - THIS IS AN AUTOMATED PROCESS. WE CAN SWITCH OFF CALL RECORD FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR CALL IF YOU ASK US TO DO SO.
Coronavirus - UPDATE - July 2021
We are following government guidance about continuing to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidance in the practice. We will aim to deal with your call on the phone wherever possible. This is to limit face-to-face contact where it is not required and help stop the spread of coronavirus. Please be assured that we will see you face to face when this is needed.
Your GP Practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 020 8446 0171 during opening hours (Monday - Friday, 8.00 - 6.30, please note we do not take calls between 1 and 2PM). You can also call NHS111.
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment. If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured that we will be in touch.
Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
** We have changed some of our processes to keep everyone safe, but please be reassured we are here to offer GP services to you. Please see the Covid page for more information on the steps we are taking to offer safe service to those who need it. **
Welcome to Derwent Crescent Medical Centre
We hope our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. Please let us know if you spot anythign that needs updating.
Patient Safety & Infection Control Alert; all patient must wear a face mask and gloves when invited for a face to face consultation by the surgery , patients will be directed to local pharmacies to buy one otherwise
For further information check PATIENT FAQs
In-House Practice Pharmacist
You can book an appointment with our in house clinical pharmacist , if you have any of the following condition;
- Long term conditions such as High Blood pressure
- Medication Review -annually with Health Check
- After a stay in Hospital- change of medication
- Experiencing side effects-does adjustment or switching medication
- General Medical enquiries- side effects, planning to get pregnant or breast feeding
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Disabled access is good with a ramp to the front door. Patients
Please check parking signs & restrictions , you should not block the driveway or use the private car park behind the surgery, Patients do that at their own risk.
CQC Inspection Report
Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:30
Access this service through our reception who can book your appointment with our PCN Hub
HIE-Health Information Exchange HIE Privacy Notice
When We Are Closed
Outside our office hours and during weekends BARNDOC provides cover. To contact them, call the surgery number or phone direct on 111 / 03000 333 777.
Finchley Walk-In Centre is located at Finchley Memorial Hospital, Granville Road, N12 0JE.
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00 daily
Contact Number: 0208 349 7470
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
(Site updated 20/12/2021)