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 principal GPs serving approximately 9,000 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
Wednesday 21st September An East Surrey wide training event will be taking place on the afternoon of Wednesday 21st September. Please be advised that the practice will therefore be CLOSED from MIDDAY.
Should you require urgent medical advice whilst the practice is closed, please telephone 111.
The practice will re-open as usual on Thursday 22nd September.
We are now booking appointments for our big flu clinics. These will be on Wednesday 5th October from 2.30pm - 5pm and Saturday 8th October from 9.30am - 12pm. If you are not able to attend on either of these days, we will be adding further clinics during October but dates are yet to be confirmed.
If you are entitled to a flu vaccination, please call the surgery on 01883 331508 to book for either of these dates.
Dr Wright and Dr Hamilton have recently taken up positions on the board of the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will no longer be working in the practice full time. They have said that they are happy for their patients to be seen by any of the other doctors and would like to encourage you to do so.
We have appointed a new part time GP called Dr Clare Watson, partly to cover Dr Wright's and Dr Hamilton's absence but also because we are aware of the need for more appointments.
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
PATIENT REFERENCE GROUP
The next meeting of the Patient Reference Group will be held on TBC
Do you want to have your say? if so, please come along as everyone is welcome.
Please click on the Patient Participation Group link for the minutes of the meeting on 21st January 2016
We now use a text messagin 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.
ON LINE SERVICES
As well as being able to book doctors appointments* and order Repeat Prescriptions, you can now view your medical record on line. You will be able to view:
Medical Problems, Medication, Allergies and Immunisations.
If you would like access to any of the on line services please complete the attached form (also available from Reception) and bring it to the practice along with photo ID. We will then issue you with a PIN number for you to access the services you have requested.
*Please note Only routine appointments should be booked on line. For joint injections, post natal examinations, fitting of contraceptive devices, medicals or certain reviews which require a double appointment, please contact the surgery to ensure the appropriate length of time is allocated for you.
EXISTING USERS - If you have already registered for on line prescriptions and appointments, you will also need to bring the completed attached form to the surgery along with photo ID in order for us to activate the access to your medical record.
On line Access Request Form
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 Your comments are always welcome.
(Site updated 08/09/2016)