Welcome to Caterham Valley Medical Practice
Telephone system - we are aware that some patients are struggling to get through on the phone. We are really sorry for the inconvenience and are working hard to get these problems rectified. If you are directed to an extension please hang up and re-dial the main number on 01883 347811. Thank you for your kind understanding.
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.
Are you ready for your flu vaccination?
It is that time of year again! Flu can be a serious illness and can be life threatening for some people (especially older adults and those with chronic diseases or weakened immune systems).
This year is slightly different as there are two different types of vaccination for adults, and it will be important that you are given the right vaccination for you.
Please click here for more information and to find out about this year's Big Flu Clinics
Practice closure for staff training
On the 4th October the practice will be closed from 12.30pm to the end of the day for staff training. The surgery will be covered for urgent and emergency calls and we would ask you to dial 111 for further advice. Please plan ahead for the ordering and picking up of prescriptions as these will also not be available during this time. Thank you for your support.
Change to regular GP
We are sorry to say that due to an injury, Dr Weber-Macartney will not be working at the practice for a period of time. We thank you for your understanding as we try to cover the requirements in the appointment system. In order to cover and to make sure we have enough appointments we will be using locum doctors; some of whom will be known to our patients and some of whom will be new. We apologise for any last minute changes or inconvenience caused. We appreciate all of your help and understanding in this matter. Please speak to the reception team if you have would like to rearrange an appointment or for further details. Thank you.
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 at the top of the screen for the eConsult website and to request support from your GP within 24 hours!*
Improved Access to out of hours GP appointments
From the 3rd April 2018, Patients registered at the practice can book evening and weekend appointments with a GP at Caterham Dene Hospital and Birchwood Medical Practice (Horley).
Monday - Friday 4-8pm (Caterham Dene and Birchwood)
Saturday and Sunday: Caterham Dene 10-2pm,
Saturday 8-12pm Birchwood Medical Practice
Caterham Dene Community Hospital, Church Road, Caterham, CR3 5RA.
Birchwood Medical Practice, Health Centre, Kings Rd, Horley, RH6 7DG
The hubs provide both routine and urgent appointments. Appointments can be booked by calling the practice directly. Please note from Tuesday April 3rd there will no longer be a walk in GP service at Caterham Dene Hospital. Patient's must book an appointment prior to attending. Please note the practice has an allocation of appointments which are first come, first served.
*GPs working at the new hubs will be able to access patients’ medical records if the patient is happy to share their information in this way. You can decline for your information to be shared in this way and will be asked before any of your information is shared.
Patients attending the hubs will be treated by a range of experienced clinicians, ensuring that patients are treated by the most appropriate person, in the right place and at the right time. please note, this service is not appropriate for the follow up of conditions as the GPs will not be able to make referrals or order blood tests.
These appointments are funded by NHS East Surrey CCG and delivered by Alliance for Better Care Ltd, the local GP Federation.
Please follow the link for the poster for the service Improved access
The Practice now has access to free Wifi within our waiting room, just click on 'NHS Wifi' to connect. You will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions. We hope you enjoy the new 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
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!
More information about getting in touch is on our contact details page
*24 working hours. i.e. If you complete the form at 6.30pm on a Friday you will be contacted by the practice or a GP by 6.30pm on Monday
(Site updated 13/09/2018)