Tollgate Medical Centre
Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing...
Your GP, Nurse or Pharmacists will not generally give you a prescription for certain medicines that are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket, even if you qualify for free prescriptions.
This applies for treatments for these conditions:
Acute Sore Throat - Conuctivitis,Coughs, Colds and Nasal Congestion - Cradle Cap - Dandruff - Diarrhoea (Adults) - Dry Eyes/ Sore Tired Eyes - Earwax - Excessive Sweating - Haemorrhoids - Head Lice - Indigestion and Heartburn - Infant Colic - Infrequent cold sore of the lip - Infrequent Constipation - Infrequent Migraine - Insect bites and stings - Mild Acne - Minor burns and Scalds - Mild Cystitis - Mild dry skin - Mild irritant dermatitis - Mild to moderate hay fever - Minor pain - discomfort and fever (e,g, aches and sprains, headache, period pain and back pain) - Mouth Ulcers - Nappy Rash - Oral Thrush - Prevention of tooth decay - Ringworm/ Athletes foot - Sunburn - Sun Protection - Teething/ Mild toothache - Threadworms - Travel Sickness - Warts and Verrucae.
Changes to Controlled Drug Prescriptions (CD)
From 26.03.2019 all Controlled Drug Prescriptions (CD) will automatically be processed electronically for patients who use EPS for their existing prescriptions. Meaning if your routine medications are sent to straight to the pharmacy and you are receiving a CD medication, this will also be sent straight to the pharmacy, with the exception of Liquid CD's.
If you collect paper prescriptions from the surgery you will still need to collect them from reception, CD drugs will also need to be collected from reception and signed for in the usual way.
If you require further clarification please contact the surgery on 020 7473 93399.
Newham 8-8 Service
If you are unable to attend an appointment at Tollgate due to time restrictions there are a number of appointments that are bookable at other GP Surgeries in the local area, please see the table below for further information.
Hearing Aid Batteries
We are able to supply hearing aid batteries to those patients with hearing aids, if you are in need of new batteries please speak to our reception team who will be able to arrange for you to be given a new supply!
National Diabetes Audit: Helping to improve Diabetic care
Tollgate Medical Centre is taking part in an important national project about Diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA)
If you do not wish for your information to be used please inform a member of our reception team. This will not affect your care.
Health Visitors and Children's Services
Please visit the below website for information on your local health visitors, children's services and much more!
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Friends & Family Test
If you would like to take part in the Friends & Family Test, then please use the self checking in machine at the front counter, where patients can do the short survey. Please ask at reception if you require any help.
New Automated Telephone Service
Now you can book, cancel and check your own appointments, any time, day and night! All you need to use this is a touch-tone telephone, your contact telephone number and date of birth.
When you telephone the surgery, select the option for the Automated Booking Service and then follow the simple instructions.
Remember - You can telephone the surgery around the clock, 7 days a week.
Note - You must inform the surgery if you change your contact telephone numbers - your home and mobile.
Please click on this link. Newham_CCG_Practice_Statement_of_intent.docx
For Urgent Advice & Treament when the Surgery is Closed Call 111
(Site updated 13/02/2020)