Welcome to Birchdale Road Medical Centre
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
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.
Access & Facilities
Our premises are modern and purpose built. They are wheelchair accessible and include a toilet for people with disabilities and also a baby changing room and breast feeding room available. Our practice has facilities for patient who have hearing difficulties
URGENT PATIENT NOTICE - Post Coronavirus Advice
When visiting the surgery for any reason, please be aware that you must wear a face mask or face covering at all times.
To protect our patients and staff we would ask that you do not attend the surgery unless you have been advised by the practice.
Should you wish to speak to the reception staff we would kindly ask you to call on 020 8472 1600 as the staff are unable to deal with queries at the door.
For information on well-being while staying at home click here
You can now consult with your GP Online. You will fill in a simple form and also find lots of information, advice and treatments. You can also get access to administrative advice without having to pick up the phone or even come in to the practice and avoid long waiting times on the telephone and beat the queues at the front desk.
You can send your form in at ANY time of the day, seven days a week. Your form will then be dealt with by the most appropriate member of staff who will contact you via phone or text
We aim to respond within 48 hours Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. - or quicker if the request is assessed as urgent. Getting started is Easy! Simply click on the blue banner
Please note that Online Consult is not suitable for medical emergencies.
Alternately click on any of the topics below to take you to the appropriate form
Newham BCG Poster
Information for Families.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine
The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time you will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from your GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter. Information on the vaccine is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
If you are aged 70 and over or are clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are a frontline health or social care worker, please book on the national booking system or contact your manager and use the staff booking system applicable in your organisation.
If you are aged 56-69 please book onto the national booking system for a list of vaccination sites or wait to get a letter from the NHS or be contacted by your GP.
If you are aged 16-64 and clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) or you are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, please wait for your GP or council to contact you.
The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice.
There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for frontline health and social care staff, carers and clinical vulnerable (moderate risk) at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)
Getting the help you need
The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.
Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed.
We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.
You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.
Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.
Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules.
(Site updated 12/03/2021)