New update about COVID restrictions and our practice services
The practice follows NHS guidance on infection prevention and control, and this has recently been updated. We have been advised that we can return to the cleaning and distancing guidance that was in use pre-pandemic.
This means that we can ease restrictions such as access to the building, and are very pleased to welcome you back. Thank you for bearing with us during the past couple of years, it has been much appreciated.
In line with the recommendations, we continue to ask patients to wear face-coverings inside the practice. This is to minimise the transmission of Covid-19 to frail or vulnerable patients using the premises as well as to reduce the risks of exposure to practice staff who see many patients in the course of a day.
We will continue to offer telephone consultations as first line contact with a GP. If they decide that they need to see you face to face for a clinical assessment, they will arrange this with you. This would usually be on the same day. Again, this is to minimise the risk of infection transmission.
Please let us know if there are any concerns or difficulties with these arrangements, so we can look at alternative options for you.
The NHS started offering the COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020. Since then, we have vaccinated over 85% of our highest priority groups (groups1-9) at our local Hub in Finchley. The hub closed in June 2021.
All Adults aged 18 and over can now book their Covid vaccination via: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.
Booster vaccination for the most vulnerable groups started in September 2021 via local Hub sites within our PCN (Primary Care Network). You will be contacted once eligible to book your booster vaccination.
For information about who will be eligible for a booster vaccination visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
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 contact us for your booster jab if you are over the age of 50, 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. Alternatively, please call 119 for advice.
Please contact the practice to book your Flu Vaccination
New Covid-19 treatments for highest risk Covid patients (non-hospitalised patients) New treatments for patients at highest risk of severe disease from Covid 19 infection are available for non-hospitalised patients from Thursday 16 December. The treatments include Neutralising monoclonal antibodies (nMABs) given by injection, or antiviral tablets which are swallowed. These treatments 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. People 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 very high risk and have tested positive for Covid-19. Covid antiviral trials If 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 where the study organisers will assess your eligibility
East Finchley Medical Practice is a long established GP surgery serving the residents of East Finchley. We are situated just off the High Road on the corner of Baronsmere Road and Park Hall Road.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.
Parking and Access
The surgery is within close walking distance from East Finchley Underground Station and Bus Stops on the High Road and on Fortis Green. Parking is limited in the surrounding area. There is a disabled parking bay outside the surgery.
DO NOT park in the doctors' bays outside the surgery
DO NOT park in the surgery parking bay
DO NOT obstruct entrances and/or driveways
DO observe all parking restrictions
If you are a wheelchair user or find it difficult to get upstairs please inform us at reception and we will arrange for you to be seen in a ground floor room.
(Site updated 21/06/2022)