Healthy Start Food Voucher Scheme has gone digital!

18th December 2021Patient information

The Healthy Start scheme will become a digital service and will offer an online application process which replaces the current HS01A leaflet and paper application form.

The scheme offers vouchers for food, plain cow milk, infant formula to help those who are pregnant or have responsibility for at least one child under four years of age who are on a qualifying benefit and a low income in England.

The digital scheme will introduce a prepaid card to be used for purchasing healthy food and milk, to replace the paper vouchers. Beneficiaries of the scheme can also use their prepaid card to prove their entitlement, to collect free Healthy Start vitamins.

Click here to find out if you’re eligible for the scheme.

Blood Test Update For Children Aged 0-17yrs at Royal London Hospital

17th November 2021Patient information

Blood test services at The Royal London Hospital Children’s Phlebotomy Clinic are changing from a walk-in service to an appointment-only system. Parents/guardians will need to book an appointment online at:

www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/phlebotomy

If you do not have access to the internet you can book an appointment by calling Central Appointments on 020 7767 3200.

You must take the blood test label given by your GP to the blood test appointment with you.  If you do not, your blood test will not go ahead. 

The booking system is called Swiftqueue, and is already in use at several local G.P Hubs. It is quick and easy to use, and parents and guardians can book and manage blood test appointments for their children. Swiftqueue will enable us to ensure capacity is available at all times. It will help to improve our patients’ experience by managing waiting times, relieving congestion and maintaining social distancing in waiting areas.

All appointments should be booked in advance to avoid any inconvenience. Hospital clinic patients will be able to book a slot for the same day subject to availability, using the kiosk in the clinic. However, there may be a long wait for same-day un-booked slots, depending on how busy the clinic is at any particular time of day.

Patients referred by their G.P.s must have a pre-booked appointment Book Appointment

The service is for patients below 18 years of age.

Flu Clinic Update

7th September 2021Patient information

We currently have Flu Clinic scheduled for the following dates:

  • Friday 10th September 09:00 – 18:30
  • Friday 17th September 09:00 – 13:00

Please note that the above clinic is only for flu vaccination and not for covid booster. 

             *PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID SYMPTOMS*

  • You must wear a mask when you attend and maintain social distancing.
  • To help make the clinic run smoothly and on time try to wear short sleeves.
  • You may need to queue outside so please be prepared to stand in the cold or rain.
  • Children will only be seen at booked appointments – Please contact reception to arrange.
  • If you already have a face to face appointment at the GP surgery and you are eligible for a free flu vaccination then you don’t need to book a separate flu vaccine appointment as the doctor or nurse will do it at the same time. Just make sure you remind them!

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Flu Clinic Update

3rd September 2021Patient information

Due to unforeseen road freight challenges, there will be a delay to our scheduled delivery by one to two weeks.

New flu Clinic dates will be posted once the flu vaccine delivery is confirmed.

Flu Clinic 2021

26th August 2021Patient information

This year we will be running our flu walk-in clinics behind the surgery via the car park. We are expecting a huge increase in attendance by patients for their flu jab, as well as the need to administer the vaccine whilst maintaining social distancing and clinicians being in PPE.

You must wear a mask when you attend and maintain social distancing. To help make the clinic run smoothly and on time try to wear short sleeves.
You will be sent a text message with the clinic details beforehand. Patients without a contact number will be sent a letter.

Please do not attend if you have any Covid symptoms.
Children will only be seen at booked appointments – Please contact reception to arrange.

The Walk-in Flu clinics will be held on:

  • Friday 10th September 9:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 17th September 9:00 to 18:00

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