THE EVERGREEN SURGERY
Caring for the people of Wanstead
Services We Offer:
Offering a wide range of patient services:
There has been a GP Surgery at 26 High Street, Wanstead for more than 50 years, caring for the people of Wanstead.
We are a five doctor training practice committed to providing the best care possible for our patients.
This website gives you an insight to the practice and the services that we offer. We trust you will find it helpful and informative and recommend that you bookmark this site.
Prevention & Wellness
Child Development Clinics
Work/School/Travel Exams (Fees payable)
Home Visits (for housebound patients)
Chronic Disease Management
COPD & asthma care
Flu/ Pneumonia Immunisation
Joint and Soft Tissue Injections
9 am – 7.30pm
9 am – 6.30pm
9 am – 6.30pm
8.30am – 6:30pm
7:30am – 6.30pm
Phone lines are open for appointments from 8am
Evenings & Weekends:
Call 020 3770 1888 - This appointment line is open at the following times :
2.00pm - 9.00pm Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm Weekends & Bank Holidays
Appointments will be made in either Fullwell Cross Medical Centre, Newbury Group Practice or Southdene Surgery, South Woodford at the following times:
6.30pm - 10.00pm Monday - Friday Saturday 9.00am -5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am -1.00pm
For urgent advice and treatment when our practice is closed call :
020 3770 1888
Car parking in front of the practice is for staff only. Please use public car parking facilities.
The Practice premises has suitable access for the less able and wheel chair users.
Asthma Diabetes Chronic Bronchitis and Heart Disease Clinics
We regularly monitor and advise our patients to optimise treatment and minimise the need for hospital attendance.
Baby and Child Development Clinics
Immunisation and childcare checks take place on Thursday mornings. Please bring your baby's Red Book to these appointments
Ante-Natal care is provided by our Doctors, all of whom are full qualified to provide ant-natal and post-natal care. However, we do not perform home deliveries.
All the Doctors are qualified to advise on and provide the full range of contraception services (including emergency contraception). In addition, the nurses are available to discuss such issues.
In this area we are able to offer smears every three years to women aged between 25 and 50 years. Women aged between 50 — 65 years are offered smears every 5 years. This is a simple test to detect any problems in the neck of the womb before cancer develops and while any abnormality is easily treated. You are welcome to book an appointment with the Practice Nurse for this test.
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click HERE (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Health Care & Promotion
We offer screening for important preventable conditions, and give advice and support with health related issues such as weight loss. Please make an appointment with our practice nurse.
Prescriptions, Repeat Prescriptions & Medication
Prescriptions may not be handed out to anyone under the age of 16 years.
Some prescriptions may be repeated without seeing the Doctor. Requests must be made in writing (in person or by post - NOT faxed) at least 72 hours before they are required. If you would like the prescription posted to you, please enclose a stamped address envelope.
We try to ensure that our prescribing is cost effective and evidence based. We therefore issue generic (non-branded) medications when possible, and follow guidelines for the prescription of medications such as Valium and Viagra. This also applies to sleeping tablets, for which we have a practice policy
On the right hand side of prescriptions there is a list of the repeat items that the patient has issued to them. To obtain repeat prescriptions, just tick the items required and place into the designated box in reception.
Additional items may be written on this slip and will be prescribed at the Doctor's discretion. If you do not have the printed list of medications, clearly write your name, date of birth and the names of the items due on a piece of paper.
Repeat Prescriptions - Housebound & Elderly patients
An exception is made for our housebound patients, who may telephone their requests in to the surgery.
Amounts of Medication
It is the policy of the local PCT not to prescribe more than two months supply of medication at one time. The exception to this being contraceptive pills, where either a three, or occasionally a six month supply may be given.
Should a Doctor require a medication review, a note will be attached to the prescription, requesting that a routine appointment be made. This provides an opportunity to discuss any side effects or problems that the patient may experience with their drugs. Additionally, monitoring blood tests can be organised and tests such as blood pressure readings can be performed.
Reviews should take place every six to twelve months. The aim is to ensure patient safety and to provide high quality care. Consequently, if requests are ignored, smaller amounts of medication may be issued until a review has taken place.
Appointments & Test results
The majority of our appointments will be booked on a daily basis; this means that patients should telephone, morning if possible - calls taken from 8am on the day they wish to see a Doctor. Patients can request to see a Doctor of their choice when they are available.
For those patients that have a definite need to pre-book an appointment at a future date, perhaps due to work or other commitments, there will be a proportion of appointments that can be accessed in this way.
A limited number of appointments are now available to BOOK-ON-LINE. Please note you must be registered with the Surgery and signed up to use this service. Ask at reception for details.
Telephone consultations are available at the end of each Doctor's Surgery. These are for the discussion of minor medical matters or problems not needing a face-to-face appointment.
Test Results - Please telephone after 2pm any weekday
Home Visits may be available for the housebound and those too ill to come to the surgery. Requests for home visits should be made before 10.30 am. A Doctor may telephone you just to confirm that a visit is essential.
If you wish to register as a new patient please download and complete the form and bring it into the surgery together with a recent utility bill and one other document proving address. Forms are also available from the reception desk at the surgery. If you are taking regular prescribed medication you will require a New Patient Check before any medication can be issued. We register patients Monday to Friday between 1 pm and 5 pm.