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Notice – Dr Rebecca Long

Dr Long has recently left us to focus on other things.  We would like to wish Dr Long all the best for the future.

We would like to welcome back Dr Ami Patel as our new salaried GP.  Some of you may already be familiar with Dr Patel who has previously worked at Stock Hill.

As from Monday 18th October 2021, all patients currently registered with Dr Long will now be transferred to Dr Patel.  However please note that all patients are able to book appointments with any GPs working at the practice.




Due to unforeseen road freight challenges we have received notification that our flu delivery in October will be delayed.   Due to this delay we are unable to hold our planned flu clinic on Saturday 9th October 2021.

Currently our flu clinics scheduled for Saturday 16th October and Saturday 23rd October will be going ahead as planned.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, however this matter is beyond our control.

Stock Hill Medical Centre


Significant demand at Urgent Treatment Centre and Emergency Departments in Bromley

Please note that Urgent Treatment Centres and Emergency Departments in Bromley are currently experiencing significant demand. If you have an urgent but non-life-threatening medical need, please use the NHS 111 website first  rather than going straight to A&E. NHS 111 can book you in to be seen safely in A&E, Urgent Treatment Centres, GP surgeries, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics. Contacting NHS 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way. However, you should still dial 999 if you have a life-threatening illness or injury.

For further advice on when to visit urgent care centres or emergency departments please click the links below:

When to visit an urgent treatment centre

When to visit an emergency department



We do apologise for the delay you have experienced in having your blood test.

NHS England has been advised of a global shortage of some equipment used commonly for taking blood tests in the NHS.

On the 26th August we received a letter from NHS England advising us that all blood tests must be halted until 17 September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing.

Given the international nature of the shortage, an exact date for when routine testing will be rescheduled cannot yet be provided but the NHS will be working to re-book appointments for postponed tests when supplies become more easily available.

Patients are advised that where their condition or symptoms change or get worse, they should contact the NHS team caring for them.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

  Examples of clinically urgent testing include:

  • Bloods that are required to facilitate a suspected cancer referral
  • Bloods that are extremely overdue and/or essential for safe prescribing of medication or monitoring of condition
  • Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital admission or prevent an onward referral
  • Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability

Healthwatch Survey for Bromley Patients

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns have affected people’s access to their GP surgeries. We want to hear from you about your experience of booking and attending appointments at your GP practice since lockdown restrictions were lifted on 19 July 2021.  We would also like to know about your experience of care after 19 July 2021 including online bookings and video and phone consultations.

All responses are anonymous and the findings will be shared with decision-makers such as the South East London Clinical Commissioning Group, to help improve GP services for all in the London Borough of Bromley.

The closing date for the survey is 30th August 2021 at 5pm.

If you know anyone who would like to fill it out but can’t do it online, Healthwatch Bromley are happy to provide paper copies of the survey. The filled out copies can be send back to the team using a freepost address by writing ‘Freepost YVHSC’ on an envelope (no stamp needed).   Bromley residents can also call the Healthwatch team who will help them fill out the survey.

We are your health and social care champion. We make sure NHS leaders and other decision-makers hear your voice and use your feedback to help improve services. Please click here for more information.


You can complete the survey here


All patients who are eligible for a flu vaccination will receive an invite letter from the surgery.  The letter will contain details of the flu clinics and a barcode slip.

NO APPOINTMENT is necessary as the clinics will be walk in only.  However you MUST remember to bring your tear off slip, as this will be proof of your eligibility for the flu vaccination.


Saturday 25th September  08:30 – 12.30

Saturday 9th October          08:30 – 12:30

Saturday 16th October        08:30 – 12:30

Saturday 23rd October         08:30 – 11.30