Binfield Road Surgery is celebrating unpaid carer's in Lambeth

This week Binfield Road Surgery is aiming to raise awareness of unpaid carers and their vital contribution to our community in Lambeth. If you are an unpaid carer or you would like to know more about the subject please watch the video below from the Carer’s Hub Lambeth channel on You Tube:



NHS Digital Health Data Collection

Dear Patient,

You may have read in the media that NHS Digital is going to collect GP health data from 1st July 2021. This is in order to improve healthcare services planning in England, on a local and national level, allowing the NHS to:

  • monitor the long-term safety and effectiveness of care
  • plan how to deliver better health and care services
  • prevent the spread of infectious diseases
  • identify new treatments and medicines through health research

This collection has already been in place for 10 years but the current system is outdated and due to be replaced. Your name and address details will not be collected, and items like NHS number or date of birth will be replaced with unique codes so you can’t be recognised. Data is also securely encrypted.

NHS Digital will collect:

  • data on your sex, ethnicity and sexual orientation
  • clinical codes and data about diagnoses, symptoms, observations, test results, medications, allergies, immunisations, referrals and recalls, and appointments, including information about your physical, mental and sexual health
  • data about staff who have treated you

NHS Digital does not collect:

  • your name and address (except for your postcode in unique coded form)
  • written notes (free text), such as the details of conversations with doctors and nurses
  • images, letters and documents
  • coded data that is not needed due to its age – for example medication, referral and appointment data that is over 10 years old
  • coded data that GPs are not permitted to share by law – for example certain codes about IVF treatment, and certain information about gender re-assignment

You can read more here and watch the video below for more info.

However, if you would prefer to opt-out of the new data sharing agreement, you may complete and sign this form before 23rd June 2021. It is easiest to return to us by email – please send to lamccg.binfieldroad@nhs.net. We cannot unfortunately accept incomplete forms.

Thank you,

The Team at BRS




Introducing New Members of The Team...

Dear Patients,

We have had a few staff changes over the past few months and wanted to keep you updated.

After waving goodbye to Doctor Jonathan Oliver (we wish him the very best for his future endeavours), we welcomed to our fabulous team two Doctors (Dr. Kasthuri Sarvananthan and Dr. Alix Murphy) and a Practice Nurse (Ms. Leoni Burrell). Also joining us is a Trainee Doctor (Dr. Alexandra Hollington) and a Trainee Nursing Associate (Mr. Marcin Wloch).

You can read a little more about them (and the other members of our team) on the Practice Staff page.




COVID19 Vaccination Programme at Binfield Road Surgery

We are delighted to announce that we have launched the COVID19 vaccination programme from Binfield Road Surgery, working with local practices. You do not need to contact us, we will be in touch directly! We have already invited all of our over 70 year old patients so we are moving on to invite the over 65s and those 18-65 year old patients who are clinically vulnerable.

Click here to learn more…



Hands. Face. Space. How to limit the spread...

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.

Remember – ‘Hands. Face. Space.’

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)

You should avoid all non-essential meetings and interactions. In all circumstances, you should follow the guidance on meeting others safely.

Reducing the chance of catching or spreading the virus in your home

Coronavirus spreads from person to person through small droplets, tiny airborne particles known as aerosols and through direct contact.

To reduce the chance of catching or passing on coronavirus to or from the people you live with, you should:

  • wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • regularly clean frequently touched surfaces
  • make sure you let plenty of fresh air into your home without getting uncomfortably cold. This should be balanced with other considerations such as comfort, safety and security.

There is further guidance on:

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you are advised to only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. The Government recommends that you do not attend work.

Read more from the Government here




Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important – These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.


There is separate advice about:

  • staying at home if you’re at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus
  • staying at home if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus

Symptoms and what to do

Do not leave your home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Read general information such as:

  • Advice for everyone
  • Advice for people at high risk
  • Symptoms and what to do
  • Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
  • Getting an isolation note

    What our patients say:


    of patients find the receptionists at this GP practice helpful

    Local (CCG) average: 89%, National average: 89%


    of patients felt their needs were met during their last general practice appointment

    Local (CCG) average: 94%, National average: 94%


    of patients had confidence and trust in the healthcare professional they saw or spoke to during their last general practice appointment

    Local (CCG) average: 95%, National average: 95%


    of patients took the appointment they were offered

    Local (CCG) average: 93%, National average: 94%


    of patients describe their overall experience of this GP practice as good

    Local (CCG) average: 84%, National average: 83%


    of patients were involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their care and treatment during their last general practice appointment

    Local (CCG) average: 93%, National average: 93%

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