Booster Vaccine

Contact 0204 506 8833 or email info@healthbridgedirect.co.uk for bookings. To be eligible for this vaccine you must have been double vaccinated 6 months ago. The booster vaccination can be co administered with the flu vaccine there are no effects on this


Information on 2nd dose


Southdene Surgery is no longer administering 1st or 2nd dose of the Covid vaccine. Please check NHS website or London Borough of Rebridge to check for your nearest vaccine site.


Covid-19 vaccines


Unless you are aged 80 and over and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please DO NOT contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine.


The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice.


If you are aged 80 and over, and have not been contacted about a first vaccination please let us know. If you are aged 80 and over and housebound we have had to wait until we had the right vaccine, the right procedures and processes, so we have only recently started visiting homes - however there is no harm in ringing us to check we have you on our list. 


There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)


Getting the help you need


The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it. 


Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed.


We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.  


You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.


Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies. 


Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules 

21.12.2020 Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time you will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from your GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter. Information on the vaccine is available on here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

The covid vaccination programme will shortly be underway in Redbridge. As the vaccination programme gets underway we will invite patients who are eligible to have the vaccine to book their appointments.  

For now we ask our residents to help us deliver this effectively to those who need it most by doing the following:


  • wait to be invited for your vaccine – you will be contacted when it’s the right time to come forward so please don’t seek a vaccine before then;
  • act on your invite and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
  • and of course, stay safe by following all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

You can find out more about the vaccine here: 

Information about the coronavirus vaccine https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/ 

Information about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-for-covid-19

Covid vaccination: guide for older adults https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults

Covid vaccination: guide for older adults  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/941464/PHE_11843_Covid-19_guide_for_adults_leaflet.pdf

If you wish to find out more you can read detailed guidance and view all publications on delivering the vaccination programme here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme

01.12.2020 Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine.


The NHS will contact people directly and there will be extensive public information announcements about how, where and when you can get vaccinated.


More details expected very soon.


The surgery remains open throughout the lockdown as we always have done, it just may be slightly different. The main door is closed to prevent increased footfall so that we can maintain social distance and protect ourselves and our patients, However you can speak to reception via the intercom by the main door and you will be allowed in for any appts you have.

Latest advice:

  • Shielding employment support has stopped as of end of August 2020, i.e. GP letters for the workplace are no longer available.

  • Patients wishing to work from home need to discuss this with employers, not with the practice.

  • GP’s will not be writing letters for patients to give to employers or other third parties re shielding.

  • Any patients who are in extremely vulnerable groups/over 70’ years should continue to be careful and follow advice from NHS Online.

  • Any Social Care support can be accessed via calling Redbridge MyLife - 0208 708 7333.

  • Southdene Surgery continues to offer routine appointments, managing patients with chronic long term conditions, recalling patients for smears, immunisations including dedicated flu clinics in line with NHSE and governments guidelines.

  • Consultations are via telephone and video. The Doctors and Nurses will decide using their own clinical judgement if patients need to be seen face to face for further examination at the surgery.

  • Referrals to hospital departments /community provisions will take longer than usual to contact and appointments may be cancelled, unfortunately this is beyond our control

  • Reminder to all patients that we operate on zero tolerance policy; any abuse shown to our members of staff will be taken seriously by the management team.

Please support your surgery by showing patience during this national emergency

Thank You.

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