Welcome to Ritchie Street Neighbourhood Health Centre
We are Closed on Bank Holidays and Weekends at this current time. Please dial 111 for general medical issues or 999 for emergencies. We remain open for telephone contact Monday to Friday 8am - 6:30pm. You can also use eConsult for online self triage. Details are below.
19/07/21 - ALL STAFF AND VISITORS ARE STILL REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING WITHIN THE PRACTICE PREMISES.
VACCINE STATUS CERTIFICATES (PASSPORTS)
Please do not contact the practice regarding proof of your vaccine status. Please sign up for the NHSapp instead. You can do this via your mobile device or by visiting by clicking HERE.
PLEASE STAY AT HOME. IF YOU NEED MEDICAL ASSITANCE, PLEASE CALL THE PRACTICE OR 111. IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE DIAL 999.
A LOT OF USEFUL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AND WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU VISIT THE FOLLLOWING WEBSITE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE.https://econsult.net/
ISLINGTON IHUB - EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS!!
Islington IHUB offers increased access to GPs for patients registered at any Islington practice. Islington has 3 hub. Registered patients are now able to book appointments with Islington doctors and nurses at an Islington GP hub when the practice is closed. Simply ask a receptionist for an ”I:Hub” appointment and they will try to offer you one that is both convenient for you and that also suits your health needs.
Islington GP hubs are open between 6.30pm and 8.00pm each weekday and from 8.00am to 8.00pm at the weekend. If we are closed you can call the usual surgery number between 6.30pm to 8.00pm Mon to Fri and 8.00am to 8.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays and your call will be answered by i:Hub staff who will be able to assist you. These appointments are available for routine appointments and do not need to be urgent requests.
If you book an appointment you will be asked to give consent for the doctor or nurse to see your medical records, on this occasion only, in order to provide you with the best care.
PATIENT ONLINE SERVICES
Did you know that you could register for patient online services? This will include repeat prescription requests, booking or cancelling appointments and viewing certain aspects of your medical records. If you wish to access these services, please attend the practice with photographic identification. You will be provided with unique login details and information on how to register. For more information, please contact the practice.
A GOOD WALK CAN:
- MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPIER - EXERCISE RELEASES ENDORPHINS AND SEROTONIN WHICH IMPROVES YOUR MOOD, REDUCING STRESS, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.
- IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN POWER - EXERCISE IMPROVES LEARNING, CONCENTRATION, ABSTRACT REASONING AND MEMORY. IT EVEN STIMULATES BRAIN CELL REGENERATION.
- HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER - REGULAR ACTIVITY PROMOTES BETTER SLEEP, ALTHOUGH STRENUOUS EXERCISE BEFORE GOING TO BED IS NOT ADVISED
- STAY AWAY FROM GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND LARGE GATHERINGS
- WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS
Data Collection on Fit notes-
The Health and Social Care Information Cente (HSCIC) have informed us that they will be extracting data from the practice system about fit notes. Any data collected will be anonymous.
Please refer to the 'further information' section on the right hand side of this page and select 'Data Collection - Fit notes' for further information.
If you want more information or wish to Opt-out of the General Practice Extraction Service, you can complete the form on-line by clicking here.
Our ECONSULT service is currently unavailable due to some technical issues. We hope to resume it mid September. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the practice directly for an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE, DEMAND FOR APPOINTMENTS IS VERY HIGH AT THE MOMENT AND THERE MAY BE SOME SMALL DELAY IN GETTING BACK TO YOU. FOR MINOR AILMENTS, YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY IS ALSO ABLE TO HELP. THIS SERVICE IS NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. PLEASE CONTACT 111 INSTEAD
Did you know, you can self refer to a lot of local services? Please visit our self referral link on the left.
FLU CLINICS & COVID BOOSTERS
We are hoping to start our Flu clinics at the begining of October and will be sending out invitations over the next few months. Please do book an appointment when we contact you to avoid any delays or potential vaccine shortages that may occur due to expected demand. We will be offering the vaccinations to our high risk patients first. Thank you.