NHS and GP services still open for you during the national lockdown

With Covid-19 case numbers rising rapidly across the whole of the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England, starting on Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. Until Thursday 5 November, the Local Covid Alert Level in London will remain at ‘High’.

NHS and GP services are doing everything we can to keep patients safe

Despite the upcoming national lockdown, NHS and GP services will remain open and we are working hard to make sure that when you come in for your appointment or treatment, everything is done to protect you from the Covid-19 virus. From new social distancing measures and our staff wearing the right personal protective equipment through to enhanced cleaning measures.

Watch the video below to learn more about what south east London’s hospitals, mental health and community services are doing to keep you safe:

Watch this message from south east London general practice staff to patients, explaining that your GP surgery is open for you, with GP staff working differently and doing more appointments by video and telephone:

Upcoming meetings and events

Due to Government advice, we are holding our Governing Body meetings, Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings, and Borough-Based Boards virtually on Microsoft Teams.

During the national lockdown from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, Governing Body meetings and Borough-Based Boards will continue as planned, but the Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings in November and December 2020 have been cancelled, as part of measures taken to ensure we are able to provide an effective CCG response to the rising rates of Covid-19 cases being seen in south east London.

For the latest information on our upcoming events and meetings, see here.

You can learn more about our Covid-19 response in south east London here, including guidance on Covid-19 testing for staff and the general public