We are operating a closed door policy meaning you will not be granted entrance to the premises unless invited by a clinician. If you need to speak with a GP, call the surgery on 0208 294 8150.

Blood tests are by appointment only, call 020 8333 3216 (Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Eltham Community Hospital appointment line) or 020 3910 7230 (Queen Mary’s Hospital appointment line) to book.

End of Life Care

We work closely with other services to help support people and their families at this very difficult time.

The local service

Together as a team we work with individuals and their families to address physical, emotional, social, spiritual and financial issues.

The core team includes a GP, District Nurse and MacMillan Nurse.

Please book with your GP if you or someone you care for needs help now.

Advice

The Sue Ryder website has some excellent articles called Practical & Emotional Advice, we recommend them highly.

NHS provides information on end of life care.

Support organisations

Various charities and support organisations have produced leaflets and materials providing information about palliative and end of life care, bereavement, advance planning, and other relevant issues.  Some of this information is condition-specific, and some is more generic. 

If you have been diagnosed with a specific condition, it may be worth finding out whether a charity exists which specialises in providing support to people in your situation.  Links to some useful information are provided below:

  • The Marie Curie Cancer Care website has a patients and families section which includes information and advice on a range of issues.
  • There are also a range of information booklets that can be obtained through The Marie Curie Cancer Care website at the following link https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support
  • The Multiple System Atrophy Trust produces a range of information publications for those interested in MSA, including information sheets “After Someone Has Died”, “Helping Children Cope”, “What a Child Understands about Dying” and “Understanding Palliative Care”.
  • The Parkinson’s UK website has a section dedicated to advanced illness, including information for carers , a ‘preparing for end of life’ booklet, and information sheets on dementia, pain and other symptoms, access to care, and legal and emotional issues.