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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

The practice is currently booking patients eligible for the seasonal influenza vaccination.  If you fall into any of the categories below, please call and book for an appointment:

  • are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2023)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • are frontline health workers
  • are social care workers who cannot get the vaccine through an occupational health scheme at work

Starting from mid-October, people aged 50 years old or over (including those who will be 50 years old by 31 March 2023) can have a free NHS flu vaccine. This is so at-risk groups can be offered vaccination first.

If you are in this age group and have a long-term health condition that puts you at risk from flu, you do not have to wait until mid-October

Your next poo could save your life

NHS Bowel Screening

We are supporting a London-wide campaign to encourage more patients to do their free NHS bowel cancer screening home test, which checks if you could have bowel cancer.

People who are the right age are sent a free NHS FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) kit every two years. You use it to collect a small sample of poo and post it back to an NHS lab.

The campaign by NHS London, “Your next poo could save your life”, urges more people to use their kit – a message we wholeheartedly endorse.

Screening can help prevent bowel cancer and find it at an early stage when it’s easier to treat. People who complete their screening are 25% less likely to die of bowel cancer.

The kits are for people with no symptoms and most people get the all-clear.

If you are aged 56, 58 (on or after 16 May 2022) or 60 to 74 and we have your correct address, you will be sent a kit every 2 years. Please use it. By April 2025, bowel cancer screening kits will be for everyone aged 50 to 74 in England.

To find out more and hear from other Londoners about their experience of bowel cancer screening, visit

If you have symptoms of bowel cancer which last for three weeks or more, please contact the practice and ask for an appointment.

Polio Vaccination Centres

Polio has been found in London and parents are encouraged to book in their children between ages 5 to 9 years for a Polio vaccine booster.

Vaccination sites have been set up in North West London to book an appointment for the Polio booster.  Please click on the this link for details of the vaccination centres with links to book an appointment.

Face covering exemptions

With the publication of the Living with COVID plan, the government has ended legal restrictions in England and is instead asking the public to practice specific safe and responsible behaviours as the primary means of stopping the spread of the virus.

To this effect,  all patients coming to the practice are required to continue to wear a face covering/mask.  We still need to protect our vulnerable patients and the practice staff to ensure continuity in provision of healthcare services. We understand that some people will struggle to use them and suggest patients to carry their exemption card if they have one.

Unfortunately we DO NOT provide exemption letters however the links below may be of some use.

Government advice re: GP letters:

Face-Mask-Exemption-Letter Request

Learning disability exemption cards:


TFL and public transport exemption cards:

Public transport face-covering-exemption-card


New Appointment Booking System

From Monday 08 March 2021 we will be using a new appointment booking system. We will be offering same day appointments with clinicians that you will be able to book from 09.00 am everyday. Please call at 09.00am to book a same day appointment, or alternatively to pre-book an appointment please download SystmOnline app. We encourage you to use eConsult from the Practice website which will not require you to call reception.

You will still be able to pre-book appointments for the Practice Nurse and Healthcare Assistant.


Patient Participation Group (PPG)

The Crompton Health Centre would like to invite its patients to join their Patient Participation Group.

Our Patient Participation Group is a small group of patients and GP practice staff who meet to discuss ways to contribute to the shaping of the health services provided in the community, share information and gain the patient perspective on how we provide our services. This is particularly important, with the new changes being made to the NHS, in helping us deliver services by placing the patient voice at the centre.

We feel that you have the knowledge, passion and capability to represent our patient population, and hope that you will consider being a member of the group.

We would greatly appreciate your support.

If you are interested in joining our PPG, please contact the Reception Team on 020 77237789 and leave your contact details.

PPG meeting minutes 07 October 2019

PPG meeting minutes 26 June 2019

PPG meeting minutes 18 April 2019


Useful information


If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence please visit the following websites for help and adviceor contact us at the surgery


If you have concerns about abuse of children or an adult please visit the following websites for further information or if the person is in immediate danger call 999.

Safeguarding Adults Helpline

Speaking to someone about suspected abuse can help to solve problems.
The Safeguarding Adults Helpline: 020 7641 2176 is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm (except Bank Holidays).
Outside these hours, please call: 020 7641 6000

Contacts for Safeguarding: Westminster

To report a concern about a child or young person in Westminster please contact:

Westminster Access Team – Tel: 020 7641 4000
(Out of hours – 020 7641 6000)