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Warlingham Green Medical Practice
1 Church Road, Warlingham, CR6 9NW Tel: 01883 625532  Fax: 01883 625677

Chaldon Road Surgery
Chaldon Road, Caterham, CR3 5PG Tel: 01883 345466    Fax: 01883 330942

Part of the SWC Medical Group (Selsdon,Warlingham & Caterham)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) ( posted on Jan 30, 2020 )

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.   


The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.  


Call 111 now if you've been:

• to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)

• to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

• to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

• in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus


Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.  


Further information is available on nhs.uk.  


Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.   


The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.   


Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.  


Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:   

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.  You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at


Further information is available on nhs.uk

Fax machine communication to the surgery ( posted on Jan 20, 2020 )


Please note in line with GDPR we are no longer using fax machines at any of our sites. If you are a patient please register for online services via reception to enable you to order prescriptions. Please contact the surgery for further information.

Travel Services ( posted on Nov 18, 2019 )

Travel Vaccination Service


From the 1st October 2019 the surgery will no longer be providing a travel asessment service. We will be offering patients free immunisations under the GP Contract which include Hep A, Typhoid and Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio.

Those intending to travel are advised to visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk to check which vaccines you require. If you require one of the vaccines mentioned above then please book an appointment at the surgery. When booking the appointment please let the receptionist know which vaccine you need so we can ensure we have sufficent supplies. Please bring a printout of the website recommendations with you to your appointment. The nurse will not have time to do a travel assessment and may not adminster a vaccine without prior proof of requirement. 

Those requiring a full travel service may attend a private travel clinic. We recommend JABS Travel Clinic based at Chaldon Road Surgery in Caterham. Please call 01883 212010 or visit www.jabstravelclinic.co.uk for more information. They can also provide NHS vaccines for a fee if this is more convenient.  Please note private travel clinics will charge you for all vaccines and a consultation fee.

STOPTOBER ( posted on Oct 1, 2019 )

Stop Smoking

Warlingham Green Medical Practice, Chaldon Road Surgery and Whyteleafe Surgery are merging. ( posted on Aug 22, 2019 )

From 1st October Whyteleafe Surgery will be joining Warlingham Green and Chaldon Road Surgeries as one group practice.

All three surgeries have already been co-operating closely as part of East Surrey CCG for some time and they will all continue functioning in the same way as currently from their existing locations with their current telephone numbers. Patients will not see any change to their day to day care and will continue seeing the same doctors and nurses as previously. There will be no change to your hospital treatments and appointments.


The change will however, allow the group of doctors to work more closely together to provide cover at times of absence. It will also mean that the doctors and their patients will benefit from extended specialist GP knowledge within the group and receive more services including minor surgery, coils and implants, ultrasound scans, ambulatory blood pressure and ECGs  and ophthalmology appointments all delivered locally.


The surgeries will also be able to pool administrative functions including management of medical records and clinical correspondence, IT services and telephony, amongst others. These efficiencies will allow us to continue providing excellent services at a time of general constraints within the NHS.


The only change you may notice will be that some of the correspondence will have the address of Warlingham Green on it instead of Whyteleafe Surgery. This is because Warlingham Green is the lead practice of the group and as such is listed as the contact address for the surgery.

Evening and Weekend Access to GP Appointments ( posted on Jul 16, 2019 )

GP appointments are now available during the evening and at the weekend for people registered with a GP in East Surrey.

This means that both routine and urgent appointments are available at a local hub during weekday evenings and on a Saturday and Sunday, to make sure local people get the health help and support they need.

NHS East Surrey CCG, working in partnership with local patients and clinicians, designed the service. The appointment hubs are run by Alliance for Better Care Ltd, the local GP Federation.

How to book an evening or weekend appointment at a hub:

Appointments can be booked through your own GP practice in the normal way, during normal opening hours. 

Clinicians working at the hubs will have access to your medical records with your agreement. You will be asked before any information is shared and can decline if you wish.

PPG Spring Newsletter 2019 ( posted on Apr 18, 2019 )


Please click here to view the latest edition of the PPG newsletter 

Hay Fever Medication ( posted on Mar 7, 2019 )


Mild to moderate Hay Fever is one of the conditions listed by NHS England for which over the counter items should not be routinely prescribed in General Practice.

Pregabalin and Gabapentin ( posted on Mar 7, 2019 )


From the 1st April 2019 Pregabalin and Gabapentin will be reclassified as controlled drug schedule 3 under the Misuse of Drugs regulations 2001, the home office has announced.

If you are prescribed these medications, your prescription will be altered to bring it in line with the new legislation and the following will now apply:


a) The maximum amount we can now prescribe is 30 days

b) These items will be removed from repeat prescribing and must now be requested monthly.

c) The script must be dispensed within 28 days or it becomes invalid


Our medical system has been updated to reflect these changes anf we cannot override this.

Surrey Care Record Programme ( posted on Jul 26, 2018 )

The Surrey Care Record is launching on Wednesday 29 August 2018, and will eventually give selected health and social care professionals shared access to your medical records



More information is available at:  www.surreyheartlands.uk/surreycarerecord or



You can also contact us at:

Email:  enquiries.surreycarerecord@nhs.net

Tel:  0300 200 1018

07527 182861 (text/SMS only)

National Data Opt Out ( posted on Jun 13, 2018 )

The national data opt out prorammed was introduced on the 25th May 2018.  This provides a facility under which individuals can opt-out of the use of their data for research and planning purposes,ensuring it is only used for direct care.


If you wish to opt-out you will need to visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters to set your preference. More information can be found at https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out-programme.

The practice is unable to set your preference. 

How to Access Help ( posted on Jan 8, 2018 )

NHS services are there for you when you need them. But many people are using urgent care services with health concerns that could be treated by a GP or pharmacist. This makes these services very busy and means you and others may have to wait longer to be treated.

The NHS is doing everything it can to prepare for the extra pressures and demands over the busy winter months.


You can #HelpMyNHS to give the best care by making sure you and your loved ones get the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This website helps you do this by highlighting where you can get medical treatment that is right for you. It includes details on the alternative services to A&E and GPs, along with tips on using of GP appointments properly, taking steps to help prevent getting ill and self-manage minor illnesses, as well as other services, such as pharmacists.


It is tailored to include listings on specific services available to you across Sussex and East Surrey. 


Out of hours care

For medical help for non-life threatening conditions when your GP surgery is closed, call NHS 111 or visit your local community pharmacy. Alternatively, attend our walk in service:


See a GP at Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Rd, Caterham, CR3 5RA

Minor Injuries Unit at Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Rd, Caterham, CR3 5RA

  • 9am-8pm, 365 days a year

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist ( posted on Oct 17, 2017 )

This leaflet has been developed by NHS England in association with the BMA in order to let you know what you should expect when you are referred to a specialist by your GP.

Car Parking at Warlingham Green ( posted on Apr 13, 2017 )

Please note that the car park at Warlingham Green is now available to staff only. There are two disabled parking spaces available near the Church Road entrance. Please refrain from parking in these spaces unless you are disabled to minimise inconvenience to others. Parking is available in Church Road or there is a small shopping car park at Warlingham Green.


Please can patients be considerate of our neighbours when parking in the road

One You campaign encourages East Surrey residents to take action ( posted on Mar 23, 2016 )

March sees the launch of ‘One You; a new public health campaign supporting adults in choosing to lead healthier lifestyles and reduce their risk of developing long-term conditions in the future.

Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40’s and 50’s, we have dramatically increased the chances of becoming ill later in life – be it through smoking, drinking too much alcohol, following a bad diet or being a bit of a couch potato.  

“Modern life makes it very easy for us to make unhealthy choices” explains Dr Elango Vijaykumar, a local GP and chair of East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group. “Tempting treats are available in easy reach, bigger portions for everything we eat, as well as technology that allows us to shop, stay in touch and be entertained without ever having to leave the sofa. Sometimes it feels as though life is ganging up on us. But now is the time to fight back.”

‘One You’ has been created to support people to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. ‘One You’ will provide tools, motivational support and encouragement every step of the way, to help people improve their health right away. A range of Apps can be downloaded to support you along the journey. 

Making changes to your lifestyle isn’t easy and takes willpower, however committing to make small changes can bring huge benefits in the future. 

Keep an eye out for ‘One You’ campaign material appearing on posters, websites and social media over the next few weeks. You can also take a free health quiz to see how you score, complete the ‘how are you quiz’. 


More information about One You can be found here.


Use A&E responsibly ( posted on Apr 30, 2015 )

East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group is urging local patients to think before visiting their A&E department.


Residents are being reminded that they can use the innovative NHS web app, Health Help Now, to find the best place for treatment and advice over the bank holiday.


Dr Elango Vijaykumar, Chair of East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group, said alternative health services were available locally and the free, easy to use web app could help people to know whether to go to A&E or not.


“If your GP surgery is closed, A&E isn’t the only option as you can use the Health Help Now web app, call the 24/7 free NHS number 111 or visit the NHS Choices website to find the right service.”

The Health Help Now web app is available at www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net and can be saved to any smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer for easy use.


It lists a range of services including GP practices, minor injury units, dentists, optometrists and pharmacists, and shows whether they are open or closed and their location. It also includes support phone numbers for mental health concerns and contains information on common health conditions and web links to reliable resources.


In just a few clicks, users of the app can check their symptoms, are guided to local services for treatment, and given real-time opening information. People can use GPS coordinates for their current location or a different location to find the most convenient service.


More information about the Health Help Now app is available here.




Check out our Online Services ( posted on Jan 6, 2015 )

Did you know, you can Book Appointments and request Repeat Prescriptions online?


Did you know, there is a new Health Help Website for the local area which will help you to choose what is the best services for your ailment?


Did you know, there are other great online apps available to help you?


Check out our Online Services page for more information....

Norovirus ( posted on Mar 14, 2014 )

Norovirus, sometimes known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages. It is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with contaminated surfaces, an infected person, or consumption of contaminated food or water. The symptoms of norovirus are very distinctive – people often report a sudden onset of nausea followed by projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea.


Good hand hygiene is important to stop the spread of the virus.


People are advised to:


• Wash their hands thoroughly using soap and water and drying them after using the toilet, before preparing food and eating

• Not rely on alcohol gels as these do not kill the virus


An infection with norovirus is self-limiting and most people will make a full recovery in 1-2 days. It is important to keep hydrated – especially children and the elderly.


Do not visit either A&E or GPs with symptoms as this may spread the virus.


Further information and advice is available from NHS 111, including an online symptom checker at nhs.uk.

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