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Welcome to
The Selsdon Park Medical Practice
97 Addington Road, Selsdon, South Croydon CR2 8LG

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


020 8657 0067

020 8657 0037


Please note the surgery is open. 


We are asking all patient to contact the surgery to make an appointment.


Please note that we have suspended online booking of appointments. This is in response to the coronavirus situation. To make an appointment please call the surgery.


Collecting of prescriptions - please call us if you would like your prescription sent to a pharmacy for you to collect from there.



Coronavirus where to obtain information


Patients wishing to obtain more information about the coronavirus can visit the following website





For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19


Coronavirus Update







CAMBODIA               JAPAN                  REPUBLIC OF KOREA

CHINA                       LAOS                    SINGAPORE

HONG KONG            MACAU                 TAIWAN

IRAN                         MALAYSIA            THAILAND

NORTHERN ITALY – (Milan, Genoa, Turin, Trento, Treviso

Bologna, Vo)              MYANMAR           VIETNAM



Reducing medicines waste

The CCG are working towards reducing the wastage of medicine prescribed each year. They have started their new campaign 


Just Be Croydon

Do you want help with stopping smoking?
                                 loosing weight 
Just Be Croydon is here to help you
please click here for a link to their leaflet giving details on how to contact them

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Tandem Insulin Pump Adapter

If you have a Tandem t slim insulin pump there is a recall on the A/C adapter


If you have a device with either of these numbers:






you are advised to discard or destroy the a/c adapter and contact your local Tandem distributor to report and disposal

Fax Machine


Please note we no longer use a fax machine at the surgery. This is in line with GDPR.  If you are a patient please register for online services via reception to order repeat prescriptions. 

Dental Services Out of Hours


Dental assessment service operating hours:


Monday - Friday 6pm - 8am 

Weekends and Bank Holidays 24 hours


please call 111 who will assess your call and if necesary refer you to a dental treatment centre 

When surgery is closed

Where to go for the right medical care



Advice for our patients (when the practice is closed)


We are using all of our communications channels to encourage residents to choose the right services for their symptoms, to help manage demand across hospital and primary care.


Help to find the right treatment, is available at the touch of a button on your mobile phone or table.  Download the free Health Help Now app or visit www.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk

If you are feeling unwell, don’t wait for it to get worse. Look up advice online through approved NHS sources, such as NHS Choices, speak to a pharmacist, or contact your GP.

If you are unsure about what services are right for you, you can check your symptoms online at www.nhs.uk or call NHS111 for advice.

Croydon now has three new GP Hubs that provide a wide range of urgent care services for all ages including appointments booked through 111, with a GP available from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Walk in appointments are available at GP Hubs but you may need to wait longer.

Find the nearest GP Hub to you:

You can often treat the flu without seeing your GP and should begin to feel better in about a week.  Read more about what to do if you think you or a loved one may have flu www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/ 

Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days.  You can normally look after yourself or your child at home.  Try to avoid going to your GP, as norovirus can spread to others very easily. Read more at www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus/



Out Of Hours


If you need to contact a doctor out of normal surgery hours please telephone 020 8657 0067 and listen to the recorded message, or ring 111.

From 1 April 2017, people who live in and work in Croydon have access to a wide range of urgent care services including booked appointments with a GP available from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week across three new GP Hubs.



Croydon University Hospital

Emergency Department
24 hours 365 days 
530 London Road
Croydon CR7 7YE


Extreme Emergencies

In cases of extreme urgency, eg suspected heart attacks, severe shortness of breath, acute abdominal pains or suspected broken bones, you may be advised by the doctors to call an ambulance or go directly to a casualty department.

The nearest is at Croydon University Hospital and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For such emergencies it is quite appropriate to dial 999.


Mental Health Crisis Line

Tel: 0800 731 2864


A 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Line, run by community psychiatric nurse, is provided by South London & Maudsley NHS Trust.


Emergency Dental Services

Out of hours urgent dental service

Monday to Friday 6pm- 8am 

Weekends & Bank Holidays 24 hours

Call 111 if you require dental help or advice, your call will be assessed by 111 and if necessary you will be referred to a dental treatment centre




Change to length of time to obtain a repeat prescription


*** Please note the surgery has changed it policy on time it takes to issue a prescription from 48 working hours to 72 working hours with immediate effect ***

Bereavement Cafes and Creating Conversation



Please click here for details of the Bereveament cafes 2019. They are held on the 2nd Friday of the month. Located at Croydon Clocktower Cafe, Katherine Street, Croydon  11-1

free tea,cofee or cold drink


Creating Conversations event Tuesday 10th December 2019 1.30-4  St Johns Church Hall Garden Room, Upper Selsdon Road, South Croydon CR2 8DD

Medicine Waste Campaign

South West London Medicines Optimisation teams are working together on a project to reduce medicine waste by improving the quality of repeat prescribing/ordering systems and enabling patients to manage their own repeat prescriptions according to need.  Patients and carers are central to the process and it is important to recognise that non-adherence may be an issue. The SWL project seeks to empower patients with the emphasis on using digital systems i.e. patient online systems for reordering repeat prescriptions to reduce avoidable waste.

The key elements:

• Promoting online ordering systems to patients

• Promoting good practice in systems for repeat prescription ordering in community pharmacies and GP practices 

• Identifying key areas to reduce medicines waste e.g. DACs or third- party appliance contractors



Please take a moment to watch the video by click on the link below. This has been produced by the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group


Help & Support form your local Job Centre


If you have a health condition or disability. Your local job centre plus will be able to help you.


Croydon Jobcentre Plus

Access Croydon 

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk 



0203 124 1272





Please click here to view full leaflet.


Antibiotics Awareness Week

18th to 24th November 2019 



World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

A global action plan to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines was endorsed at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015. One of the key objectives of the plan is to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training.




Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is breast cancer awarenss month 



Breast Statistics   Tthere were 5,727 new diagnoses of breast cancer in London in 2017 and the latest data suggests approximately 55,000 Londoners are living with a diagnosis of breast cancer.   Patients who are diagnosed early have the best chance of curative treatment and long term survival.  The most recent survival data for breast cancer shows a one year survival of 95.2% and a five year survival of 85.0%. Breast cancer screening saves lives. However, in London less than two thirds of women attended their screening in 2017/2018 (63.3%) which was also a reduction compared to the previous year (2016/2017, 64%).  Black women in England are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage with breast cancer compared to white women.  Data from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Public Health England (PHE) for 2012/13 showed that late-stage disease is diagnosed in around 25% and 22% of black African and black Caribbean women with breast cancer, respectively. This figure is 13% for white breast cancer patients.   

Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer   Common breast cancer signs and symptoms include:  

• a lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit – you might feel the lump but not see it

• a change to the skin, such as puckering or dimpling

• a change in the colour of the breast – the breast may look red or inflamed

• a change to the nipple, for example it has become pulled in (inverted)

• rash or crusting around the nipple • any unusual liquid (discharge) from either nipple • changes in size or shape of the breast  


Breast Cancer in Women Over 70    

Women over the age of 70 don’t always realise that their risk of breast cancer increases as they get older.  Many women are also not aware that they can still go for breast screening by requesting an appointment when they stop automatically being invited for breast screening.   About a third of all breast cancers are diagnosed in women over the age of 70.  However, only a small proportion (9%) of these are found through breast screening, compared to nearly 50% in women aged 50-70.  It is therefore important to remind older women of access to screening and encouraged to be breast aware, knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and how to check their breasts.   Finding breast cancer at an early stage can often lead to simpler and more effective treatment and this is as true for women over 70 as any other age group.  https://breastcancernow.org/about-us/news-personal-stories/breast-cancer-women-over-70                                                                 

Breast Cancer in Black Women   

A study1 published in the Social Science and Medicine journal found a relatively low level of awareness about the prevalence of breast cancer among black women. The study was based on a series of 20 focus groups with 100 black women aged between 25-50. Many of the women referred to “the whiteness of the media coverage of breast cancer”.  The journal highlighted that despite cancer incidence being lower in black women, survival rates were also lower, black women who develop breast cancer are more likely to do so at a younger age than white women and it is likely that it will be a more aggressive form.   A photography exhibition titled “Black Women Rising” was the UK’s first all – black female cancer portrait exhibition held in Peckham in March of this year, it focused on the effects cancer has on black women including their mastectomy and surgery scars, with the aim of raising awareness of the disease in the community and getting more black women diagnosed.  

Black Women Rising is now a lottery funded project, raising awareness of breast cancer amongst black women. https://linktr.ee/blackwomenrisinguk  

Travel Services at Selsdon Park

Travel Vaccination Service


From the 1st October 2019 the surgery will no longer be proving a travel asessment service. We will be offering patients the free immunisations under the GP Contract which include Hep A, Typhopid and Dipheria/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 please book an appointment with at the surgery. When booking the appointment please let the receptionist know which vaccine you need as to 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 proff 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.



Changes to Red Cross Mobility Services

From the 16th September 2019 Croydon Mobility Aids Service provided by the British Red Cross is introducing charges for the hire of wheelchairs and toileting aids. 

Please click here for a link to their letter and poster giving more information.

Proposed Changes to payments for adult social care

Proposed changes to the Direct Payments policy for adult social care

  • We are proposing to update our direct payments policy and want to hear from people who use, or may want to use direct payments, their families, carers, professionals and organisations. 
  • We are doing this to ensure our direct payments policy is in line with the Care Act legislation (April 2015) and the changing needs of our population. 
  • Croydon is updating the policy, for our staff, and the people who use (or want to use) direct payments
  • Before we make any changes, it’s important that we understand if people think it will make their life better or if it could cause problems. 
  • To do this, we have developed a short survey, where people have the opportunity to let us know their thoughts.
  • The survey is online at www.croydon.gov.uk/directpayment_consultation where there is the full draft policy, a summary and an easy read version.  People can choose which one to read through and then answer a few questions.
  • If someone can’t go online, but has access to email, they can email Talk2SocialCare@Croydon.gov.uk  and they will be contacted to find out the best way for them to take part. 
  • The consultation runs until 16 August 2019.



Doctorlink is a web based programme


The surgery has gone live with a new programme called Doctorlink. This is a web based programme which is accessed via https://app.doctorlink.com/selsdonparkmedicalpractice/register the programme works on an algorithm which helps direct you to the appropriate care provider for your symptoms.

Prescription Charges



Prescription charges are now £9.00per item/appliance from 1st April 2019.

If you receive regular prescriptions you may want to look into purchasing a PPC(pre payment certificate).


There are 2 PPC options to choose from: a 3-month PPC costs £29.10 and will save you money if you need more than 3 prescribed items in 3 months. a 12-month PPC costs £104.00 and will save you money if you need more than 11 prescribed items in a year.

Connecting Your Care

Connecting your Care is a new project being rolled out over across South West London. It will link health and care professionals enabling them to access your information. This will make things easier and quicker when you visit your GP or Hospital. 


Please click here to read further information on this new project


If you wish to opt out you will need to contact Connecting Your Care directly. The surgery is unable to do this for you. Please click here to find out how you can opt out 


Please click here to read the privacy notice regarding this project


Dermatology ENT Musculoskeletal Appointments


If you receive communicaton that you have an appointment here at Selsdon Park Medical Practice to see either a Dermatologist or ENT Doctor these appointments are made by Communitas who run this service. We do not have anything to do with their appointments or follow ups. If you need to contact Communitas please call 0208 683 6734.


Musculoskeletal appointments  are made by Connect Health the company that run this service. If you need to contact them please call 0207 052 1659.

Our secretary's will be unable to help you with your enquiry 

Thank you.

GP appointments at Selsdon Park Medical Practice


The surgery offers GP and Nurse appointments after 18:30 on various days of the week and on occasion GP appointments at 07:30 for those patients who work and are unable to attend surgery during normal opening hours, such as working patients & carers. These are subject to change and we would recommend that you contact the surgery to make one of these appointments. 

GP Appointments after 6.30pm and Saturdays


Patients of the surgery who need to be seen and can only attend after 6.30pm have the opportunity if the surgery is unable to accomodate you to bookat appointment any of the 5 GP Hubs based in Purley, East Croydon,New Addington, Shirley and Brigstock Medical Practice. We are able to book patients into appointments from18:30-20:00 Monday - Friday and Saturdays 08:00-14:00. These appointments will need to be made the receptionist at Selsdon Park.

Nurses appointments are available on a saturday from 08:00-16:00.

We are only allocated a set amount of these appointments and there is a criteria which we are required to follow before booking these appointments.

Park Run


Dr Debbie Berry has registered the practice as a park run practice. This is a scheme to encourage people to run,jog, walk in local parks. This has been proven to have a positive effect on people's physical and mental health.   To find out more details of local park run locations or sign up please visit.




There is no sign up procedure you just locate your nearest park run even using the above link and turn up.

Click here for all the latest news including how to book your antenatal care directly with Croydon University Hospital and Princess Royal University Hospital

National Data Opt Out Programme


National Data Opt-Out Programme 

The national data opt-out was introduced on the 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes.  

Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by calling 0300 3035678.

Please note the surgery is unable to update your preferences, the patient must do this themselves.

Just be Croydon

On the 1st April 2017 Croydon Council started a new scheme for residents in Croydon to help improve their health and wellbeing. Areas covered include a free on line MOT, links to help you stay active, make smart food choices, help with giving up smoking and lots more. Please visit the site at https://www.justbecroydon.org to find out more on how you can stay healthy for life.

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