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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



Did you know that Carers Support Centre in Croydon offers a wide range of activities and support for those carers in Croydon. The centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

You can contact them on 0208 649 9339 option 1

email info@carersinfo.org.uk 

visit their website at www.carersinfo.org.uk


They offer services such as help with allowance forms, run Tai Chi for carers classes, hold drop in sessions on a Friday from 10am to 12 noon.


Please visit their website for further information www.carersinfo.org.uk 





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


Winter pressures

Winter Pressures

Help us to ease winter pressures with this useful advice.

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.

Diabetes Education


There is now and new and easy way to access Diabetes Education in South London.


Visit Diabetes Book & Learn Service

https://diabetesbookings.co.uk to book a place on a course

or  call 0203 474 5500



Hay Fever medication


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 primary care. Treatment of mild to moderate hay fever is considered appropriate for self care.

Pregabalin and Gabapentin



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:

The maximum amount we can now prescribe is 30 days

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

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

Our medical system has been updated to reflect these changes and we cannot overide this.


Over the Counter Medicine (OTC) Changes


From March 2018 the practice has been advised we can no longer prescribe those medicines that are available to purchase from pharmacies and supermarkets. Please click here for more information .  You may also like to click here for more information for patients.

List of Social Clubs


Thank you to our PPG for collating this information sheet on local clubs of various interests. Please click here to view

Up to date contact Information


Please remember to inform us when you change your address, telephone number, mobile number to ensure your records are up to date.



Calling all 16-19 year olds

Have you checked we hold the correct mobile number for you? if not please let us know as soon as possible.

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 contat the surgery to make on of thes appointments. 

GP Appointments after 6.30pm and Saturdays


The surgery is participating in a scheme located at Parkway Medical Centre New Addington. We are able to book patients into appointments from18:30-20:00 Monday - Friday and Saturdays 08:00-14:00

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.

Bowel Cancer Screening

The bowel cancer screening service is working in partnership with GP surgeries to help improve the rates of return on bowel cancer screening kits sent out. Over the next few months you may receive a telephone call from someone from the bowel screening service asking why you did not return your kit, they are there to help and advise you and answer any questions you may have. 

click here to view a how to do poster 


Click here to view the contact details for this service 


FREE NHS Health Check

FREE NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks Poster

Please contact a receptionist if you would like to book an appointment.



In line with changes to the Data Protection Act we have updated our policies

From the 25th May 2018 if you require someone to collect a prescription or any form of correspondence on your behalf we will require you to complete and sign a consent form giving permission for a named person to collect on your behalf.

Please click here to download the consent form

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

My Health London

The myhealthlondon website was developed by NHS England and the Mayor’s Office and is now owned by London CCGs as the public facing website for information about health, care and wellbeing. One of its key roles is to provide residents, professionals and visitors with access to the NHS Directory of Services (DOS) for London.

Please visit www.myhealth.london.nhs.uk for more information.

National Data Opt Out Programme


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. 

Breast Screening Programme

Your local NHS Breast screening team are currently working in this area inviting women aged 50-70 for routine breast screening. A research trial is also being undertaken to assess the benefits and risks of screening women slightly younger then 50 and older than 70. About half the women aged 47-49 and half aged 71-73 are being sent letters inviting them for screening. More information about the trial and screening are available at www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk.

If you miss your screening appointment please call 0208 725 2723-4/5 or email breastscreeningunit@stgeorges.nhs.uk to re arrange your appointment.

How to Access Help

  • 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.
  • 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/  

What happens when you are referred by your GP to a Specialist

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.

Book your Antenatal Care

To support you to have a healthy start for you and your baby, it is important to arrange your antenatal booking appointment by the 10th week of your pregnancy.


You can now refer youself to the Croydon University Hospital or the Princess Royal University Hospital by completing our an online referral form.


You can also refer to Croydon University Hospital by calling the Antenatal Booking Centre on 020 8402 3000 ext 4202.


For more information about these services please see:





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.

Croydon Hearing - Do you have a hearing aid?

Croydon hearing are a Voluntary support service for the hearing impaired who offer free help and advice to anybody who has a NHS hearing aid.


They have multiple monthly clinics all around Croydon where you can drop-in and obtain free batteries, free re-tubing and free help and advice, a list of the monthly sessions can be found here.


For more information on Croydon Hearing, Click the link which will take you to the Croydon Hearing website.

Health Help Now comes to Croydon


Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group has recently launched a new digital service called Health Help Now to help local people to understand where they should go for treatment, especially when they need healthcare in a hurry, late at night or on weekends. This has been live in Kent and Medway since December 2013 and is now being used in 15 CCGs. 


Health Help Now is an award-winning mobile app and website designed to assist people in checking their symptoms, find advice and get directions to the best place for treatment by showing you the nearest services which are open. Importantly, it will help people get the right advice on the right services helping to reduce the number of unnecessary trips to A&E. 


In Croydon alone during 2015-16, an estimated 29,200 people visited A&E but didn't need treatment there. Whilst Health Help Now isn't about stopping A&E attendances - it does aim to help people understand when it's right to go to A&E.


For more information from the Croydon CCG regarding Health Help Now click here or to visit the Health Help Now website, click here.

Health Help Now is free to download from iTunes and the Google Play store

Choosing Wisely

You may have seen recently in the news that the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges created an advice list to advise patients & professionals alike about the appropriateness of certain medical procedures. The list can be found by clicking here.

Medicine Waste Campaign

Croydon GPs spend £43m on medicinces each year but only 50% of patients take their medicinces as prescribed by their doctor. In Croydon over £500,000 worth of medicines were given back to pharmacies last year for destruction and it costs £30,000 - £40,000 each year to destroy them. For more details please click here.

Travel Vaccination Service

• Easy to understand travel vaccination advice for single or multi country trips
• A full range of vaccinations & anti-malarials
• Advice from Nurses with travel health expertise
• Approved NaTHNac Yellow Fever Centre

For more details, see our clinics page


Norovirus, better known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages.

The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea.
There is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course.
Most people make a full recovery within a couple of days, without having to see a doctor.
Norovirus can be unpleasant to experience, but it's not generally dangerous.


Click here for more information.

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