The Health Centre
Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill
Romford, RM3 9SU
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Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine. The NHS will contact people directly and there will be extensive public information announcements about how, where and when you can get vaccinated. More details expected very soon.
Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Monday 12 April 2021 and we urge our Muslim patients not to delay having their Covid-19 vaccine – first or second dose – during the holy month.
The British Islamic Medical Association has reviewed the analysis of Islamic scholars and confirmed that having the vaccine does not invalidate the fast. The vaccine does not contain pork or other animal, foetal or alcohol products - this reflects the advice of the majority of Islamic scholars that it is permissible. If you are still unsure whether you should have a vaccine during Ramadan, please speak to your local Imam for guidance.
If you are taking prescribed medicines, you should continue taking them during Ramadan, but check with your GP if the doses need to be adjusted or the times that you take them need to be changed.
If you have diabetes and want to fast, please speak to your GP or diabetes nurse about the safest way to do this. Remember that there is an exemption for people with diabetes, especially if you’re on insulin or have any medical complications.
If you are aged 70 and over or are clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are a frontline health or social care worker, please book on the national booking system or contact your manager and use the staff booking system applicable in your organisation.
If you are aged 56-69 please book onto the national booking system for a list of vaccination sites or wait to get a letter from the NHS or be contacted by your GP.
If you are aged 16-64 and clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) or you are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, please wait for your GP or council to contact you.
The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice.
There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for frontline health and social care staff, carers and clinical vulnerable (moderate risk) at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)
Getting the help you need
The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.
Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed.
We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.
You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.
Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.
Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules.
The link portal to Talking Therapies (AKA IAPT) is as follows: Self-referral form | Havering IAPT service | IAPT Portal
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Reception Opening Hours
To book an appointment, or if you have any questions or queries, please ring on 01708 957 100 or visit our reception between the hours on the bottom part of our website.
For all telephone enquiries please call between 01708 957 100 9.00am and 18.30 weekdays.
Please note that our telephone lines are closed between the hours of 12.30 and 14.30, but reception is open.
At all other times your phone call will be diverted to the Out of Hours service.
Please leave your full details with our reception staff, who treat all messages confidentially and only share information with the clinicians for your health care.
Located just off M25 junction 28 in a central location with ample free parking.
Dr Pratheep Suntharamoorthy
The Harold Hill Health Centre
Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill
Romford, RM3 9SU
Tel number: 01708 957 100
Emergency bypass number (Not for patient use-only to be used by other healthcare professionals) : 01708 957 101
Monday: 08:00 – 18:30
Tuesday: 08:00 – 18:30
Wednesday: 08:00 – 18:30
Thursday: 08:00 – 7pm
Friday: 08:00 – 18:30