Merton Health delivers NHS health checks on behalf of the London Borough of Merton. Invites are sent by your GP practice every 5 years for those that are eligible. Funding for NHS Health checks is limited and therefore patients are prioritised based on a number of factors and so some patients may not be called as often as 5 yearly if your risk is lower than average.
Health checks are designed to identify people between 40-74 who are at risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease or stroke. People over the age of 65 will also be advised about the symptoms of Dementia and how to look after your mind and body.
For more information, please visit the NHS health check website. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/
To find out the pros and cons of the NHS Health Check please visits this web page
In 2019/2020 our practices delivered almost 3000 NHS health checks. NHS Health checks were suspended during much of the pandemic, however they have restarted now and in 2021/2022 Merton practices managed to undertake 1700 checks. If you have been invited, please contact your practice directly to book an appointment. If you haven’t been invited, please do wait for your invitation. Invitations are sent via SMS and letter.
There are six Access Hubs in Merton that allow your practice to book into them when an appointment isn’t available with your own GP. Our Access Hubs operate during evenings (17:00-20:00 Monday to Friday) and on the weekend (Saturday 08:00-20:00 and Sundays in the East of the borough 08:00-20:00).
Our GP Access Hubs are located at the following practices:
- Nelson Medical Practice
- Wide Way Medical Centre
- Lambton Road Medical Practice
- Merton Medical Practice
- Wimbledon Medical Practice
- Morden Hall Medical Centre
We also offer additional capacity to support your practice to provide services such as:
- Wound Care
- Childhood Immunisations
Consultations are by appointment only, booked via your GP practice.
We provide additional clinics for cervical screening/smear tests in hubs across Merton.
Appointment are available in the evening and at the weekend, in venues around the borough with good transport links; to try and make it easier for women to participating in this screening program.
You will be contacted about a smear through your GP practice.
For more information about your smear test please visit Jo’s Trust
We are working with Merton Practices, Local authority and the voluntary sector to provide a safe and effective vaccination delivery service in Merton.
To date we have administered 250’000 covid vaccinations on behalf of Merton practices.
Our clinic is currently operating from the Wilson Hospital, Cranmer Road in Mitcham.
Please book appointments via the National Booking Service
Our roving team also visit care homes and vulnerable housebound patients for Merton registered patients. If you are a housebound patient or care for someone who is housebound please contact your registered practice to arrange a referral to the team.
Spring Booster Campaign
- Patients in Care Homes
- Patients aged over 75 years
- Patients aged 12-74 years who are immunosuppressed
are eligible for a spring booster from 21st March 2022. You will be invited by your GP practice when your second booster is due, usually 6 months after your first booster.
Children aged 5-11 years
From 4th April, all children aged 5-11 years old are eligible for the covid vaccination.
Our team have worked with the local volunteers to ensure the the clinic is a warm friendly environment for our young patients. Appointments are available to book via the National Booking Service.
For more information about covid vaccinations including accessing your vaccination record visit NHS.UK
Bank Holiday Telephone Access
In addition to the access hub we offer additional GP capacity during Bank holiday weekends. Patients can contact our team by phone from 8am-8pm to arrange a telephone consultation with a clinician.
The service is due to operate from
15-18th April 2022 08:00-20:00
2nd & 3rd June 2022 08:00-20:00
Call – 0333 332 6570 during operating hours. Please contact NHS 111 when the lines are closed.
Integrated Locality Team Coordinators (ILTC)
We have a team of Care Coordinators who support practices to manage patients with complex medical conditions and those on the End of Life Care pathway. These vulnerable patients often require input from a number of different providers and the ILTC are there to ensure communication flows well between all parties including patients and carers.