Welcome to Lakeside Medical Practice, providing primary care for Thamesmead and surrounding areas. We hope you take your time to browse our website where you will find lots of useful information about the surgery and the services we offer.
Lakeside is a modern Practice, situated in a purpose-built modern building, and was one of the very first GP practices with its own website. Here at Lakeside we have retained some of the popular parts of good old-fashioned doctoring. All our receptionists will try to help you with any problems that might arise or if you have any questions about the service we offer at Lakeside.
We have a team of people working for patients registered with us. They, with us, form what is called a Primary Care Team: Health Visitors, District Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses, Dentists and Counsellors. All these services work towards caring for young and old alike.
We may ask you to come to the Health Centre if you request a home visit. Most people these days have access to a car or taxi for transport. This policy means that you have quicker access to medical help. Your GP will discuss your problem with you and make a decision about this. It is certainly safer and quicker for children to come to us.
It is very important that we gather as much information as possible about your past health. You will be given an appointment for a new patient check with our nursing team. This means testing your blood pressure and a simple urine test to exclude diabetes. A condition of your registration is that you attend this very important appointment. We hope you will be happy here.