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Cyber attack on Synnovis Lab Services – NHS testing

On Monday 3 June Synnovis, a provider of lab services, was the victim of a ransomware cyber attack. This is having a significant impact on the delivery of services at Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts and primary care services in south east London and we apologise for the inconvenience this

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Think pharmacy first

Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns, and now community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP.

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NHS winter flu and covid vaccine

The adult covid and flu vaccination programmes had been due to start in October to maximise protection over the winter months, but now those most at risk including adult care home residents will be vaccinated from 11 September.

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MMR and Measles

Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it.

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Introducing Swiftqueue, the new blood test online booking system

Patients will soon be able to book blood tests online using Swiftqueue. The new online booking system for patients in Lambeth and Southwark goes live in August 2023. Swiftqueue allows patients to see live appointment availability and make a booking at a convenient time and location of their choice. This will improve patient flow, minimise wait

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Measles: Are you protected?

Parents are being asked to check children are fully up to date with their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations by checking their vaccine record in their red book.

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Better Health: Every Mind Matters

Looking after your mental health. There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

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Help us help you — Just think 111 first

When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online. NHS 111 is free and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone.

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COVID-19 Spring Vaccination Programme

In February, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised a spring dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as a precaution to those at extremely high risk, most of whom received their first booster around 6 months ago.

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Do we have your up to date mobile number?

Register for the Text Reminder Service You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care.  To register for this service please complete our communication consent form. No identification is required for this service. If more than one person shares the use of the mobile phone number given

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