Flu Vaccinations

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Important Notice: COVID Policy

We are working hard to reduce the risk of infection to staff, patients and anyone visiting our practice. In order to do this, we have introduced the following precautionary, temporary measures.

Please note that all essential services are still being provided and the practice remains open.

Requests for appointments are being taken by telephone only and assessed by a clinician. If you need to be seen, an appointment will be arranged for you.

Prescriptions are being processed as usual – please use the Patient Access or NHS app to request your repeat prescriptions, or ask your pharmacist to order them electronically from us AND THEY WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO YOUR PHARMACY DIRECTLY.

When attending for their pre-arranged appointments, patients are asked to wait at the practice entrance to be let in at the appointed time, where you will be directed to hand washing facilities prior to being seen.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk.


Tessa Jowell GP Surgery

020 8194 7600 (For GP services only)

For the main health centre reception and information on other services please call

020 8194 7500

Tessa Jowell GP Surgery,
First Floor,
Tessa Jowell Health Centre,
72H East Dulwich Grove,
SE22 8EY


Patient Participation Group Dates

Dear Patient – Due to Covid-19 restictions we have currently postponed the PPG meetings.

We are hoping that these will soon be able to recommence – new dates will be posted online shortly.

In the meantime plesae do contact us directly should you have any queries/suggestions.


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This modern medical centre is situated in East Dulwich with a team of friendly staff, aspiring to provide the local community with the very highest standard of healthcare.

Our practice is a “community teaching practice” for King’s College London School of Medicine. With the supervision of your doctor or nurse, medical students may, with your consent in advance, join your consultation. This is one way medical students learn to become good doctors and understand patient views about their care. We appreciate your help with their learning. Please let your doctor or practice manager know if you have any questions about our community medical teaching.

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Opening times

You can call us and request a telephone consultation or to book an appointment. We are open on the following days at the following hours:

8:00am - 6:30pm
8:00am - 6:30pm
8:00am - 6:30pm
8:00am - 6:30pm
8.00am - 6:30pm
9:00am - 1:00pm

*(pre-booked appointments only)


Please call after 9.30am and before 6:00pm for any enquires you may have , finding out test results or to register at the practice we will be happy to assist.


Patients requiring urgent medical advice outside of these hours should call the Out of Hours service provided by SELDOC on 111. \r\nFor Emergency situations please dial 999.


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