Southcote Clinic

Southcote Rise, Ruislip, HA4 7LJ


Information on shielding and self-isolation

The primary purpose of the letter sent by the government is to identify the 2% of the UK population who are at critical risk of infection. The remaining 98% are still at risk and need to manage the risk alongside their employer.

You can decide if you need to self- isolate and discuss with your employer. In the first instance your employer should offer you remote working if possible. If this is not possible then you will need to consider whether you fall into the furloughed employee category –

Because you are well enough to work, however unable to attend the work because of the risk of contracting Coronavirus, we are unable to offer a fit note to cover this period. You will need to work with your employer to resolve this situation.

The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus.

You can help too.  Germs can live on some surfaces for hours.

 To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitise gel.
  • If you have arrived back from China within 14 days follow the specific advice for returning travellers. This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

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Our Awards!

Hillingdon CCG Patient Survey of the Year 2018

Hillingdon CCG Practice Manager Award 2019

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Cancer Research Shine Walk – 21st September 2019

Two members of the Southcote Team (Tracy and Apryl) successfully completed The London Shine Walk half marathon (13.1 miles) on Saturday 21st September 2019 in aid of Cancer Research – A big thank you to those who supported this worthy cause.

£500 was raised for Cancer Research UK.


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We are pleased to announce the forthcoming phased-launch of Hillingdon’s Extended Hours service. It will be available to all of our registered patients and will provide appointments with either a nurse or a GP – from 18:30-20:00 Monday – Friday, and 08:00-20:00 Saturday and Sunday.

Patients will not be able to book directly into the Extended Hours appointments, and they will not appear on any patient-facing online booking system. To book an appointment with this service please phone the practice during our reception opening times and one of our reception teams will be able to arrange an appointment for you.

The service is based at 3 local sites:

  • Eastcote Health Centre – Abbotsbury Gardens, Pinner HA5 1TG
  • Uxbridge Health Centre – Chippendale Waye, Uxbridge UB8 1QJ
  • HESA – 52 Station Road, London UB3 4DD
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Dr Parekh is our new GP registrar and will be with us from 3rd August 2016 until August 2017, we bid a fond farewell to Dr Kavleen Arora and wish her every future success.

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New Doctor

We bid a sad farewell to Dr Zahida Banu and welcome Dr Viral Thakerar from The London Deanery

Dr Viral Thakerar
I studied at Oxford and UCL before graduating in 2012. I am a GP trainee at the practice until August 2015. I am interested in medical education, and have developed apps and websites for training junior doctors and medical students. I have a particular interest in sepsis and infection, and was the associate editor of the Survive Sepsis training manual. I have done Parts I and II of the MRCP and am also working towards my DRCOG and MRCGP.

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Patient Survey

The results of the Patient Survey for the Practice is now available to view. Follow the link to view the Patient Participation Report 2012.

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Training Practice

We are now a training practice and will from time to time have students training alongside our GP’s from Imperial College – 1st, 3rd & 5th year. We will also be training Junior Doctors from August 2012.

We fully understand that there may be times when you would prefer not to meet students. Please let us know straight away. It will not affect your treatment in any way.

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