Dear Patients,

We hope you are well and looking forward to the coming spring! We bring you news of the vaccination programme, changes to appointments, and our temporary relocation to Edridge Road Community Health Centre.


The vaccination effort

Through January and February we saw the vaccination efforts ramp up. Over 280,000 people have been vaccinated across the South West of London.  We have offered first vaccination to the top 4 priority groups, hitting the ambitious target set by the Government. Building upon this we look forward to vaccinating the next cohort of people as we move into February.

How does the priority grouping work?


Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults


All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers


All those 75 years of age and over


All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

(not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)


All those 65 years of age and over


Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group *The Group we are currently inviting


All those 60 years of age and over


All those 55 years of age and over


All those 50 years of age and over


Rest of the population (to be determined)

For more information please see government documents:

Who is being vaccinated currently?

We are working on cohort 9 which means people of over the age of 50 and in an at risk group will be contacted about vaccinations.

How will I be contacted about vaccinations?

If you have not received a letter but believe yourself to belong to this category. Please wait, and we will contact you via text to be vaccinated. Once you have been contacted, please contact our reception team to have your text checked and to be booked in.

Where are people being vaccinated?

We are currently vaccinating people at Fairfield Halls. Upon arrival, please look to the left hand side of Fairfield halls to see a side entrance leading into a café. We are holding the vaccinations in this side area.

Can I see my GP face to face?

In accordance with covid safety guidelines given to us by the government, we have moved most of our appointments to telephone consultations. This means patients call the doctor from their own home. However in some cases it will be required to have a face to face appointment. This will be explained to you when the booking is made. However if you are unsure, please call our reception team and they will clarify this with you.

What should I bring if I have a face to face appointment?

Upon arrival, buzz the intercom at the front door and tell the reception team who your appointment is with. Please ensure that you come wearing a face mask.  Once inside, we have set up a one way system inside the practice laid out with arrows on the floor.

General news

We are moving practices

Our practice has been continuing to grow in size and capability over the years. We now have over 20,000 registered patients. In order to continue our high level of care we need to continue to grow our reception, admin and clinical teams. We have decided that we need a new temporary home. This will be a bigger building from which we can ensure high levels of care as we move into the future. In order to achieve this we are moving out of our home on Addiscombe road for a year while the building undergoes a significant expansion. We will maintain all services and uphold all patient obligations during this time at Edridge Road Community Health Centre.

Edridge Road Community Health Centre, 2 Edridge Road - Croydon In The 2010s


Edridge is only a 20 minute walk away from our current home and has all of the facilities required for our reception, admin and clinical teams to operate. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home.

New Address from April 2021: Impact House, 2 Edridge Rd, Croydon CR0 1FE

*Please continue to attend appointments at our current address until April 2021.



Contact Us

If you have any enquires regarding information in this newsletter please email us on or call the patient services team on the ordinary number.

Best wishes from all of us here at ECMC,

Thank you.

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