mskFurther details on the Service

Adult MSK (Musculosketetal) Service - Bexley

Bexley MSK is a Multidisciplinary service providing care for a wide range of muscle, bone and joint pains and problems for adults in the Bexley locality.  We are a large team of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Hand Therapists and Pain Psychologist with expert knowledge in how to help people manage painful conditions.

This webpage aims to help you find information and help about our team and about treating common conditions we come across.

Self-Referral

You can now refer yourself directly to the Bexley MSK Service for simple physiotherapy problems without visiting your GP first.

Your first appointment will be a telephone triage session with a physiotherapist and this will take around 20 minutes.

Please note that self-referral is most helpful if you are suffering from recent injuries such as strains and sprains, or joint and muscular pain.

Further Information available here


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Flu 2021-22

We have just received delivery of our Flus - please follow the link below to book or call your surgery on 020 8303 1127

Bexley Medical Group have teamed up with AskFirst to help you book your flu appointment this flu season. Download the AskFirst app on your mobile/tablet or use the web version at Sensely.com/askfirst. Avoid telephone queuing and book via the AskFirst app in less than 3 minutes.

Please click here to download the AskFirst app and book your Flu jab at the Practice


It is quicker and more efficient for us to contact you by text - if we do not have an up to date mobile number for you please email it to us at bexleymedicalgroup@nhs.net


Why are GP practices working differently?

GP practices are open but the pandemic is not over. In south east London there are still thousands of people getting Covid-19, with hundreds in intensive care. GP practices
worked hard to stay open and treat people throughout the Covid lockdowns and continue to do so. To protect everyone, we must maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact.

How are practices working now?
So that the people with greatest need are seen first; and so we don’t ask people to travel and come into contact with unwell and infectious people, you will be assessed to decide who needs:

to be seen in person by one of the team
a phone consultation
a video consultation
help from a community pharmacy or another health service


How can I contact my GP?
You can contact your GP practice on the phone, but if you are able to and if your
practice offers it, the best thing to do is to fill out an online form on the practice
website. You will then be contacted with the best appointment for you.

If you need help with minor injuries at any time or urgent care when your GP
practice or pharmacy is closed visit 111.nhs.uk or dial 111. 111 can also book out
of hours appointments.

You can access NHS 111, contact your practice and get your Covid Pass using the
NHS App. Search NHS App in your app store.


What is the Ask for ANI domestic abuse codeword scheme?

The government has launched the Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) codeword scheme to enable victims of domestic abuse to access immediate help from the police, or other support services, from the safety of their local pharmacy or Doctors Surgery. If you need help please approach a staff member and Ask for ANI.

Further information can be found here: https://safelives.org.uk/Ask-for-ANI-launch


shake up your summer

This summer, Public Health England, with support from Sport England, have teamed up with Disney to help get kids active throughout the summer holidays by playing 10 Minute Shake Up games.


Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning

There have been posts on social media with false information about opting out of sharing your data with the NHS.

Here's what you need to know:

  • There is no 30 September deadline for opting out of sharing your data. You can opt out at any time.
  • NHS Digital will never sell your data.
  • There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It's only shared securely and safely.
  • Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.

For further information and to record your preference click here


DadPad – downloadable resource for new Dads/Dads-to-be

 The DadPad app is an easy-to-use, freely downloadable resource for new dads and dads-to-be in the Bexley/Bromley/Greenwich area, packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers. Its aim is to provide new fathers with guidance on how to develop the mindset, confidence and practical skills needed to meet their babies’ physical and emotional needs. Here is the link to the DadPad website: www.thedadpad.co.uk



Type 2 diabetes is serious. Find out your risk today. (from home, in only 2 mins!)

Anyone can get Type 2 diabetes. But, being over 40 years old, being overweight or having a relative with it can increase our risk. The good news is that there are steps we can take to lower our risk of diabetes!
Greenwich Health has partnered with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Bexley to support people to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes by living a healthier lifestyle.
It’s really easy to find out your diabetes risk score. It only takes 2 minutes and all you need is a scale and measuring tape.

Take the 2 minute quiz here


 Bexley Stop Smoking Service

Bexley Stop Smoking Service is available to anyone who wants to stop smoking and who has a Bexley GP. They provide free, friendly and effective practical support as well as offering the full range of evidence-based smoking cessation medications. They also advise on vaping and can direct you to local Vape Shops.

For more information visit www.smokefreebexley.co.uk or call them on 0800 783 2514


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Greenwich and Bexley Bereavement Help Point

The Greenwich & Bexley Bereavement Help Point is here to help people through bereavement. They can help anyone living in Greenwich or Bexley who needs advice or support. The Help Point is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They can offer emotional support and help you find appropriate practical support. The Help Point is a joined-up offer of support. The professionals you speak to will be able to direct you to the best organisation for you. Please click here to access


Bexley Medical Groups is very proud to share the news that Dr Samra has been awarded an unsung hero award by Pulse Today for her hard work and planning during the pandemic:

Dr Hardip Samra
London-based GP Dr Samra has been praised for her ‘meticulous planning’ during the pandemic. Her colleague Dr Kosta Manis nominated her after witnessing her volunteer not only to organise her practice’s hot hub, but also work for the borough’s local version too, despite the risk to herself – being of a minority ethnic group. She sourced World Health Organisation-level PPE and trained staff in its use.


Just a bit bloated

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