Routine antenatal check-ups are provided by our qualified midwife in the surgery. These appointments are arranged direct by the midwife.
Asthma & COPD
We have specialist respiratory nurses who provide regular check ups and advice for patients with asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). We advise patients with asthma or COPD to have an annual check up. Please book an appointment for this.
Cervical Screening – this service was suspended during the pandemic but has now been restored
Cervical smears are recommended at three yearly intervals between the ages of 25 and 49 and at five yearly intervals between the ages of 50 and 65. They are performed by the practice nurses.
The practice will contact parents to invite babies/children to attend at the appropriate times for child health surveillance and immunisation. Baby clinics are held on a Tuesday morning.
For comprehensive information on NHS immunisations given to children, please visit the www.nhs.net website:
The website includes a useful NHS vaccination wall planner giving the schedule of vaccinations and due dates which you can personalise for your child.
If you are aged between 15 and 24 years of age you are eligible for a chlamydia screening test. Just ask at Reception for a chlamydia testing kit. Kits are also available in the communal toilets in the surgery if you prefer. You can take this away with you and post if off yourself. For more information about chlamydia screening visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chlamydia/
We provide contraceptive, coil and implant procedures. Clinics take place on a Thursday afternoon. If you would like to access these services, please speak to Reception.
Please note that patients attending the coil clinic need to ensure they are not pregnant, and should either abstain from sexual intercourse or should use alternative contraception prior to attending the clinic.
For further information click on the link below
Coronary Heart Disease
Patients with coronary heart disease are invited to specialist heart disease clinics held by the doctors and should be seen at least once a year for this.
We offer diabetic patients annual diabetic reviews. You will be contacted by the surgery when you are due to have one.
Advice on contraception. To access this service, please book an appointment with the nurse. Once started on the pill, your health will need to be reviewed 6 monthly prior to being issued with your next pill prescription. Please make sure you make an appointment with the health care assistant for these reviews.
Please be aware that patients on HRT require 6 monthly reviews. To continue on this type of medication, please book an appointment with a health care assistant.
Phlebotomy (blood taking) – Clinically urgent blood tests only are being provided at the surgery during the coronavirus pandemic
The surgery provides a limited phlebotomy (blood taking) service which is by appointment only for patients aged 18 and over. Please note that this is not for patients on warfarin. Also, please note that our phlebotomists have the discretion to advise patients to attend the hospital phlebotomy service if they feel that this is in the patient’s best interests.
Patients are still free to use the phlebotomy service provided by Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group. This service is being provided for clinically urgent bloods only during the coronavirus pandemic
You can phone 0203 930 0245 to book/cancel/rearrange a blood test at one of the following sites:
- Dysart Surgery, 13 Ravensbourne Road, Bromley BR1 1HN
- Ballater Surgery, 108 Chislehurst Road, Orpington BR6 0DP
- Park Practice 17 Oakfield Road, Penge SE20 8QA
- Summercroft Surgery, Starts Hill Road, Farnborough BR 6 7AR
The walk-in phlebotomy clinic at the Princess Royal University Hospital is no longer available for GP-requested blood tests, however, clinics are still held by appointment only at Beckenham Beacon and Orpington Hospital Monday-Thursday 7.30-16.30 and Friday 8.30-16.30. This service is being provided for clinically urgent bloods only during the coronavirus pandemic.
Physiotherapy – Self Referral for Bromley patients
Since April 2018, if you are aged 18 years or older and have back, neck, joint or general muscle problems you can self-refer to physiotherapy without the need for a GP appointment.
You can still see your GP to be referred, but self-referral aims to give you rapid access direct (via PhysioDirect) to a physiotherapy telephone assessment.
The physiotherapist can assess you over the phone to understand your needs and expectations and assist in providing advice and guidance about your condition. This will include agreeing on appropriate next step in your care. This may be self-management, an exercise class, face-to-face physiotherapy, or an onward referral to hospital.
If you feel you would benefit from this service, all you have to do is call 01689 88 77 10. The phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm. Outside of these times you will be able to leave a voicemail and they will return your call as soon as they can. When you call, a member of the team will register you on their system. it would be helpful if you could have your NHS number to hand.
For more information, visit the PhysioDirect website www.cppg.co.uk
Smoking cessation service
It is never too late to stop smoking. For advice to help you give up smoking, visit the NHS Smokefree Helpline (visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree or telephone 0300 123 1044).
Talk together Bromley
Talk Together Bromley : Improving Access to Psychological Therapies is a free NHS evidence-based talking therapy service for people aged 18 years and over, who are anxious, stressed, have low mood or suffer from depression. They provide a range of treatment programmes including one-to-one therapy, counselling and group work.
At least one in four of us will experience mental health problems at some stage in our lives. Problems such as anxiety, low mood, stress and worry can happen for many reasons.
If you would like support from Talk Together Bromley you can refer yourself either by calling 0300 003 3000 or completing the on-line self-referral form on their website www.talktogetherbromley.co.uk
Vaccinations – Vaccinations are being provided for pregnant women only (as well as children)during the coronavirus pandemic
Routine vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.
Flu Vaccination Programme
Last updated 9.9.20
The 2020/21 flu vaccination programme will begin in September 2020.
Adult flu vaccination programme
During the 2020/21 flu vaccination season free flu vaccinations will be offered to all our registered patients aged 65 and over (this includes anyone who will have had their 65th birthday by 31st March 2021), patients with a chronic disease such as diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and asthma, chronic renal disease, coronary heart disease, immunosuppression and neurological disease such as stroke, carers and pregnant women. Dedicated clinics for all our eligible patients in these categories will be held in September, October and November 2020. In order to minimise risk due to coronavirus the clinics will be run slightly differently this year. Clinics will be held outside when possible and we will be operating a socially distanced queuing system. If you are eligible for the flu vaccination we will send you a bar coded invitation letter. Please wait until you receive this letter before taking any action. It is important that you bring the bar coded invitation letter that you receive to the flu clinic as proof of eligibility. When you come for your flu vaccination, please wear a mask and wear suitable clothes for the weather and that make it easy for you to expose one of your shoulders. The car park will be closed for safety reasons.
If you are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms, DO NOT COME to a clinic. Self-isolate for two weeks and alert those you have been in contact with.
You will have seen in the news that the flu vaccination programme has, at short notice, been broadened to include healthy 50-64 year olds. Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, and then only 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 aged 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. Please note that NHS England has advised that GPs are not to vaccinate this age group until the clinically at-risk have been done. This means that no 50-64 year old (other than those who are in the clinical at-risk groups) will be invited to attend for a vaccination until there is confirmation from the NHSE national team that there is vaccine supply for this group.
For further information about national flu vaccination programme : www.nhs.uk/flujab
Children’s flu appointments
Flu vaccinations are also offered by the practice to all children who are two or three years of age on 31st August 2020 ie born between 1/9/16 and 31/8/18. They receive a nasal spray vaccine called Fluenz Tetra which is painless and easy to give. All children under the age of 18 who are in an “At Risk” group ie with a chronic disease are also given this vaccine. Children aged 11-17 within this group are offered the vaccination in general practice, while schools cover the other age groups (as noted below). Dedicated children’s flu clinics will be held from October to November.
For information about the children’s flu vaccination, visit www.nhs.uk/child-flu
Schools vaccination programme
There is also a programme of flu vaccinations for all primary school-aged children. These vaccinations are offered and given at school than the surgery. This year children in year 7 (secondary school) are also included. The schools programme includes children who are “At Risk” but their parents can still choose to have their vaccination at the surgery if they miss the session at school, if the school session is late in the season, or if the parents prefer it.
If you are planning to travel abroad on holiday this year and need travel vaccinations, don’t forget to book a telephone appointment in good time to discuss this in advance with the nurse. It is advised that you attend the surgery to have vaccinations at least 8 weeks before departure. You will be required to complete a form in advance indicating your travel plans in order to ensure we provide the correct vaccinations. To access this form please click on the link below.
Please note there is a charge for most travel vaccinations. If you prefer, you are free to go to a private travel clinic for these vaccinations.
The following immunisations are not charged for : Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Combined Hepatitis A&B.
Please note, we are a registered yellow fever vaccination centre.
Last updated 3.9.20
Any patient who has turned 70 since 2013 is eligible for a free shingles vaccination.
Also, if you turn 70 during the 12 months up to 31st August 2021 you will be eligible from your 70th birthday.
The Department of Health says this vaccination programme will prevent 38% of the 30,000 cases seen each year in people of these ages. If you would like a shingles vaccination, please contact reception to book an appointment with a nurse.
Please note that once you turn 80, you cease to be eligible for a free shingles vaccination according to NHS England’s eligibility criteria.
For further information on the shingles vaccination please visit https://www.shinglesaware.co.uk/
If you are aged 16 – 75 and have not seen a doctor or nurse at the practice in the last 3 years, or are over 75 and have not been seen for the last 12 months, you are welcome to make an appointment with a nurse to have a physical health check. It is useful to have up-to-date information on your medical records to provide baseline information in case you have health problems in the future.
Health visiting service
Last updated 29.9.2017
Health visitors are qualified nurses who have undertaken further specialist training in child and family health and child development. If you require advice on any aspect of parenting such as sleep, breast feeding, nutrition or behaviour management and/or for details of the health visitor clinics please contact the health visitors via the Oxleas Foundation Trust Central Administration Team on Tel 0208 836 8621.
Health visitors may also be contacted for advice and support for parental wellbeing such as post natal depression.
District Nurse service
The district nursing team attached to the practice is responsible for the nursing care of housebound patients in the community. They can be contacted on 020 8464 8752.
A midwife is available within the practice. Midwives are keen to see pregnant women early on in their pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant, you can do a self referral to the hospital of your choice using that hospital’s website. You will usually be seen by a midwife according to the following schedule of appointments:-
Timetable of care provided by the midwifery service
|1st baby Primagravida||2nd or subsequent baby Multigravida||Location of appointment|
|Booking appointment with midwife||Before 13 weeks||Before 13 weeks||Hospital|
|Midwife appointment and receive blood results||Approx 16 weeks||Approx 16 weeks||Surgery|
|Ultrasound Department only||18-22 weeks||18-22 weeks||Hospital|
|Midwife appointment||25 weeks||–||Surgery|
|Midwife appointment & blood test||28 weeks||28 weeks||Surgery|
|Midwife appointment||31-32 weeks||–||Surgery|
|Midwife appointment||34 weeks||34 weeks||Surgery|
|Midwife appointment||36 weeks||36 weeks||Surgery|
|Midwife appointment||38 weeks||38 weeks||Surgery|
|Midwife appointment||40 weeks||40 weeks||Surgery|
|Midwife appointment||41-42 weeks if required||41-42 weeks if required||Sweep at hospital|
Patients are reminded that they should take folic acid (400mcg daily) until 12 weeks pregnant. This is available without prescription from any pharmacy. Ideally folic acid should be commenced 3 months prior to conception.