The London Lane Clinic

020 8460 2661

Clinics and Services

Antenatal Care

Routine antenatal check-ups are provided by our qualified midwife in the surgery on two afternoons per week.

Asthma & COPD – this service is still being provided during the coronavirus pandemic

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

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.

Children’s Immunisations – this service is still being provided during the coronavirus pandemic

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:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx

The website includes a useful NHS vaccination wall planner giving the schedule of vaccinations and due dates which you can personalise for your child.

Chlamydia screening

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.  You can take this away with you and post if off yourself.  For more information about chlamydia screening visit www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk

Coil Service

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

Coil patient information leaflet

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.

Diabetes – this service is still being provided during the coronavirus pandemic

Diabetic patients are invited to specialist diabetic clinics annually.

Time: Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon  and Friday mornings.

Family Planning – this service is still being provided during the coronavirus pandemic

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.

HRT

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.

Times:   Thursdays 8.30am-10.30am

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, walk-in clinics are still held at Beckenham Beacon and Orpington Hospital Monday-Thursday 7.30-16.30 and Friday 8.30-16.30 if you find this more convenient than pre-booking.  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 during the coronavirus pandemic

Routine vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.

Flu Vaccination Programme  

Last updated 30.4.20

The 2019/20 flu vaccination programme has now finished.  The next flu vaccination programme will begin in October 2020.

Adult flu vaccination programme

During the 2019/20 flu vaccination season free flu vaccinations were offered to all our registered patients aged 65 and over (this included anyone who will have had their 65th birthday by 31st March 2020), 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.   Walk-in clinics and pre-booked appointment clinics for all our eligible patients in these categories were held in October and November 2019 and included Saturday walk-in clinics.

For information about flu vaccinations and the different types of vaccine visit: www.nhs.uk/flujab

Children’s flu appointments

Flu vaccinations were also offered by the practice to all children who were two or three years of age on 31st August 2019 ie born between 1/9/15 and 31/8/17. 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 were held from mid-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.  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.

Travel vaccinations

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.

Travel Vaccinations Form London Lane Clinic

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.

Shingles

Last updated 28.11.19

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 2020 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/

 

Infrequent attenders

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.

Midwifery service

A midwife is available within the practice on two afternoons a week. Midwives are keen to see pregnant women early on in their pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant, make an appointment to see the GP or nurse for referral to the midwife. Following this initial booking appointment you will be referred to the hospital for “shared care”. This means 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.

Patients are welcome to bring their partners to their midwifery appointments.

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