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

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.

Children’s Immunisations

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.

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

Diabetic patients are invited to specialist diabetic clinics annually.

Time: Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon  and Friday mornings.

Family Planning

Advice on contraception.  To access this service, please book an appointment with the nurse.

Phlebotomy (blood taking)

The surgery provides a phlebotomy (blood taking) service which is by appointment only for patients aged 16 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:  Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 8.30am-10.30am

Smoking cessation service

It is never too late to stop smoking.  For advice to help you give up smoking, visit the NHS Smoking Helpline (visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree or telephone 0300 123 1044).

 

Vaccinations

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

Flu Vaccination Clinics   

Last updated 9/10/2017.

Free flu vaccinations are offered to all patients aged 65 and over (this includes anyone who will have had their 65th birthday by 31st March 2018), 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.   Open access clinics and pre-booked appointment clinics for all adults in these categories will be held in September, October and November, and include Saturday walk-in clinics on :

Saturday, 23rd September 2017  8.30am-12.45pm

Saturday, 30th September 2017 8.30am-12.45pm

Saturday. 7th October 2017         8.30am-12.45pm

Saturday, 14th October 2017       8.30am-12.45pm

for which no prior appointment will be required.   If you are pregnant, please ensure you tell the receptionist.

 

If you would like to book an appointment in advance for your flu jab, you may do so in the following clinics:

Bookable adult flu clinics:

Friday, 20th October 2017           8.30am-12.45pm

Tuesday, 24th October 2017        9.30am-10.55am

Thursday, 26th October 2017      3.30pm-7.15pm

Tuesday, 31st October 2017         2.05pm-3.55pm

Friday, 3rd November 2017         8.30am-12.45pm

Wednesday, 8th November 2017 2.05pm-5.40pm

Tuesday, 14th November 2017    2.05pm-4.40pm

Monday, 20th November 2017   2.05pm-6.10pm

Please do not come to these clinics without a booked appointment.

 

Children’s flu appointments

The flu vaccination is also offered to all children who were two or three years of age on 31st August 2017 ie born between 1/9/13 to 31/8/15 .  They  receive a nasal spray vaccine called Fluenz Tetra which is painless and easy to give and has been used safely in other countries for a number of years.  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 9-17 are offered this vaccination in general practice, while schools cover the other age groups (as noted below).

For more information about this vaccination, visit www.nhs.uk/child-flu

Bookable appointments are available in dedicated children’s flu clinics being held on the following dates:

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017     2.05pm-6.10pm

Saturday, 7th October 2017    8.45am-12.45pm

Tuesday, 10th October 2017   2.05pm-6.10pm

Saturday, 14th October 2017  8.45am-12.45pm

Friday, 10th November 2017  2.05pm-2.55pm

Tuesday, 14th November 2017  4.15pm-6.10pm

If you would like your child to have a flu vaccination, please contact the surgery to book your child an appointment with a nurse in one of these clinics.

Schools flu vaccination programme

There is also a programme of flu vaccinations for children in school years : Reception, 1, 2 and 3.  These vaccinations are offered and given at school rather than the surgery. The schools programme includes children in those age groups who are “at risk”.

 

Travel vaccinations

Last updated 3.10.17

Due to shortages of several travel vaccines, we are only able to provide yellow fever vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis until further notice.

You are free to attend a private travel clinic for travel vaccinations, though when booking your holiday, please bear in mind that the private travel clinics may be having similar difficulties obtaining the vaccines.

 

Shingles

Last updated 4.9.17

Were you aged 70, 71, 72, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2017?  If you were born between

2/9/1945 – 1/9/1947

or if you were born between

2/9/1938 – 1/9/1939 ie are 78 years old

or if you were aged 79 on 1st September 2017 and missed out on having the vaccine previously,

you are eligible for a  vaccination for shingles.

Also, if you turn 70 during the 12 months up to 31st August 2018 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.  You will be eligible to receive your shingles vaccination up until August 2018

 

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.