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.
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.
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.
Diabetic patients are invited to specialist diabetic clinics annually.
Time: Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon and Friday mornings.
Advice on contraception including coil fitting. To access this service, please book an appointment with the nurse.
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-10.15am
Routine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.
Flu Vaccination Clinics
Last updated 8/12/2016.
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 2017), 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 were held in September, October and November 2016. If you have missed these clinics but would still like a flu vaccination, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with a nurse. If you are pregnant, please ensure you tell the receptionist.
Children’s flu appointments
The flu vaccination is also offered to all children who were two, three or four years of age on 1st September 2016 ie born on or after 1/9/10 to 31/8/14 . 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.
For more information about this vaccination, visit www.nhs.uk/child-flu
Bookable appointments were available in dedicated children’s flu clinics held in September, October and November. If you would still like your child to have a flu vaccination, please contact the surgery to book your child an appointment with a nurse.
Schools flu vaccination programme
There is also a programme of flu vaccinations for children in school years 1, 2 and 3. These vaccinations are offered and given at school. The schools programme includes children in those age groups who are “at risk”.
If you are planning to travel abroad on holiday this year and need travel vaccinations, don’t forget to book an appointment with the nurse in good time. A range of vaccinations is available. This surgery is a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Please note we do not provide Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations.
It is advised that you attend the surgery at least 8 weeks before departure. You will be required to complete a form in advance indiciating your travel plans in order to ensure we provide the correct vaccinations. You can either print off the attached file or collect a copy of the form from Reception.
Please note there is a charge for travel vaccinations. If you prefer, you are free to attend a private travel clinic for these vaccinations.
Shortage of typhoid vaccine
Please be aware there is a nationwide shortage of typhoid vaccine, both oral and injection. The surgery is making every effort to obtain supplies, but to date has had only limited success. Please bear this in mind when booking your next holiday as the private travel clinics are having similar difficulties obtaining the vaccine.
Last updated 14.9.16
Were you aged 70, 71, 72, 73, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2016? If you were born between
2/9/1945 – 1/9/1946
2/9/1944 – 1/9/1945
2/9/1943 – 1/9/1944
2/9/1942 – 1/9/1943
2/9/1937 – 1/9/1938
2/9/1936 – 1/9/1937
you are eligible for a vaccination for shingles.
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 2017
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.smokefree.nhs.uk or telephone 0800 022 4332).
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
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
Health visitors are qualified nurses who have undertaken further specialist training in child and family health and child development. Please access the health visitors if you require advice on any aspect of parenting such as sleep, breast feeding, nutrition or behaviour management. Health visitors may also be contacted for advice and support for parental wellbeing such as post natal depression. By appointment only via the Health Visitors office (Tel 0208 313 1917).
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 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.