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.
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. You can take this away with you and post if off yourself. For more information about chlamydia screening visit www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk
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. 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 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: Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 8.30am-10.30am
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
Routine vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.
Flu Vaccination Programme
Last updated 17.12.18
Free flu vaccinations are offered to all our registered patients who are aged 65 and over (this includes anyone who will have had their 65th birthday by 31st March 2019), 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 adult patients in these categories were held in September, October and November 2018 and included Saturday walk-in clinics.
If you still have not had a flu vaccination, it is not too late. We have plenty of flu vaccine available. If you are in an eligible group, contact the surgery to book an appointment with a nurse for your vaccination.
For information about flu vaccinations visit: www.nhs.uk/flujab
Children’s flu appointments
Flu vaccinations are also offered by the practice to all children who were two or three years of age on 31st August 2018 ie born between 1/9/14 and 31/8/16. They receive a nasal spray vaccine called Fluenz Tetra which is painless and easy to give and has been use safely in many 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. Those children aged 11-17 within this group are offered the vaccination in general practice, while schools cover the other ages groups (as noted below)
For information about the children’s flu vaccination, visit www.nhs.uk/child-flu
Dedicated children’s flu clinics were held in October and November, however, it is not too late to have your child vaccinated. Please book an appointment with a nurse for your child to have a flu vaccination.
Schools vaccination programme
There is also a programme of flu vaccinations for children in school years: Reception, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (date of birth on or after 1 September 2008 and on or before 31 August 2014). 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” but their parents can still choose to have their vaccination at the practice if they miss the session at school , if the school session is late in the season, or if the parents prefer it.
Last updated 17.1.19
If you are planning to travel abroad on holiday this year and need travel vaccinations, you can obtain these from your local private travel clinic or pharmacy. We regret that the surgery’s private travel service has had to be temporarily suspended due to sickness. We will notify you when it is re-instated.
Last updated 11.9.18
Were you aged 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2018? If you were born between
2/9/1942 – 1/9/1948
or if you were born between
2/9/1939 – 1/9/1941
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 2019.
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 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.