If you need medical advice, a GP appointment or have a query about travel vaccinations, medications or results, please go to the home page, and complete a PATCHS request
|New service: Social Prescribing Link Workers
Social prescribing is a way for GPs and Practice Nurses (and other health professionals) to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Link workers also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners. For more information on what they do, go to www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribingIf you would like to be referred to our new Link Worker, please talk to the GP.Phlebotomy (blood tests)
Our HCAs and Nurses provide blood tests throughout the week. Please note that they can only do tests that have been authorised by a GP. For more information: Things I need to know before I have a blood testTravel
Our nurses offer a travel clinic on Wednesday afternoon only.
Please note that we are unable to offer a full comprehensive travel assessment. This can be done at any local travel clinic. Just search online for ‘travel clinic’ and it should bring up details of nearest clinics. We are able to administer NHS vaccines if recommended by the travel clinic.Please note we only offer the following vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Typhoid and DPT (Diphtheria, Polio, Tetanus).For information on what vaccinations you may need click here.Please make an appointment at least 6 weeks before you travel.
|Smoking Cessation – Studies have shown that the most effective method of giving up smoking involves the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) along with seeing a smoking cessation counsellor at regular intervals. Apart from NRT there is also the option of medication, namely Champix.
Patients can refer themselves directly to Kick It (a smoking cessation service).
|Spirometry – If you have chronic obstructive airways disease it is important that you have spirometry done annually to monitor your lung function. We are able to offer this service at the surgery – please make an appointment with the practice nurses. PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED.|
|Asthma/ Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease – An annual review is advisable to ensure that you are on the appropriate medication. Please make a routine appointment with one of the nurses to have this done. If you are unwell, please make an appointment with one of the doctors.|
|Diabetes – Our practice nurses and HCAs carry out routine monitoring of Diabetes, including blood tests. Please make an appointment for a review every 6 months.
Please note that the practice shares your diabetes related data with the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme operated by Health Intelligence (commissioned by NHS England). This supports your invitation for eye screening (where you are eligible and referred by the Practice) and ongoing care by the screening programme. This data may be shared with any Hospital Eye Services you are under the care of to support further treatment and with other healthcare professionals involved in your care, for example your Diabetologist.
For further information, take a look at Health Intelligence’s Privacy Notice on the diabetic eye screening website.
|Family Planning/ Sexual health – All our doctors are trained in family planning and sexual health. You can also see the Practice Nurses. Please note that we do not fit coils or implants; however, this service is offered, by appointment, at the Family Planning Clinic at the Walk In Centre on Parsons Green.|
|Warfarin Monitoring – We can carry this out here – please make an appointment with the nurses. You will need to bring your Yellow Book along to your appointment.|
|Methotrexate Monitoring – If you take Methotrexate regularly we will need to ensure that we have up to date blood test results for you before we can issue a prescription. If you are new to us, please discuss this with one of the doctors or nurses.|
|Contraception and Women’s Screening – Contraceptive advice is provided during normal surgeries by all Doctors and two of the Practice Nurses. A full range of contraceptives, including condoms, are available.
All women under 50 years of age are advised to have cervical smear tests every three years and those over 50 years of age, every five years.
|Breast Screening – Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst women. A nationwide breast screening service is offered for the benefit of women aged over 50. All women aged between 50 and 64 will be invited for initial breast screening (mammography) every 3 years. Women aged 64 will be entitled to the service every 3 years on request.|