In addition to general medical services the practice also provides the following services:
- NHS Health Check Clinic
- Flu Vaccinations
- New Patient Health Check Clinic
- Sexual Health Clinic
- Cervical Screening Clinic
- Antenatal & Post Natal Clinics
- Women’s Health Clinic
- Family Planning Clinic
- Long Term Condition Management Clinic
- Smoking Cessation Clinic
- Baby Clinic
- Bowel Screening
Smoking Cessation Clinic
This is a new service being offered as from the 1st August 2018. Please contact reception to make an appointment with an advisor.
Services offered include:
- Smoking cessation advice
- Face to Face support
- Carbon monoxide measuring
- Nicotine replacement medication
The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Public Health has organised a screening programme for patients aged between 60 and 70 to screen for bowel cancer. Over the next year, and on a rolling programme after that, they will send a FOBt kit to screen for possible bowel cancer every two years. Initial screening is via FOBt kit, completed at home.
Bowel cancer is a very treatable disease if caught early. All the GPs at the practice support the programme and urge you to take advantage of it.
Many of our patients are already taking part and if you are hesitating we would encourage you to take part too.
Ask for more information if you are not sure or have questions
If you need to request a replacement kit, we do not keep any in the practice, please ring programme hub on FREEPHONE 0800 707 6060
For more information about bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening:
Visit our cancer screening website at http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk
Visit the NHS website at http://www.nhs.uk
Visit the Cancerbackup website at http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk or call 0808 800 1234
Visit the CancerHelp website at http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk
Visit the Bowel Cancer UK website at http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk or call 08708 50 60 50
Visit the Beating Bowel Cancer website at http://www.beatingbowelcancer.org or call 0208 892 5256
6-8 weeks baby checks and all immunisations done at the surgery except BCG. Please book 6-8 weeks with doctor well in advance as it needs double appointment. Immunisations can be booked in with the nurse as a single appointment.
Contraception and family planning
Please come and see the doctor to discuss the various options available. Follow up appointments can be with the nurse or one of the doctors.
Our Nurse offers advice about travel vaccinations. Please come into surgery to collect a Travel Vaccine Information Form or alternatively download one here, and return this for the attention of the Practice Nurse. She will then contact you to let you know which vaccinations / medications you require and issue any relevant prescriptions. There is a charge for some vaccinations required solely for travel overseas. Please also note that we are not able to prescribe / administer specialist travel vaccinations and you may be advised to attend a specialist travel clinic for those.
We offer shared antenatal care with the Royal Free Hospital, the Whittington Hospital and University College Hospital. If you are pregnant please make an appointment to see one of the doctors who can discuss the options with you. You will be offered a post-natal check six weeks after delivery.
Please GP smoking cessation counselling.
The practice refers to the counsellors who comes on every Thursday mornings. By Referral only.
A national shingles immunisation programmes has been introduced by the Department of Health to help protect those most at risk from shingles and its complications. The shingles vaccine is recommended for 70 or 79 year olds. However, as the vaccination programme will be phased in over the next few years not everyone will be eligible for the vaccine this year.
For 2013/14, if you are aged 70 years old on 1 September 2013 (ie born between 2 September 1942 and 1 September 1943 inclusive) you are eligible to be vaccinated against shingles. In addition, people aged 79 on 1 September (ie born between 2 September 1933 and 1 September 1934 inclusive) will also be offered the vaccine in a catch-up programme. Other age groups will be introduced in future years to ensure that all people aged 70-79 are offered vaccination against shingles.
We will contact all eligible patients once we have adequate stock in hand in order to effectively run a shingles clinic, so please wait until you receive a letter or a telephone call from us inviting you to have the vaccination before contacting the surgery.
For more information about shingles, leaflets are available from Reception or via the following links:
Whooping Cough/ Pertussis Vaccination
If you are 28 weeks pregnant, please contact the Practice to book your whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination immediately.
There is a large outbreak of whooping cough in the UK at the moment, with three times more cases in the general population than there were last year. In the first seven months of this year, 235 babies under 12 weeks old had whooping cough. Sadly, ten babies have died from whooping cough so far this year. Babies who are too young to be vaccinated are at greatest risk.
It’s recommended that, for the time being, all pregnant women should get vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis) when they are 28-38 weeks pregnant. This is a new recommendation, as there has been a sharp rise in the number of whooping cough cases in the UK.
If you would like further advice, or would like to book an appointment, please contact the Practice
Please click on the following link to read more about Whooping Cough: