Clinics

These are provided by the doctors, practice nurses, health visitors and other medical professionals. Please contact reception who will advise you on appropriate clinics for your healthcare needs. Many of the appointments for services such as blood pressure measurement, immunisations, maternity care and family planning will be offered within the general surgery clinics. Additionally, we run specific clinics for the following:

Blood Testing Clinic

We have phlebotomy clinics on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30 – 12.30. All blood test requests need to be authorised by a clinician first via a routine appointment.

Infant and Baby (Child Development) Clinic

This clinic is held on Wednesday afternoons between 2.00 and 3.30pm. It is run by Halina Malcher (health visitor) in conjunction with Dr Carla Saour. This clinic provides child development checks and gives an opportunity for parents to discuss other worries / concerns, e.g sleeping, feeding and child health worries, with the health visitor. You can contact the health visitor on tel: 020 7795 8419 or mob: 07534 104373.

Note: sick children should not be brought to this clinic.

Diabetic Clinic

This is run fortnightly by the nurse practitioner in conjunction with Dr Sarah Evans by appointment only. Our aim is to offer a full annual assessment and for you to discuss all aspects of your condition.

Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccination Clinic

An annual influenza vaccination is strongly recommended for patients over 65 or those with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes. This vaccination is available from October to March.

A one-off pneumococcal vaccination is also recommended for all patients over 65 and those in the at-risk categories. This vaccination is available throughout the year. Please book an appointment with Valentina.

Minor Surgery Clinic

Dr Tim Lebens carries out minor surgical procedures at the surgery. This is by appointment only, and the doctors will advise you on this. The minor surgery clinic runs once every three weeks and includes removal of cysts, moles, skin tags and draining of abcesses. Your doctor must assess you prior to your referral to this clinic.

Substance Misuse Clinic

This fortnightly clinic offers support and advice for substance misuse patients regarding maintenance and detoxification.

Warfarin Clinic

This clinic is for patients on anti-coagulation (warfarin) treatment. It is managed by our health care assistant Valentina Florova and supported by Cloyette Callender and our Nurse Practitioner, Afi Tork.

Counselling

Our psychotherapist, Monica Bard is available for adult counselling on Thursday Afternoons. Please ask your doctor for an appointment.

Asthma and Chronic Airways Disease

This service is managed by our nurse practitioner Afi Tork and supported by Dr Sarah Evans. It aims to provide advice and support to patients with asthma and chronic airways disease e.g. emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Maternity Services

All the GP’s in the Practice are on the obstetric list and can offer the full range of antenatal and postnatal care in conjunction with the local midwifery service and hospitals.

Non-NHS Examinations

The doctors carry out medicals (e.g. insurance / driving license) at the end of morning surgery. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment and check at reception beforehand for any charges that may apply.

Nurse Practitioner Service

In light of developments in the delivery of primary care services, experienced Nurse Practitioners are increasingly taking on consultations for the more commonplace illnesses once traditionally dealt with by the GP. This allows GP’s more time to deal with more serious conditions.

Appropriate prescribing and physical examinations are incorporated into the Nurse Practitioner consultations. If, after consultation with the Nurse Practitioner, it is considered that your problem needs further advice, she will refer you to the GP.

Travel Vaccinations

Please make an appointment with Afi Tork at least two weeks prior to your holiday departure to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.

Well Heart Service

We provide a service to help patients who are diagnosed with heart-related problems or those at increased risk from heart disease. We monitor risk factors such as cholesterol, hypertension, weight and smoking. You may also be invited for an annual health check.

Well Woman / Man, Contraception and Sexual Health

Our Nurse Practitioner is available to offer advice on women’s / men’s health. She also performs cervical smears. Sexual health screens are available for men and women. Please make an appointment via reception. Dr Shazid Karim and our Nurse Practitioner, Afi Tork, are able to insert long acting reversible contraceptives. Please make an appointment to discuss.