Practice Clinics & Services

Our doctors provide general medical services, as well as specialist services such as child health monitoring, maternity and contraceptive services. To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Cervical Screening

Cervical cancer can be prevented. Routine screening is an effective way of detecting disease at an early stage, so that it is curable.

We carry out a screening programme and we strongly encourage you to come for a cervical smear when you get an invitation letter.

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Counselling

We have an excellent counselling service with a wide range of counsellors from different cultures and backgrounds. We offer this service in partnership with The Awareness Centre at 41 Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4 9JX which is where all assessments and other sessions take place.

Counselling offers you the chance to explore and discuss your current difficulties in a safe and confidential environment. Counselling can also help and support you through emotional changes and help you settle conflicts. Our counselling service is run by Michaela McCarthy and Gill Sanders who have a wealth of experience.

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District Nursing

Our highly trained district nurses carry out various procedures in your own home, and act as an extension of our team at the health centre. Their role includes supporting and advising carers. For more information, phone 020 3049 4040.

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Emergency Contraception

We deal with requests for emergency contraception in strictest confidence, including requests from patients aged under 16. We hold family-planning clinics at the times given below, but you can see the doctor or nurse on an emergency basis. We will offer you a choice of contraceptive methods where possible.

You can also go to the casualty department of St Thomas' Hospital to be treated if you prefer. The sooner you get treatment, the better the chance of success.

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Family-Planning Services

All our doctors provide contraceptive services and advice.

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Flu Vaccinations

These are offered each autumn to all patients aged 65 and over and those other groups who are most a risk. Further information about Flu Vaccinations can be found in our health guide.

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Health Visiting

Health visitors work mainly with families and focus on expectant mothers and children under five years old.

Their role includes health promotion, health education, developmental clinics, pre-school immunisations, advice and support. The health visitors work in your home and in the health centre.

You can contact the health visitors on 020 3049 4005 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

We also offer checks on your baby's development, by appointment. There is also a mother and baby group. For details, please contact the health visitors direct.

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Medication Review Clinics

Medication reviews are carried out at the surgery at regular intervals. If you are informed that you need a medication review then please speak to the receptionist to make an appointment.

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Midwifery

Midwives (based at St Thomas' Hospital) work from our health centre. Their role is to help expectant mothers with all aspects of health care during and after their pregnancy. We run a shared care scheme between your own GP and a consultant obstetrician from St Thomas' Hospital.

We hold antenatal and postnatal clinics at the health centre and there is an appointment system. Please phone 020 3049 4002.

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Other Services

Other available services include:

  • Minor surgery
  • Chiropody
  • Baby milk (to buy)
  • Enuresis (bed-wetting) clinic
  • School nursing
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dietetics
  • Money advice
  • Medication review
  • ECG (heart monitoring)

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Practice Nursing Services

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Maternity Care (including antenatal, postnatal care and baby care)
  • Chronic Disease Checks
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • CHD
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
  • Ear syringing
  • Adult and Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion e.g., dietary advice and advice on smoking
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)
  • New Patient Screening

Our nursing services are provided by routine pre-bookable appointments only. Please contact reception to book your appointment.

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Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • LGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

A current list of fees is available here and is also displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

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Health Promotion & Well Person Checks

The practice is actively engaged in health promotion.

In particular we can arrange; primary prevention e.g., advice on smoking, diet & exercise and immunisations both adult and childhood; screening, e.g., blood pressure checks, cholesterol estimations, cervical smears, travel advice and vaccines etc.

If you would like to discuss any of these please see one of our nurses.

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Vaccinations and Immunisations

Many childhood illnesses (such as mumps, measles and polio) are easily prevented through vaccinations. We have a full range of vaccinations available at this surgery, and we will be inviting you to bring your child along.

You should make sure that your child completes the full course of immunisations to protect them from unnecessary illness.

We offer most of our travel vaccines free to our patients unless you have been registered less than one month - See our Travel Health page for full details.

However, there is a charge for yellow fever and some other vaccinations. We do not offer rabies and Japanese encephalitis vaccinations at this surgery. You can buy anti-malarial medication over the counter at a pharmacist, or we will give you a private prescription.

The doctors, practice nurse or health visitor will happily answer any queries you may have about immunisation and vaccination. For further information on vaccinations and immunisation, please visit our immunisations page.

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Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the www.gov.uk website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the www.gov.uk website (where this information was sourced)

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Travel Vaccinations

We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

Most travel vaccinations provide to patient are under NHS expense which is free of charge. Our Practice Nurse is fully qualified and experienced. We offer readily available appointment for travel vaccination every week.