It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All our doctors provide contraceptive services and advice.
These are offered each autumn to all patients aged 65 and over and those other groups who are most a risk. For further information please see our flu vaccinations health guide.
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 9am and 5pm, 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.
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.
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.
FIRST CONTACT PHYSIOTHERAPISTS AND OSTEOPATH
If you have any of following conditions please book an appointment with our reception team without the need to speak to a GP or Nurse.
- Back pain, Neck pain
- Shoulder pain, Knee pain, Ankle pain, Elbow, Wrist pain (over 16 year olds only)
- Any muscle injury strain, sprain tears
- After joint surgery eg knee or hip replacement, shoulder surgery
- Arthritis in any joints
- All sports injuries
Appointments can be booked via our reception directly into a local service.
Other available services include:
- Minor surgery
- Baby milk (to buy)
- Enuresis (bed-wetting) clinic
- School nursing
- Speech and language therapy
- Money advice
- Medication review
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) heart monitoring
Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:
- Maternity Care (including antenatal, postnatal care and baby care)
- Chronic Disease Checks
- Chronic Heart Disease
- First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
- Ear syringing
- Adult and Childhood Immunisations
- Travel Immunisations
- Stopping Smoking
- Cervical Smears and Contraception Services
- Family Planning
- Health Promotion for example, 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 prebookable appointments only. Please contact reception to book your appointment.
The practice is actively engaged in health promotion.
In particular we can arrange primary prevention, for example, advice on smoking, diet and 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.
For free and confidential sexual health services including test kits please visit the Sexual Health London website.
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.
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.
We offer a full range of travel advice and vaccinations for foreign travel.
Most travel vaccinations provide to patient are under NHS expense which means there is no charge to the patient. Our Practice Nurse is fully qualified and experienced. We offer readily available appointment for travel vaccination every week.