Clinics and Services
Our practice nurse can help you with such things as: dressings, removal of stitches, vaccinations, cervical smear, ear syringing and blood tests arranged by the doctor.
She will also give advice on a healthy lifestyle and general health care. If you are a diabetic our diabetic trained nurse will see you in a general surgery appointment, inform the receptionist that this is the purpose of your visit.
Appointments can be made at reception or by telephone.
Smoking Cessation Advice
Our practice nurses and our healthcare assistant are trained smoking cessation counsellors, ask reception for details.
To ascertain where your nearest childhood clinic is situated and name of your health visitor please telephone 020 3049 4780. A list of the childhood clinics in the area can also be picked up from reception. Most childhood immunizations are given at the surgery by our practice nurses. An appointment must be made through reception.
Adult Booster Immunisations
Generally if you have already had five or more tetanus injections you should not routinely require any more within your lifetime. If you are unsure of your status with regard to any injections please speak to the practice nurse who will be able to advise you.
We have a counsellor here two days a week. Referrals for counselling are made by the doctors where appropriate.
New Patient Health Checks
As part of the registration process we offer new patient health checks, which are carried out by our nurse by appointment only. We would advise all our patients that is is good medical practice to check your blood pressure at least every five years from age thirty onwards.
Childhood Development Checks
Your health visitor can undertake all routine checks except the 6 week checks. Please contact them for details. Dr Hayes has a particular interest in children's problems and does most 8 month checks, usually on a Thursday afternoon by appointment.
Six week checks can also be performed by your own GP during a normal surgery time, by appointment only.
There are recommended every three years for women aged between 20 and 65 (age parameters apply to Lambeth patients only). Appointments can be made with the practice.
Advice about all forms of family planning is available from any of the doctors or the practice nurse during normal surgeries. Repeat prescriptions for the contraception pill can be obtained during a routine appointment with the practice nurse or doctor. We do not fit IUCDs but this can be arranged at the local family planning clinic.