Clinics & Services
This is run by the practice nurses. They perform cervical smears and teach breast self-examination. They will give advice on all types of contraception, including caps and coils. They will also advise on menopausal and menstrual problems.
For routine examination and advice on general health matters and lifestyle. It will include advice on contraception and testicular self-examination.
Heart Disease Prevention
All patients with heart disease or at risk of developing heart disease are invited to attend this clinic to help reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
Advice can be given by nurses and doctors. Book an appointment via the receptionist. Coil fittings are not carried out at the practice. For this service contact Vale Drive Clinic on 020 8447 3503 or see website for other places which offer the service.
All patients with raised blood pressure are asked to attend the HCAs clinic for regular blood pressure measurements and to attend the doctor or nurse once a year for an annual review, when a full check-up will be performed.
All patients with asthma should book to see the Nurse at least once a year for a routine check-up to update their treatment and keep them as symptom free as possible.
All patients with diabetes should attend this clinic regularly when called for follow up by the Diabetic Nurse. The Diabetic Nurse will refer patients to the Dr as required.
Our HCAs are smoking cessation advisors. Appointments can be made for those who wish to quit. They will provide support, up to date advice on treatment and nicotine replacement therapy.
Postnatal checks are carried out at the surgery for 8 weeks check by Doctors.
The Nurse gives routine immunisations by appointment on Monday afternoons. There are two Health Visitors covering our area who provide general advice and baby weighing clinics: Vale Drive - 020 8447 3500 & Torrington: 020 8492 6400.
Children have routine development checks performed at 6 weeks by a Doctor. The 8 months hearing check, 18 months and 3 years development check are carried out by the Health Visitor who makes her own appointments.
If you are over 65 or in a high risk group, please check with reception or see our website, a flu vaccination is advisable. Pneumonia vaccine is also recommended for 65 year olds and at risk groups.