Clinics

Child health

We would like all of our children to be fully immunised against infectious diseases in line with National Guidelines. It is also important to check your child’s development at 8 weeks and 8 months. Please seek advice from one of the GPs or Health Visitors at the Centre.

Time: Thursday 1.40pm – 3.0pm
Childhood immunisation guidelines

Age Dose Type
2 months 1st dose Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HiB, HepB, Rotavirus, Men B & PCV (pneumococcal)
3 months 2nd dose Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib, Hep B & Rotavirus
4 months 3rd dose Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib, Hep B, 2nd PCV & Meningitis B
13 months Hib/Men C, PCV, Men B & MMR (measles, mumps & rubella)
3 years and 4 months Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio & 2nd MMR
14 years Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio  and Men ACWY booster

Diabetic clinic

We like to make sure that all our diabetic patients receive a high standard of regular care. Dr Derek Abel runs this clinic.

Time: Wednesday 10am – 1pm

Minor surgery

This is by appointment after prior consultation with the doctor.

Asthma

Please book an appointment with Sian or Alina, our Practice Nurses, for your annual Asthma check.

Maternity care

We provide care in pregnancy in conjunction with Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Devenport Team Midwives. In nearly all cases, the majority of your antenatal care will be carried out in the practice by the doctor and midwives.

Pre-conception

Pre-conception advice (ie general information on how to be healthy before you become pregnant) can be obtained from the doctors. It is sensible to have a routine check for German Measles (Rubella) before starting a family, since infection can cause problems for the unborn child.

Cervical smears

These tests are carried out by Sian, Sally and the GPs. We would like all women to have a regular test which is simple and takes a few minutes. When your next test is due you will be sent an invitation to attend.

Family planning

Family Planning is offered during routine surgeries when we are able to offer you a full range of confidential services and advice including contraceptive injections and prescriptions. Please feel free to see Alina or Sian, Practice Nurses during normal surgery hours.

LARC Services

Coils and implants (fitting and removal) are now carried out in local Hub Clinics. Please ask the Receptionist about making an appointment for one of these services.

Child health services

We work closely with the Community Paediatricians and Health Visitors in providing child health services and we run a child surveillance clinic on Thursday afternoons with one of our GPs and one of our Practice Nurses.

Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation Clinics are now held in local Hub Clinics across the Borough. Please ask at Reception if you wish to make an appointment for this service.

Chronic heart disease

Our Practice Nurse, Sian, can review patients with chronic heart disease. The aim of this review is to monitor heart disease and ensure all patients are taking the best possible medication to protect their hearts.

Travel health service

Please ask reception for an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses, for any travel advice and vaccinations you need. Please note that there is a charge for some vaccinations/certificates/prescriptions.  We are not a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

Vaccinations provided Free of Charge (under NHS Regulations);

Hepatitis A,          Typhoid,           Combined Hepatitis A & Typhoid,

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio given as combined Td/IPV vaccine

DUE TO A NATIONAL SHORTAGE, WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER HEPATITIS A OR HEPATITIS B TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

Vaccinations for which there is a fee;

Hepatitis B – per injection (Not to be done for Occupational Health purposes)   £35.00

Meningitis ACWY (including Vaccination Certificate)   £55.00

Duplicate Vaccination Certificate       £5.00

Private Prescription for Travel purposes ie Malaria, ‘just in case’ medications   £15.00

Influenza vaccination

For the year 2018, we will be offering vaccination to all of our patients aged over 65, as well as patients with diabetes, asthma, COPD, patients suffering from heart problems, carers and any others who may be vulnerable. We will begin to carry out this service from early September 2018.

Counselling

Greenwich Time To Talk are a Counselling Service run by Oxleas Trust, who hold clinics at our Practice.  There are leaflets at Reception if you would like more information, or you can contact them on 020 3260 1100.

Podiatry

A podiatrist is available at the Centre 3 to 4 times a week. Appointments are made centrally from Greenwich Community Health Service by telephoning 0208 320 3550.