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Clinics and Services

We offer a wide range of clinics and services. Please see below for further details and information.

If you have any questions about our clinics and services please contact one of our helpful reception team.

Clinics

All our doctors offer both antenatal and full postnatal care. We are served by three local hospitals:

Once you have chosen your hospital, we will share your care with the hospital midwives who will see you in one of our community clinics.

Once you know you are pregnant please make an appointment with the doctor. We can help you choose your hospital and arrange for your first appointment.

Planning To have a baby?
If you are planning to conceive, we advise you consult with a doctor particularly if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. You will also be advised to start taking folic acid, and to have a blood test to check that you are still immune to the rubella virus – if you are not immune then immunisation can be arranged before you attempt to get pregnant.

Patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need to be reviewed periodically for monitoring of their symptoms, medication, and inhaler technique. Our practice nurses offer reviews of both of these conditions, including a lung function test known as spirometry, to help diagnose or monitor these conditions.

If you already have a diagnosis of one of these conditions, and are troubled by ongoing symptoms, please make an appointment to see a practice nurse for a respiratory review. At times you will also be asked by your doctor to make a practice nurse appointment for a review of your condition, to ensure it is under control and that you are taking the correct and most effective medication.

All families with children under 5 years old have a health visitor.

Health Visitors are qualified nurses with extra training in community and child health.

The health visitor can be contacted Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 by calling 0330 058 1679. You will be able to leave a message and the HV will call you back.

Please ask at reception for details about the clinics you can attend for help and advice.

A health visitor can offer help and advice on issues such as child growth and development, behavioural difficulties, breast and bottle feeding, diet and postnatal depression. There are group classes on weaning and baby massage.

A doctor and nurse run a weekly baby clinic, every Wednesday between 13:30 – 14.30, there is no health visitor available at this clinic. Babies will have their 8 week developmental check with the doctor, and receive their first set of childhood immunisations given by the nurse. Subsequent immunisations can be given by the nurse in any practice nurse clinic. You do not need an appointment for this clinic, just bring your baby along with your baby's red book.

Are you a carer? A carer is someone who provides, without payment, help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. Support given might include help with washing and dressing, taking to appointments or keeping the person company in the face of loneliness and anxiety.

All carers will be invited for an annual carer's health check. During this 20-30 minute appointment you will be given a physical health check, your carer needs will be assessed and you will be provided with information and signposted to relevant support organizations.

If you are a carer please let the reception staff know.

Women are routinely invited to have regular cervical screening tests as part of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. The tests are done to prevent cervical cancer (and not to diagnose cancer as some people wrongly think). During each test some cells are removed from the cervix with a plastic brush. The cells are examined under a microscope to look for early changes that, if ignored and not treated, could develop into cancer of the cervix. If abnormal cells are found you will be referred to the hospital where these abnormal cells can be removed during a procedure called a colposcopy.

Cervical smear test appointments are available with any practice nurse, by appointment, and are currently recommended to all women from the age of 25, every three years, and then every five years between the ages of 50 and 64. If you are over 65 years old, and have not had a cervical smear test since the age of 50, it is in your interest to attend a test.

Call the surgery on 020 7228 1619 to book an appointment.

For more information, collect a leaflet from the surgery, or visit the website: http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/

All patients with diabetes are offered an annual comprehensive review with our experienced practice nurse. We have 4 doctors and nurses who have completed their Diabetes Diploma so we are able to offer experienced clinicians to look after you. We also run joint clinics with the specialist diabetic nurse from St Georges Hospital who can add an extra level of expertise to your care. Only a minority of our patients with Type 2 diabetes need to attend hospital clinics. Annual retinal (eye) screening is arranged locally either at St John's Therapy Centre or at St Georges' Hospital. You will need to book a double appointment with the nurse for a diabetic check.

Talking about dying is always difficult. We are proud of our care of patients who have a life limiting illness.

End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life.

End of life care should help you to live as well as possible until you die, and to die with dignity. We want to know about your wishes and preferences, and take these into account as we work with you to plan your care. We also want to support your family, carers or other people who are important to you.

We work closely and meet regularly with our colleagues from Trinity Hospice and also our district nurses to ensure you and your carers get the best support and quality of life.

We provide a regular review for all our adult patients with epilepsy.

The review is an opportunity to check that you are getting the best care you need to control your epilepsy and help you stay healthy. We will discuss your medication, driving regulations, contraception and preconception advice. If you are taking medication for epilepsy and thinking about getting pregnant, please make an appointment with the doctor.

Our doctors and nurses can offer advice on all aspects of family planning and contraception. If you want to start the contraceptive pill for the first time please make an appointment with your doctor, for repeat prescriptions of the contraceptive pill, or depot injections, make an appointment with the practice nurse. Coil fittings (IUCD) including the Mirena can be fitted by some of the doctors but please make an appointment with the nurse before any coil fitting, as swabs may have to be taken first.

For emergency contraception, phone reception to book an appointment on the same day .

Emergency contraception is also available over the counter from the Chemist. See your pharmacist for advice.

We run a flu clinic from October to December each year.

We recommend a flu jab for those above 65 years of age, all pregnant women and people with a chronic illness, especially heart and lung complaints and diabetes.

Children aged 2 and 3 years are now eligible for flu protection with a vaccine which can be administered by a spray up the nose.

Dr Savage has been providing health checks for adults and young people over the age of 14 with an intellectual disability for over 10 years You will be invited for a health check up every year. If you have an intellectual disability, information can be provided in an easy read way or with pictures to help you understand your health. Please speak to our receptionist who can help you book your appointment.

We are committed to ensuring effective communication and full participation with all patients, their relatives and carers. We offer an interpreting service for any patient whose first language is not English. British Sign Language interpreters are also available. This service is free of charge. Please speak to reception.

When you have registered at this practice you will be offered an appointment with our health care assistant or nurse to complete the registration process. This is important as we need to know if you have any medical conditions or other health needs. This ensures we can provide you with the right help and service. You will be asked some questions about your current health, lifestyle, and medication. In addition you will have a general check up including height, weight and blood pressure measurements. You will be informed about what services we can offer you and an appointment will be booked if needed.

The NHS Health Check aims to help you lower your risk of four common but often preventable diseases: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease. This is a national programme for adults in England aged between 40 and 74 who have not already been diagnosed with any one of these four diseases. If you would like to book for this check please ask at reception first to make sure you are eligible. You'll be invited for a check once every five years. At the health check your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes will be assessed by a health care assistant, and you'll be offered personalised advice and support to help you lower that risk.

Physiotherapy referral is available for patients with musculoskeletal problems, and other certain conditions. You will need to consult with a GP initially to be assessed as to whether referral is appropriate. Referrals for acute problems of recent onset will be prioritised, and your physiotherapy appointment will either be at our practice or at St John's Therapy Centre.

NHS Wandsworth operates a community podiatry service. We have a podiatrist at the surgery who will see patients who have been referred from their GP. The service is run independently from the practice, but is free for our patients to attend if they have podiatric needs. The podiatrists are fully trained in all aspects of care for the feet and lower limbs, including the most common foot problems. They can also help to reduce complications associated with long term medical conditions such as diabetes or vascular problems.

Our practice nurses are well trained and qualified to look after many of our patients. Our nurses have a particular expertise in caring for those people with chronic long term illnesses. Our physician associate is also trained to work under the direction of the doctor to look after patients with long term conditions and treat minor illnesses.

Some of the services and care provided by our practice nurses are as follows.

  • Asthma, COPD and diabetes clinics
  • Family planning advice
  • Stop smoking advise
  • ECG (heart tracing)
  • Cervical smears
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Childhood immunisation
  • Flu vaccine
  • Hepatitis B and other vaccinations for special groups
  • Wound management including removal of stitches and treatment of leg ulcers
  • Ear syringing
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Registering pregnancies (this is not an antenatal appointment)
  • Healthy lifestyle advice
  • Blood tests

Practice Nurses are also available to manage minor illnesses such as:

  • Ear infections
  • Cystitis
  • Sore throats
  • Emergency contraception
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Hayfever

Some services fall outside our NHS contract, and will attract a charge. These include:

  • Passport application signing
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Insurance medicals and reports
  • Certificates of fitness
  • Private sickness certificates
  • Private referrals
  • Some travel vaccinations

The cost of these services is in line with British Medical Association guidance. Your GP should be able to give you an idea how much a particular service is likely to cost, dependent on what is required. For a list of charges please ask at reception.

If you are feeling low or having trouble coping, we can give you information about the Wandsworth Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Service. You can come and discuss a referral with your doctor, or you can refer yourself by calling: 0203 513 6264 or look online www.wandsworthiapt.nhs.uk. You will need to have a telephone number for the service to call you back.

There are also free Mindfulness sessions held locally.

If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis you may be prescribed a drugs by your specialist which requires regular blood tests.

With you and your specialist's agreement we can monitor your blood tests instead of attending the hospital each time. We do need your cooperation and agreement to have these blood tests done on a regular basis. You will be invited for a consultation to explain how often the blood tests will need to be done.

The practice offers a free test for chlamydia. Chlamydia is one of the most common in the UK.

Young people under 25 years of age can get tested as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP).

The recommended tests for chlamydia are simple, painless and generally very reliable.

If you are under 25 and sexually active please make an appointment with our practice nurse who can explain how to do the test.

The practice has two trained smoking cessation advisors, and all of our medical and nursing team are dedicated to helping you quit the habit, with the help of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and other prescription drugs which can reduce the craving for nicotine.

Our travel clinic service caters for patients travelling overseas who need various vaccinations for safe travel. We specialise in all aspects of travel health advice and provision including anti-malarial treatment and Hepatitis B immunisation. Please book an appointment with our practice nurse well in advance of any planned travel, ideally at least four weeks prior to departure. Please bring with you a list of previous vaccinations with dates of administration if known and a list of any recommended vaccines from your travel company. It would help us if you could bring a list of countries you are planning to visit.

Vaccinations available free of charge under the NHS are:

  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria
  • Polio
  • Meningitis C
  • Hepatitis A (first dose of vaccine depending on country of travel)

Vaccinations which are NOT free under the NHS, for which a charge will be made are:

  • Hepatitis A (subsequent doses)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis ACWY
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Yellow Fever
  • Rabies

Anti-malarial prescriptions are private and not funded by the NHS in Wandsworth. A charge will be made by the practice for issuing the private prescription, and a further private charge, plus the cost of the medication will be charged by the pharmacist.

Call the surgery on 020 7228 1619 to book an appointment.

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