Well Person Health Check
Initial registration and regular assessment by the nurses to a standard protocol is offered by appointment. Patient between the ages of 16-74 who have not been seen at the surgery for a period of 3 years may request a consultation with a clinician, at which time any appropriate investigations will be made.
Confidential Advice & Information for Teenagers
We offer advice and information on the following:- Diet, Contraception, Drugs, Alcohol, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Emergency Contraception, Smoking, skin Care, Puberty/Growing up and Periods. All information given or anything you discuss with the doctors and the practice nurses is completely Confidential.
Contraceptive Services & Safer Sex
The nurses and the doctors are available by appointment to provide contraception and advice. This advice will be confidential, irrespective of age. Free condoms are available.
Emergency Contraceptive Services
You may or may not be aware that there are two forms of emergency methods of contraception that can be used if you have had unprotected sexual intercourse and want to prevent pregnancy.
- The Pill - Two special doses of a pill prescribed by a doctor taken 12 hours apart. It works by altering the body's hormone balance. Treatment must start within 3 days ie: 72 hours after sex. The sooner the better. This can be 96-99% effective. Your period may be earlier or later than usual.*
- The IUD 'Coil' - Fitted into the womb by a doctor within 5 days after sex. The sooner the better. This is usually 100% effective and can be used as an on going form of contraception if it is suitable for you.*
* Important: After either form of emergency contraception has been given it is important to see your doctor/nurse 3-4 weeks later whether or not you have had a period.
If you are unable to get an appointment with either a doctor or nurse at the surgery, or the surgery is closed, or should you not wish to discuss contraception or sexual matters at the surgery, there are alternative places to go for help:
Family Planning Clinics
Please ask at the reception desk for details of addresses, telephone numbers & opening hours of local family planning clinics.
- Hospital Accident & Emergency Department. Open 24 hours.
- Lydia Clinic, Sexual Health Clinic at St Thomas' Hospital. Tel: 020 7188 7188. No appointment necessary. Please phone for opening times.
- Brook Advisory Centre. 374 Brixton Road, Brixton.
Family Planning Services
All doctors and the nurses have special training in family planning and are pleased to offer advice. Please make an appointment.
A doctor runs a clinic at the surgery for those women who want shared care. Most of our patients live in North Lambeth and attend St Thomas' Hospital for NHS deliveries. The health visitor is available to give information, advice and support, and offers all parents a home visit to discuss issues relating to pregnancy and preparing for parenthood.
We also have a Surestart Midwife attached to our surgery who is available by appointment on a Monday
Child Health Clinic
Held every Wednesday between 2-4 (well children only). There is a doctor for development checks (8 weeks only) and Post Natel checks for mum can also be done at the same time (Appointment is required for this please phone the surgery to book). A nurse available to give immunisations here at the surgery also on a Wednesday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. No appointment is needed for Immunisations.
Vaccinations and Immunisations
Many childhood illnesses such as mumps, measles, polio etc are easily preventable through vaccinations. A full range of vaccinations and immunisations are available at this surgery, and we will be inviting you to bring your child to attend. We recommend that you make it a priority to complete the full course of immunisations to ensure that your child is protected from unnecessary illness. The doctors, nurses or health visitor will happily answer any queries you may have.
Advice can be given on healthy eating. Cholesterol levels can also be monitored. Please make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Our nurses are available for travel advice and immunisations by appointment. We hold a Travel Clinic every Monday afternoon.
Cervical cancer is a source of preventable death and illness, and routine screening is a demonstrably effective way of diagnosing it at an early stage, when it can be easily cured. The surgery carries out a screening programme and we would strongly encourage you to attend for cervical smears when you receive an invitation letter.