Clinics and Services

We offer a range of clinics and services including those below. For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.

If you would like to attend any of the below clinics, please visit our Consulting Room.

Antenatal

If you are pregnant please make an appointment with any GP for the antenatal booking. We do not need you to be confirmed as pregnant by the surgery staff prior to booking your appointment with the GP. All first antenatals are seen in a general clinic throughout the week, by appointment.

Asthma / COPD Clinic

Dr Bolade and Dr Otuguor are available for asthma or COPD checks. If you are a patient with either ailment, there is a need for an annual review. You might be seen by the HCA or the nurse before seeing the GP when you attend for your appointment.

Blood Tests

We provide some in-house phlebotomy service as well as using a phlebotomy service at Gracefield Gardens.

For more information on tests please see our Tests and Results page.

Cervical Screening

Smears are routinely checked every 3 years in Lambeth unless you have had a previous result that has shown as abnormal. You will be recalled automatically from the Health Authority for your test every 3 years. You will need to contact the surgery and book an appointment with either of the nurses. It takes approximately 6 – 8 weeks for results to be posted to you directly to your home. Please ensure we have your up-to-date address.

Childhood Immunisations

Please make an appointment with the nurse for childhood immunisations.
The current schedule is:

  • 2 months – DTaP/HiB/IPV, PCV
  • 3 months – DTaP/HiB/IPV, Men C
  • 4 months – DTaP/HiB/IPV, Men C, PCV
  • 1 year – HiB/Men C
  • 1 year 1 month – MMR, PCV
  • 3 years 4 months – DTaP/HiB/IPV, MMR

Contraception

Depo-Provera injections and oral contraceptives are available from the nurse by appointment; oral contraceptives are not available as a repeat prescription. Emergency contraceptives are available from the Pharmacist at Touchwood Pharmacy, via the Family Planning Clinic at 41A-C Streatham Hill or the GP.

CVD Risk Assessment

If you fit into the following categories and would like to know your risk of developing a cardiovascular disease, please book an appointment with the HCA.

  • Over 40 years of age
  • Not Diabetic
  • No history of stroke/TIA/Heart attack
  • No cardiovascular disease
  • BMI greater than 30

Diabetes/Warfarin Care

The surgery has a well-established diabetic Clinic. This is held by all three GPs in rotation. For your annual review you will need to have a blood test (fasting) at least 2 weeks before you see the GP in this particular clinic which is taken by the nurse or the HCA.

Warfarin is also managed on a weekly basis for patients with blood tests taken primarily by the nurse or the HCA by appointment.

We provide screening services for:

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood lipids and cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Warfarin
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Rubella immunity

Nurse Services

The practice nurse and the HCA are happy to help with minor ailments and general advice, as well as:

  • Immunisations
  • Dressings
  • Removal of stitches
  • Urine testing
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Blood tests
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Ear syringing
  • Advice on asthma and diabetic management
  • Dietary advice
  • Advice about operations
  • Well woman and well man advice on contraception

Non-NHS Services – Forms and Letters requested by Patients

Patients may ask the GPs to provide a medical service (e.g. a private examination for insurance/DVLA) or complete an administrative task (e.g. write a report, fill-in a form or write letters for various reasons (letters to Council, Social Workers, Housing, etc.) that is not covered under your NHS entitlements.

For this reason, a fee is payable in advance to the practice in cash. This is non-negotiable and fees may be updated from time to time, in keeping with national guidelines. A current list of fees is available to view in The Surgery.

Payments will be made at the reception desk in cash. A receipt will be issued at the time of payment.

No medical service (e.g. a private examination) or completion of administrative tasks (e.g. write a report or fill-in a form) will be carried out unless payment is received.

  • Please leave the form that needs to be completed by the doctor with one of our receptionists with your phone number.
  • Reception will liaise with the GP and will inform you telephonically ASAP if you need to be seen in order for the GP to complete the form/write the letter and will let you know how much the fee will be.
  • When you make the payment, we will issue a receipt and we will book the appointment for you if necessary (please note this might be a double appt.)
  • Please note that if for any reason you fail to keep the appointment that has been made in connection with this service without notifying the practice within 24hours of the planned appointment time, then you are liable for the full fee for this service and no refund is given.

Postnatal

We provide postnatal appointments to check mothers and their baby when the baby is 8 weeks old. Please contact reception to book your appointment with the GP and with the practice nurse who will give the first childhood immunisation and make follow up appointments. Please contact us 3 weeks prior to when this is due.

Pre-contraceptive advice

If you are thinking about starting a family, please book an appointment with the nurse or the HCA.

Smoking Cessation

Our HCA provides smoking cessation advice by appointment.

Additionally, you may want to visit www.nhs.uk/quit-smoking.

Travel Advice

If you are travelling abroad please fill out our Travel Health Questionnaire at least 3 weeks before your departure, and make an appointment with the nurse. They will assess which vaccination you had/need and give advice on health issues.

Additionally, you may want to visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.

Weight Loss Advice

If you would like help with weight loss please make an appointment with the HCA. She will assess you and give diet and exercise advice. She will monitor you over a period of time to help you through your weight loss programme.

Women’s Health

Our HCA is happy to see you regarding any issues you have with your well-being by appointment.