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Clinics

Well person clinics - These clinics are run by the practice nurse. They offer a health 'MOT' which is particularly aimed at helping to reduce the risks of heart disease. The clinic is aimed at anybody aged 20 to 75. The nurse will check on your current state of health by measuring your height, weight and blood pressure and testing your urine. Where appropriate she will send you for a blood test to check your cholesterol level. She will then give you advice on how to reduce your risks of developing disease - she can also offer help to lose weight and give up smoking.

Diabetic clinic – This clinic is held weekly for the care of non-insulin dependent diabetics. Patients are reviewed on a recall system and are invited to attend. Diabetics of all ages are encouraged to attend. Appointments are by direct referral from your doctor.

Minor surgery clinic - Under certain circumstances some small skin lesions such as cysts can be surgically removed at the surgery. Please see your registered doctor who will make the initial diagnosis and decide whether this is an option for you. If so you will then be given a special appointment for your operation.

Asthma/COPD clinics – Increasing numbers of people of all ages are suffering from asthma. Your doctor will make the initial diagnosis and explain your treatment. Our specially trained practice nurses will then ensure that the treatment is effective by checking inhaler techniques and measuring lung function regularly, referring to your doctor if necessary.

Family Planning – The practice offers a full range of family planning care and advice, including the fitting of coils (IUCDs) and the morning after pill (within 72 hours of intercourse). We also offer the contraceptive implants. The nurses and doctors are happy to provide contraceptive advice in their normal surgeries but if you have specific queries regarding types of contraception please book an appointment with one of the nurses.

Warfarin clinic – We run community anticoagulant clinics for initiation of warfarin and INR testing. Please discuss further with your registered doctor if you require this service.

Baby clinic – Our health visitors are available to give advice on child care. Currently they also run weekly clinics at the surgery: Thursday between 1.30 until 3.30pm. No appointment is necessary for the Thursday clinic - just bring your baby along. The practice nurse is also available during these times for vaccinations by appointment on 020 8304 8334.

Smoking cessation - We run a weekly service to help patients stop smoking. If you are interested and wish to find out more information, please contact our reception team or inform the GP or nurse.

Maternity services - All the doctors provide maternity services and like to see their patients as early as possible in the pregnancy

Travel clinic - We are a yellow fever centre so offer this vaccination and it is also available for those who are not registered with us.

Do you know which vaccinations you need for your trip? If not got to www.fitfortravel.co.uk

Please note: If you are travelling we strongly recommend you contact us 6 months or as soon as possible in advance as certain vaccinations can take months to complete the full course.

Child health & Immunisations

A full programme of child health surveillance is undertaken at the surgery, where the doctors work in co-operation with the health visitors to provide a comprehensive service of examinations, vaccinations and advice. Regular developmental checks for the under fives are carried out by Dr Patel and the health visitors. The doctors’ child health surveillance clinic is held on Monday afternoons by appointment only.

Immunisations

When and where immunisations take place Diseases protected against

2 months old
General practice

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Pneumococcal infection, Rotavirus, Meningitis B
3 months old
General practice
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Rotavirus
4 months old
General practice
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Meningitis B, pneumococcal infection

12-13 months
General practice

Measles, mumps and rubella

Pneumococcal infection, Hib, Meningitis C, Meningitis B

3 months after 1st MMR
General practice

Measles, mumps and rubella (second dose)

3-4 yrs (preschool)
General practice

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio

Girls aged 12-13yrs
school

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

13-15 years
school

Diphtheria, tetanus and polio, Meningitis ACW&Y, Meningitis C

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing enables GPs and nurses to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs to a range of local services which are often provided by the voluntary and community sector.

The nine GP practices in the Clocktower locality within Bexley will take part in a social prescribing pilot from April 2015 to help patients access more voluntary services. Mind in Bexley, in partnership with Bexley Voluntary Service Council (BVSC), are piloting the scheme.

Who is eligible to access the social prescribing programme?

Any person over 18 who has one or more long-term condition
OR a Carer of a patient who meets this criteria

people must also identify with one or more of the following indicators:

  • Socially isolated, meaning they have contact with friends, family or neighbours less than once a week
  • Frequent users of primary care services or Accident and emergency
  • Struggling to manage significant life change
  • Struggling to manage their health conditions

Eligible people who are referred by their GP or nurse will be assessed by a social prescribing coordinator, who will then refer the patient to voluntary organisations which have programmes that can help with their particular needs.

For further information please contact: socialprescribing@mindinbexley.org.uk

Phone: 020 8303 5816 Option 3

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