Our practice nurses run flu clinics starting in September each year. The NHS recommends injections for everyone over the age of 65 or those of any age with chronic medical conditions and expectant mothers. If appropriate you will be offered a pneumonia vaccination at the same time. It is not possible to send out invitations to all eligible patients, so please do not wait to be invited. If you fall into one of the recommended categories please contact the surgery in early September to book an appointment for your flu vaccination.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV/AIDS
Croydon University Hospital's department of GU Medicine and Sexual Health offers a free, confidential service for the diagnosis and treatment of all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and AIDS. The clinics operate on a 'walk-in basis', no appointment is necessary. For clinic details please telephone 020 8401 3002.
Treatment Room Clinics
Experienced practice nurses are available in the treatment room for a wide range of services, including advice, dressings, removal of sutures, ear syringing, vaccinations and new patient medicals.
Phlebotomy Services (Blood taking)
A phlebotomy service is available at the surgery every morning between 8.00 and 10.30am. Patients who are unable to attend our phlebotomy clinics may also use the community service, based at Woodside Health Centre, or attend the Phlebotomy Clinic at Croydon University Hospital.
Family Planning And Cervical Smears
A full range of services is available including the fitting of coils, the 'morning after pill' and oral contraception. Pre-conceptual advice and rubella (German measles) screening are also available. All women between the ages of 24 and 65 will be offered a cervical smear test in line with current NHS recommendations.
The doctors provide maternity medical services and work closely with the community midwives. Patients will be offered appointments with a GP or midwife according to local medical guidelines.
Child Health And Immunisations
Child health clinics are run by the health visitors at various locations in the area (reception has a list). Developmental checks are undertaken by the GPs and all childhood immunisations given during designated immunisation clinics by the practice nurses. Childhood vaccinations and developmental checks are by appointment only, and patients will usually be invited at the appropriate time. If in doubt, please telephone the surgery for advice.
Where appropriate the practice will undertake minor surgery operations. Patients will be referred to one of our minor surgery specialists and, if necessary, will be placed on an internal waiting list. We also offer a regular wart treatment clinic on Friday afternoons, conducted by Dr Jackson.
Our specialist practice nurses offer clinics for the management of asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patients are invited to attend for routine monitoring of their condition and each clinic is supported by a nominated GP.
Advice on smoking, alcohol, obesity, heart disease prevention and osteoporosis is available from the practice nurses - please make an appointment at reception. It is important that you understand all the information that is given to you. Please ask questions if you are unsure of anything. We can provide a range of health education leaflets, and we also have a number of health education videos which are available to borrow.
The doctors are prepared to carry out recognised medical services not covered by the NHS, such as the completion of medical reports and examinations for external organisation such as insurance companies, solicitors, employers etc. These services will incur charges as they are not part of the practice’s commitment to their NHS contract. All such charges are based on the recommended fee as advised by the British Medical Association. A current list of fees is displayed at our reception and is available to download here.
Please note that GPs are not authorised to countersign passport applications.