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The nurses provide a wide range of services including:
*If you are booking Travel Vaccinations online please specify the country you are visiting in the 'appointment reason' box.
If you are unsure whether the Practice Nurse can help you – check with the reception staff before making the appointment. (There are a limited number of walk-in nurse run clinics)
Immunisation is done by the practice nurse every Tuesday from 13:30-15:00. Please bring your child health information book (red book) with you when you attend.
This clinic is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
This is run by the Doctor, currently Dr Leo Hussain. In this clinic your child will have their 6 week check. You may also discuss any concerns you may have regarding your child's development.
NB: If you baby is ill, you should not bring them to either of these clinics - please make an appointment to see your doctor.
FP services include: contraception including pills, diaphragms, coils (IUCDs), DepoProvera injections, emergency contraception and family planning advice.
You can either book an appointment with the Practice Nurse in the Family Planning Clinic or attend one of our walk-in clinics. Family Planning clinics are Thursday AM and the Walk-in Clinics are Monday AM. If attending a Walk-in Clinic please check in advance whether the nurse running the clinic on that particular day is able to offer FP services.
The Nurse will usually send you an appointment letter along with a blood test form for you to have a blood test.
Before we can review you, you will need to have had the blood test done. You can do this at the Homerton Hospital (Monday-Friday 08:30-16:00). In order for us to have received the results, please have the test done at least 3 working days before your appointment.
During your appointment the nurse will review your blood test results, monitor your blood pressure, check your weight and offer advice on a healthier lifestyle (including diet and exercise if appropriate).
An appointment can be made with the Nurse in a General Clinic for:
For your Annual Diabetic Review, you should book a double appointment with the Nurse (Fiona Leggett) and a single appointment with the HCA (for your STEP1 appointment).
The Asthma Clinic aims to monitor and help you manage your Asthma. For appointment please book to see Nurse Laura or Dr Hau.
If you would like to give up smoking, please book an appointment with one of the Smoking Cessation Advisors You will need a double appointment for your first consultation and then single appointment for follow-ups. At your appointment, the Advisor will discuss with you the available options (e.g. nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or oral therapies). She will also check carbon monoxide levels, discuss 'quick stop', date plan for your smoking cessation and support you with follow-up appointments.
Make an appointment to see our HCA/Phlebotomist (Pauline). Tell the person booking your appointment that it is for a Glucose Tolerance Test.
Your first appointment will be early in the morning, between 08:30 and 09:00 and you will need to return two hours later to complete the test. The first appointment involves a blood test and drinking a set amount of Lucozade. The second one will be a repeat of the blood test to check what your sugar level is.
Please do not have anything to eat or drink after 20:00 (8pm) the day before your test AS YOU NEED TO FAST FOR 12HRS PRIOR TO TEST – if you get thirsty you can have a small amount of water.
Please bring with you 410mls of ordinary Lucozade (this means two small bottles of the red top, original Lucozade).
Hackney Citizen Advice Bureau runs a general advice session at the practice every Monday from 10:00 – to 12:30 by appointment only.
They can offer advice on benefits, housing, tax credits, employment, consumer matter, debts immigration etc. If you would like advice on any of the above, book an appointment at reception.
You can discuss with the advisor any problems you have. Issues such as; difficulties or worries about your children, relationship difficulties, feelings of depression, anxiety, violence at home, family finances, bereavement, welfare services etc.
The clinic usually runs every other Monday from 09:00 – 13:00 by clinician referral only.
Social prescribing is about giving you access to activities, social groups, services and advice based on your need and interests. The aim is to improve your sense of wellbeing which in turn can often have a positive impact on your health.
If your GP thinks you might benefit from the Social Prescribing Service they will refer you to the Wellbeing Coordinator who works in the surgery. During your first appointment the Coordinator will talk you through the options available to you and work with you to find local activities, services or advice that suit your needs and interests.
Social prescribing clinic is every Thursday from 13:00 – 16:00.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to see the Practice Nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below.
Travel Vaccinations are given by appointment for a single destination, and the Nurse Walk-In Clinic for more than one destination.
It is important to come into the surgery as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a follow-up appointment may be required.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore they are a chargeable service.
NB: Somerford Grove Practice is a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (The cost of the Yellow Fever vaccination is £60.00)
OTHER LOCAL NHS TRAVEL VACCINE CLINIC:
Some vaccines are free to NHS patients, e.g. Revaxis (DT Polio), Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Twinrix (Hep A+B) - charges apply for other vaccines (please check with provider)
PRIVATE TRAVEL CLINICS:
There are a number of non-NHS organisations who offer Travel Immunisations, eg
Masta Travel Clinic: Boots Islington 35-37 Islington High Street N1 9LH
Boots Liverpool Street Station 11 Octagon Arcade EC2M 2AB
Boots Startford 31-34 The Arcade Westfield Stratford City E20 1EH
http://www.masta-travel-health.com (appointments are arranged online)
Nomad Travel Clinic: 82 Cheapside EC2V 6EB
Tel: 0134 155 5061
They will be able to provide you with information about the services they offer for forward planning and last minute travellers.
OTHER USEFUL TRAVEL INFORMATION SOURCES:
National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC): http://www.nathnac.org
Foreign Office: http://www.fco.gov.uk
Fit for travel: http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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