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Other Clinics & Services

Childhood immunisations:

docbabyImmunisation 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.

 

Child Health Surveillance:

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.

This clinic is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

PLEASE NOTE: Children between the age of 4 - 8 years old will be given the Flu Vaccination at school.

NB:  If you baby is ill, you should not bring them to either of these clinics - please make an appointment to see your doctor.

 

Family Planning (FP)

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

  

Chronic Heart Disease (CHD) / Healthy Heart

chdThe 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).

 

Diabetes

An appointment can be made with the Nurse in a General Clinic for:  

  • urine tests
  • blood test results
  • blood pressure checks
  • weight check
  • medication review 
  • lifestyle advice

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).

 

Asthma

inhaler2The Asthma Clinic aims to monitor and help you manage your Asthma. For appointment please book to see Nurse Laura or Dr Hau.

  

Smoking Cessation

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.

  

Glucose Tolerance Test

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).

 

Welfare advice (formally CAB)

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.

 

Family Action – Hackney WellFamily Service

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.

 

Family Action – Social Prescribing

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.

 

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