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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 with you when you attend.

This clinic is BY APPOINTMENT.

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.

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)

For 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 and Friday 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 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 foot check).

Asthma

inhaler2The Asthma Clinic aims to monitor and help you manage your Asthma. For appointment please book to see Nurse Katy 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 (eg, 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).

Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB)

Hackney Citizen Advice Bureau runs a general advice session at the practice every Monday from 09:00-13:00.  This clinics is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

They can offer advice on benefits, housing, tax credits, employment, consumer matters, debts immigration, etc.

If you would like advice on any of the above, please book an appointment at reception.

Family Action - Hackney Well Family Service

Patients need to be referred to this service by a clinician.

The Adviser can discuss a range of issues, including:  difficulties or worries about your children, relationship difficulties, feelings of depression, anciety, violence at home, family finances, bereavement, welfare services, etc.

Weight Management

Our Lifestyle Adviser (Vanessa) offers a range of programmes aimed at advising, motivating and supporting patients who want to eat more healthily.  She will also  suggest ways of being and staying active, with the aim of losing excess weight and becoming healthier.

The Weight Management programmes are primarily for patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and above. It is not for cosmetic purposes or if you have gained a few extra pounds.  It is for the benefit of helping those who have been advised to lose weight for their health or for medical reasons. (If you are unsure what your BMI is, you can book to see our HCA who will be able to calculate it for you - alternatively if you already have an appointment to see a Nurse or Doctor, you can ask them to check your BMI during that appointment).

Our main programme aims to help you to lose 10% of your current body weight within 12 weeks, (this is approximately ½ kg to 1 kg each week or 1-2lbs). There are great health benefits to this suggested amount of weight loss, like lowering your blood pressure, your cholesterol and the lowering of fasting glucose in newly diagnosed diabetics.

Weight Management support is available from our Lifestyle Adviser Monday to Friday, with some morning and afternoon appointments.  Once you have had your initial assessment, appointments are flexible and can be booked at a time that is suitable to you.

As a qualified Fitness Instructor, our Lifestyle Adviser is also able to offer advice on how to increase your activity levels - a great way of improving your overall health.

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