You can book to see nurse at our clinic for the range of services below. The nurses will also give telephone advice, although you may be asked for a contact number for them to phone back if they are busy when you call. Amongst many things done in the treatment room are:
The doctor will help you book sufficient time with both the doctor and the nurse at your initial consultation.
Some patients require dressings for ulcers and wounds. The nurses will be pleased to advise you when it is most appropriate to attend for a change of dressing.
Treatment of minor cuts and wounds; for a deep wound or when an X-ray might be necessary it may be more efficient to go to Mount Vernon Minor Injuries Unit or Northwick Park Accident and Emergency Department.
Blood tests, ECGs and Lung Function tests
Our healthcare assistant, Pauline, will be happy to take blood test, check your weight, height and blood pressure. She helps the clinical team with other tasks such and performing ECG recordings and lung function tests.
The doctor who organises your test will tell you whether or not you need to fast overnight. Other specimens; please deliver them to the surgery in the mornings as many samples will become spoiled if they are delivered after our hospital collection has been made at lunchtime.
We offer a full range of family planning services including contraception services (pill, cap, coil and injections), advice on safe sex, confidential services for the under 16's, emergency contraception and referral for unwanted pregnancy under the 1967 abortion Act.
On a 3 yearly recall programme. We also recommend that all women over 50 participate in the national mammographic screening programme.
Patients who are taking warfarin and can come regularly to the surgery have the option of having their treatment monitored by the nurses here.