District Nurses: Based at Childs Hill Clinic (Tel: 020 8209 9145) they attend to the special needs of the housebound and the elderly.
District Nursing Patient Leaflet
Counselling: This is now provided by Let's Talk IAPT in Barnet.
Lifestyle Clinic: By appointment with one of our nurses. All aspects of lifestyle; weight reduction or gain; diet; exercise.
Diabetic Clinic: Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons by appointment with Nurse Moon.
Smoking Cessation: By appointment. Advice, help & support to give up smoking with a practice nurse.
Well Woman: By appointment with practice nurses for cervical smears; breast checks;and contraception and with the doctors for menopausal symptoms.
Sexual health clinic: you can now self-refer yourself for any sexual health services online. Services include STI & HIV testing, emergency contraception, PEP, LARC and general sexual health advice.
Phlebotomy Clinic: By appointment Wednesday mornings 8.30 to 12.00pm at the surgery.
Anti Coagulation Clinic: For the monitoring of patients taking warfarin. by appointment.
Travel Clinic: By appointment. Our practice nurses give advice on all aspects of travel health and travel vaccinations are given if required. A charge is made for non-NHS vaccines (eg. For Yellow fever, Meningitis) and for certificates. Please book six weeks in advance of intended travel and bring your travel itinerary.
Mother and Baby Clinic: (If a child is unwell please make an appointment with a doctor in routine surgery hours, not in the well baby clinic.)
6 week post-natal checks for mother and baby: Tuesday afternoons by appointment: Dr Hoffbrand.
Immunisations: Thursday 1.30-3.00pm by appointment Sister Moon. If needed these can be fitted in outside these hours with any of our practice nurses. Immunisations are given according to current recommended guidelines.
Health Visitor:The health visitor can be contacted at Oak Lane Clinic 020 8349 7000. There is also a clinic at Bell Lane Children's Centre on Wednesday afternoons for routine weighing and advice on feeding, weaning and your baby's development.
Family Planning: All doctors and practice nurses can advise on contraception. Coils are fitted by Dr Hoffbrand by special appointment. Please specify the service required when making your appointment.
Test Results: If you have had a blood test, x-ray, ultrasound or any other kind of test we will only contact you if it is abnormal and/or any action is needed. The best way to access your test results is online. Please ask at reception for your login details (N.B. test results login is different to booking appointments online). The results will only be visible once a doctor has seen and filed them.
On average please allow at least a week to access your test results unless your doctor has advised otherwise. Please note that X-ray results take up to two weeks. Please note: Receptionists cannot always give full results over the phone. If the result is complicated, or if the doctor wants to see you about the result, we will offer you an appointment. We will only give results to the person who has had the test.
Blood Tests: A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
- assess your general state of health
- confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
- see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS website.
X-RAY: An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS website.
RCGP Accredited Veteran Friendly Practice
We work with the Royal College of GPs to provide support for veterans of the armed forces. If you have served in the armed forces please let your GP know so we can support you accordingly.
Further information on the RCGP veteran friendly accredited practice programme is available here.
PRIVATE MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS NOT COVERED BY THE NHS
Our doctors will provide non-NHS medical examinations such as those for HGV, PSV, and elderly driving licences; for sporting, travel and insurance company reports. A fee is charged for this non-NHS service. Private certificates, insurance certificates and private healthcare forms also attract a fee. Please telephone for an appointment and for details of the fee and the time required.
Charges for Non-NHS Services