Clinics & Services
Our practice nurses and/or health care assistants run daily clinics that offer a variety of services. Please inform the receptionist which service you require when making an appointment to ensure you are booked into the correct clinic.
- Routine and New Health Checks - currently suspended
- Urgent / routine blood tests
- Childhood Immunisations
- Diabetic services - telephone / video consultation
- Respiratory clinics for asthma and COPD - telephone / video consultation
- Spirometry tests - currently suspended
- Hypertension and CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) clinics - telephone / video consultation
- Contraception services, including emergency contraception - telephone / video consultation
- Cervical smear service
- HIV testing and Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea screening
- Warfarin/INR monitoring - telephone / video consultation
- 24 hour blood pressure monitoring - currently suspended
- Stop Smoking clinics - currently suspended
- Routine immunisations
- Routine travel vaccinations and advice - telephone / video consultation
- Doppler testing (ankle brachial pressure index) - currently suspended
- Procedures such as injections, dressings, removal of stitches etc.
- Ear syringing - currently suspended
If you have a chronic disease you may need to have your condition monitored 3 or 4 times a year to ensure you are on up-to-date treatment and to prevent you developing complications of your disease.
One of our doctors also provides joint injections and the removal of moles and skin lesions under local anaesthetic in our minor surgery clinic - This service is currently suspended until further notice.
The practice hosts counselling services (from Talk Wandsworth) with psychologists and addiction counsellors attached to the surgery to whom you can be referred to help with your problems.
We also have community ultrasound service based on the ground floor of our premises (Tues mornings). During the current coronavirus outbreak this service has been temporarily suspended.
Sexual Health Services
One of our doctors provides a Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) service, which is an appointment only service that runs fortnightly on Thursday mornings for coil insertions / removals and implants. During the current coronavirus outbreak we will continue to support existing, continued use of LARC and any LARC complications with an initial telephone / video consultation.
The following service has been cancelled until further notice - We provide a Walk-In Well Woman / Family Planning Clinic every Tuesday from 4pm – 7pm. This service is run by a doctor and nurse and includes discrete sexual health screening and cervical smear service, a broad range of contraception including emergency contraception, LARC counselling, full sexual health checks, Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Our local sexual health service is based at Falcon Road Sexual Health Centre led by nurses and doctors, offering a comprehensive sexual health and contraception service. Call 0333 300 2100 (Mon-Fri 8am-7pm). Because of the current coronavirus crisis, walk-in sessions in all their clinics have been cancelled.
Requests for certification of absence from work due to isolation (March 23 March 2020)
If you require a letter for your work / have been asked to produce a medical certificate or 'fit note' for your employer due to self-isolation for coronavirus please download the following letter (produced by Londonwide LMCs for general practices):
COVID-19 isolation letter
If you have COVID-19 or are advised to stay at home, you can get an ‘isolation note’ by visiting NHS 111 online, rather than visiting a doctor. For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need to provide a ‘fit note’ (sometimes called a ‘sick note’) after 7 days of sickness absence.
Isolation notes will also be accepted by Jobcentre Plus as evidence of your inability to attend.
Maternity Services and Obstetric Care
Ante-natal appointments are available in our daytime and evening clinics for those who work. Our doctors do not oversee homebirths but these can be arranged with our local community midwives. We do provide complete post-natal care including new birth visits.
We can arrange fertility tests for you if you are having a problem conceiving a baby.
The surgery also runs a Mother and Baby Clinic on Tuesday mornings, where a doctor conducts post-natal checks and 8-week developmental checks. If you are a new mother you should automatically receive an appointment for this clinic after your baby is born but please do contact the surgery if you have not heard from us by the time your baby is 4 weeks old.
Perinatal Mental Health Service
According to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), an estimated 1 in 5 women are affected by mental illness during pregnancy and the perinatal period.
The Wandsworth Perinatal Psychotherapy Service focuses on the care of women with a range of mental health disorders during the perinatal period (pregnancy to 12 months following childbirth). Although highly steeped in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, this small team has evolved flexibly particularly since 2009, with the advent of the Wandsworth perinatal psychotherapy outreach model. This was an initiative that led to satellite clinics being set up within Children’s Centres and GP practices including Chatfield Health Centre.
Attending a local GP surgery for many pregnant women and mums with babies is a much more practical and convenient option than attending a hospital.
With a collaborative philosophy being central in the working arrangements between the psychotherapy team and GP surgeries, we are able to provide psychotherapy to perinatal patients in the local community. The psychotherapy team focuses on integrating the mental health needs of the mother/parent and baby, whilst recognising that there is often complex mental health problems embedded in the parent’s present and past.
This team of experienced psychotherapists include Dr Danny O’Shea, Karina Sarmiento and Melanie Royal-Lawson.
During the current coronavirus outbreak in-practice clinics have been temporarily suspended, and services may be delivered by telephone or video.