Wellington Health Centre16 Wellington RoadSt John’s WoodLondon, NW8 9SPTel: 020 7722 3382
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Monday Late-Evening and Friday Early-Morning surgery at Wellington Health Centre will cease at the end of March 2017.
We are keen to see all our own ante-natal patients during normal surgery times and share their care with the hospital and the community midwife.
All doctors and nurses are fully qualified to give family planning advice during normal appointment times. We do not have separate family planning clinics. We also offer a coil fitting and contraceptive implant service.
Long Acting Reversible Contraception
Monthly on first Tuesday between 2pm and 4.30pm with the health visitor - please book an appointment. The purpose of the clinic is to answer queries, have your baby immunised or weighed and to give advice to parents about any problems. If you would like to come at a different time please phone the surgery number and ask to speak to the health visitor to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Regular consultations are also available with a doctor, please telephone for an appointment.
Normally the health visitor will send you an appointment for developmental checks and reminders about immunisations. Immunisations are normally carried out by the practice nurses, additionally on Tuesdays between 2pm and 4.30pm by the health visitor.
We strongly encourage all women between the ages of 20 and 65 to have a cervical smear at regular intervals. Arrange an appointment with the nurse at your convenience. We have an automatic computerised recall system for patients. If your smear showed an abnormality you will be asked to attend more frequently. If you have had a cervical screen outside the practice, privately or abroad, please let us know by calling us or providing us with a copy so we can keep update your records..
These procedures are performed by the doctor and nurse at the end of morning surgery. This service is temporarily on hold.
We are keen to monitor all patients taking warfarin. You can be seen by the nurse during normal clinic times but please inform the receptionist that this is the reason why you are attending.
We offer smoking cessation advice and support— please make an appointment with the practice nurse.
This is held twice a month on Wednesday afternoons and is run by the doctor. This service is temporarily on hold.
It is important to have regular check-ups with your doctor or the nurse to discuss your lifestyle and advise on ways to minimise your health risk factors. This service is free and willingly provided.
Medical examinations for private purposes, the issuing of private medical certificates and other private services carry a fee determined by the British Medical Association.
Please ask at reception for further details.
Your doctor will write a letter to the appropriate hospital department for referral. In urgent cases she/he will arrange an immediate appointment by telephone. If you need to see another of the health workers such as the community psychiatric nurse, the counsellor, the social worker, the osteopath, dietician or the district nurse the doctor can arrange this. In most cases, referrals can be sent electronically.
The Patient Referral Service (PRS) developed by Central London Healthcare streamlines the administration and booking of GP referrals to specialist care and treatment in hospitals and community-based clinics.
At the PRS, trained clinicians from CLH practices look at patient referral requests which have been sent by GPs via the secure NHS electronic booking system (Choose and Book) and then short list services which are suitable for the patient’s medical and other needs. To support them, the PRS clinicians have access to up to date information about local hospital services as well as new community-based services that are increasingly available as an option for routine care. To avoid delay in the patient receiving a suitable appointment, the PRS undertakes to contact the patient within four days of the GP visit. The PRS staff are trained to discuss the patient’s full choice of services (if required), and to give helpful information about details such as appointment availability and travel details. Once the patient has made their choice, the PRS advisor is able to book or request an appointment with the selected service.
• shorter waiting times for an appointment • right appointment, first time (every patient referral is matched to clinically suitable services)• no lost referral requests – all referrals will be tracked until a booking has been made• single contact number for all referral queries
• informed choice about your service provider and appointment options• signposting to the new community services
Your doctor will give you a copy of the patient leaflet, alternatively collect one from the surgery.
Please call between 12.00pm and 1.00pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times and can pass the call to a doctor or nurse if necessary. Receptionists will only convey a message from the doctor and can not enter into detailed conversations about your health, medication or test results.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
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