Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
MAIN SURGERY , Plumstead Tel: 0208 102 2324
BRANCH SURGERY, Welling Tel: 020 8102 2324
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU NEED A BLOOD TEST THERE ARE NOW PHLEBOTOMY CLINICS RUNNING IN ERITH HOSPITAL 8AM - 2PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PLEASE CALL 01322 356167 & WALK IN (NO APPT NEEDED)AT PLUMSTEAD HEALTH CENTRE, TEWSON ROAD 9AM - 12PM ALONG WITH QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL 8AM - 5PM AND QUEEN MARYS HOSPITAL 8AM - 4.30PM - MONDAY - FRIDAY ONLY
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED A FLU JAB PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR JUST POP IN DURING CLINIC HOURS AND WE WILL ASK OUR NURSE OR A GP TO DO IT WHILE YOU WAIT.
We recommend regular health checks. Please make an appointment to see the nurse for the following:
Cervical smears, child and adult immunisations, Health promotion e.g. weight reduction, asthma, diabetes , heart disease/stroke prevention, blood pressure checks, sexual health advice and Over 75 health checks. Although out Nurse is trained Family Planning & smoking cessation this is now done in specialist Hubs which are booked though the surgery - There is a variety of locations for these services in the Greenwich Borough - Please contact Reception for details of one close to you.
Ante-natal clinics are held by Midwives at The Plumstead Health Centre. We follow local Hospital Protocols for Maternity Care. Ante- Natal booking is now done by self referral to the Midwife please ask at reception for telephone details.
Patients are generally referred to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich SE18. Post-natal checks (6 weeks after birth) are undertaken by the Doctor.
Pre-conceptual advice to couples planning a family, particularly to patients with pre-existing medical conditions, is offered by Doctor. Doctors also advise on diet alcohol & substance misuse, supplements and Genetic disorders etc.
Advice on contraception is given by all clinicians. Long Acting Contraceptive Services ie Coil Fitting/removal & implants are now carried out and the Greenwich Live Well Hubs in various locations across the Greenwich Borough... but are booked via the practice - Please speak to Reception staff to book. Emergency contraception is offered to patients who contact the surgery within 72 hours of sexual intercourse.
The doctors carry out 6-8 week Baby Checks & immunisations are carried out by the practice nurse.
Parents are advised to book appointments at the required stages.
We Specialise in minor operations and have a Theatre. Services include excision of lumps & bumps, vasectomy and circumcision. NHS or Private work is taken. Further details about our vasectomy clinics can be obtained from Dr Gupta.
The following services are provided: District Nurses, Community COPD, Community Gynaecology, Minor Surgery, Cardiology and Dermatology. To be referred to these, please see the doctor.
We do, wherever possible offer travel vaccinations to our patients. We recommend booking an appointment with the nurse at least six weeks before travelling.
However, MALARIA PROPHYLAXIS is not available on the NHS. Patients should attend an Outside Travel Clinicor depending on the medication required could ask the Doctor for a private prescription. Free advice relating to Malaria Prophylaxis is available from our Nurse.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make a telephone appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Due to restrictions and limited supply of some travel vaccinations it is sometimes necessary to issue patients with a prescription to obtain these vaccine, for which the pharmacy will charge a basic prescription fee.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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