Clinics and Services

Nurse services

We have two part time qualified nurses who hold surgeries to advise on most ailments. They also run regular chronic disease management sessions such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, COPD etc. If you have been advised to complete a health review, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.

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 – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please complete our Asthma Review form.
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease/stroke prevention
  • Blood pressure checks – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis, please complete our Blood Pressure Review form.
  • Sexual health advice
  • Over 75 health checks

Although our nurse is trained in family planning and 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 use our Ask Reception a Question form for details of one close to you.

Antenatal

Antenatal clinics are held by midwives at The Plumstead Health Centre. We follow local Hospital Protocols for Maternity Care. Antenatal 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. Postnatal 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 the doctor. Doctors also advise on diet, alcohol and substance misuse, supplements and genetic disorders etc. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please complete our Smoking Review form. Please complete our Alcohol Consumption Review form if you have been invited to do so.

Contraception

Advice on contraception is given by all clinicians. Long acting contraceptive services i.e. coil fitting/removal and implants are now carried out at 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. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please complete our Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Baby health clinics

The doctors carry out 6-8 week baby checks and immunisations are carried out by the practice nurse at 8 weeks. Parents are advised to book appointments at the required stages.

Minor operations

We specialise in minor operations and have a theatre. Services include excision of lumps and bumps, vasectomy, and circumcision. NHS or private work is taken. Further details about our vasectomy clinics can be obtained from Dr Gupta.

Community services

The following services are provided:

  • District Nurses
  • Community COPD
  • Community Gynaecology
  • Minor Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology

To be referred to these, please see the doctor.

Travel clinic

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 clinic or, 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.

If you are travelling abroad please make sure you contact us in plenty of time to arrange any vaccinations that may be necessary. To help the travel nurses assess your travel needs it is important that they are in receipt of the assessment form before your appointment.

Please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form and book your appointment 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.

Vasectomy Clinic

Waiting for a Vasectomy?

  • Experienced surgeon
  • No scalpel technique
  • Short waiting time
  • Affordable costs
  • Excellent results

We offer no scalpel vasectomies. Please email: sajiv.gupta@nhs.net or telephone 07710 299831.