The Practice is linked to the community Midwives from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. They attend the practice on Thursday mornings for antenatal clinics. As soon as you know you are pregnant, you should book to see the doctor in a routine appointment during surgery hours or can be booked directly in with the midwife. Pregnant ladies are able to see a midwife without a GP referral by calling or texting the Direct Access number: 07554 115649 or by completing the online self-referral form by clicking here
Our nurses are unable to provide advice on travel vaccination. If you are backpacking, have complex travel arrangements or simply going on holiday. We advise that you visit Fit for Travel’s website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk or www.masta.com where you will find advice on the protection you need. Make a note of the recommendations on the Masta site for your region of travel and then make an appointment with the practice nurse and bring the recommendations with you to your appointment. You may need to start your vaccination up to 3 months in advance. There is no charge for NHS funded Vaccines. We are a designated Yellow Fever Centre therefore offer yellow fever vaccines at a cost.
Held in on Thursdays from 13:30pm-3:30pm by the Health Visitors in the new Baby Clinic Area. The clinic is for well pre-school children only and provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s development. If your child is unwell you should bring him/her to normal surgery. If you want to weigh your baby or see the Health Visitors no appointment is necessary. We do developmental checks on all children at six weeks. The six week checks are usually done at the mother’s post natal examination. You will receive an appointment for this by letter from the Practice.
Ante/Post natal Clinic/New Pregnancies
Held on Thursday mornings. The practice is linked to the Community Midwives
based at Lewisham Hospital Most antenatal care can be undertaken at the practice. Mother and baby should be seen from 6 to 8 weeks after the birth of the baby. Once we receive your discharge letter from the hospital. you will receive an appointment for this clinic by letter from the Practice. You should book to see the doctor in a routine appointment during surgery hours or can be booked directly in with the midwife. You should be seen before you are 11 weeks pregnant.
Well Woman Clinic
We want to make sure that all our female patients are up to date with their smears and are breast aware. We also offer a full range of contraceptive services. Please ask the receptionists to book an appointment for you. We also hold LARC Clinics, (Long Acting Reversible Contraception). Appointments are available during the week. By appointment only
We undertake some minor operations in the practice such as removal of warts, moles and joint injections. Please speak to a doctor or nurse to arrange this.
For young people aged under 25 years. We are able to screen and treat STIs
including Chlamydia. We can also test for HIV.
Other Medical Services
Enhanced Minor Injuries – Drug and Alcohol Abuse – IUD contraception – Implant and Zoladex Insertion – Phlebotomy – Learning Disabilities
Yellow Fever Vaccination
We are a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and has been authorised by NaTHNaC (as the regulatory body for England, Wales and Northern Ireland), to administer yellow fever vaccine in accordance with International Health Regulations (2005).” A fee is charged for the administration of Yellow Fever vaccination.
Reports / Letters / Forms
Certain requests are made for reports, letters, and forms etc; which do not come under the NHS and are therefore chargeable. A current list of charges is displayed in reception. Please allow at least 21 working days for all letters / forms / reports before collection. Forms should be handed in at the reception desk. We will not release any of your medical history without your authorisation.
Formal requests under the Data Protection Act
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have a legal right to apply for access to health information held about you. This includes your NHS or private health records held by a GP, optician or dentist, or by a hospital. A health record contains information about your mental and physical health recorded by a healthcare professional as part of your care.
Applying for access to your health record
Depending on which health records you want to see, you can submit your request by filling in our Access to Medical Records, and Personal Data forms. There will be an administration fee for this service. The health records manager, GP or other healthcare professional will decide whether your request can be approved. Under the Data Protection Act, requests for access to records should be met within 40 days.
We will remind you of your pre-booked appointment by text if you let us know your up-to-date mobile number. Please tell us if you don’t want to receive texts.
The Practice will close for training of all doctors and staff usually half a day each month. Prior notice of the closure will be advertised in the Practice.
Wells Park Practice
1 Wells Park Road