The practice is part of the minor ailments scheme. It allows patients to get advice, treatment and medication from the pharmacist (chemist) without having to see the doctor. The reception staff will be able to assist you with this.
If you are off work due to illness for up to 7 days you can fill in a self-certificate, which you can get from your employer. If you are ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor's certificate for your employer. If your employer requests a sick form from you and you are ill for less than 7 days, we can issue a private certificate however a fee will be charged. The doctor may be able to issue you with a fit note over the phone.
All babies immunisations and 8 week developmental checks will be done by appointments with your GP. There is also a clinic at New River Green Children's Centre Ramsey Walk, London N1 2SX on Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am. This clinic is run by the Health Visiting team.
The practice encourages breastfeeding, although we do not have a separate breastfeeding area. If you would like greater privacy to feed your baby please ask reception..
The practice is on the ground floor and there is disabled access to all consulting rooms. There is a toilet suitable for people with disabilities.
We are always sympathetic to teenage health problems. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come in on your own to see the doctor or nurse. You will be treated kindly and in the strictest confidence.
Family Planning and Well Woman Clinic every Tuesday 4pm to 6pm walk-in clinic, no appointment needed. The following is offered, pill check, IUCD removal, Depo injections caps and diaphragms, cervical smears, HRT, HPV. Emergency contraception (Morning after pill) is available at the practice anytime during our opening times.
Cervical smear tests - all women between 25 and 64 should have regular smears, ideally every 3 years (every 5 years after the age of 50). We encourage all our women patients to come to the Well Woman Clinic or make an appointment with a practice nurse. We have a recall system, which will automatically invite you when your smear is due.
IUDs (Coils) - these are fitted by appointment only usually on Tuesday. Drop into the Well Women Clinic for pre assessment
We also offer sexual health screening.
Breast screening - If you have missed your breast screening appointment please call 020 7601 8305
- NHS Health Check offered to all patients age 35 to 74
Drop in Blood Test Clinic
Drop in Blood Test Clinic on Tuesday-Thursday morning. 8am-11.30am. There is an additional Clinic at Islington Central on Saturday a.m. 08:30-12.00.
Travel advice and vaccinations
We provide information and advice and most vaccinations. If you are going on holiday you need to contact the practice at least 8 weeks before you travel. Longer trips involving several countries may mean a course of vaccinations. Please phone the nurse to check. There may be a charge for some of the vaccinations. Please note we are a Yellow Fever Centre.
Camden Citizen Advice holds regular sessions in the practice. They can help with benefits, give advice and information on community care and housing, and refer you to other services. Please make an appointment with our receptionist.
Services for psychological problems
iCope updated Oct 2016
Patients, who are finding it difficult to cope with stress, worry or depression can access free confidential help and support by self-referring to iCope.
iCope provides free talking therapy to adults for problems such as stress, worry, depression and insomnia.
For more information or to refer yourself visit the icope website.
Mental Health workers
We have an advisor, who sees patients to discuss their health issues related to alcohol. Please make an appointment with reception.
We have an advisor who can help with drug problems. Please make an appointment with reception
Our Healthcare Assistant helps patients stop smoking. Please make an appointment with reception.
We have a flu campaign every Winter when we offer immunisation to patients over 65 or those in the 'at-risk' groups.
Flu Clinic Dates 2018
We offer the pneumonia vaccination to all patients over 65 or those in the 'at-risk' groups.
We offer shingles vaccination to the eligible patients.
We offer full range to all children in the eligible age group.
We can arrange for language interpreters to be at pre-booked appointments. However, there are limited interpreters available. If you need an interpreter please inform reception when making the appointment.
We can also arrange sign language interpreters for patients. We are also happy to communicate by fax, we now have video link interpreting in the practice.