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A recent survey found that almost a third of GPs already employ a pharmacist in their practice and a further 16% are considering this move. The Village Practice is now part of the national NHS pilot to include a clinical pharmacist in our GP practice. The pharmacist will offer patient appointments for long-term conditions such as diabetes or asthma, medicines reviews and other medicines-related support, including discussing side effects. The pharmacist can also help patients with their medicines following a stay in hospital. Having a pharmacist working at our surgery will increase the available appointments, ease the workload of GPs and provide valuable medicines support”

02 May 2018

Dear Patients

Our Quick Access Clinic is one of the busiest clinics in the Practice and we are very proud to offer this exceptional access for our patients.

In recent months the clinic has been extremely busy and we have been forced to call Doctors in from their annual leave to try and help us manage the numbers of patients and we are pleased to say we have never turned a patient away. However this is not sustainable, and for the safety of patients and our staff we are implementing a policy to ‘cap’ the number of patients attending the clinic if numbers become unmanageable.

Please be aware we do not take this decision lightly and will only put these measures in place if completely necessary.

If this happens patients will be

  • Informed by Reception as soon as possible
  • Asked if your problem can wait till the next day, in which case they will be asked to come to next day Quick Access.
  • If not, then a message will be taken and this will be reviewed by a Doctor within 3 hours and triaged to be seen later that day.
  • If your problem is more urgent you may be asked to attend a clinic at another location.

We very much appreciate your support in this matter

Kind regards

 

Amanda Meehan

Practice Manager

 

 

14/03/2018 WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE PRACTICE WILL, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT BE OPEN FROM 08.00AM EVERY DAY. PLEASE NOTE QUICK ACCESS START TIMES REMAIN AT 08.30AM.

Specialist Clinics

docbabyWe offer a range of clinics staffed by experienced workers, these including dietician, counsellor, clinical psychologist, alcohol worker and drugs worker.

Please discuss with a doctor or nurse if you wish to be referred. You can make an appointment to see the alcohol counsellor without referral by a doctor or nurse. .

Minor Surgery

We are very pleased to say we offer a specialist minor surgery clinic where we can do joint injections, excisions and incisions amoungst other procedures. All you will need is a referral from your GP. We offer this service to other Practices in the area too.

For more information please call the Reception Team on 020 7700 6464 or e mail us on thevillagepractice@nhs.net.

Postnatal Clinic

This is held weekly with a GP for postnatal check and 6-8 week child health check. The nurse is available for immunisations. For this reason, mother and baby pairs are usually seen together and at eight weeks after birth. You will automatically receive a letter to make this appointment when we receive note from your hospital that you have given birth. If you do not hear from us after four weeks, please let us know.

Specialist Services

The Village Practice clinical team is accredited to provide a range of specialist services. These are not confined to any particular time or day.

Specialist contraception - IUD, IUS, Implant

Please make an appointment with any doctor or nurse to discuss these methods. When starting any new method of contraception, we have to check you are not already pregnant and have not been at risk of pregnancy since your last period or stopping the last method. Appointment for fitting will only be made after a consultation discussing the risks and benefits. 

For fpa information leaflets, click here: IUD (coil), IUS (Mirena), Implant (Nexplanon)

Other methods of contraception are also available. Please make an appointment for consultation.

Other useful contact details are:

St Bartholomews Hospital 020 3465 5050

Mortimer Market Centre 

  • Appointments 020 3317 5100
  • Advice  020 3317 5111

Archway Sexual Health  020 3317 5252

Margaret Pyke Centre  020 3317 3737

Emergency contraception is offered free at Margaret Pyke sessions.

Walk-in is generally available for urgent care only.

Some fast track appointments are available between 12:00 and 14:00 Monday to Friday for repeat pill supplies for users with no other specific problems. 

HIV Care

If you have HIV, we would like you to share this information with us; this is so that you get the best care from your specialist and your GP. Your specialist will give us the most up-to-date information about your treatment and care. Many people with HIV can be well with or without treatment. However, if we know that your immunity is poor, it will help us to give you the right advice at the right time. It is also important to let us know if you are taking treatment for HIV as there could be interactions with common drugs such as antibiotics.

It is important to keep yourself fit and healthy whether you are on treatment or not. Once you are on our register, we will invite you for health checks, flu, pneumococcal and hepatitis B vaccinations, contraceptive advice and yearly cervical smears for women.

 
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