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
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
We very much appreciate your support in this matter
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.
We 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. .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Village Practice clinical team is accredited to provide a range of specialist services. These are not confined to any particular time or day.
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.
St Bartholomews Hospital 020 3465 5050
Mortimer Market Centre
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.
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.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an 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 8-12 weeks before you travel - as a further appointment s may be required with the practice nurse to complete the vaccinations. Appointments cannot be made unless we have received a completed Travel Questionnaire ( see link below).
Some 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. Please ask Reception for charges This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
Some of the vaccines we offer are not available on the NHS. We have put together this list to help you. If you would like to book an appointment with the nurse for travel, this is a free consultation and we will only charge for the vaccines we give you.
Please note you will need a consultation with the nurse before any vaccines are given. Please allow 15 minutes for a consultation.
We will ask you to pay after you have had your consultation. Please note we only take cash. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio
Free to patient
Hepatis A and B
Hepatis A and B combined
£35.00 per dose (3 required)
£60.00 (includes certificate)
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form fully before coming to see the nurse. This can also be printed and faxed or handed in when making your appointment. Appointments will not be made without receipt of this form.
Patient Information for Ear Irrigation
Ear wax is a normal body secretion; it provides protection against infection and dust particles. The ear is self cleaning and the wax normally works its way out naturally. Never use cotton buds to clean inside your ears as they irritate the delicate skin inside the ear canal, they will also push the wax back into the ear and compact it.
Ear irrigation is not risk free; therefore it is only carried out if the ear is completely blocked with ear wax. Partial blockage of the ear canal only requires irrigation if you wear a hearing aid or need a special examination.
Ear irrigation can cause injury to the ears, ranging from minor infection, acute and chronic tinnitus (ringing in the ears), to perforation of the ear drum and deafness.
If you have ever have surgery to your ears or have had a perforated ear drum, you must tell us before the procedure is carried out.
To minimise the risk of injury, the wax should be softened with olive oil drops 1-2 times daily for 3-4 days prior to the consultation for wax removal.
It can be uncomfortable to have your ears irrigated but it should not be painful. If you experience any pain or dizziness during the procedure, tell the nurse immediately.
It is important that the water is at a comfortable temperature, you must say if it feels to warm or too cold.
Irrigating the ears takes away the protective layer of wax so it is important that you keep them dry for a few days as so after the procedure.
If you have continuing problems with ear wax, it may be helpful to use a few drops of olive oil once a week to keep the wax soft and aid the natural movement of skin cells and wax.
INSTILLATION OF OLIVE OIL EAR DROPS
We have a team of specialist doctors who provide the fitting and removal of IUD and implants.
You can make an appointment with any regular GP or practice nurse to have a check up if you are worried about any sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We can offer treatment and counselling for most STIs. Our audits have shown we offer the same standard of care as a sexual health clinic.
We encourage anyone who may be at risk to have an HIV test - 1/3 of adults in the UK with HIV do not know they have the infection. Many people are diagnosed late when treatment can be less effective.
For more information, click onto the following links: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Genital Herpes, Genital Warts, Pubic Lice/Scabies, Syphilis, Trichomonas, Thrush/Bacterial Vaginosis and HIV.
At the Village Practice we are part of the Integrated Networks Meetings where we can discuss our Patients.
Islington is one of the National Integrated Care Pioneer sites. We are developing Integrated Networks to
At a high level we hope to achieve better experiences and outcomes for patients / service users as well as a
The Integrated Networks will be wrapped around Primary Care, and provide a single structure for multidisciplinary,multi-organisational work in Islington. They will provide a forum for all health and care professionals to bring complex cases, get support from colleagues across organisations and develop shared plans. All health and care professionals will have access to these teams, and these teams will be recognised as delivering the joined up health and care that we know our patients want.
Islington has developed a local version of the National Voices ‘I Statements’ which forms the foundation of our
work on integrated care. These are
Integrated Networks will be a key function for delivering on these expectations. The Integrated Network Coordination (INC) Service will be an enabler for this function, supporting and sustaining the IntegratedNetworks as a way of working across health and care organisations in Islington.
The core team comprises
· Social Work Senior Practitioner
· Health Navigator
· Primary Care Mental Health Worker
· INC Matron (Community Matron)
· INC Admin Manager
The practice has a long tradition of being involved with training of staff at all levels. We have been a designated GP training practice since 2000. You may be offered a consultation with a GP Registrar, FY2 doctor or ST1, 2 and 3 , who are qualified doctors. The Registrar works closely with our approved trainers, Dr Ma and Dr Howell.
As part of our training we may ask if you would be happy to have your consultation video-taped. This would solely be for training purposes and would not affect the care you receive or your medical confidentiality. Should you object to this, or to being seen in the presence of a trainee, kindly let the reception staff know on arrival. By exercising your rights, your subsequent care will remain unaffected.
As part of our commitment to supporting the training of future doctors, patients may be asked if they agree to be seen while a student is in attendance. Refusal will not affect the quality of care that you receive.
Thank you for supporting us to provide this valuable service.
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