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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 contraception - IUD, IUS, Implant

We have a team of specialist doctors who provide the fitting and removal of IUD and implants.

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. 

Specialist Sexual Health Services

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.

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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