We provide the following clinics which are all held in the surgery.
Asthma care within the practice is co-ordinated by one of the partners, Dr Raby, who has an interest in this field. We aim to see all those on treatment for asthma at least once a year to check that they are on optimal treatment. We do not run a designated asthma clinic but are happy to see you by appointment with either our practice nurse or your usual doctor. Practical issues such as the use of your inhaler device or peak flow meter are best dealt with by the practice nurse.
Cervical Smears and Screening
Cervical Smears are carried out by the practice nurses or the doctors. Appointments can be made by the receptionist.
Breast, bowel and retinal screening are organised independrntly but a copy of the results are sent to your GP.(more on Abingdon Medical Practice Screening)
The practice offers a variety of counselling options including the service of an experienced counsellor (Monica Bard) who is available to see patients for short-term counselling as well as a CBT therapist. The therapist can arrange longer-term counselling or psychotherapy outside the practice if necessary. Patients who wish to see a counsellor should discuss it with their usual GP in the first instance.
The clinic is held monthly and is run by Dr Kilduff and our practice nurse. We aim to offer a full assessment of your diabetes (for Type 2 Diabetes only - late onset) on an annual basis. Appointments are booked through our Reception Manager Ann Murray.
Retinal screening is a part of this service and any patients with a diabetes diagnosis will receive yearly invitations to attend unless they have opted out (see more on retinal screening in Abingdon Medical Practice Screening).
Family Planning Services
All the doctors and practice nurses are fully qualified in all aspects of family planning. We offer a full range of services and appointments can be made in normal surgery hours. Coil (IUD) fitting and contraceptive implants are performed within the practice by Dr Corbett - please discuss it first with your usual doctor who will liaise with Dr Corbett for you to arrange a suitable appointment.
Five yearly Health Checks for 40 to 74 year olds
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a history of them in your family ( Further information on the NHS Choices website). If you have not already been invited, you can ring the practice and arange an appointment with our Health Care Assistant or Nurse. Your free NHS Health Check will better prepare you for the future and help you take steps to maintain or improve your health.
The practice has an attached health visitor with her own office in the surgery. She has expertise in all aspects of the care and development of babies, in particular with feeding problems, and children up to the age of 5 years. The baby clinic (Wednesday afternoons) is run by the health visitor in conjunction with Dr Chua. The health visitor can visit families at home if necessary.
The direct contact telephone number for the health visitor is 020 7795 8400.
Infant And Baby (Child Development) Clinic
The clinic is held every Wednesday afternoon between 13:30 and 15:30. It is run by a doctor in conjunction with a health visitor and our nursing team. The health visitor will be happy to see you to discuss any problems related to child-care during these times and by appointment outside of baby clinic time. Appointments will be made for you with the doctor for developmental checks. Please note that sick children should not be brought to this clinic as they may infect the well babies. If your child is unwell please make an appointment in the usual way.
All the partners at the practice are on the Obstetric list which means that they are able to offer you the full range of antenatal and postnatal care at the practice in conjunction with the local midwives and hospitals.
All the doctors have been approved to carry out certain minor surgical procedures. These include minor skin lesions and cysts and are carried out at the end of a morning surgery to allow adequate time. This appointment should only be made after prior discussion with your usual doctor. You need to tell the receptionist the reason for your appointment so that it is appropriately scheduled.
All new patients are required to undertake a brief health check as part of the registration procedure. This is carried out by our practice nurse or healthcare assistant and provides us with a record of your health needs and promotes early detection of illness. Please bring a urine sample for testing at this check.
Out of Hospital Services
The new Out of Hospital Services allow GP practices to provide services which previously required a visit to hospital. If we cannot provide the service we can refer you to a local GP practice that does.
The services we provide include Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring(ABPM), ECGs, INR (Warfarin monitoring), Simple Wound Care, Spirometry, Diabetic clinics and End Of life and Avoiding Hospitalisation Care.
Over 75 Year Old Patients
Our practice nurses offer a comprehensive annual health check for all patients over the age of 75. Please speak to reception who will arrange an appointment for you.
Dr Raby is our lead stop smoking GP and Ms Amanda Afoa-Peterson our practice nurse. They have both been trained to help you stop smoking. There are also NHS Stop-smoking Centers which are free. Your local one for Kensington and Chelsea can be accessed by contacting the Kick It helpline (Web:www.kick-it.org.uk, Tel:020 3434 2500 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) where you can have direct access to stop smoking courses or get details of your closest adviser. For more advice.......
We also provide the following services for which there may be a charge.
Access To Records
If you wish to have access to your medical records you should make your application to the reception manager in writing. She will then reply to you and you will be invited into the surgery to read the records. A charge will be made for any copies taken.
Charges may be made for services to patients which are not available on the NHS such as certain travel vaccinations, private medical certificates, private insurance claim forms and various types of medical examinations to name but a few. The receptionist will inform you of these charges, which follow BMA recommendations. A list is displayed at reception for your information.
We regret that we are unable to administer treatment prescribed in the private medical sector such as chemotherapy or infertility treatment but we can undertake private consultations.
Medical examinations for special purposes such as pre-employment, fitness to travel, elderly drivers, fitness to undertake sports etc, will be provided by appointment only. There will be a charge for this service; please ask the receptionist beforehand.
Please note that private prescriptions from consultants will only be converted into NHS prescriptions if we have been involved in the referral. However, the initial prescription from your consultant should be taken to the chemist for dispensing in the normal way. Please book an appointment with your GP or put in a written request if you need to continue with this medication. This will only be issued when we have received a letter from your consultant informing us of the treatment plan. Prescriptions from private GPs cannot be converted into NHS prescriptions.
We are always happy to make referrals into the private sector if required. However, please note that we are unable to sign insurance claim forms if we have not been previously involved in the referral. As it is non-NHS work there is a charge for this service in accordance with BMA recommended guidelines.
Our practice nurses can advise you and administer the inoculations you may require for travel abroad. It is best to seek advice at least six weeks before travelling. Please note that there is a charge for some of these vaccinations and the accompanying certificates - the receptionist will advise you of these charges before your appointment.There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:-