Extended Access Service

******************************************************************************************************There are now Extra GP appointments in the evenings and at weekends available to City and Hackney patients. The opening hours are 4pm - 8pm weekdays and 8am - 8pm weekends and Bank Holidays. Please refer to Extended Access page for more information.

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Services

At Allerton Road Medical Centre we hold various clinics throughout the week . Although we try to update the website as often as possible, sometimes clinics are cancelled or times are changed. Please ask at reception for the most up to date information.

PRACTICE NURSE CLINICS
Our nursing team delivers a variety of nurse-led clinics for long term conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD and hypertension disease along with family planning and sexual health clinic. They also provide full range of treatment room case such as:

  • Childhood Immunisation (please remember to bring your red book)
  • Travel immunisations/ advice – Travel Vaccination Form

Practice nurses help with medical aspects of overseas travel: documentation, immunisations, protection against malaria and medical advice. Most immunisations are free of charge. Please check with the nurses about charges for other vaccines.

Please fill in the Travel Vaccination Form prior to your booked appointment with practice nurse. Failure to do so will affect your appointment with nurse.

Ideally, for short stay holidays (less than 1 month) please book your appointment 6 weeks in advance.

For long stays (more than 1 month) book your appointment as soon as possible some of the recommended vaccines are a course of 3 and can take a number of months to administer.

Practice nurse also provide the following services:

  • Contraception advice
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Wound care
  • Blood pressure checks and healthy lifestyle support
  • Health screening
  • Dementia Screening
  • Smoking cessation
  • Spirometry
  • Well women services
  • Cervical Smears – We carry out routine cervical smears and we will remind you when your next test is due.
  • Long term condition clinics (asthma clinic, COPD clinic, diabetes clinic etc)

 

Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)

A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina.We strongly encourage all ladies between the ages of 25 to 54 to have a smear test every 3 years and ladies between 54 to 65 every 5 years. Please book your appointment with the Nurse Practitioner  14 days after the first day of your last period. If you are pregnant you cannot have the test until 12 weeks after you have your baby.

Contraception

Our Nurse Practitioner can give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about your contraception methods and prescribe the appropriate medication.  Appointments are available throughout the week.

Diabetes

If you suffer from Diabetes please book an appointment with our Health Care Assistant who will help you with all the necessary tests (Urine tests, blood tests, foor check, retinopathy etc ) prior to your annual review with the Nurse Practitioner or GP.

Heart Disease

If you suffer from Heart Disease you will receive an annual heart review with a GP. We also hold clinics once a month run by the Specialist Heart Failure Nurse. Please ask at reception for more information.

Hypertension Clinic

Run by the Nurse Practitioner for patients with high blood pressure. Appointments are available throughout the week. If you suffer from hypertension you are welcome to use the HealthCare Monitor in reception to measure your blood pressure regularly. This was we can enter you blood pressure readings and help you manage you hypertension. Please ask at reception for more information.

Maternity Services

The practice offers maternity services, sharing antenatal care with our local hospitals. All doctors provide ante-natal examinations in surgery hours. In particular the GPs would like to see all pregnant ladies at 16 weeks of pregnancy. Please call at least 3 weeks in advance to book your 16 week check appointment.

Smoking Cessation

Many smokers want to quit but aren’t sure about the best way to go about it. There’s lots of free support on offer and by using the support that’s right for you, you’ll be boosting your chance of quitting. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse if you wish to give up smoking.

Phlebotomy

Our Health Care Assistant runs a phlebotomy clinic every morning Monday – Thursday between 8:00am and 11am.  You must have a blood form to book an appointment for this clinic. Alternatively, you can take your blood form to the walk in phlebotomy clinic in John Scott Health Centre.