Clinics & Services
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a comprehensive range of clinics and healthcare services:
Our nurses are trained to offer a range of service that include smears, child immunizations, travel vaccines, dressings, take blood (phlebotomy), blood pressures and chronic disease management (e.g. diabetes, asthma).
All doctors can prescribe both the combined oral contraceptive pill and the progesterone only pill, as well as the contraceptive patch, and to give guidance on the use of natural family planning methods and counseling and referral for male and female sterilisation.
The doctors can also offer prescriptions of contraceptive injections which are administered by the nurse in the surgery. Some of our doctors also offer fitting of Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Devices ('the coil') and the progesterone-releasing Intra-Uterine System (Mirena). While we do not offer fitting of the contraceptive implant (Implanon) in the surgery, all the doctors will be happy to offer guidance relating to its use and to refer patients to the family planning service which offers a fitting service in the building. See homepage for more details.
Baby Clinic & Child Health
The health visitors run a weekly drop in service on Thursday afternoon 13:30 to 15:30 on the ground floor of Richford Gate Surgery. Please feel free to drop by if you have a pre-school child or baby and would like some advice. This clinic also runs a baby weighing service.
Please telephone between 09:00 and 17:00 if you would like to speak to a health visitor. There is a message facility if no one is available to answer your call. One of the team will phone you back if you leave a contact number.
One to one appointments and sometimes house visits can be arranged on request by telephoning. You will be offered an appointment when your child is 8 weeks, 8 months and between 2- 21/2 years old. These are for the standard developmental checks offered to all children.
We offer a free smoking cessation service every Tuesday between 09:00 – 12:00 and 14:30 – 16:30. This is available by appointment only. See our Quit Smoking tab on the right for frequently asked questions.
We run a HCA led anticoagulation clinic on Monday mornings providing blood testing and advice for patients on warfarin. We have a clinic based system which gives immediate INR ( blood test) results. To obtain further prescriptions for warfarin, regular blood testing is needed.
If you are unable to make the Monday morning clinic, please speak to our practice nurse who may be able to offer an alternative time. Practice nurse telephone (020 8846 6655) times are 11.30 to 12.00 every day.