Clinics and Services
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases and offer a wide variety of medical services.
Our Practice has an extensive health care preventative medical service, run by the practice nurses and the doctors.
Routine antenatal check-ups by our qualified midwife.
We provide maternity care for around 5,000 mothers and their babies every year. Our maternity services are provided at both the Epsom and St Helier hospitals. Both hospitals have inpatient antenatal (during pregnancy) and postnatal (after the birth) facilities along with midwifery-led birth centre and obstetric-led labour wards.
We like to see women for the first booking-in appointment as early as possible, and ideally before 10 weeks of pregnancy.
St Helier (appointments)
Tel: 020 8296 2542
Tel: 01372 735367
The early pregnancy assessment units at our hospitals are for patients in the early stages of pregnancy (up to 20 weeks). If you have concerns, such as bleeding, you may refer yourself to the service, or be referred by your GP, a midwife or from our A&E departments. Please make an appointment before attending the unit.
Tel: 020 8296 2882
Tel: 01372 735155
Epsom Maternity Assessment Unit (MATAU)
Tel: 020 8296 3124
Out of hours, please call the Delivery Suite on 01372 735208/5247
Telling your GP and/or midwife promptly will help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your health needs and preferences. You can book an appointment with your GP or directly with your midwife as soon as you know that you’re pregnant.
It’s best to see them as early as possible to obtain the information you need to have a healthy pregnancy, and because some tests, such as screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia should be done before you’re 10 weeks’ pregnant. More information on this can be found on the “Screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia” page on the NHS site.
Regular check-ups and advice from practice nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication review.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please complete the Asthma Review form.
ECG (heart trace), Lung Function Testing and Blood Tests
On request by a doctor.
Advice on contraception including coil fitting.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please complete the Contraceptive Pill Review form.
We run a flu vaccination clinic each autumn. Please ask Patient Services Team for further information.
Excision of skin lesions under local anaesthetic and cautery.
Advice and prescriptions from our doctors and nurses.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please complete the Smoking Review form.
Community Anticoagulation Clinic.
NHS Health Check aged 40 – 74
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. For more information on what the check involves, please view the two sites below:
As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk. Please contact the practice using our online form to arrange an appointment.
An advocate is a person who speaks up for you, acts on your behalf and, where required, puts forward your case for you .
- independent of Social Services and the NHS
- not a member of your family or one of your friends
An advocate’s role includes arguing your case when you need them to, and making sure health and social care services follow the correct procedures.
They are independent, so they represent your wishes without giving their personal opinion and without representing the views of the NHS or local authority.
An advocate might help you get information or go with you to meetings or interviews to support you.
Your advocate can also write letters on your behalf, or speak for you in situations where you don’t feel able to speak for yourself.
Find an Advocate
Advocacy Services help people – particularly the most vulnerable in society – to:
- access information and services
- be involved in decisions about their lives
- explore choices and options
- defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
- speak out about issues that matter to them
- Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix, which is the opening to your womb from your vagina.
- It’s not a test for cancer, it’s a test to help prevent cancer.
- All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter.
- During the screening appointment, a small sample of cells will be taken from your cervix.
- The sample is tested for changes to the cells of your cervix.
- Finding abnormal changes early means they can be monitored or treated so they do not get a chance to turn into cervical cancer.
- Approximately 2 weeks after screening, you will get your results by letter.
To arrange a cervical screening appointment, please telephone the practice on 01372 452081.
Cervical screening saves 5000 lives a year. It is not a test for cervical cancer, it is a screening test to detect abnormalities in the cells of the cervix at an early stage.
When you receive an invitation to cervical screening from the practice, please, don’t ignore it. It takes just a few minutes and could save your life.
- First time being screen, or nervous? Tell the nurse/doctor, and try to relax and distract your mind
- Worried about discomfort? Ask the nurse/doctor to use a smaller speculum
- Feeling embarrassed? Wear a skirt to your appointment as you can keep this on during the procedure
- Don’t want to go alone? Take a friend with you, to keep you company in the waiting room, and be there for you after the screening
- Undergone FGM/cutting in the past? Tell the Nurse/Doctor
- Not sure what to expect? Go to www.jostrust.org.uk/about-us or call 0808 802 800
Try not to put off cervical screening. It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer.
It is very important that anyone who has problems with their memory has a proper assessment. If these problems are due to dementia then early diagnosis and referral has many benefits for the patient, their carer(s) and family. It can help them to plan and access the treatment and support they need and to improve their quality of life.
If you are having memory problems, please book an appointment with one of the GPs, who can make an initial assessment and refer you to the Memory Clinic if required.
There are a number of services that can help you when it comes to looking after yourself if you have diabetes.
The majority of people with diabetes are looked after by the practice diabetes team.
We like to see all people with diabetes twice a year, once during their annual health check and again 6 months later.
You will receive an invite for both the annual health check and normally a 6 month review. Both of the appointments will be with a nurse and you will need to have a blood test before each appointment.
There are times when you will need to be seen more often than twice a year, for example after you are first diagnosed or if problems are detected during one of the routine reviews. We arrange these additional reviews as needed and they may be with either a Nurse or one of the doctors.
The Practice Team
The practice nurse and your GP will usually provide this service with assistance from other healthcare professionals.
Please check with your Practice for clinic times.
If there is a particular problem identified with your diabetes care that we cannot help you with within the Practice, then we will refer you to a specialist service.
Type 2 Diabetes – Know your Risk
Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today.
Before you start, grab a tape measure and scales…
Hepatitis B Immunisation
GPs do not provide an occupational health service as part of their NHS responsibility. We provide Hepatitis B vaccinations but you will be charged.
Please refer to our Non NHS Fees section for fee payable.
Under Health and Safety Regulations, your employer or University/College has a duty to provide a safe working environment and therefore, appropriate health advice for those at risk of infection from Hepatitis B.
We advise you to contact your employer or University/College and refer them to this page on our website. They will be able to make arrangements with an occupational health provider for the provision of any immunisation which you may require following an appropriate assessment.
Patient Transport Service
The patient transport service provides ambulances to patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, due to their medical/clinical needs.