Clinics & Services
If you suffer from Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes (Type 2) - that is diabetes controlled by diet alone or tablets, you are eligible to attend our Practice Diabetic Clinic. This is run by Nicky Whatley our Practice Nurse and supervised by Dr Peter Barker, who has a special interest in Diabetes. Patients on our Diabetes Register are sent an invitation to attend by the surgery - usually annually. If you wish to check that you are on our Diabetes register please contact Reception. If you have diabetes that requires Insulin you would normally be under hospital follow up although some patients are now being discharged to general practice.
Remember also that FLU vaccination is recommended for all Diabetic patients and is available from September each year.
This is run by one of our Practice Nurses - Frances Hart. Please feel free to make a DOUBLE appointment with her for a review of your Asthma. We encourage all asthmatics to see either their GP or our Practice Nurse at least once a year for a review.
Remember also that FLU vaccination is recommended for all Asthmatic patients and is available from October each year.
NHS Counselling services within Bromley are provided by 'Talk Together'. If you would like support from Talk together Bromley you can refer yourself either by calling 0300 003 3000 or completing an online self-referral form. See also the Talk Together website at Talk Together Bromley. Your GP may also sign-post you here after a consultation.
Child Health Clinic (Well-Baby)
There are weekly Community clinics where you can have your baby weighed. Further details from Reception or contact your Health Visitor on 01689 873032 who you can also see for general advice. Our Health Visitor is an experienced nurse and midwife who has additional training. She can offer advice and help especially relating to babies and children under 5 years. This might include advice about feeding, weaning, minor ailments and immunisations. The Health Visitor should be your first port of call for any problems unless you feel your child is unwell when you should make an appointment with a doctor.
Baby immunisations are by appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Every Tuesday 2.00-4.00pm. This is run by our Midwife and is by appointment only. She undertakes most antenatal care, but you are welcome to see a doctor at any time should you wish. All postnatal checks and the first check our done by one of the doctors. If you become pregnant please contact Reception to make an initial appointment with a doctor. It is recommended that ladies who are trying to become pregnant avoid smoking, drinking excess alcohol and take Folic Acid (a vitamin) on a regular basis. This is available over the counter from a Pharmacy who can advise you of the correct preparation. 400 microgrammes (mcg) is the recommended daily dose and, when you become pregnant, should be taken for the first 13 weeks.
We provide advice on all forms of contraception including the Oral Contraceptive Pill, Mini-Pill, coils, Implants and diaphragms (caps). Please feel free to make an appointment with either your Doctor or one of our Practice Nurses. Emergency Oral Contraception is available and should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Other contraception can be given up to 5 days after intercourse and we can advise. We will always try to ensure that you are given an appropriate appointment or offered a telephone consultation. Please ensure that you explain to the Receptionist the nature of the problem when phoning. The following is a link to the Family Planning Association's website. This is not controlled by the Medical Centre and we cannot accept any responsibility for its content:
Well Woman/Well Man Clinics
These clinics are run by our Practice Nurses who provide advice about a healthy lifestyle. They may offer a blood pressure check, urine tests and cholesterol tests. For women, cervical smears and breast awareness and for men advice about prostate cancer and testicular self-examination . We also run a special smoking Cessation Clinic to help you give up smoking.
NHS Health Checks
NHS Health Checks are now being offered to eligible patients aged between 40 and 74 with no pre-existing medical conditions. You will be contacted by the surgery to arrange an appointment.