The practice nurses will see patients with asthma at any time during their surgery hours. Every year we offer asthmatics an asthma review. This usually involves a discussion about how well symptoms are controlled, as well as checking peak flow and inhaler technique.
This is organised by Dr Stuttard on Tuesday and Wednesday morning (by appointment only) for routine six to eight week checks. The clinics also provide an opportunity for parents to discuss general health or developmental concerns. We ask you not to bring un-well children to this clinic but to book a regular appointment. Please remember to book baby's immunisation which is organised by our Practice nurses.
Routine breast screening is available to all women aged 50-70. Women are routinely called every three years and the screening programme calls all women registered with Charlton House Medical Centre at the same time. Women are sent an appointment with the option to telephone and re-arrange the time if necessary. Women over 70 can be screened but only if they telephone to arrange an appointment.
https://www.london-breastscreening.org.uk/home.aspx website allows you to access more information about screening, changing appointments and checking when your GP practice is due next to be screened.
Certificates & disability benefits forms
To apply for some permits and benefits, your doctor needs to fill in and sign the forms as for those claiming incapacity and disability. For Freedom pass permits for the disabled, forms will only be filled by the doctor if it is requested by the local authority.
Changes to a form already filled in by one of our doctors should be made by the same doctor, but renewals can be made by any other doctor at our practice, who is familiar with you.
We do not complete naturalisation forms for patients applying to become British Citizens or countersign passport application forms.
Cervical Smear Tests
The practice offers a cervical smear screening service and all women between the ages of 25 and 64 will automatically be invited every three to five years to attend. The smear test is undertaken by our Practice Nurses. (By Appointment only). All eligible new patients will be offered an appointment for a smear test when they attend for the New Patient Check. The test results are usually available after about six weeks. Please ensure you attend for this important but simple test.
Chronic Disease Clinic
All long term illnesses monitored by the Practice Nurse (by appointment only). Spirometry clinics are held every Friday morning (by referral only).
Childhood immunisations are administered in the nurses' clinics. Currently they are given to babies at 2, 3, 4, 12, and 13 months and to preschool children between the ages of 3 and 5. However, some immunisations may be given at the hospital soon after birth or at school. Please check the https://www.haringey.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/public-health/immunisations-and-vaccinations/childhood-immunisations for more information on immunisations. Your child may be eligible for the flu vaccine, so please ask any of our clinicians.
Please remember to respond to our reminder letters when a vaccination is due. If you have any worries or concerns about the immunisations, please speak to your doctor or nurse who will be happy to discuss this with you.
Our Practice nurses can provide advice on oral contraception. The Emergency contraception (morning after pill) can only be prescribed by a Doctor (by appointment only) on weekends the emergency morning after pill is available from Pharmacies.
The diabetic clinics are run by our nurse practitioners. For information on all aspects of diabetic care, please visit Diabetes UK and this site includes a useful guide to Type 2 diabetes.
Family planning and contraception
All our doctors and nurses give advice on family planning and contraception issues. Emergency contraception is available from our doctors or nurses and is effective if taken within 72 hours. We also insert coils at the practice.
We recommend that all adults should have a Tetanus booster every 10 years.
This is run by our Practice nurses (by appointment only) we are a registered Yellow Fever centre. Please note some injections are chargeable.
Flu vaccinations are now available - these are provided free of charge to those who fall into one of the categories below, please call the surgery to book an appointment. People at risk include:
anyone over the age of 65
children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
children and adults with weakened immune systems
people who are the main Carer of an older or disabled person
Please note that only eligible patients are entitled to receive the flu jab. If you are not eligible please contact your local pharmacy who may be able to give you the flu vaccine for a small fee.
Pain management clinic
All our clinicians prescribe pain relief for chronic pain. Our pain management clinic is for patients who have poorly controlled and complex pain. We also give injections in the joints.
Sexual health services
Free sexual health services are available at a number of clinics across Haringey.
Smear tests & swabs
To pick up early signs of cervical cancer, we carry out routine smear tests once every 3 years on our female patients aged between 25 and 49 years. For those between 50 and 65 years smears will be done once every 5 years. However, tests will be performed more frequently if the results call for this. Vaginal swabs and tests for Chlamydia are not routinely carried out during cervical screening, but you can ask for separate appointments to have this done.
Please read Cervical screening for more information. Women, who have read all the facts and wish to withdraw from the screening programme, can download and complete the form below. Please ensure you have read the "cervical screening - the facts" leaflet prior to completing the withdrawal form. Please post the completed form to the practice for our records.
Smoking cessation advice
Smoking has a major impact on health and can significantly reduce your life expectancy. One you Haringey offer free support to help you stop.
We have a nurse led 'stop smoking clinic' and all our clinicians will also offer you advice. We also prescribe nicotine replacement therapies and combined with regular counselling will most likely help you stop smoking.
Our doctors and nurses give advice on any issues affecting women and this includes contraception, the menopause, prenatal counselling or any other problems. You can request to see a female doctor if you prefer this.
NON NHS/ Private Services
Examinations for employment, HGV, PSV, Fitness to drive, insurance examinations etc. are not part of NHS work.
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