Guidelines state that everyone with asthma should have an asthma review at least once a year, while those with severe asthma may be recalled sooner. Please bring your inhalers with you to your review.
All patients with COPD are required to have an annual review to check their symptom control, inhaler technique, lung function and oxygen saturation. A general medication and physical health check will also be conducted.
At least 1 week prior to your annual diabetic appointment please see reception for a T quest blood form to test your LIPID PROFILE, HbA1c and RENAL FUNCTION.
Living with diabetes is difficult right now, faced with uncertainty that comes with the coronavirus and the recent news reports linking diabetes with an increased risk of dying from COVID-19 it is more important than ever to take control of your condition and access appropriate support when you need it. We have adapted our our services to be able to continue to provide the care you need.
All of our diabetes services continue to provide care and support through telephone, virtual and online clinics, with face-to-face care available where appropriate, such as foot care clinics. Together with local health and care partners we have developed some information online
to support you through this period and we encourage you to read this information and use the information and education that is available. The NHS continues to be here if you need us.
This simple test detects cancer of the neck of the womb in its early stages. Women between the ages of 25 and 49 are advised to have a smear test every three years, and those between the ages of 50 and 64 need a smear test every five years. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Please hand in a completed Travel Form at least six weeks before you travel. This will need to be handed into reception, where a Clinician will review the form over a 2 week period. Following this, you will be contacted with the relevant advice.
Not all travel vaccinations are available on the NHS, so you will be advised to seek vaccinations from a Private Travel Clinc of your choice. The only vaccines provided on the NHS are Hepatits A., Typhoid and Cholera.
You can find specific travel advice/vaccination requirements for the area you are travelling to at www.nathnac.org/travel
To save you time, please print out the Travel Risk Assessment Form by visiting:
Travel Assessment Form
Once completed please hand in at reception for processing (this can take a minimum of 2 weeks).
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC - eg IUD or implant)
Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) devices are birth control methods that provide effective contraception for an extended period of time. You do not have to think about contraception on a daily basis or every time you have sex, as with the oral contraceptive pill or condoms. Long-acting reversible contraception is highly effective in preventing unintended pregnancies, and can be stopped if you decide you want to get pregnant.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives include the following:
- Implants – these are inserted under the skin and last for up to 3 years.
- Intrauterine devices – these are inserted into the womb and last for 5 to 10 years before they need replacing.
- Contraceptive injections – these work up to 12 weeks before been repeated.
These services are available at the Barts Sexual Health Services. Please CLICK HERE for up to date details or sites and booking information.
Antenatal Clinic/Post-Natal Clinic/Child Health Clinics
If you are pregnant, you do not need to see a GP, please follow the link below to fill a self referral form for the hospital of your choice to get an appointment with the midwife/hospital team for your maternity needs.
An examination of the infant should take place between 6-8 weeks and should include:
- A physical examination
- A review of development
- An opportunity to give health promotion advice
- An opportunity for the parent to express concerns
- If done at 8 weeks, immunisations can be given at the same time.
The main purpose of this is to detect:
Congenital heart disease
- Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
- Congenital cataract
- Undescended testes
For all other child-related health information from birth to age five, please contact the Health Visitors on 020 8250 7200.
Child Health and Development
You will be offered regular health and development reviews (health visitor checks) for your baby until they are 2 years old. These are to support you and your baby, and make sure their development is on track.
The reviews are usually done by your health visitor or a member of their team. They may be done in your home or at the GP surgery, baby clinic or children's centre.
It’s helpful, where possible, for both parents to attend. This gives you both a chance to ask questions and talk about any concerns you have.
Shortly before or after your baby is born, you'll be given a personal child health record (PCHR). This usually has a red cover and is known as the "red book".
It's a good idea to take your baby's red book with you every time you visit the baby clinic or GP. They will use it to record your child's weight and height, vaccinations and other important information. You can also add information to the red book yourself.
In the UK, your child will receive a number of vaccinations for illnesses and diseases as they grow up – most of which will happen in their very first year of life.
Please visit Childhood Vaccination Schedule for further information and the Childhood vaccines timeline.
Please call us to book in your childs immunisations as per the schedule.
Learning Disability Health Check
The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who may otherwise have health conditions that go undetected. The Annual Health Check lets the person with learning disabilities go to their GP practice and have aspects of their health checked. It also allows them to talk about anything that is worrying them.
During the health check, the Clinician will carry out the following for the patient:
- A general physical examination, including checking their weight, heart rate, blood pressure and taking blood and urine samples
- Assessing the patient’s behaviour, including asking questions about their lifestyle, and mental health
- A check on any prescribed medicines the patient is currently taking
- A check on whether any chronic illnesses, such as asthma or diabetes, are being well managed
- A review of any arrangements with other health professionals
Anticoagulant Monitoring and Dosing
Anticoagulants are medicines that help prevent blood clots. They're given to people at a high risk of getting clots, to reduce their chances of developing serious conditions such as strokes and heart attacks. If you are on Warfarin, to have any medication processed we will need a copy of your latest INR reading. Please ask reception to take a copy of your book. No medication can be processed without the latest reading.
Drug and Alcohol Services - Change Grow Live
Telephone: 0800 652 3879
Newham Drug & Alcohol Service is an integrated drug and alcohol recovery service delivered by change, grow, live (CGL). They are committed to supporting individuals affected by substance misuse to overcome their dependence, stay safe and healthy, and work towards recovery.
They offer a range of services to meet the needs of our service users and those interested in making positive changes in their lives. If you are interested in finding out about how they can help you or someone you care about, then please pop in and see us or give us a call.
The service can be accessed by coming to see us at our premises at 327 High Street, Stratford or at 3 Beckton Road, Canning Town.