Clinical services

Health Checks

New patients over the age of 5 years are eligible for a health check. We strongly recommend this check and ask all new patients to complete a health check questionnaire when registering with us. Initial health checks are carried out by our practice nurses and all information given is treated as confidential.

In addition, all patients over 75 years and those patients who have not attended the surgery for more than 3 years are also eligible for a general health check. These are also carried out by our practice nurses.

Family Planning

All partners in the practice hold diplomas in family planning and our practice nurses are also skilled in this area. Advice may be given on all aspects of contraception and arrangements can be made for cap and coil fitments.

For further information on Family Planning clinics in Bromley click here.

Antenatal Care – led by the Community Midwife, Tuesdays 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Patients are seen by our midwife by appointment and also by the doctors during surgery hours. We carry out full antenatal care and postnatal checks at 8 weeks after delivery. Joint care is generally undertaken with Beckenham Hospital and delivery at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough. Please ask at reception for an information leaflet outlining the full programme of antenatal care or go to our Library section to download a leaflet. For further information about antenatal and postnatal care, click here.

Mother & Baby Clinics – led by the Health Visitors

Direct Telephone/Answerphone: (020) 8778 6880
Based at the practice, our Health Visitors hold a baby clinic each week at the surgery for child weighing and advice. They also offer a home visiting service. They visit all new babies born to mothers registered with us and offer advice on general health issues, postnatal support, accident prevention, nutrition/feeding, sleep, immunisations and developmental checks.

It is the practice policy to register all children under the age of 5 years for Child Health Surveillance.

Childhood Immunisations

Led by our Practice Nurses, these clinics are by appointment only. For further information about childhood immunisations click here.

Flu Vaccinations

These are available each autumn generally commencing at the beginning of October. This vaccination is free of charge for the elderly and for those patients with chronic conditions such as asthma or hearth disease. Patients considered ‘at risk’ are also offered the pneumonia vaccine. Please ask at reception for details.

Travel Clinics

These are managed by our practice nurses who offer advice and innoculations for our patients travelling abroad. Please check with reception for clinic times.

Please note that the practice does not have the capacity to meet urgent requests for travel vaccinations.

If you are travelling abroad, you must allow sufficient time (at least 8 weeks) before your holiday to complete your immunisations. Requirements vary from country to country and staff will be pleased to look up the relevant information for you and advise you as to when you need to commence your immunisations. This is a complex area where some treatments are not available on the NHS (eg, anti-malarials) and consequently a fee may be payable. Please ask at reception for details or read our Travel Clinics leaflet.

If we have not been given sufficient notice and are unable to offer you this facility, you will be advised of the nearest private travel clinic – please refer to our guidelines that are available from reception.

Our travel risk assessment form can be downloaded – Travel Risk Assessment Park Practice.  You will need to complete this form and bring it to the surgery 6-8 weeks BEFORE TRAVEL and our nurse will then call to give you an appointment time.

Chronic Disease Management – led by the Practice Nurses in liaison with the doctors

Our nurses have extensive knowledge and experience in the management of conditions such as diabetes, asthma, chronic heart disease, COPD and high blood pressure. If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions, your GP will involve the practice nurses in your care at the earliest opportunity after your condition has been stabilised. The nurse will then assume responsibility for the monitoring and management of your chronic disease, liaising closely with the hospital/GP as necessary.

Click here for further information on diabetes, asthma, chronic heart disease, COPD and high blood pressure.

In addition, our Healthcare Assistant monitors patients who have straightforward hypertension. She works closely with the doctors and nurses to ensure routine tests are up to date.

Well Woman & Cervical Screening – led by the Practice Nurses

The practice is fully involved in the national computerised screening programme. We recommend a smear every 3 years for sexually active women between the ages of 25-49 years and every 5 years for women aged 50-64 years. You will receive an invitation or reminder from Bromley Primary Care Trust who will also send out the results of your smear. Appointments can be made with the practice nurse for screening. A smear test is best done in the middle of your menstrual cycle (between periods), so you need to book your appointment accordingly. General checks are carried out and health promotion advice given. Cervical smears can be carried out routinely by any of the doctors or nurses on a three yearly basis for the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer.

Suture Removal Service

Our practice nurse provides a suture removal service for both registered and temporarily registered patients who need to have stitches removed following a surgical procedure.

Cryotherapy – led by a GP

Warts and verrucae can be treated by freezing with liquid nitrogen. We run monthly cryotherapy clinics for this by appointment only.

Counselling

A counselling service is available at the practice for those patients referred by a GP.

Smoking Cessation

If you are a smoker and would like help to give up, or if you have given up smoking and need some support, a free advice service is available from your local chemist.

For more information on help to stop smoking, phone the LOCAL free-phone smokers line 0800 587 8821.

Alternatively, please ask for a leaflet at reception or click here