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Additional Services We Provide

Blood Test Clinic (UPDATE)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic our previous "walk-in" blood test clinic is not available. However the blood test clinics have restarted at the surgery by appointment only. This can be booked via the following website: PHLEBOTOMY if your GP advices that you require a blood test. Please ensure that you pick RIVER PLACE GP PHLEBOTOMY for the location. 

 There are additional blood test clinics at the Whittington Hospital and at Holloway Community Centre. Please speak to your GP or reception about booking an appointment at one of these sites.

Minor ailments

The practice is part of the minor ailments scheme.  It allows patients to get advice, treatment and medication from the pharmacist (chemist) without having to see the doctor. You can attend a number of local community pharmacies directly for this service.

This service remains in operation due to the recent Covid-19 Pandemic

 

Fit notes

If you are off work due to illness for up to 7 days you can fill in a self-certificate, which you can get from your employer. If you are ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor's certificate for your employer. If your employer requests a sick form from you and you are ill for less than 7 days, we can issue a private certificate, however a fee will be charged. The doctor may be able to issue you with a fit note over the phone.

Please consider completing an E-consultation for this.

 

Breastfeeding

The practice encourages breastfeeding, although we do not have a separate breastfeeding area. If you would like greater privacy to feed your baby please ask reception.

 

Disabled Access

The practice is on the ground floor and there is disabled access to all consulting rooms.  There is a toilet suitable for people with disabilities.

 

Teenagers

We are always sympathetic to teenage health problems. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come in on your own to see the doctor or nurse. You will be treated kindly and in the strictest confidence.

 

Alcohol and Drugs Advisor

Please speak to your GP or one of our practice nurses if you would like advice or support with drug and alcohol problems. 

You can also self-refer to Islington Better Lives for an assessment

 

Welfare rights

Citizen Advice Bureau no longer hold regular sessions in the practice however they can help with benefits, give advice and information on community care and housing, and refer you to other services. Services such as Age UK and Help on Your Doorstep can also signpost to welfare support and many other community services and activities.

 

Services for psychological problems 

Patients, who are finding  it difficult to cope with stress, worry or depression can access free confidential help and support by self-referring to iCope. Please see the self-referrals page for more information. Your GP can also refer you. There is usually a weekly clinic run by one of the iCope Psychologists at River Place Health Centre (currently suspended due to Covid-19)

 

Musculoskeletal Clinics

Islington physiotherapists and musculoskeletal specialists run some of their clinics at River Place Health Centre. It is possible to self-refer to this service or your GP may also refer you.

 

Interpreters

We can arrange for language interpreters to be at pre-booked appointments. However, there are limited interpreters available. If you need an interpreter please inform reception when making the appointment and ask for a double appointment to be booked. If face to face interpreters are not available we may be able to use a telephone interpreter.

 

Sign Language

We can arrange sign language interpreters for patients. We are also happy to communicate with patients with hearing impairment by email.

We also have a video link BSL interpreting service available on request.