Services We Provide

 

Babies

All babies immunisations and 8 week developmental checks will be done by appointments with your GP.  There is also a health visitor's clinic drop in at New River Green Children's Centre Ramsey Walk, London N1 2SX on Tuesday afternoons 1 - 4pm for weight checks and advice.

 

 

Asthma & COPD Reviews

Offered by our practice nurses.  Annual check ups are advised for all patients with asthma and COPD for monitoring, advice, inhaler use and any other query can be discussed.  Appointments can be made through reception.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Women's Health

Family Planning and Well Woman Walk-in Clinic runs every Tuesday 4pm - 6pm, no appointment needed. The doctors and nurses offer contraception services including pill checks, coil removal, contraceptive injections caps and diaphragms, cervical smears, HRT and sexual health screening. You can book a nurse appointment for these services outside of the walk-in clinic times. 

We offer late  bookable appointments 6.30-7pm on Tuesday evenings for smear tests and pill checks. Islington i-hub appointments for these services are also available late evenings and weekends - ask at reception!

Cervical smear tests - all women between 25 and 64 should have regular smears, ideally every 3 years (every 5 years after the age of 50). We encourage all our women patients to come to the Well Woman Clinic or make an appointment with a practice nurse. We have a recall system, which will automatically invite you when your smear is due.

IUDs (Coils) - these are fitted by appointment only usually on Tuesday. Drop into the Well Women Clinic for pre assessment and advice.

Emergency contraception (Morning after pill) is available at the practice anytime during our opening hours through the duty GP. Some community pharmacies also offer this service directly.

 

Alcohol and Drugs Advisor

An advisor from Islington's Better Lives Service runs clinics in the practice twice a week to support patients with drug and alcohol problems. You can book an appointment at reception.

 

Health Checks and "High Risk" reviews

We offer 5-yearly NHS Health Checks to all patients aged 40 - 74yrs. This can identify patients who might be at higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and kidney problems so that we can offer early prevention advice. Please book an appointment with the health care assistant.

We offer annual High Risk of Diabetes and High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Reviews with the health care assistant to any patients identified as potentially benefitting from regular checks. We notify patients who need to come in for these.

All patients over the age of 75yrs are invited to attend for an Over 75 Health Check with the nurse or HCA every 2 years. This gives an opportunity to consider your general health and well-being.  

 

Drop in Blood Test Clinic

We host a walk-in phlebotomy (blood test) clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 8 -11am. You will need to bring the blood test form given to you by the GP or Nurse. No appointment needed!

 There are additional blood test clinics at Islington Central Medical Centre, Laycock Street on Mondays and Fridays 8.30am - 1pm and 2-4.30pm,  Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-11am and Saturday mornings 8:30am -12pm  

 

Travel advice and vaccinations

Our practice nurses provide information, advice and most vaccinations. If you are going on holiday you need to contact the practice at least 8 weeks before you travel. Longer trips involving several countries may mean a course of vaccinations. Please phone the nurse to check. There may be a charge for some of the vaccinations. We are a Yellow Fever Centre.

 

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 a weekly psychologist's clinic run by the icope service at River Place Health Centre.

 

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.

 

Diabetes Care

Our practice nursing team offer annual diabetes check ups which involve an initial "data gathering appointment" with the Healthcare Assistant, followed by a 30 minute "data sharing" during which our experienced practice nurses will go through results, discuss lifestyle and medications and work with you to ensure your diabetes is as well managed as possible.

For patient's needing more specialist diabetes support in the community the "Intermediate Diabetes Service" team also offer appointments at the practice. The GP or Practice Nurse can refer you to this if needed.

 

Smoking advisor

Our Healthcare Assistant helps patients stop smoking. Please make an appointment with reception.

 

Vaccinations

Flu
We have a flu campaign every September when we offer immunisation to patients over 65 or those in the 'at-risk' groups.

Pneumonia vaccinations
We offer the pneumonia vaccination to all patients over 65 or those in the 'at-risk' groups. 

Shingles
We offer shingles vaccination to the eligible patients.

Childhood Vaccinations
We offer full range to all children in the eligible age group.

 

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