Our practice nurses offer the following services,
- Regular checks for patients with Diabetes, Asthma and High Blood Pressure
- Lifestyle advice
- Wound Care, Dressings and the removal of stitches
- Spirometry (currently suspended due to Covid)
- Cervical Smears
- Travel health and immunisations
- Childhood immunisations
- Smoking Cessation
Stop Smoking Clinic
We offer a Stop Smoking Cessation Clinic to offer support to our patients who would like to give up smoking.
To find out more about this, please book an appointment with Stacey Collins or Mawara Kazim, our Health Care Assistant.
It is never too late to stop smoking.
A 20-a-day smoker can save £2,500 a year by stopping!
How to Stop Smoking
- Set a realistic date and stick to it
- Use Nicotine Replacement Therapy(NRT). Your pharmacist can help you decide which product to use, or take Zyban if your doctor has prescribed it.
- Don't have just one cigarette because it usually leads back to regular smoking.
- Get rid of all unused cigarettes and throw away your ashtrays.
- Ask people not to smoke around you and never buy, hold or light cigarettes for others.
- Tell every one you are stopping - you are going to need their support.
- Do something active when the urge hits.
- Change your routine so you have something else to do at times and places you used to smoke.
- Remember that it will probably take you a while to get used to being without cigarettes.
For more information please make an appointment with the nurses or the doctor
Information, help and support are available from the NHS Helpline 0800 1690169 or Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth Stop Smoking Service on 020 8725 0981.
Or visit www.exchangehealthinfo.org
|At 2 Months.||Diptheria Polio Tetanus, Hib influenza and Whooping Cough. Pneumococcal, Meningitus.|
|At 3 Months.||Diptheria Polio Tetanus, Hib influenza and Whooping Cough, Men C.|
|At 4 Months.||Diptheria Polio Tetanus, Hib influenza and Whooping Cough, Men C, Pneumococcal.|
|At 13 Months.||MMR First Dose, Pneumococcal and Men C.|
|At 18 Months.||MMR Booster.|
If you require further information, please make an appointment to see one of our Nurses. Additional information can be found on the website www.immunisation.org.uk
You will need to make an appointment with one of the nurses at least 4 weeks before you intend to travel.
However it is better to have the vaccination even if your departure is imminent.
Please note the Doctors do not give travel vaccinations.
NHS vaccinations - the following vaccinations or combinations are available free of charge:
|Tetunus First Hepatitis A.|
Non NHS vaccinations - The following are not available on the NHS and charges apply.
|Hepatitus B||£40 (Course of 3 injections required =£120).|
|Hepatitus A&B||No Charge|
|Malaria||£15 (private prescription).|
|Japanese Encephalitis||£85 (Course of 2 injections required £170).|
|Rabies||£50 (Course of 3 injections required = £150).|
All fees are to be paid at the time of vaccination. There will be an Administration Charge of £10 made for all Travel Consultations.
We now take all major credit cards. Cheques to be made payable to Elborough Street Surgery.
Please discuss your requirements with one of our Practice Nurses. You will need a private prescription, which costs £15 and our Nurse will arrange this.
If we are unable to meet your vaccination needs you may wish to try a Travel Medi Centre.
Asthma is condition that affects the airways (the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs). It affects about 3 million people of any age in the UK. Common symptoms are coughing, wheezing and/or shortness of breath.
It is difficult to say what causes Asthma, but we do know that if you have a family history of Asthma you may be more likely to develop this condition. Too many people with Asthma spend time in hospital when they shouldn't have to. Did you know 75% of hospital admissions could be avoided?
You can take control of your Asthma by knowing what medicines to take, how much and when to take them. It is also important to avoid things that trigger your Asthma. Book an appointment with either Jane Noon or Sue Alqadhi.
For more information visit the National Asthma Campaign at www.asthma.org.uk
Diabetes is a condition in which the body has probelms regulating its blood sugar (glucose) level. It is a common condition affecting about 2% of the population. It can begin at any age. Some diabetics will need to be treated with injections but the majority of people will be able to control their diabetes with diet, tablets and lifestyle changes.
If not properly treated diabetes can have serious complications. With proper monitoring and treatment the risk of complications are dramatically reduced. Our aim is to give you the support and advice you need to lead an active healthy life.
Our Practice Nurse, Hilary Hodgson is trained to look after our Diabetic patients.
For more information about diabetes visit www.diabetes.org.uk
Minor Surgery Clinic
The Surgery provides a full range of Minor Surgery Services. We are able to treat warts and verruccas using Cryotherapy. We are also able to remove moles, lumps and bumps.
Please make an appointment with Dr Kandasamy to assess your needs.
NHS Health Checks
We invite patients aged between 40 and 74 years old to attend an NHS Health Check. This is to help identify patients in this age group who may be at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and to develop appropriate interventions to reduce this risk.
In some cases Cardiovascular problems can run in families but there can also be other risk factors involved. With your help and commitment, together with the practice team, we can help you reduce these risks.
For further information visit the British Heart Foundation website www.bhf.org.uk