Clinics & Services
We offer the following services by appointment: Please enquire at reception for further details.
Antenatal, Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis, Child Health, Diabetes, Minor Surgery, Over 75, Well Woman and Travel Clinic.
Well Woman Clinic
We have recently introduced a contraception clinic on Tuesday
afternoons called the ‘Women’s health clinic’ This is run by Dr. Eve Thacker. Appointments regarding contraception can be booked in any appointment (see guidance below), but you may find it quicker and easier to book your appointment within this clinic – just let reception know you wish to do so.
General contraceptive advice
All the GPs are trained to discuss all forms of contraception, although if you
are specifically interested in the contraceptive Implants or IUDs (coils) we
recommend booking with Dr. Thacker, Dr Seyfollahi, or Dr
Nicholson as they are trained to fit them (please see below for further information). We have specially trained family planning nurses who can be seen if you have already been started on a pill or injection and are not having any problems. They can also help with sexual health screening and smear tests. Free condoms are available on request from the GPs or nurses.
Contraceptive pills, patches, rings and injections (Depo)
All GPs are able to prescribe these and administer the contraceptive
injection. If you have been using these for several months or years and have no
problems, you can also book to see the nurse for continuing with these forms of contraception.
If you would like a contraceptive implant inserted or removed, you will need to
speak to a GP first, and it would be best to do that with a GP who inserts and
removes them (Dr. Thacker, Dr. Seyfollahi, Dr. Nicholson).
You can either book a face-to-face appointment, or a telephone appointment. The
GP will discuss what’s involved and will arrange an appointment at a later
date to insert or remove. Feel free to book an appointment to discuss even if
you are not completely sure of your choice.
IUD and IUS (‘Coils’ ‘Mirena’)
If you would like an IUD inserted, you will need to speak to a GP first and it
would be best to do that with a GP who inserts them (Dr. Thacker, Dr.
Seyfollahi, Dr. Nicholson). We recommend booking a face-to-face
appointment for this. The doctor will discuss what’s involved and will arrange an
appointment at a later date to insert it if you wish to do so.
Feel free to book anappointment to discuss even if you are not completely sure of your choice.
If you wish to have an IUD or IUS removed, you can book any appointment with
the above GPs to do so without a prior appointment. *Please be aware if you do
not wish to become pregnant you should not have unprotected sex seven days
before it is removed.*
We recommend that most women have a smear every three years. These can be done by any GP or by the specially trained practice nurses in their appointments.
Pregnancy & Midwife Appointments *new*
If you have just found out that you are pregnant, you can now refer yourself to the maternity services at Guy's & St Thomas' (click here) OR at King's College Hospital (click here). Please do so as soon as you have found out that you are pregnant. You should hear back from the hospital and have a midwife appointment at 10 weeks. If you have a long-term condition such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid problems, please see a GP for us to refer you and amend medications etc.
If you are already pregnant and seeing our mid-wife colleagues, please note that their clinic has now moved to the Artesian Health Centre, 138 Grange Road, London, SE1 3GF . All midwife appointments now take place at the Artesian, rather than at Albion Street.
Sexual Health Screening
We offer the following services
- Screening for sexually transmitted infections e.g. chlamydia, Gonorrhoea for men and women.
- Testing for HIV infection
- Treatment of infections
- Sexual Health advice and information
- Pregnancy testing and advice
- Fertility/infertility advice
- Emergency contraception (the "morning after pill")
- Free condoms
We are involved in the National Chlamydia screening programme for those under 25 years.
Please note that all consultations are CONFIDENTIAL and this includes patients under the age of 16 years.
Please book an appointment with either a doctor or nurse.
Drs Marsh and Humphrey offer a range of minor surgical procedures. Please book an appointment to discuss this with the doctor. A number of doctors offer joint injections for various conditions, please contact reception for further information.
Clinics are run by the Health Visitors at the Surrey Docks Health Centre on Wednesdays 1-3pm only. Childhood immunisations are still available in the practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.
Counselling is available from one of the counsellors who run regular sessions at the surgery. If you think you would benefit from this service please make an appointment with one of the doctors who will assess your suitability and arrange a referral if appropriate.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel:
- You will need to complete a travel form (available at reception) with the following information: Your destination(s) with details of areas within countries that you are visiting, length of stay at each location, and your contact details (including your email address)
- A member of our nursing team will then contact you via email. They will make a recommendation (having checked your immunisation record) about what you need and also suggest next steps.
We unfortunately cannot see you in the treatment room for travel advice due to time constraints. For more information, click here.
Alcohol, Drug, and Personal Problems
All the doctors are interested in these important problems. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to discuss them.