Albion Street Group Practice87 Albion StreetRotherhitheLondon, SE16 7JXTel: 020 3049 7120
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 Tuesdayafternoons called the ‘Women’s health clinic’ This is run by Dr. Eve Thacker and Dr. Sarah Aulds. 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 adviceAll the GPs are trained to discuss all forms of contraception, although if youare specifically interested in the contraceptive Implants or IUDs (coils) werecommend booking with Dr. Thacker, Dr Aulds, Dr Seyfollahi, Dr Otty, or DrNicholson 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 contraceptiveinjection. If you have been using these for several months or years and have noproblems, you can also book to see the nurse for continuing with these forms of contraception.
Contraceptive ImplantIf you would like a contraceptive implant inserted or removed, you will need tospeak to a GP first, and it would be best to do that with a GP who inserts andremoves them (Dr. Thacker, Dr. Aulds, Dr. Seyfollahi, Dr. Nicholson, Dr. Otty).
You can either book a face-to-face appointment, or a telephone appointment. TheGP will discuss what’s involved and will arrange an appointment at a laterdate to insert or remove. Feel free to book an appointment to discuss even ifyou 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 itwould be best to do that with a GP who inserts them (Dr. Thacker, Dr. Aulds, Dr.Seyfollahi, Dr. Nicholson, Dr. Otty). We recommend booking a face-to-faceappointment for this. The doctor will discuss what’s involved and will arrange anappointment 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 withthe above GPs to do so without a prior appointment. *Please be aware if you donot wish to become pregnant you should not have unprotected sex seven daysbefore 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.
Sexual Health Screening
We offer the following services
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 11am and 1.15pm.
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:
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.
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)
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to contact us at least 6 weeks before you travel as some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not stock items.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. For more information click here.
Recent changes in Southwark mean that unfortunately GPs can no longer prescribe malaria prevention medicines for travel on NHS prescriptions, but can do so on private prescriptions. For more information please see here.
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Please download our travel advice leaflet detailing some simple dos and don'ts to help keep you healthy and safe whilst on holiday.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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