Appointments can be made either in person or by telephone during surgery hours.
The aim of promoting health is to try to identify risk factors at an early stage and prevent them from causing ill health. For this reason we will ask about your drinking and smoking habits and measure your blood pressure and weight from time to time. This is especially wise in people with a family history of heart disease, stroke and diabetes and once you have reached the age of 40 years. It is a good idea to have an MOT at least every five years so we encourage you to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
New Registration Checks
Book an appointment with a Practice Nurse. As well as the health promotion recordings, you will be asked about your past medical history and any relevant family medical history. These are important appointments and we ask that you keep them.
Chronic Disease Management
(e.g. heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and chronic airways disease)
These clinics are run by our practice nurses. You should be seen at least once every year. If you have diabetes, you should have a blood test (HbA1c) every 3 months.
Specialist Diabetic Clinic
Dr Sabat runs a specialist diabetic clinic for type 2 diabetes at Plumstead Health Centre every other Friday morning by appointment only.
This clinic includes insulin initiation and support.
Chronic Kidney Disease
As part of monitoring this condition, it is very important for us to check your urine so please ensure you return your specimen to the surgery when requested.
Low fat, reducing diet, diabetic etc. make an appointment to see a nurse.
Well Woman Clinics
Including family planning, contraception, cervical smear testing.
Ante-natal & Post-natal Clinics
Ante-natal clinics are held by the GP or midwife. Post-natal care are held by the nurse and/or GP.
Book appointments with nurse.
Well Man Clinics
Book an appointment with a nurse.
Minor surgery are held by the GP. An appointment will be made for you by your doctor.
Ear Syringing & Dressings
Ear syringing and dressings are done by Practice Nurse, please make an appointment
Child Health Surveillance & Immunisations
Tuesday afternoons by appointment.
Consent is required if the child will be attending the clinic with someone other than their parents / named guardians.
Book an appointment with a Practice Nurse. When you make an appointment please let the receptionist know when and where you are travelling to. You need to allow yourself at least 6 weeks before your departure to have all necessary immunisations/vaccinations.
Influenza & Adult Pneumococcal
Influenza during season and adult pneumococcal vaccinations at any time (for those patients who fulfil clinical criteria).
Drug and Substance Misuse
This service is now run by CRI (details here). Please ask your doctor for referral and further details.
Choose and Book and Patient’s Choice
If you need to be referred to hospital, if possible, the practice will refer you electronically. You as a patient will be given the choice of hospital you wish to attend. For more information please ask or pick up a leaflet at reception.
If you are aged 75 or over, an appointment can be made for you to see a nurse at the surgery or, if you are housebound, we will make arrangements for the nurse to see you in your home.
Planned Future Services
Contraception, family planning, skin disorders, counselling.
Familial hyperlipidemia clinic
To identify those most at risk of having a heart attack and applying intervention to reduce this risk.
Text reminders and information to mobile phones
To be able to do this we will need to have your signed consent (forms available at reception upon request) and a record of up-to-date mobile phone numbers. Please inform the practice of any changes.
The following services provided by Oxleas are also available at Plumstead Health Centre:
- Audiometry up to the age of 17 years
- Phlebotomist (blood tests) Monday to Friday 8am - 12 noon or the first 48 patients only.
- Child Guidance (CAMMS)
- Health Visitors – 8317 6300 option 4
The following services are provided by Oxleas at the Garland Road Clinic:
- Community Dentist
- Health Visitors: ring Ring Garland Road Clinic on 020 8854 7678 and follow the options
- Podiatry: contact the Memorial Hospital
- Community Midwives: contact Queen Elizabeth Hospital