If you are booking an appointment for a smear, health check, immunisation or special medical assessment, please tell the receptionist. They will be able to give you an appointment of the correct length and in the right clinic.
For information about obtaining test results, visit our test results page.
Foreign Travel and Immunisations
Practice nurses are happy to help you with medical aspects of overseas travel: documentation, immunisations, protection against malaria and medical advice. Most immunisations are free of charge. Please check with the nurses about charges for other vaccines.
For short stay holidays (less than 1 month) please book your appointment 6 weeks in advance.
For long stays (more than 1 month) book your appointment as soon as possible some of the recommended vaccines are a course of 3 and can take a number of months to administer.
Each year, in late September, we begin our Flu campaign. We invite patients who are over 65 and those with certain conditions to attend for a vaccination.
Cervical Smears: We encourage routine cervical smears and we will remind you when your next test is due. The practice nurses will normally carry out smears, by appointment. Cervical smears are normally carried out mid-cycle.
We offer information, advice and support for all forms of contraception to any of our patients. Contraceptive services are provided during normal surgery hours. If you require emergency contraception this should be administered within 72 hours, (the earlier the better). Ask the receptionist for an urgent appointment.
Routine pill checks are carried out by both doctors and practice nurses.
Managing Parenthood – People wishing to discuss any aspects of pregnancy or parenthood are encouraged to see their doctor or practice nurse.
We offer testing for Chlamydia and gonorrhoea. These are the most common sexually transmitted infections in the U.K. which affect both men and women. Most people have no visible symptoms, so they may not know they have the infection. Rarely, these infections can lead to problems having children later in life.
The practice offers maternity services, sharing antenatal care with our local hospitals and community midwives. The Tower Hamlet team of midwives serve our practice and see patients here for both booking and follow-up appointments. When you become pregnant the doctor will refer you to the team and you will receive a booking appointment and an appointment for your scan from the hospital.
The doctors and community midwifery team carry out maternity services. Please let the receptionist know if you need an antenatal appointment. Postnatal care and examination is generally performed in the surgery unless the hospital advises otherwise. Please let us know as soon as you have had your baby.
Health Visitors and Child Health Services
The health visitors job is to help people stay healthy and to advise on prevention of illness. Health visitors are qualified nurses who have done extra training in childcare and development, and health promotion.
All pregnant women and families with young children have a named health visitor; but they are also available to patients of all ages, and can advise on a wide range of social and health topics.
They also have a The Community Well Baby Clinic Mondays 13:30 – 15:00 for parents to get advice & have their children weighed. This clinic is for children aged 0 – 5 years & will be a drop in service, appointments are also available which you would need to contact the Health Visiting Team on 0207 363 1125 to book.
This is held at:
Isle of Dogs Children’s Centre
Please remember to bring your red book. All new children should provide their immunisation record when registering.
The UK is currently experiencing a shortage of the BCG vaccine to immunise against Tuberculosis (TB). This is a global issue, and you may hear this reported in the news or elsewhere.
Despite the ongoing constraints with the global supply of the usual BCG vaccine, Public Health England has sourced an alternative supply in order to ensure that as, a minimum, babies who will benefit the most receive the BCG vaccine as early as possible.
Criteria for Vaccination
- Babies aged up to 12 months living in a household where a parent or grandparent was born in a country where the incidence of TB is greater than 40/100,000 according to WHO data.
Babies will be referred for the vaccine via Docklands Medical Centre to sessions in planned hubs across the borough. (All babies in the ‘catch-up’ cohort will be offered an appointment as soon as possible.)
Parents will only be offered one appointment with the possibility of re-scheduling if they have a valid reason.
More information about the alternative BCG vaccine can be found via the following link:
A list of countries with TB rates can be found here
If your first language is not English and you have difficulty communicating with a clinician, our reception staff can request an interpreter for you. For more information or to book a interpreter please speak to our reception team.
Viewing Medical records On Line
From the 1st of August 2014 all our registered patients aged 16 years and over will be able to view their medical records On Line. To have access you will need a password please ask at reception. Also a photo ID will need to be shown at reception to go ahead with the process.