Welcome to London Fields Medical Centre!
We hope this website will be useful to existing patients as well as to those joining the practice.
The London Fields Medical Centre is a practice of 4 partners and 3 associate doctors.
We are a training practice and have GP registrar. We also have 2 Practice Nurses, Health care Assistants working with nurses and doctors.
Our doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic diseases and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
Clinics and Services:
- Emergency Contraception
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Psychology / Counselling Service
- Turkish, Vietnamese & Chinese Advocay Service
- Chlamydia Screening
- Health Visitor & Baby Weighing
- Child Health Surveillance
- Post-natal Care
- Cervical Smears
- Chronic Disease Management
- Flu Vaccinations
- Pneumococcal Vaccinations
- Travel Vaccinations
- Private Medicals and Forms
- Private Referrals and Prescriptions
- Fit Notes
- Family Planning
- Young People Services
We offer a variety of clinics at the practice which are listed below.
Many other clinics are available locally within the NHS – please contact us if the service you require is not listed:
The practice offers a confidential emergency contraception service. This service is available on a daily basis. The ‘Morning After’ pill is effective if taken during the 72 hours after you have been at risk. You can speak to our receptionists in absolute confidence to make an urgent appointment.
Citizens Advice Bureau
A member of the Citizens Advice Bureau is available at the surgery every Friday morning. Please let our reception staff know if you wish to obtain free, confidential advice.
Psychology / Counselling Service
If you feel you would benefit from seeing a counsellor or psychologist, please ask your GP to refer you. there is a wide range of services available in the local area.
Turkish, Vietnamese & Chinese Advocay Service
We provide advocacy services in the following languages:
Turkish – Every Monday PM, every Tuesday PM
Vietnamese & Chinese – Please ask at reception for advocacy booking
Please book an appointment with the reception team
The practice offers a Chlamydia screening service for both male and female 16-24 year olds. You can either collect a self screening kit from the surgery or make an appointment with one of our practice nurses. If you are aged over 24 years and have concerns regarding Chlamydia, please contact reception and make an appointment with one of our practice nurses.
Health Visitor & Baby Weighing
You can see the Health Visitor and have your baby weighed on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month between 1.00 pm and 3.00 om
Child Health Surveillance
The doctors carry out developmental checks by arrangement for infants’ around 6-8 weeks of age. Routine childhood vaccinations are carried out by the practice nurse by prior appointment. Parental permission is required for all vaccinations. If a parent or guardian is arranging for another responsible adult to bring the child for immunisation, this must be discussed with the nurse prior to the immunisation and consent must be provided in writing.
All new mums will be invited to have a 6 week post-natal check. Babies will have a developmental check at the same time. Please contact the surgery for a triple appointment for you and your baby.
Cervical smears are provided by appointment with one of our nurses. These are routinely done between the ages of 25 and 65. Cervical smears are carried out every 3 years up until the age of 50 and, thereafter, every 5 years. Abnormal smears will be followed up more frequently.
Chronic Disease Management
The doctor or nurse carries out regular reviews of patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, COPD or cancer. You will be monitored regularly and be invited for a full review once a year.
Influenza immunisation protects effectively against ‘true’ influenza. This vaccination is offered to all patients aged 65 and over and those less than 65 years with any long term condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and COPD, as well as those on long term steroids or immunosuppressants. This service is available from the beginning of October each year. Any patient fulfilling any of these criteria should contact the practice nurse to discuss having a routine vaccination each winter.
Pneumococcal vaccination is offered to all children as part of the routine immunisation programme, however it is also offered to all patients aged 65 years and over and those less than 65 years with a long term condition. For most patients it is a single injection, but certain groups of patients may require a booster after 5 years.
These are available by appointment with the nurse. You will be required to complete a health questionnaire before your appointment in order to provide the nurse with as much information as possible. Please contact reception for further information at least 6 weeks before you intend to travel.
We are a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. This service is available to any person whether they are registered at the surgery or not but must be by prior appointment.
A fee is payable for the vaccination and certificate. There are a number of travel vaccinations provided by the NHS, however vaccines such as Rabies and Hep B are not provided under the NHS and therefore will incur a fee for the vaccine and administration. Please discuss your requirements with the practice nurse or contact reception for a price list.
Private Medicals and Forms
All non-NHS work such as holiday cancellation forms, To Whom It May Concern letters, private medical examinations/ certificates etc, will incur a fee. If you require any of these services, please contact reception as you may need to book an appointment outside normal surgery hours.
Private Referrals and Prescriptions
If you wish to see a consultant privately you must discuss the matter in advance with your GP who will provide a referral letter if appropriate. Prescriptions from private consultants will not automatically be provided on an NHS prescription.
Self-certification forms for the first week of your illness are available from your employer or the surgery. If you remain unfit to work after this time a doctor’s note may be required by your employer. Please make an appointment to see the doctor for this. Private medical certificates for periods of time less than one week can be requested from the doctor. There is a fee payable for this certificate.
The dietitian is here once each month and can be seen by appointment if referred by the doctor or practice nurse. The dietitian also attends our monthly diabetic clinic.
Advice on all forms of contraception is given. Coils are fitted at the surgery. Patients may register just for family planning advice. Please note we do not insert or remove contraceptive implants.
Young People Services
While we prefer to see young people with their parents, we are willing to offer a confidential and sympathetic consultation to any young person if requested, to offer advice about emotional development, contraception, health education, or any health related problem. Please make an appointment with the doctor or nurse.
HOW DO I… BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Please telephone 020 7923-8100 at 8.30am to book a same day or 48hrs appointment. Our telephone lines are open each week day from 8.30hrs to 18.30hrs excluding Thursdays when the surgery closes at 12.00hrs. You may book to see a doctor of your choice up to 4 weeks in advance. We keep a number of appointment slots for release on the day and in this way we can provide a service should you need to see a GP on the same day you make an appointment. These slots tend to be taken very quickly, so it is advisable to book your appointment when we open our lines at 8.30am.
HOW DO I… REQUEST AN URGENT APPOINTMENT?
If you need to see a doctor or nurse urgently, please let us know as soon as you can. It is almost always possible to speak to a doctor or nurse practitioner very quickly if it is urgent.
Please phone the practice before 12.00 noon to request a home visit. Visits are made only at the discretion of the duty doctor, for elderly or housebound patients and emergencies.
Tel: 020 7923 8100
Fax: 020 7923 8101
Address: London Fields Medical Centre
38-44 Broadway Market