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Queens Road Medical Centre48 Queens Road Walthamstow, E17 8PXTel: 020 8520 2625
We provide the following services
Done by a dedicated female Specialist Nurse.
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer. It is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer in a woman's cervix (the neck of the womb). All women between the ages of 25 and 64 are eligible for a free cervical screening test every three to five years.
This is a national screening recommended to all new born babies between 6 to 8 weeks. This assessment allows you to discuss concerns about your baby's growth and development. It is usually combined with the baby’s first set of immunisations which are administered at the same time.
Childhood vaccinations are the most effective way of keeping children protected against infectious diseases. We provide the full range of recommended childhood immunizations.
The practice offers routine contraceptive services including contraceptive pills and the morning after pill.
Emergency contraception: The morning after pill is recommended within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and the IUCD (coil insertion) within 5 days.
Some contraceptives, including emergency contraceptives, implants and IUCD insertion, are available at family planning clinics.
· The nearest family planning clinic is based at: Oliver Road Medical CentreOliver RoadLondonE10 5NF Tel: 020 8430 8310 Fax: 020 8430 8211
· Chronic Disease Clinics
Our nurses run a variety of Clinics including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, asthma, COPD and epilepsy.
· Medical Reports and Examinations
Are provided for insurance and employment purposes.
· Maternity Services
Including booking and advice.
· Travel Vaccinations
We provide travel vaccinations for a variety of countries. However yellow fever vaccination is not provided at the practice.
· Flu Vaccination
Flu vaccinations are recommended for all patients over the age of 65 years, as well as those suffering from chronic diseases and those in the ‘high risk category’. These vaccinations are done once a year beginning in September-October.
· Pneumococcal Vaccinations
This vaccination is recommended for all patients in the risk category for the flu vaccination. It is done once in a lifetime.
· Private GP Services
We are aware that many patients are not eligible for NHS services. We provide the full range of primary care services.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse. It is important to make this appointment as early as possible - at least 3 weeks before you travel. Please inform the reception staff where you are travelling to in order to determine vaccinations required. This allows time for the vaccines to be ordered, as they are not a stock vaccine and also ensures that the vaccine has enough time to be effective.
The travel vaccines are ordered on a prescription, normal charges apply.
If malaria prophylaxis is also recommended you may be able to purchase these directly from a pharmacy. If a prescription medication is required, a private prescription will be issued.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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