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CORONAVIRUS - More information can be found (right hand column; COVID-19 Information)


We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings. The current government advice about high risk groups is available here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Further publication is due Monday and the Government will be writing affected patients. The current guidance for protecting extremely clinically vulnerable groups is available here and is a useful link to send to patients. The GP’s at the surgery have no additional information about and beyond this and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.


For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a Practice we are very sorry, but the decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. It’s not something that we can help with. We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide the best course of action.

contraceptive_pillFamily Planning and Sexual Health Services

Should you wish to receive family planning advice, have a pill check and collect contraceptive pill prescriptions, have swabs and a cervical smear or need to discuss and arrange a coil check or removal, then please book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses by telephoning reception.

For Long term Acting Reversible Contraception LARC services please call reception so that they can arrange an appointment at one of four Greenwich Live Well Centres. The centres provide coil fittings, checks & removals plus implanon fitting and removal.

Should you need any further help or advice The Family Planning Association is always there for help and guidance.

More advice or help on sexual health can be found here......

Greenwich Sexual Health

https://www.metrocentreonline.org/

pregnantAntenatal and Postnatal Care

We provide antenatal care in pregnancy in partnership with our local midwives and obstetricians. As soon as you know that you are pregnant please self-refer for maternity services at 

http://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/online-self-referral-form-for-maternity-services

Please Note: The doctors do not provide medical care for home deliveries.

Antenatal and postnatal care is offered by all of the doctors at both surgeries.

For patients booked in at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, antenatal care may be provided by the Community Midwives on the 2nd floor of the Wallace Health Centre.

For the 6 week postnatal check, reception can arrange for a double appointment with a Doctor.

Please bring a urine sample before seeing the Doctor/Nurse (pots are available from reception) for all antenatal checks.

Pregnancy can be overwhelming with all of the questions you might have.  We have devised a sheet that tells you what happens next, your choices, dietary advice etc.....this can be downloaded from the link below.

Baby Care

Congratulations you are pregnant!

mumbabyHere at the Burney Street Practice we offer all new babies a health check at 8 weeks. This is followed by a vaccination appointment with one of our practice nurses.  We strongly recommend immunisations to protect all babies and young children.  Please note: we are unable to vaccinate children without parental consent. We would be grateful if you could bring their red book along with you, as it gives details of your child's previous immunisations.

The Doctors, Nurses and Health Visitors are happy to discuss and to advise on all immunisations and any concerns you might have about the development of your baby.

Health Visitors are located on the 2nd floor of the Wallace Health Centre.

Travel Vaccinations 

yellow feverDue to a worldwide shortage of several travel immunisations we are unable to provide a full travel service. Patient needs to go to a private travel clinic or pharmacy who offer travel clinics. We recommend that you seek a travel consultation/advice at least 8 weeks before departure. For further information see our travel information page or https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

The practice will provide patients with the following NHS vaccinations providing Patients provide the Nurse with evidence of a prior travel consultation. 

  • Heptatis A for adults - free for eligible NHS patients
  • Heptatis A for children - currently unavailable - free to eligible NHS patients
  • Thphoid - free for eligible NHS patients
  • Tetanus (DTP) - free to eligible NHS patients
  • Yellow Fever - charged at £60 for registered patients & £95 for private patients

It is advisable to check out the latest information on Passports, Visas, Security Issues, Flu Epidemics etc for travelling overseas on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

Smoking Cessation

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If you smoke and would like help and advice on how to give up, please call or speaking with Reception who can make you an appointment at a Smoking Cessation Hub. Please see below The Hubs we use.

  1. Eltham Community Hospital
  2. Thamesmead Health Centre

Young people

Fotolia_616079_Subscription_LSafeguarding confidential patient information is the responsibility of all NHS staff. The Burney Street Practice will ensure that your confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times in the following way:-

  • Confidentiality means that when you see a doctor or nurse at the practice for any health issue, including sexual health, the doctor or nurse will not share the information you give them with anyone else, provided we think you are 'competent to consent' to the treatment (competent to consent means that you are fully capable of understanding the treatment and any possible consequences).
  • Doctors and nurses seeing young people for sexual health information, advice or treatment will ask you if you wish to inform a parent, carer or other trusted adult. However, if you do not wish to inform an adult, we will respect your wishes and still offer you treatment.

A doctor, nurse or other health professional may only break confidentiality if they think that you or someone else is at significant risk of harm. However, they will not break confidentiality without informing you first. This means that if you see a doctor or nurse at the practice for personal issues, sexual health information and advice, contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI's), or information and referral for abortion we will see you, even if you are under 16, without having to inform your parents or carers.

Click here to download or print an information sheet with telephone numbers and links to websites on a range of topics that may affect you.

 
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