Special Services - Appointments Necessary
Sexual Health Clinic
We hold a sexual health clinic which is open to patients and none patients of all ages. Please call the Surgery to make enquiries.
The sexual health clinic is mainly held on Tuesdays or could be on the Wednesday of the same week between 5.30 - 8.20pm. Available services include: investigating and treating infections; contraception, including free condoms; pre-pregnancy advice and pregnancy testing. This service is also available to non-patients providing you have a referral letter from your own GP and have registered as a Sexual Health patient. These appointments must be pre booked.
The doctors are able to carry out a number of minor surgical procedures on the surgery premises. Appointments for these can be made after initial consultation with the doctor.
A primary course of three injections one month apart should be followed by two booster injections, 10 years apart. For adults who have received five doses of tetanus, either in childhood or as above, booster doses are not recommended, other than at times of tetanus-prone injury. The practice nurse will be pleased to advise you.
We recommend an influenza vaccination to all patients over the age of 65 years and to those who suffer from asthma (over 12 years), diabetes or chronic heart disease. We will be pleased to consider vaccination for any patient who may request it. The vaccine is usually available in early October and information about our special flu vaccination clinics will be publicized during September each year. Please ask the receptionist for details.
We also recommend pneumococcal vaccination for the over 65s and those 'at risk' as above. You can make an appointment with the nurse at any time.
Travel Advice and Vaccinations
The practice nurse has up-to-date information on the recommended vaccinations for travel abroad. Please make an initial appointment six to eight weeks before your travel date and complete and return a travel questionnaire before your appointment to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS.
This is held twice monthly by one of our practice nurses who has undertaken special training in the area of asthma care. Appropriate spirometry tests can be carried out at this clinic. A doctor is also available.
The practice runs these clinics on selected afternoons for those patients with a history of angina, heart attack or strokes.
Appointments can be made with a doctor or a practice nurse. Please tell the receptionist when you book your appointment that it is for a cervical smear.
NHS Bromley runs a recall system, so you should receive a reminder letter when your next smear is due. Nevertheless, you should consult a doctor if you think you need a smear before you receive a letter.
The surgery is taking part in the Government’s Cervical Cytology Vaccination programme (HPV vaccine) which is being introduced gradually starting with ages 12/13 (school programme) and 17/18 (at the surgery).
Child Health Surveillance
We provide child development checks for babies and toddlers. The doctors carry out check-ups on babies of six to eight weeks by special appointment. The health visitors arrange checks for babies at eight months and toddlers aged two and a half years.
This is held three times a month (incorporating two afternoon and one evening session) by one of our practice nurses who has undergone special training in diabetic management. A doctor is also available and annual reviews are arranged by appointment.
Family Planning and Contraception
All our doctors offer a family planning service for contraception and pre-conception advice. All our practice nurses are qualified to offer advice on the various methods of contraception.
You may make an appointment with our nurses for: healthy lifestyle advice including exercise and dietary advice and help with giving up smoking; advice on reducing coronary heart disease; blood pressure checks; family planning including contraception and pre-conceptual advice; management of the menopause; confidential advice for young people.
All the doctors and a team of community midwives provide antenatal and postnatal care. Appointments with the doctor are available after morning surgery and with the midwife on alternate Wednesday afternoons. You can also Self- refer which will give you an earlier appointment with the Midwife and for your first Scan. Please click on the Link
PRUH antenatal self-referral form.
As well as going to the Princess Royal University Hospital, Beckenham Beacon or Orpington Hospital for your blood test, you can now have your blood tests taken here by appointment at Addington Surgery.
Gynaecology and Dermatology Community Outreach Clinics
These are run by consultant gynaecologists and dermatologists at Addington Road Surgery but first you will need to be seen by the GP for a referral to be seen by them.
New Patient Checks
All new patients (over five years old) will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to their full records arriving from their previous doctor. They are also invited to make an appointment with the health care assistant to discuss any health care or lifestyle needs and have a 'mini health check'. For under-fives we would like to have written details of their immunisations already received so that any future vaccination requirements can be arranged.
The practice nurses and the health care assistant all offer special appointments to help and support patients who want to give up smoking.
Well Children and Child Immunisation Clinic
This is held on Monday afternoons. The health visitor is available for consultation from 1.45 to 3.30pm. The doctor and practice nurse are in attendance between 2.00 and 3.30pm. Appointments are necessary for immunisations and child developmental checks.
Children who are unwell should not be brought to this clinic.
Childhood Immunisations: Recommended Schedule
At 2 months old: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Hib (DTaP/IPV/Hib), pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)
At 3 months old: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Hib (DTaP/IPV/Hib), Meningitis C
At 4 months old: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Hib (DTaP/IPV/Hib), Meningitis C, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)
At 12 months old: Hib, Meningitis C
At around 13 months old: Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)
At 3 years 4 months old: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (DTaP/IPV),
At 5 years old (pre-school): Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
At 13 to 18 years old: Diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV)
From time to time additional vaccinations or 'catch up' programmes are introduced by the Government. As far as possible we will endeavour to contact patients in these cohorts, but if you have recently joined us or feel you have been missed, please telephone the surgery.
Examinations for insurance and employment medicals, elderly driver, HGV licence, sports medicals etc are arranged outside surgery hours. A fee is payable and there is a list of charges in the waiting room. These fees follow BMA recommendations.
Charges may be made for services to patients that are not available under the NHS. These include certain travel vaccinations, private medical certificates and private insurance claim forms. A list of these fees is shown in the waiting room and, as above, they follow BMA rates.