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Clinics & Services

April 6, 2017

Antenatal Clinics

The community midwives offer a full maternity care service in conjunction with the GPs and health visitors. The Friday morning clinic is run by midwives for patients booked for antenatal care at UCLH only.Antenatal appointments are also available with GPs.

Cryotherapy Clinic

Cryotherapy is a technique that may be used in the treatment of viral warts and some other skin conditions. Two of the GPs and one of the practice nurses run cryotherapy clinics.Please see your doctor or nurse for more information.

Heart Health Clinic

If you have suffered with certain heart conditions such as angina or had a heart attack (myocardial infarction) you will be invited for an annual review of your condition with our practice nurses.

What happens in this review?

  • You can discuss any concerns or changes in your condition and your treatment
  • Your blood pressure and weight will be checked
  • Lifestyle issues can be discussed such as diet, weight, smoking and exercise
  • Blood tests are performed to monitor your condition

For more information on heart health please see Click Here

Baby Clinic & Post Natal Check Ups

The baby clinic is run by the health visitors on a Thursday afternoon from 13.00 to 15.00.  The clinic is for children from birth to five years for growth monitoring and general advice. The clinic is done on a walk-in basis and you must sign in at reception first. Please bring alone your red book when you attend baby clinic.

On a Wednesday morning, appointments are available with the doctors for developmental checks (at 6 weeks, 8-9 months and 3 years) and the six week postnatal check for mothers. If you would like more information on immunizations please visit the NHS immunization website.

You can have your child weighed at the baby clinic as well as ask any of our health visitors of advice. The health visitors have a direct line on 0203 317 3032 and would be happy to help you with any inquiries. Please ask the health visitors for more information on other services they offer.

Diabetic Clinic

All the doctors and nurses in the practice are involved in providing appointments for the routine diabetic checks. All our diabetic patients should be re called for checks on a regular basis. Please let us know if you think you are overdue a diabetic check

We usually recommend having a diabetic check twice a year.

What happens in the diabetic clinic?

  • You can discuss any concerns or questions about your condition and treatment
  • Certain aspects of your health will be checked e.g. your blood pressure, your weight, the condition of your feet
  • Lifestyle review – Information and advice on stopping smoking and increasing the amount of exercise you do
  • Blood tests are arranged to monitor your condition
  • Your urine will be checked also. Please collect a specimen pot from the reception desk on arrival

Specialist Clinics

Many other health professionals work with the practice including:

  • Psychologists with expertise in providing advice and support for both children and adults
  • A counselor linked to the local drug service
  • Visiting consultants providing specialists clinics in women’s health and rheumatology

Please ask your doctor or nurse for further information if you are interested in being referred to any of these services.

Camden Psychological Therapies Services

If you are finding it difficult to cope with feelings of anxiety or depression, we can offer quick and easy access to help and support.

Please feel free to discuss your problems with your GP.

Alternatively you can contact Camden Psychological Therapies Service directly:
[email protected]
020 3317 5600
Information In Other Languages Is Available

Blood Tests

We no longer offer a “walk in” service for blood testing. We are asking our patients to use the Kentish Town Health Centre or the Mortimer Market Centre because they offer a same-day walk-in service. Unless you have significant mobility problems or have been asked to come in for an annual review blood test, we request that you make use of these services. By having your tests done this way, the results will come back to your GP promptly.

Kentish Town Health Centre
Room 22
2 Bartholomew Road NW5 2BX
Opening Hours: 8AM – 4:30PM Monday – Friday
(Closed Between 1PM – 2PM)
Mortimer Market GP Blood Test Suite
Mortimer Market Centre
Mortimer Market
Capper Street
Off Tottenham Court Road

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 07:30 – 16:30
Telephone: 020 3447 3107

Test Results

Telephone: 020 7428 5700 option 2. (Weekdays between 2pm and 3pm)

If your doctor or nurse carries out a test e.g. blood test or smear test, make sure you know how to find out the results. You may be asked to telephone.
If you want to discuss your results you will normally need to make an appointment although you may wish to consider requesting a telephone appointment rather than a face to face one – if you feel a brief discussion of your results is all that is required.

Bowel Cancer Screening

There is now a national programme organised by Public Health for patients aged between 60 and 70 to screen for bowel cancer. Over the next year, and on a rolling programme after that, they will send a kit to screen for possible bowel cancer every 2 years.

Bowel cancer is a very treatable disease if caught early. All the GP’s at the practice support the programme and urge you to take advantage of it.

Many of our patients are already taking part and if you are hesitating we would encourage you to take part too.

Ask for more information if you are not sure or have questions

If you need to request a replacement kit, we do not keep any in the practice, please ring 0800 707 6060