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Clinics & Services

Asthma

The practice nurses will see patients with asthma at any time during their surgery hours.  Every year we offer asthmatics an asthma review.  This usually involves a discussion about how well symptoms are controlled, as well as checking peak flow and inhaler technique.  If it is difficult for you to attend for a review, a questionnaire can be completed - ask at reception, or download by clicking on the link below.

If you do not want a review, please inform reception and this will be added to your medical records.

Asthma Questionnaire

 

Diabetes

The clinics are run by Dr Neil Manttan and Nurse Michele Leworthy.  

For information on all aspects of diabetes care, please visit the following website: www.diabetes.org.uk/ 

See also this useful guide about type 2 diabetes

 

IUDs and Implants

Dr Amanda Sutton and Dr Marita Koumettou are available to fit coils (IUDs), Mirena coils (IUS), and implants (Nexplanon).  Please make an appointment to discuss this with either one before booking for the procedure.  Please note that a double appointment is needed for any of these procedures. There is a high demand for these appointments and we may not able to offer appointments to everyone who requires an IUD. There are other local services which can be accessed at Hornsey Neighbourhood Health Centre.

Click on the attachments below for guidance:

If you use this service, we would be grateful if you would complete this New Patient Satisfaction Survey for IUDs and Implants

 

Anti-coagulation

Our nurse Tinu Oguns runs our Thursday anti-coagulation clinic.  Our annual patient survey (April 2016) showed how much the patients appreciate the service here with 41/46 patients saying they would be 'extremely likely' to recommend the service and 5/46 saying 'likely'.  93% (40/43) said that the regular contact has increased their confidence in taking their anticoagulant medication.  We accept referrals from the Whittington hospital for stable patients.

Maternity

If you become pregnant - please see a GP or complete a self-referral form for antenatal care.

6-week postnatal mother and baby checks are carried out by the GPs.  Please make an appointment at reception.  These checks take up 3 appointment slots, so it is essential that you let reception know if you are unable to attend.

For information on maternity care at other local hospitals, please see our links page.

 

Minor Surgery

Dr Alexis Cambanis can perform joint injections.  Please book a routine clinic appointment to see him first, in order to check that the procedure is appropriate.

 

Dietician

The community dietician holds clinics at Hornsey Central.  They are involved mainly in advice about diabetic and lipid lowering diets, as well as general health promotion, and weight loss guidance.  Please see a GP first for referral.

 

Smoking Cessation

Want to quit smoking?  Great.  Book in to see Carrie, our Health Care Assistant and smoking cessation advisor.  Call 0208 365 3303 to book.

 

Travel Clinic

The nurses will see patients for travel in any standard clinic.  Please see our above “Travel Vaccinations” page for more details.

 

Over 75's Excercise Class

Every friday afternoon between 1 and 2pm, the wonderful Mooki leads an excercise class for the over 75s.  These are exercises in the chair that help with joint flexibility and breathing.  Please speak to reception, and they will add your name to the waiting list.

 

Mental Health

We have close links with the local mental health service at St Anns Hospital.  We have the facility to offer consultations with a psychiatrist, at the practice, for more complexed mental health issues.

Please make an appointment with a GP to arrange.

 

Cervical Smears

Cervical cancer can be significantly reduced by cervical screening.  The national cervical screening programme, recommends smears for all women between 25 and 64.  Women will receive invitations every 3 yrs until age 50, then every 5 yrs.  On receiving an invitation, please book an appointment with a practice nurse, who will carry out the test. For more information click here

Women who have read all of the facts, and wish to withdraw from the screening programme, can download and complete a form below.  Please ensure you have read the "cervical screening - the facts" leaflet prior to completing the withdrawal form.  Please post the completed form to the practice for our records.

Cervical screening withdrawal form

 

Carers

If you have a carer or you are caring for someone else please let us know. We will make a note of this and try to offer appropriate support and advice.  Carers are also eligible for an annual immunisation against influenza.

 

Breast Screening

Routine breast screening is available to all women aged from 50 to 70 years. Women are routinely called every three years and the screening programme calls all women registered with Dukes Avenue Practice at the same time. Women are sent an appointment with the option to telephone and re-arrange the time if necessary. Women over 70 can still be screened but only if they telephone to arrange an appointment.

Tel: 020 8951 4045 or email: breastscreening.appointments@bcf.nhs.co.uk

The breast screening website allows patients to access further information about screeening and check when their GP practice is next due to be screened. There is also general information about screening, frequently asked questions and locations of screening centres.

www.nlbss.org.uk

 

Self-referral Services

Please see this document which lists a huge number of services in Haringey that patients can self- refer into.

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