Clinics and Services
Clinical pharmacists are highly qualified health professionals who work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and better access to health checks.
You can book an appointment with the Clinical Pharmacist if you:
- Have a long term condition; If you have a long term condition such as asthma, Type 2 diabetes, arthritis or high blood pressure, the clinical pharmacist can discuss the medicines you are taking to make sure they are working for you.
- Experiencing side effects: If you are experiencing side effects from your medicines, you and the clinical pharmacist can discuss this and work together to find a solution such as changing you medicine or dosage.
- Need a medication review: If you are taking medications over the long-term, you should be seen for a medication review every year. The clinical pharmacist can review all your medicines, discuss how they are working for you and carry out health checks, such as taking your blood pressure.
- Have been discharged from hospital: If your medicines have been changed while you were in hospital, the clinical pharmacist can help explain these changes and ensure you get the maximum benefit from these medicines.
- Are suffering from a minor illness: If you are suffering from a common illness such as a cold, hay fever or an eye infection (please click on table below for more examples) you may see the clinical pharmacist instead of your GP. The clinical pharmacist may be able to prescribe medicines to treat your condition. You will always be referred to a GP if there is a need.
Please note that the clinical pharmacist will not give you the medicine, you will still need to go to your pharmacy in the usual way.
To book an appointment with the Clinical Pharmacist call the practice on 0203 148 7410.
NHS Health Checks
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.
An NHS Health Check takes about 20-30 minutes. The health professional – Nurse or Health Care Assistant– will ask you some simple questions about your lifestyle and family history, measure your height and weight, and take your blood pressure and do a blood test. Based on this, they will be able to give you an idea of your chances of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes.
If you’re over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.
You will then receive personalised advice to lower your risk. This could include talking about:
- How to improve your diet and the amount of physical activity you do
- Taking medicines to lower your blood pressure or cholesterol
- How to lose weight or stop smoking
To book an appointment with one of our Nurses or Health Care Assistants for an NHS Health Checks, please call the practice on 0203 148 7410.
All our Diabetic Patients are offered an annual review and an interim review (6 months after the annual review).
2 weeks before your diabetes review, you will need to have a blood test. We will arrange this for you through our Health Care Assistant.
During the Diabetes review you will have a diabetes foot check and a height, weight and BP check. Your blood test results will be discussed and you will also receive advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle in order to manage your diabetes (this includes diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption). You will also receive a personalised care plan which will include your current health status, how to manage if things go wrong and your future goals. If your diabetes is not well controlled, then you may be referred to the specialist diabetes clinic.
The Specialist Diabetes Clinic is run by the Newham Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) every 2 months by referral only. The DSN can help with insulin initiation, medication compliance and specialist advice on how to manage your diabetes.
If you need a blood test you will need to first book an appointment with a GP in order to discuss the reasons you feel you need the blood test and to obtain a blood test request form. However, if you are diabetic, or require regular blood tests, then you may be able to attend the phlebotomy clinic without a blood form as your request will be stored on your medical records.
Our nurses start at 9am - clinics vary, please check with reception.
Please ensure you bring your blood test request form with you to your appointment.
For children under two years of age:
Location: Ground Floor, Zone 10, Rainbow Ward
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.30-11am (by appointment only, please call Newham General Switchboard on 02074764000 and request to be transferred to Rainbow Ward)
For patients two to 16 years of age:
Location: Ground Floor, Zone 6, Health Central
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm
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