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Clinics & Services

fluWe run annual flu clinics starting in September for those patients who are in our at risk groups.

This includes the following patients:

  • Any patient over the age of 65
  • Pregnant women
  • Children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • Children and adults with weakened immune systems

If you are eligible for a flu jab on the NHS* we would ask you please to ensure that you have your jab done here at the surgery.  This is because we hold your full medical record and the doctor or nurse will be aware of any contra-indications.  Appointments will be available with the nurses throughout the day and we may be able to jab you on demand if we have a clinician available to carry out the jab.  GPs will also be offering jabs opportunistically.

In order for the surgery to be able to offer this service to all its eligible patients, we need to ensure that we achieve the NHS target for flu vaccination to allow us to continue to offer flu vaccines to our patients at this surgery in the future.  Please support us by booking for your flu jab here.

*those patients who are eligible will receive a letter of invitation from the surgery

Child/Immunisations/Vaccinations

As well as travel vaccinations, we offer the full range of immunisations for children and adults including tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, Hib, polio, MMR, rubella and meningitis as well as travel vaccinations (see below). Babies' first immunisations will be given by the nurse at the same time as your visit to the doctor for your baby's eight week check. For all other childhood immunisations please make an appointment with the health visitor.

Click here for a Vaccination Schedule

Chronic Disease Care - Diabetes, Asthma, Hypertension

We aim to review all patients with these conditions at least once a year. Our nurses specialise in chronic disease management and appointments for these checks can be made via reception.

Cryotherapy

We hold cryotherapy sessions for the treatment of minor skin lesions such as warts, verrucas, skin tags and sun damage. This involves freezing the abnormal skin with liquid nitrogen. Healing normally takes place between 1 and 3 weeks, but can often take longer on the lower legs. When the treated area has healed, the skin usually returns to a normal colour, but this can take several months. Uneven skin colouration or permanent pigment loss rarely occurs. Please see any GP for review of your skin lesion and referral to the cryotherapy clinic.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery may or may not require a local anaesthetic. If given the effect will last for about an hour. One of the following procedures may be performed and will generally take 15-20 minutes.

  • Skin Biopsy
  • Removal of Lesions by Excision
  • Cautery

nurseHealth Visiting, Child Health and Well Baby Clinic

Together with the health visitors, employed by the Primary Care Trust, we undertake all child health promotion and surveillance.

Walk-In baby clinics are held at:

Norman Jackson Children's Centre

50 Windmill Road

Hampton Hill TW12 1QU

Telephone: 020 8941 6843

normanjacksoncc@richmond.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00 to 5.00pm

Friday 9.00 to 4.45pm

First Saturday of each month for Messy Play 10.30 to 11.30am

If you require out of hours/emergency contact for domestic violence/child protection issues, please ring the emergency duty team on 020 8744 2442.

If you need non-urgent support, guidance on child and family care issues please ring the Single Point of Access Team during working hours on 020 8891 7969

(or visit their website www.richmond.gov.uk/home/healthandsocialcare)

Welcare in Richmond

26 The Green

Twickenham

Middlesex

TW2 5AB

admin@richmond-welcare.org.uk

Tel: 020 8893 9123

Fax: 020 8893 3993

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00pm

Weekends – please telephone Welcare for more details.

Health Visitor

Rachel Teggarty and Team

Now based in Teddington

Tel: 0330 058 1679 (Single Point of Access)

Maternity

Conception counselling, antenatal and postnatal care is provided by the doctors during normal surgery hours. Antenatal are is shared with midwifes and obstetricians from our local hospitals. 

Sexual & Reproductive Health

We offer a full range of contraceptive and family planning services. Patients can speak with a doctor or nurse about pills, coils, implants, caps, injections, patches and emergency contraception (which is available in pill or coil forms). All of these methods are available onsite. We also offer Chlamydia screening for 16-25 year olds, menopause advice and treatment and counselling for unplanned pregnancies. Please note we are currently taking part in a pilot study to offer patients HIV testing where clinically indicated - please speak to the doctor or nurse for further details.

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