Special clinics and facilities are provided for your health and treatment:
For baby checks and immunisations. Held every Tuesday (by appointment) between 1.00 - 3.00pm.
Click the link below for the checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given.
Held every Wednesday by appointment.
Diabetes UK: Want to find out more about Diabetes?
Click the following link www.diabetes.org.uk
Asthma/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinic
Clinics are held on Mondays and Thursdays. All acute cases will be seen during any surgery.
We can provide advice plus vaccinations, most of them without prescription, including Yellow Fever. By appointment with the practice nurse.
Including wart clinic, once a month. We can also do joint injections via appointment. Please enquire.
The nurse/doctors offer several forms of contraception including:
Combined oral contraceptive pill
We also offer the contraceptive implant 'Implanon'. This is a very reliable contraceptive which lasts for three years and does not require any effort on the part of the user - no pills or regular injections needed.
More information about the implant can be found at the website of the family planning association - www.fpa.org.uk.
For further information on family planning and clinic times please ask at reception
Men ACWY vaccine
Young teenagers, sixth formers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent Meningitis W disease. Cases of Meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by Men W bacteria are rising, due to a particularly deadly strain.
The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different causes of Meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.
Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students up to the age of 25, should contact their GP to have the Men ACWY vaccine, ideally before the start of or in the first few weeks of the academic year.
Children currently in school year 13 will be offered the Men ACWY vaccine before the end of the school year.
Routine Health Checks
Health checks are available for all patients aged between 40 to 74 years who have not previously been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease. You will be given a full check lasting approximately half an hour and a blood test will be arranged before your appointment. During the health check you will be given personalised advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our reception staff will make an appointment for you.
Psychological Therapy at Somerset Gardens
We are a mental health friendly practice and local Mental Health Services do use Somerset Gardens Family Health Care Centre to provide clinics. Whilst we cannot guarantee our patients accessing clinics in our building it is not uncommon that our patients are seen here.
Minor Ailments Scheme
Approved pharmacists participating in this scheme can give you advice and treatment on any of the following conditions.
You do not always need to see a doctor.
- Athlete's Foot
- Back Pain
- Cold Sores
- Contact Dermatitis
- Hay Fever
- Head Lice
- Insect Bites and Stings
- Minor Injuries
- Nappy Rash
- Sprains and Strains
- Vaginal Thrush
- Viral URTI (cough, cold, sore throat)
- Warts and Verrucas
The scheme encourages doctors and pharmacists to work in partnership and gives patients the option to consult an approved pharmacist for advice and treatment of minor ailments. In order to access the service please speak to your doctor's receptionist who will advise you further. The benefit of this scheme means that you will get help sooner.
Should the pharmacist feel your condition warrants a GP's advice, you would be referred back to the surgery and told how soon you would need to see a GP.
The service is available to all patients and is free to those who are exempt from prescription charges. However, if you normally pay for your prescription you will continue to do so.
If you wish to highlight any problem with the scheme, or have any complaint about any part of the service, please ask to speak to the practice manager who will then feed back your issues to the Pharmacist Development Manager at NHS Haringey CCG.