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The Nightingale Practice10 Kenninghall RoadClapton, London, E5 8BYTel: 020 8985 8388
NHS population screening: information leaflet for transgender and non-binary people:
NHS Screening Programmes
There is a new PHE patient information leaflet ‘for trans people NHS Screening Programmes’. This leaflet should be made available to trans and non-binary people to inform them about the:-
You can download and print off hard copies as required. You can print this document in booklet form if your computer has that option.
Access this leaflet via the link:-
Healthcare AssistantThe Healthcare assistants provide a wide range of services including:
Practice Nurses The nurses provide all the above and also:
Health Visitor(s)All children under five years are allocated to our health visitors. They are available during baby clinics (Mon 1:30 – 3:30pm) no appointment necessary, however spaces are limited and is worked out on a first come first serve basis. The clinic is for developmental concerns, support and advice. There is also is baby weighing available. If you require telephone advice please phone 0207 683 4548/4550; you may be required to leave a message.
Antenatal ClinicMondays 8:30 - 17:00. This clinic is staffed by midwives from the Homerton hospital and our practice doctors. By appointment through reception.
Baby ClinicMondays 1:45 – 3:30pm
This is a walk in ‘well baby’ clinic for monitoring your child’s growth and development, it is staffed by the health visitor and a practice nurse and a doctor. Although we have a nurse on duty for immunisations we would encourage you to arrange routine appointments with a practice nurse for childhood immunisations. Please book in at reception upon your arrival.
Post natal and Baby 6 week Developmental ChecksBy appointment only
Diabetic ClinicMonday AM and Thursday PM by invitation. In addition to their usual care, patients with diabetes are invited for a complete medical check up once a year. During the appointment they will see a practice nurse and Doctor.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ClinicOur COPD clinic is by invitation
Smoking CessationBy appointment through reception. An initial 30 minute appointment with one of our practice nurses, and then 15 minute follow up appointments for up to 3 months, for advice and continuing support. To avail of this you must be ready to set a quit date and be seen weekly for the first 4 weeks. Nicotine replacement therapy can be prescribed for up to 12 weeks under this scheme.
Minor surgery clinic is every Thursday and by appointment.
Legal AdviceTuesday 2:00 – 5:00 Book appointments through receptionist
Turkish/ Kurdish Advocate SessionsPatients requiring the use of a Turkish / Kurdish advocate during doctors / nurses consultations. By appointment. Wednesday Afternoons
We also offer our patients whose first language is not English a service called language line. The doctor or nurse can obtain an advocate in many different languages using the telephone on hands free which enables a three way conversation to take place. Please advise reception that you will require this service when booking the appointment.
Diabetic Specialist Nurse
This service is once a month and by appointment only.
This service is on a Friday and by appointment only.
This service is every Thursday and by appointment only.
Family Action Social Prescribing
This service is every Wednesday PM and is by appointment
This service is Every Monday and is by appointment.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Before your appointment with the nurse please complete the Travel Vaccinations patient questionaire, click the link below to download:
Travel Vaccinations patient questionnairewd.2016.pdf
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Other non NHS vaccine charges:
ACWY Nimenrix (Men C) £45
Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis £15 (private prescription charge) plus cost of vaccine please check with the pharmacy
Yellow fever vaccinations are available at this practice. The cost of the yellow fever vaccinations is not covered under NHS services and so a charge of £50.00 applies
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
At two months old:
At three months old:
At four months old:
At around 12 months old:
At around 13 months old:
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
13 to 18 years old:
Why do GP's charge fees?
The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions. Prescription charges have existed since 1951, and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged. Sometimes the charge is made to cover some of the cost of treatment, for example dental fees. In other cases it is because the service isn't covered by the NHS, for example, medical reports for insurance companies, claims on private health insurance and other letters and forms which require the doctor to review the patient's medical records.
It is important to understand that GP's are not employed by the NHS, they are self-employed, and they have to cover their costs- staff, buildings, heating, lighting etc.- in the same way as any small business
The NHS pays the doctor for specific NHS work, but for non NHS work the fee has to cover the doctor's costs
What is covered by the NHS and what is not?
The government’s contract with GP's covers medical services to NHS patients. In recent years, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GP's are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to be sure that information provided is true and accurate.
Examples of non-nhs services for which GP's can charge their patients
Examples of non-NHS services for which GP's can charge other institutions are?
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his/her patients. Most GP's have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time. In addition non-nhs work must be undertaken outside of NHS contracted time.
I only need the doctor's signature-what is the problem?
When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. Therefore in order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor needs to check the patient's entire record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor, with the General Medical Council or even the Police.
What will be charged?
The BMA recommends that GPs tell patients in advance if they will be charged, and how much. The BMA also suggests fees for non-NHS work which is not covered under a GPs NHS contract, to help GPs set their own professional fees. However it is up to the individual GP practice to decide how much to charge.
Unfortunately in order to be fair to patients, there are no exceptions to the charges. Please click on link below for our Non - NHS work charges.
non nhs charges for patients 2017.pdf
Please allow up to 6 weeks for completion.
New NHS vasectomy service accessible to all patients registered with a City and Hackney GP
No-Scalpel Vasectomy (or snip) is now available in the community on the NHS in Hackney. This service is provided by Dr PREVOST at the Nightingale Practice (Clapton).
The vasectomy is a popular contraception method in the UK. The No-scalpel Vasectomy is a fast and safe procedure done in primary care. It has a very good track record with faster recovery and fewer complications than the conventional vasectomy.
If you are interested, or would like more information, ask your GP or Nurse Practitioner to be referred to the Nightingale Practice.
You can contact us on the 0208 895 83 88 and use option 4.
You can find below our vasectomy leaflet.
vasectomy leaflet nightingale.pdf
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