Clinics & Services
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a range of clinics and healthcare services:
We provide full ante-natal and post-natal care. The Community Midwife, Sima Bandali runs a clinic on Tuesdays at the surgery between 13:00 and 16:00. Dr Paul, Dr Goldwater and Dr Malone also see ante-natal patients on Tuesdays between 15:.50 and 16:00. Once you know you are pregnant, please make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your care.
All patients with asthma or chronic lung disease are advised to have a review of their condition at least once a year. Clinics for review and monitoring of these conditions are held regularly by appointment with the practice nurse.
All diabetic patients are advised to attend at least annually for a full check-up (including a blood test) at least annually. Clinics are held weekly by appointment with the practice nurse.
We provide a full contraceptive service including coil fitting, oral contraceptives, injections and emergency contraception ('morning-after pill'). Appointments for this can be made during any surgery.
At the age of 25, women receive their first call for a smear test. From the age of 25 to 49 years, women need a cervical smear every three years and from 50 to 64 years old, women need a smear every 5 years. Simpson House uses the most up to date smear testing method to ensure optimum results. Please make an appointment with the nurse when your smear is due. You can discuss any aspects of women's health, including contraception and menopause with the doctor or practice nurse.
All women between the ages of 50 and 70 should be called every three years for a breast screening test or mammogram.
A community dietician attends Simpson House weekly to offer advice on diet, weight reduction and diabetic diets. If you would like to see the dietician, you should discuss this with your doctor who will arrange a referral if appropriate.
Dr Malone carries out minor surgical procedures on Tuesday mornings. If you think you need such treatment, please consult your doctor who will advise whether the treatment can be carried out safely in the surgery. There is a short waiting list for minor surgery. Please bear with us as sometimes, emergencies have to be carried out at short notice.
Please make an appointment at least 4 weeks in advance of your trip to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.
The Surgery is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
An influenza vaccine is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, all patients with asthma (including children) and diabetes. Please contact reception in September for details of vaccination dates and make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, arrangements can be made for the flu-jab to be given in your home.