Clinics & Services
The Practice provides a minor operation service for problems that do not need referral to specialist dermatology clinics. The Practice is also one of the three host sites for the Croydon Minor Operation Service.
Ask the Doctors or Nurses at the Surgery for advice or information. If you are worried or think you have an infection, the Croydon service is the Genitourinary Medicine (GU Medicine) Clinic at Mayday.
Advice about contraception and a wide range of contraceptive services are available from the doctors and nurses at the surgeries.
Services are also available at the Croydon Family Planning Clinic now based at the Croydon NHS Walk-In Centre.
Usually the "morning-after pill" - is available from the doctors or nurses at the surgeries. It is also available directly from the local pharmacies if the surgery is closed. Information about emergency contraception is available on the website of the Family Planning Association.
Antenatal and postnatal care
Antenatal and postnatal care is provided by the doctors and our attached midwives according to local and national policy. The Practice does not provide a home delivery service but you can discuss this with the midwife. The current schedule of recommended routine antenatal visits is shown on our pregnancy planner page. This may vary if the hospital or GP feel it necessary.
Once you find out that you are pregnant, the first person you will be likely to meet, is your doctor who will refer you to a qualified community midwife.
Your midwife has done between 3 - 5 years of training in order to qualify, and has a wealth of experience in dealing with normal healthy women in pregnancy and childbirth. She is the person with whom you should consult, and should she feel that you need the intervention of a doctor, she will refer you to him for advice.
She is responsible for providing all your antenatal care needs, assessing you when you go into labour, delivering your baby and caring for you afterwards. She will also provide you with the education that you may need, to help you through the birth and afterwards. Unless problems develop, there should be no need for you to receive care from a doctor, as birth is a natural occurrence, and for most women, will progress normally to a normal delivery.
Cervical cytology tests (smear tests) are recommended for all women between the ages of 20 and 65. The Practices follow this national screening programme.
Croydon Primary Care Trust and the Practices recall women for these tests on a 5 yearly programme.
Appointments for this smear test should be made with our skilled Practice Nurses or booked at the NHS Walk In Centre.